Geriatric Aide FAQ

Questions:

  1. What is an N.C. Geriatric Aide?
  2. How do I become an N.C. Geriatric Aide?
  3. Where do I take state-approved training?
  4. Do I need to pass a state exam?
  5. How do I renew?
  6. How can I or my employer verify my N.C. Geriatric Aide Registry listing?
  7. Is there a registry fee?
  8. How can I report name changes to the registry?
  9. How can I report address changes to the registry?
  10. Will I receive a listing card?
  11. How may I contact the N.C. Geriatric Aide Registry?

Answers:

  1. What is an N.C. Geriatric Aide?

    The N.C. Geriatric Aide Registry started in 2008. Geriatric Aides are individuals who are listed on the N.C. Nurse Aide I Registry and who have completed the state-approved geriatric aide training course.

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  2. How do I become an N.C. Geriatric Aide?

  3. To become a geriatric aide:

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  4. Where do I take state-approved training?

  5. Check the state-approved geriatric aide training programs list (PDF, 19 KB), or contact a local community college Link goes outside of N.C. DHHS. to express interest in geriatric aide training.

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  6. Do I need to pass a state exam?

  7. No

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  8. How do I renew?

  9. Once listed, there is no expiration or renewal. A permanent record of your training will be kept on the registry. N.C. Geriatric Aide Registry information is available on the Verify Registry Listings page.

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  10. How can I or my employer verify my N.C. Geriatric Aide Registry listing?

  11. Employers can verify completion of your N.C. Geriatric Aide training, along with N.C. Medication Aide, N.C. Nurse Aide I and N.C. Health Care Personnel Registry listings by these:

    The verification systems use social security numbers to access registry records. Printed verifications are available only through the web site. Daily changes to the registry database are uploaded to the web site and VRS on the following business day. Same day verification of updates is available by calling registry staff.

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  12. Is there a registry fee?

  13. No, there are no fees for registry services.

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  14. How can I report name changes to the registry?

  15. You may report your changes in these ways:

    Note: Your changes will automatically appear on the N.C. Nurse Aide I Registry, and if you are listed as a nursing home Medication Aide, on the N.C. Medication Aide Registry.

    You are asked to voluntarily provide your SSN. This number is for record keeping and registry identification purposes only. Your SSN will remain confidential and will not be disclosed to the public. 

    All documents submitted to the registry may be verified with the issuing source before a change occurs.

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  16. How can I report address changes to the registry?

  17. You may report your changes in these ways:

    Note: Your changes will automatically appear on the N.C. Nurse Aide I Registry, and if you are listed as a nursing home Medication Aide, on the N.C. Medication Aide Registry.

    You are asked to voluntarily provide your SSN. This number is for record keeping and registry identification purposes only. Your SSN will remain confidential and will not be disclosed to the public. 

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  18. Will I receive a listing card?

  19. No.

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  20. How may I contact the N.C. Geriatric Aide Registry?

  21. You may phone registry staff at (919) 855-3969, weekdays, from 8 a.m. - 12 noon, and 1 p.m. - 3 p.m., EST.  You may also write to N.C. Center for Aide Regulation and Education, 2709 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, N.C. 27699-2709 or fax to (919) 733-9764. 

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