OAR 851-062-0020
Oregon CNA Certification


An individual must have an active Oregon CNA 1 certification and be listed on the Oregon CNA Registry before performing CNA 1 authorized duties. However, an individual who has never been certified as a CNA in Oregon and is seeking CNA 1 certification may perform the authorized duties of a nursing assistant at a licensed nursing facility for up to 120 days from the date of hire if the individual has successfully completed a Board-approved nursing assistant level one training program.


A student nursing assistant in a Board-approved training program may perform nursing assistant duties with appropriate supervision.


An unlicensed person who is performing tasks that have been delegated by a Registered Nurse according to OAR 851-047-0000 (Rule Summary, Statement of Purpose and Intent) through OAR 851-047-0040 (Teaching the Performance of Tasks for an Anticipated Emergency) is exempt from the certification requirement.


Successful completion of a Board-approved nursing assistant training program and competency examination alone does not qualify an individual for Oregon CNA 1 certification. All application requirements must be met before certification is issued.


An RN, LPN or student nurse must have active CNA 1 certification before being identified as a CNA and performing CNA authorized duties.


An RN or LPN employed as a CNA must not perform duties outside of the CNA authorized duties while working as a CNA.

Source: Rule 851-062-0020 — Oregon CNA Certification, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=851-062-0020.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

Rule 851-062-0020’s source at or​.us