Montana Nurse Aide Registry
2401 Colonial Drive, 2nd Floor
PO Box 202953
Helena MT 59620-2953
Phone:(406) 444-4980 Fax:(406) 444-3456
Due to changes related to COVID-19, the Nurse Aide Registry is not accepting paper applications at this time. Applications should be emailed to the registry.
** Important changes to Nurse Aide Training during the COVID19 public health emergency **
As many of you know, CMS has waived the requirements regarding minimum training and four month employment maximums for nurses’ aides. Facilities are still required to ensure that staff are trained and competent at performing assigned tasks. Those that complete this abridged program will not be certified as nurse aides and will not be added to the Montana CNA registry. It is the responsibility of the facility to ensure that these people are properly trained and tested after the public health emergency related to COVID19 is over. To aide facilities in assessing and documenting staff competency, a checklist developed by the American Health Care Association is attached. Additionally, there is a free 8-hour training course available to assist providers with training aides and assistants. More information on this course can be found here: https://educate.ahcancal.org/products/temporary-nurse-aide.
We appreciate the challenges associated with appropriate staffing levels during this time. Please feel free to contact Brittney Nelson at 406-444-3437 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Todd Boucher at 406-444-2038 or email email@example.com if you have additional questions or concerns.
Use the Online Verification to check your expiration date, expiration dates are the 15th or the last day of the month.
** Effective April 1, 2019 Certified Nurse Aide renewals and new certificates will be valid for 2 years and certificates will expire the last day of the month **