Providers/agencies who do NOT have a facility code:
Providers/agencies who DO have a facility code:
CNA’s employed through staffing agencies:
Please see the requirements regarding work history reporting for NH's per the LA Administrative Code, Title 48:1, Subpart 3, Chapter 97, Section 9757 C.
LA Nurse Aide Registry
PO Box 3767 or
Baton Rouge, LA 70821
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Complete the Designated Signature Form. The form will be reviewed to determine whether your agency meets the criteria necessary to be assigned a facility code by the Louisiana Nurse Aide Registry. Mail or email the original form, completed in its entirety, to LA.CNA@la.gov or the Louisiana Nurse Aide Registry, Department of Health, P. O. Box 3767, Baton Rouge, LA 70821. You must also submit a detailed description of the nursing and nursing-related duties performed by the CNA's.
Incomplete forms will be returned. The registry will send written notification of whether your agency meets the criteria for a facility code.
If assigned a facility code, please be advised that:
Completion of the "Designated Signature Form” indicates you agree to adhere to all policies and procedures which include completing the NAT-7 form on all certified nurse aides who are hired and terminated (regardless of the reason for termination). The NAT-7 form shall be mailed or emailed to the registry once the aide has worked a minimum of eight (8) hours and immediately upon termination. You also agree that the NAT-7 form will be kept secure, and not provided to employees.
1. Go to http://www.ldh.la.gov/cnadsw
a. Select "Nurse Aide Registry/Direct Service Worker Registry"
b. Select "CNA"
c. Enter the "social security number" only.
* You must enter the dashes in the social security number.
* Scroll to the bottom of the page to see your information.
2. If you are having problems accessing the website as instructed above, please call the registry at (225)
342-0138 to report a problem.
Nurse aides are certified for 2 years, beginning with the certification date.
Nurse aides are required to work at least 8 hours during every 24 month period (2 years) once certified. The 8 hours must include "nursing or nurse related" duties and should have been performed in approved settings such as: nursing homes, hospitals, home health agencies, personal care attendant agencies, assisted living programs, hospice agencies, respite agencies, supervised independent living agencies, adult day health care programs and intermediate care facilities for the developmentally disabled (ICF/DD) programs).
Approved settings must be licensed by the state of LA in order for work history to be accepted. Private duty sitting and employment through staffing agencies are NOT accepted.
NOTE: Duties performed in schools serving children with special needs, work in correctional facilities caring for patients, supervised independent living agencies, adult day health care programs, supported employment and intermediate care facilities for the developmentally disabled (ICF/DD) programs) may be reviewed to determine whether they meet the established criteria.
1. If certification is lost because the nurse aide does not have the required work history, the nurse aide may retest (within 2 years) or complete another Nurse Aide Training Program (provided there is no other reason which would prohibit recertification). Aides may go to http://www.ldh.la.gov/cnadsw to find out if they are eligible to retest and get instructions for retesting.
2. If certification is lost because the nurse aide has the required work history but it has not been reported to the registry (regardless of the reason), that work history may be submitted to the registry in accordance with the instructions outlined in "How do I report or verify work history for aides?" on this FAQ page.
A link to the "Directory of Nurse Aide Registries" can be found on the Nurse Aide (CNA) Training and Certification home page.
This link provides the Designated Signature Form needed to report changes in authorized personnel.
Click on the link for a list of train the trainer instructors approved to teach the course for individuals who wish to teach in a Nurse Aide Training Program or Nurse Aide Training School. You must contact one of the instructors for more information, including cost and schedule.
ALL changes to a Nurse Aide Training Program MUST be submitted to the Nurse Aide Training Program Desk Manager.
Changes in RN Coordinator, Instructor, and Clinical Site will NOT receive approval.
All other changes must receive approval PRIOR to implementation.
See this website for NATP Change Form and Instructions: https://www.ldh.la.gov/index.cfm/page/2766
The Louisiana Registry System (LARS) can be accessed directly or through the Louisiana Nurse Aide Registry web page at http:www.ldh.la.gov/cnadsw.
For problems accessing or navigating through LARS, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please click this link for a list of Nurse Aide Training Schools.
RN and LPN students who have completed sufficient course content may be eligible to test for certification, if the application and required documentation is submitted within 3 years of taking relevant nursing courses.
RN's and LPN(LVN)'s who trained in other countries will be required to test in order to be certified to the Registry.
Military personnel and RN/LPN's will be required to test in order to be certified to the Registry. Approval requires verification of training as well as other criteria determine eligibility for certification. Documentation may include, but is not limited to, (for military personnel) military transcript and DD-214, and (for RN/LPN's) transcript, nursing license, consent order and related documentation (if applicable). Submission of this information with the application will allow quicker processing.
Complete the LA Nurse Aide Certification--Approval to Test Application and submit all required documentation noted on the application. If approved, you will receive an approval letter via email that will provide additional instructions for certification testing.
The option to retest is available to certified nurse aides whose certification is expired and is listed as "not certified" on the Louisiana Nurse Aide Registry. Aides are eligible to retest during the two (2) year period immediately following the expiration of their certification. You will have one (1) opportunity to pass both portions of the competency test. For additional information regarding retesting, click here.
If the aide's certification expired is for more than two (2) years, or does not pass the test in one (1) attempt, the aide must retrain.