Continuing Education

CNAs are required to have 1.0 hour of in-service of training per each calendar month or a total of 12 hours for a full calendar year. Therefore, if you got certified in June, you would be required to have 6 hours by December 31.

CNAs have the responsibility to obtain the in-service hours and keep the records and documentation obtain of all in-service hours.

In-service hours shall include:

  • Infection Control
  • Domestic Violence
  • Documentation and Legal aspects for CNAs
  • Residents rights
  • Communication with impaired clients
  • CPR skills
  • Medical error prevention/ safety

Some facilities or agencies may have additional in-service requirements.

Florida C N A license is good for 2 years. The Board of Nursing sends out renewal letters to CNAs’ last known address. It is your responsibility to keep your address current with the Nursing Assistant Registry. If you don’t renew your license by expiration date it will become delinquent and you will be required to pay deliquent fees and renewal fees.

The Agency for Health Care Administration and the department of Elderly Affairs have specific in-service requirements for CNAs who work in certain facilities or agencies.

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