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Certified Nursing Assistants

If you have recently completed a Nurse Aide training program, you will need to submit the Application for Certification by Examination AND apply to the American Red Cross for testing.  The two links below will provide necessary information.

If you have any questions regarding your exam please contact the American Red Cross at 1-866-257-5238. 

As of December 1, 2012, please note that you have 1 year from the completion date of your program to test successfully for your CNA certification.

The link below is a valuable resource that will walk you through the process of testing for your CNA in Wyoming.  Please review.

Wyoming Nurse Aide Testing Services 

The link below is a list of CNA training program in the state of Wyoming.  This list is maintained by the Wyoming Department of Health, Office of Healthcare Licensing and Surveys.  This department is responsible for CNA program approval.
List of Active Nurse Aide Training Programs in Wyoming

CNA REGISTRY
The Office of Healthcare Licensing and Surveys (OHLS) maintains a registry of all nursing assistants who are certified to provide services in longterm care facilities and swing beds licensed by the Wyoming Department of Health.  
A CNA must be listed on the registry in order to work in these facilities.  If you have questions or problems, please contact OHLS at 307-777-7123.
Go to the OHLS web site
(http://www.health.wyo.gov/ohls/CNA.html) to download the application. 

If you are already certified in another state, or are applying by Deeming, please use the Application for Certification by Endorsement.
If you have previously been certified in Wyoming, please use the Application for Certification by Recertification.
Additional resources:

Clarification of 90 Day Temporary Permit vs 120 Day Temporary Permit

90 day temporary permit

CNA applicants who are applying for certification by ENDORSEMENT in Wyoming will receive a one-time 90 day temporary permit when their application packet is submitted and proof is provided of a current CNA certification from another state.  
The CNA may not work in Wyoming without a temporary permit. 

120 day temporary permit

CNA applicants who are applying for certification by EXAMINATION  in Wyoming will receive a one-time 120 day temporary permit.  
The applicant has two choices in regards to the issuing of a temporary permit:

(1) The applicant has the option of having their temporary permit issued upon WSBN’s receipt of the official CNA course completion list.

OR

(2) The applicant has the option of having their temporary permit issued at a later date.

GNA permits become invalid if the applicant fails any portion of the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) examination. 

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