Certified Nurse Aide - an individual who has completed a nurse aide training and competency evaluation program (NATCEP), approved by the state, as meeting the requirements of 42 CFR 483.151 - 42 CFR 483.154,
or has been determined competent as provided in 42 CFR 483.150(a) and (b), and is listed as certified on the Louisiana Nurse Aide Registry.
Nurse Aide Training:
Frequently Asked/Common Questions
Shirley Smith, Program Manager
PH: (225) 342-5779
FX: (225) 342-0453
Emergency Preparedness - Online Verification of Nurse Aide Certification
Online verification of certification for aides in Louisiana is available at: www.labenfa.com. This website is to be used when verification is required on a regular basis and during an emergency.
Below is a link for online verification (for those states which use online verification) for aides certified in other states, during an emergency. Providers shall verify the status of aides from other states. The aide shall be certified in their home state in order to work in Louisiana during an emergency. The aide may work in Louisiana (during an emergency) up to 30 days using the verification of certification from their home state. If the aide continues to work more than 30 days during the emergency, they shall apply for reciprocity to the Louisiana Nurse Aide Registry. (06/2011)