The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is the one which is responsible for keeping and maintaining the nurse aide registry of the state. Through the Department’s website, one can gain access as to the proper information that they need regarding nursing aide work and education, as well as the state’s regulations with regards to performing the occupation and certification. If you have any questions which are related to nursing assistant work, you can contact a staff support administrator of the registry for more information.
Wisconsin Nurse Aide Registry
1 West Wilson Street, Madison, WI 53703
General Phone Number: 608-266-1865
Toll-free (877) 329-8760
Nurse Aide Competency Testing:
Toll-free: (866) 257-5424
Managed by: Peason Vue
PO Box 2969, Madison, WI 53701
Customer Service: 1-877-329-8760
American Red Cross: 1-866-257-5424
WI Department of Health Services
WI License Verification Search
The registry is updated continuously by Pearson Vue which has been contracted by the state to perform the necessary changes in the nursing aide registry. You can contact them either through their website or by going to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services website. They are available any time of the day and you can make the necessary inquiries online. There are a lot of resources also in the website which nursing aides and nursing facility employers can use for their own purposes. The information is available for public use and there is no charge of fees required in order for you to get them. It is one of the state’s aims that this information be easily accessible by anyone in the state.
The registry is a good online resource for employers as they can easily verify the certification status of a health care candidate by logging in on the website. The information can be easily displayed after keying in the necessary information in the required fields. They include the workers name, certification number, date of birth, and social security number. You can also do a wildcard search by entering the first letters of the nursing assistant name, and the website will automatically show you the list of possible candidates that has the same name. You can do the search any time and day of the week.
The registry is also a good resource for nurse aides who are seeking to change any personal information or to update them by logging on to their accounts on the website. Through the online registry, you can make any requests to change your name, address, or other personal information that you wish to change. You will also be able to see the expiration date of your certification so you can make the necessary renewal request for it. You will also be able to track and make the necessary changes to your work history by logging on to the website.
In all the Wisconsin Department of Health Services is your best way of getting the latest important CNA information and staying current with industry updates and health care news regarding the occupation. The registry website is useful not only for the employees themselves, but for employers who are looking for important information with regards to hiring nurse aides. Through the registry, they will be able to check the certification status of the applicant and hence be able to make the appropriate decision for their hiring. The public also gets access to the registry allowing them to check the list of eligible CNAs that they can hire for their own healthcare needs.
For applicants who have not yet become certified they can visit this page to learn more bout WI nursing assistant certification requirements. Before being able to take the state examination to become licensed and able to work applicants must go through a training program. You will want to ensure the program you choose is approved by the DQA and accepted by the Wisconsin Nurse Aide Registry. Currently no online course are accepted and you can visit the registry website for a downloadable PDF of accepted programs, or search this site for further details and contact information. For students who have graduated from an approved training course and are ready to take the certification examination you can contact the American Red Cross. They can currently assist you regarding scheduling a test date, reservations, and examination requirements.