Certified nursing assistants must complete 12 hours of in-service training during each calendar year. The certified nursing assistant is responsible for maintaining documentation demonstrating compliance with these provisions.
Every 2 years, CNA in-service training hours include the following areas:
(a) HIV/AIDS, Infection Control;
(b) Domestic Violence;
(c) Medical Record Documentation and Legal Aspects Appropriate to Nursing Assistants;
(d) Resident Rights;
(e) Communication with Cognitively Impaired Clients;
(f) CPR Skills; and
(g) Medical Error Prevention and Safety.
Health care career/technical courses in a college, university, or approved nursing program may be used to meet the hour requirement.
A certified nursing assistant is exempt from the in-service education requirement if he or she was on active duty with the Armed Forces for 6 months or more during the calendar year, and was in good standing with the Board at the time active duty began.
Each certified nursing assistant must retain in-service compliance records for a period of 4 years and submit records to the Board if required for auditing.