Trainers

CNA Instructor

Individuals wanting to be certified as a CNA Instructor must be approved by the DHSS to attend the train-the-trainer course. This training course is conducted by a Long-Term Care Association.

The applicant must meet the following qualifications to become an instructor:

The applicant must provide documentation showing these requirements are fulfilled by submitting the following to DHSS/HEU:

The DHSS will evaluate and verify the applicant's credentials. The DHSS will notify the individual in writing within seven (7) to ten (10) working days regarding the request.

An applicant must attend the state approved instructor train-the-trainer course. When the individual has successfully completed the course their name will be added to the Department's CNA Instructor Registry. You are responsible for updating your personal information contained on the registry. You may change your personal information by completing the Registry Update form.

Level I Medication Aide (LIMA) Instructor

Individuals wanting to be certified as a LIMA Instructor must attend the train-the-trainer course. This training course is conducted by a Long-Term Care Association.

The applicant’s license shall not be subject to current disciplinary action, and the individual shall not be on the Employee Disqualification List.  The applicant must also meet the following qualifications to become a LIMA Instructor:

The applicant must provide documentation showing these requirements and be approved by the Association you will be attending the workshop through.

When the individual has successfully completed the train-the-trainer course their name will be added to the Department's LIMA Instructor Registry. You are responsible for updating your personal information contained on the registry. You may change your personal information by completing the Registry Update form.

CNA Examiner

Individuals wanting to be certified as a CNA Examiner must attend the train-the-trainer course. This training course is conducted by a Long-Term Care Association.

The applicant must meet the following qualifications to become an examiner:

The applicant must attend the state approved examiner train-the-trainer course and sign an agreement with the Department agreeing to keep the final examinations secure. When the individual has successfully completed the course their name will be added to the Department's CNA Examiner Registry.

There are special stipulations for the CNA Examiner. The examiner must be qualified to teach the CNA course but cannot be the instructor of the students who are taking the exam. Also, the examiner must not be an employee of the facility whose students are being tested. You are responsible for updating your personal information contained on the registry. You may change your personal information by completing the Registry Update form.

CNA Clinical Supervisor

Individuals wanting to be certified as a CNA Clinical Supervisor must attend the train-the-trainer course. This training course is conducted by a Long-Term Care Association.

The applicant must meet the following qualifications to become a clinical supervisor:

When the individual has successfully met the clinical supervisor qualifications, their name will be added to the Department's CNA Clinical Supervisor Registry. You are responsible for updating your personal information contained on the registry. You may change your personal information by completing the Registry Update form.