Wyoming CNA and HHA Certification Requirements State of Wyoming (WY)

by admin on July 3, 2019

Requirements for CNA and HHA Certification

 

In Wyoming, the monitoring department for CNA licensing is the Wyoming State Board of Nursing (WSBN), while the Healthcare Licensing and Surveys (HLS) division regulates the Nurse Aide Registry. For a CNA to work in a long term care facility, she must be listed in good standing on the Registry.

Initial certification by an accredited school or academy is necessary to sit for certification with the state. The required application form can be obtained through a link at the bottom of this page.

HHAs do not appear anywhere in the certification requirements for WY. The term HHA is another appellation for nurse aide (and eventually for CNA) in WY. HHAs transferring from other states should investigate their moving into a CNA program for going up the career ladder.

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., as per Fed & state regulations. same
Type of Certification You get listed on the State Nurse Aide Registry; The Registry gives out certificates; you have to renew your certificate every 24 months. N/A
Application Form A filled application form is required together with all supplemental information, such as training diploma, proof of eligibility to work as described above, and background check. N/A
Age No age minimum is imposed. N/A
Driver’s License Driver’s license not required. N/A
Education Level You will not be required to have graduated high school. N/A
Training hours & where Must complete and pass a Board-approved training course of 75 hours of training (including 19 hours of practical training). Up to employer
Competence Training 19 hours of practical training (Federal requirement) are included in the above classroom training; actual courses will differ with each approved school. N/A
Experience No prior professional experience required. N/A
Health Immunizations A negative TB test taken within 6 months and proof of immunization. N/A
Fingerprints Aides must submit fingerprint cards for background checks. N/A
Background checks Applicants must go through state and Fed background checks. N/A
Other Requirements Photo ID and two photos; TB test results. N/A
Licensed in another state? Reciprocity is available if you bring with you a certified license in good standing from another state; you will be asked to sit for the skills test. same
Exam It is the Certified Nursing Assistant Exam, in two parts, written and practical, in which you get certified by the Wyoming State Board of Nursing and added to their Registry. N/A until you are ready for the CNA exam.

 

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