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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

18VAC90-25-80. Renewal or reinstatement of certification.

A. Renewal of certification.

1. No less than 30 days prior to the expiration date of the current certification, a notice for renewal shall be sent by the board to the address of record of each currently certified nurse aide.

2. The certified nurse aide shall annually submit a completed renewal application with the required fee and attestation of performance of nursing-related activities for compensation within the two years immediately preceding the expiration date.

3. Failure to receive the application for renewal shall not relieve the certificate holder of the responsibility for renewing the certification by the expiration date.

4. A certified nurse aide who has not performed nursing-related activities for compensation during the two years preceding the expiration date of the certification shall repeat and pass the nurse aide state examination prior to applying for renewal of certification.

B. Reinstatement of certification.

1. An individual whose certification has lapsed for more than 90 days shall submit the required application and renewal fee and provide:

a. Verification of performance of nursing-related activities for compensation in the two years prior to the expiration date of the certificate and within the preceding two years; or

b. Evidence of having repeated and passed the nurse aide state examination.

2. An individual who has previously had a finding of abuse, neglect, or misappropriation of property is not eligible for reinstatement of his certification, except as provided in 18VAC90-25-81, which provides a process for removal of the finding of neglect based on a single occurrence.

C. A certified nurse aide whose certification has been suspended or revoked by the board and who is eligible for reinstatement may apply for reinstatement by filing a reinstatement application and fulfilling requirements of subsection B of this section.

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 22, Issue 8, eff. January 25, 2006; Volume 22, Issue 12, eff. March 22, 2006; Volume 23, Issue 21, eff. July 25, 2007; Volume 27, Issue 20, eff. July 6, 2011; Volume 35, Issue 20, eff. July 15, 2019.

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