New Hampshire CNA and HHA Certification Requirements

State of New Hampshire (NH)

Requirements for CNA and HHA Certification

New Hampshire Certified nursing assistant certification, New Hampshire Home health aide certificationIn New Hampshire, HHAs and CNAs are not distinguishable from one another. When they get licensed, they both become LNAs, licensed nursing assistants, and they get listed on the Nursing Assistant registry, though not necessarily as registered aides. Those who will pass the state exam will get registered, and their listing will highlight their registration. Others will be listed as unregistered LNAs, able to work only in private homes under the supervision of an RN.

The NH Nursing Assistant (NA) Registry is a list of individuals who have completed training and competency evaluation who the state finds to be competent to function as a nursing assistant. Successful completion of a Board approved nursing assistant program and competency test (state testing) identifies an individual as being competent to function as a nursing assistant.

Note: Fed regulations require certified aides who work in Medicare or Medicaid-reimbursed facilities to accumulate 12 hours of continuing education per 12 month period.

We list the higher between Federal (Fed) and State requirements

Requirements CNA HHA
     
Work Eligibility Must be citizen, National, or someone eligible to work in the U.S. same
     
Type of Certification You get listed as a registered Licensed Nursing Assistant if you pass the state exam including the state competency exam. same
     
Application Form A filled application form is required together with all supplemental information, such as training diploma, proof of work eligibility, immunization results, photo ID and 2 photos, and a money order for $100. same
     
Age You must be at least 16 years old. same
     
Driver's License No driver’s license required. same
     
Education Level High school diploma not required. same
     
Training hours & where 75 hours of classes at accredited academies or community colleges, to include 16 hours of supervised hands-on instruction. same
     
Competence Training 16 hours as above described. same
     
Experience No prior professional experience required. same
     
Health Immunizations A negative TB test taken within 6 months and proof of immunization. same
     
Fingerprints Fingerprints will be required for the criminal background check. same
     
Background checks State and Federal checks are required. same
     
Other Requirements Photo ID and two photos (other documents described above under “Application Form”. same
     
Licensed in another state? Reciprocity is granted for equivalence, meaning if your license is from a state that has an equivalent curriculum (it must also be current and without blemishes). same
     
Exam It is referred to as the Registered LNA exam and given by the State Board of Nursing in two parts, written, and practical same