Are you ready for an exciting career change in Wisconsin, or are you a high school student who is unsure of what career to choose? Do you enjoy assisting the sick, injured and/or disabled when they need help? If you answered yes to all these questions, a career as a nurse aide may be the best choice for you. With extremely short training programs, this is one of the most popular occupations in Wisconsin today.
- CNA Certification Requirements in Wisconsin
- How to Get Your CNA Certification in Wisconsin
- How to Verify Your CNA Certification in Wisconsin
- How to Renew Your CNA Certification in Wisconsin
- How to Reinstate Your CNA Certification in Wisconsin
- How to Transfer Your CNA Certification from Wisconsin to Another State
- Wisconsin Nurse Aide Registry
- State-Approved CNA Programs in Wisconsin
CNA Certification Requirements in Wisconsin
Wisconsin Department of Health Services handles the testing and certifications for all aspiring CNAs in Wisconsin. You will need to attend a state-approved training program before you can obtain your certification. At the end of your program, you are required to sit for the CNA certification evaluation. This is an intensive exam that tests your knowledge and skills necessary for the career.
How to Get Your CNA Certification in Wisconsin
You will find that the nursing aide certification procedure in Wisconsin is amazingly easy. You simply need to complete the training and achieve satisfactory scores on both parts of the test. With acceptable scores, your name will be added to Wisconsin's Nurse Aide Registry for an initial period of two years.
How to Verify Your CNA Certification in Wisconsin
Now and then, you may be faced with the need to verify your CNA certification in Wisconsin. In such a situation, go to the Department’s site and navigate as follows: “Certifications, licenses & permits,” Caregivers, Nurse Aide Training and Registry Information, [scroll down and in the Registry Services tab] Search Nurse Aide Registry. In the new window that opens, click on Search Wisconsin Registry. The page that shows up will contain the tool you need to check your status.
How to Renew Your CNA Certification in Wisconsin
Nursing aide certifications in Wisconsin must be renewed every two years. You are required to work as a paid nurse aide for at least eight hours during the past two years. You can easily renew online by going to the Nurse Aide Training and Registry Information page of the Department’s website in the Registry Services tab, clicking on Login to TestMaster Universe (TMU). Renewals are valid for an additional two years.
How to Reinstate Your CNA Certification in Wisconsin
If you do not meet the renewal requirement, or forget to renew on time i.e. before your certification expires, you will need to reinstate your certification by retaking and passing the CNA certification evaluation.
How to Transfer Your CNA Certification from Wisconsin to Another State
To switch your CNA certification from Wisconsin to a different state, you need to fulfill the transfer requirements set by the other state. You can find the other state’s proper agency to contact by navigating from Pearson Vue's homepage as follows: Test Taker Services, Select Your Program, Wisconsin Nurse Aides, and Nurse Aide Registries by State. On the page that shows up, simply select your new state.
Wisconsin Nurse Aide Registry
If you have additional questions, contact the Wisconsin Nurse Aide Registry at:
Wisconsin Department of Health Services
1 West Wilson Street, Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (414) 507-0013
PO Box 6609, Helena, MT 59604
Phone: (888) 401-0465
Fax: (406) 442-3357
Registry Search Link
State-Approved CNA Programs in Wisconsin
With so many excellent CNA schools in Wisconsin, it may be difficult to choose one. To make it a little easy for you, we are listing some of the best CNA education facilities below:
Blackhawk Technical College6004 S County Rd G, Janesville, WI 53546 (608) 758-6900
Chippewa Valley Technical College620 W Clairemont Ave, Eau Claire, WI 54701 (715) 833-6200
Gateway Technical College1001 Main St, Racine, WI 53403 (800) 247-7122
Madison Area Technical College1701 Wright St, Madison, WI 53704 (608) 246-6100
Mid-State Technical College401 N Main St, Adams, WI 53910 (608) 339-3379
Moraine Park Technical College235 N National Ave, Fond du Lac, WI 54935 (800) 472-4554
Nicolet Area Technical College5364 College Dr, Rhinelander, WI 54501 (715) 365-4493
Northcentral Technical College1000 W Campus Dr, Wausau, WI 54401 (715) 675-3331
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College2740 W Mason St, Green Bay, WI 54303 (920) 498-5444
Waukesha County Technical College327 E Broadway, Waukesha, WI 53186 (262) 695-6500
Western Technical College400 7th St N, La Crosse, WI 54601 (608) 785-9200