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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 18. Professional And Occupational Licensing
Agency 90. Board of Nursing
Chapter 25. Regulations Governing Certified Nurse Aides

18VAC90-25-70. Initial certification for the nurse aide registry.

A. The board shall issue a certificate as a certified nurse aide to each applicant who qualifies for such a certificate under §§ 54.1-3024, 54.1-3025, 54.1-3026, and 54.1-3028 of the Code of Virginia and provisions of this chapter.

B. Nurse aide competency evaluation.

1. The board may contract with a test service for the development and administration of a competency evaluation, which shall be a state examination.

2. All individuals completing a nurse aide education program in Virginia shall successfully complete the state examination required by the board prior to being certified and to using the title Certified Nurse Aide.

3. The board shall determine the minimum passing standard on the state examination.

C. Initial certification shall be for two years.

Statutory Authority

§§ 54.1-2400 and 54.1-3005 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 20, Issue 24, eff. September 8, 2004; amended, Virginia Register Volume 23, Issue 21, eff. July 25, 2007; Volume 35, Issue 20, eff. July 15, 2019.

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