The N.C. Health Care Personnel Education and Credentialing Section

The N.C. Health Care Personnel Registry Section operates for unlicensed health care workers, their employers and their educators. The section manages North Carolina's registries for Nurse Aide I, Medication Aide, Geriatric Aide, Home Care Aide and Health Care Personnel. The section regulates aide training and testing programs, and investigates workers accused of certain acts against a resident or facility.  » Read More…

Announcements

Reciprocity

  • Beginning on April 20, 2020, North Carolina will allow reciprocity for nurse aides listed on another State's registry of nurse aides. Please refer to the nurse aide reciprocity application to learn more about the eligibility requirements. All nurse aides who meet the eligibility requirements must submit the reciprocity application (updated October 2020) for review and approval in order to be added to the NC Nurse Aide I Registry.

Training Waiver

  • Please refer the training waiver application to learn more about the eligibility requirements. All individuals who meet the eligibility requirements must submit the training waiver application (updated October 2020) for review and approval before taking the North Carolina competency exam.
  • Duplicate waivers will not be accepted.

Required State Approved Training

  • Any individual who wants to be listed on the NC Nurse Aide I Registry must complete state-approved nurse aide I training program unless they meet the requirements for a training waiver or reciprocity.
  • Nurse aides with an expired listing must complete a state-approved nurse aide I training program again.
  • Nurse aides with an unexpired listing on the NC Nurse Aide I Registry and do not meet the requirements for registry renewal may apply to take the competency exam prior to their registry listing expiration date without additional training. Nurse aides must submit a Nurse Aide I Training Waiver Application within 45 days of their listing expiration date and must pass the competency exam prior to their listing expiration date. No extension of the 45 days will be granted.

Nursing School Candidates

  • Students planning to take the competency exam to meet the requirements for a college/nursing school application must follow same process as all Candidates. No exceptions will be granted.
  • Candidates currently in a nursing school in North Carolina must register through their school's administration.

Medication Aide Testing

  • All functions related to the Adult Care Medication Aide, Administrator, and Alternative testing programs are completed at the Brown Building on the Dorothea Dix Campus at 801 Biggs Drive, Raleigh, NC 27603.
  • If you questions pertaining to adult care facilities and licensure requirements, then please call 919-855-3765.
  • If you have questions pertaining to Adult Care Medication Aide testing practices, then please call 919-855-3793.
  • If you have questions pertaining to Nursing Home Medication Aide testing practices, then please call 919-855-3969.

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