Administrative Code

Virginia Administrative Code
2/4/2023

Part III. Advanced Certification

18VAC90-25-110. Requirements for initial certification as an advanced certified nurse aide.

A. In order to be certified as and use the title of "Advanced Certified Nurse Aide," an applicant shall meet the following qualifications:

1. Hold current certification as a certified nurse aide in Virginia;

2. Have been certified for at least three years as a certified nurse aide;

3. Have never had a finding of abuse, neglect, or misappropriation of patient property entered on a nurse aide registry in any jurisdiction and have not had any disciplinary actions taken by the board within the five years preceding application for advanced certification;

4. Have a recommendation for advanced certification from a licensed nurse who has supervised the applicant in providing direct patient care for at least six months within the past year; and

5. Have successfully completed a minimum of 120 hours of advanced training in an approved program that includes a competency evaluation acceptable to the board.

B. An application for certification shall be accompanied by an application fee as specified in 18VAC90-25-16.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 21, Issue 9, eff. March 26, 2005; amended, Virginia Register Volume 23, Issue 21, eff. July 25, 2007; Volume 35, Issue 20, eff. July 15, 2019.

18VAC90-25-120. Renewal and reinstatement of certification as an advanced certified nurse aide.

A. Current certification as a nurse aide in Virginia must be maintained in order to hold certification as an advanced certified nurse aide.

B. Renewal. If an individual is not eligible to renew as a certified nurse aide, certification as an advanced certified nurse aide may not be renewed. An advanced certification shall be renewed concurrently with the renewal of the basic certification as a nurse aide in Virginia by:

1. Submitting a completed renewal form and renewal fee as specified in 18VAC90-25-16; and

2. Attesting to completion of at least three contact hours per year of continuing education and training in any of the competency areas identified in the advanced certification training program. The board may grant an extension or waiver of the continuing education requirement based on good cause shown by the certified nurse aide.

C. Late renewal. An advanced certified nurse aide may renew certification for 90 days following the expiration date by meeting the requirements of subsection A of this section.

D. Reinstatement. If an advanced certification has not been renewed for 90 days following the expiration date, it shall only be reinstated if the applicant for reinstatement:

1. Holds current certification as a nurse aide in Virginia;

2. Submits a completed reinstatement application on a form provided by the board;

3. Pays the reinstatement fee as specified in 18VAC90-25-16; and

4. Provides evidence that the applicant has completed all required hours of continuing education and training.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 21, Issue 9, eff. March 26, 2005; amended, Virginia Register Volume 23, Issue 21, eff. July 25, 2007; Volume 30, Issue 10, eff. February 27, 2014; Volume 35, Issue 20, eff. July 15, 2019.

18VAC90-25-130. (Repealed.)

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 21, Issue 9, eff. March 26, 2005; amended, Virginia Register Volume 23, Issue 21, eff. July 25, 2007; repealed, Virginia Register Volume 35, Issue 20, eff. July 15, 2019.

18VAC90-25-140. (Repealed.)

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 21, Issue 9, eff. March 26, 2005; repealed, Virginia Register Volume 35, Issue 20, eff. July 15, 2019.

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