New Hampshire CNA and HHA Certification Requirements
State of New Hampshire (NH)
Requirements for CNA and HHA Certification
In 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
|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|