If you want to work as a Certified Nursing Assistant in Mississippi, you must take the training program approved by the ‘Mississippi State Department of Health Bureau of Health Licensure and Certification’. After taking the number hours of CNA training you need, you then have pass an exam to get on the state’s registry. Only after you do can you work as a CNA in Mississippi.
The exam you have to pass follows national guidelines.
You can apply to an approved training programs only if:
You do not have to take the training if you are any of these;
In any of these cases you can take the exam without training. If you pass you will get registered. Then you will appear on Mississippi’s registry.
If you have to take the training you must go to the official website of the state’s CNA certification.
The Mississippi approved training course takes about 3-to-6 months to finish. You are allowed to work during the training. For example, you can have a job in a medical center or nursing home.
To get the nursing aide training, you need to spend nearly $1000. This does not count testing fees. The fees for the testing are as follows:
If CNAs have been out of the work for the past 2 years then their CNA license lapses. If this happens you need to get it renewed. The certificate can be renewed if you have worked for at least 8 hours every 2 years. A renewal is mailed to your address before the license runs out.