CNA Instructor

Individuals wanting to be certified as a CNA Instructor must be approved by the DHSS to attend the train-the-trainer course. This training course is conducted by a Long-Term Care Association.

The applicant must meet the following qualifications to become an instructor:

  • A Registered Nurse (RN) licensed in Missouri or in possession of a temporary permit from the Missouri State Board of Nursing. The licensee shall not be subject to current disciplinary action; and
  • A minimum of two (2) years of nursing experience and at least one (1) year experience in provision of LTC facility services within the last five (5) years

The applicant must provide documentation showing these requirements are fulfilled by submitting the following to DHSS/HEU:

  • Resume
  • Copy of Nursing License
  • Copy of Social Security Card (write out number if not legible after copied)
  • Address and
  • Phone Number (if available)

The DHSS will evaluate and verify the applicant's credentials. The DHSS will notify the individual in writing within seven (7) to ten (10) working days regarding the request.

An applicant must attend the state approved instructor train-the-trainer course. When the individual has successfully completed the course their name will be added to the Department's CNA Instructor Registry. You are responsible for updating your personal information contained on the registry. You may change your personal information by completing the Registry Update form.

Level I Medication Aide (LIMA) Instructor

Individuals wanting to be certified as a LIMA Instructor must attend the train-the-trainer course. This training course is conducted by a Long-Term Care Association.

The applicant’s license shall not be subject to current disciplinary action, and the individual shall not be on the Employee Disqualification List.  The applicant must also meet the following qualifications to become a LIMA Instructor:

  • A Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) licensed in Missouri or in possession of a temporary permit from the Missouri State Board of Nursing, or shall hold a multi-state or single state registered nurse license from a jurisdiction that is party to the Nurse Licensure Compact; and
  • A minimum of one (1) year experience working as a nurse.

The applicant must provide documentation showing these requirements and be approved by the Association you will be attending the workshop through.

When the individual has successfully completed the train-the-trainer course their name will be added to the Department's LIMA Instructor Registry. You are responsible for updating your personal information contained on the registry. You may change your personal information by completing the Registry Update form.

CNA Examiner

Individuals wanting to be certified as a CNA Examiner must attend the train-the-trainer course. This training course is conducted by a Long-Term Care Association.

The applicant must meet the following qualifications to become an examiner:

  • A Registered Nurse (RN) licensed in Missouri or in possession of a temporary permit from the Missouri State Board of Nursing. The licensee shall not be subject to current disciplinary action; and
  • A minimum of two (2) years of nursing experience and at least one (1) year experience in provision of LTC facility services within the last five (5) years

The applicant must attend the state approved examiner train-the-trainer course and sign an agreement with the Department agreeing to keep the final examinations secure. When the individual has successfully completed the course their name will be added to the Department's CNA Examiner Registry.

There are special stipulations for the CNA Examiner. The examiner must be qualified to teach the CNA course but cannot be the instructor of the students who are taking the exam. Also, the examiner must not be an employee of the facility whose students are being tested. You are responsible for updating your personal information contained on the registry. You may change your personal information by completing the Registry Update form.

CNA Clinical Supervisor

Individuals wanting to be certified as a CNA Clinical Supervisor must attend the train-the-trainer course. This training course is conducted by a Long-Term Care Association.

The applicant must meet the following qualifications to become a clinical supervisor:

  • The individual must be a Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) licensed in Missouri or in possession of a temporary permit from the Missouri State Board of Nursing. The licensee shall not be subject to current disciplinary action; and
  • At a minimum, have one year of Long Term Care (LTC) experience or currently employed by a LTC facility; and
  • The nurse must attend the state approved train-the-trainer course.

When the individual has successfully met the clinical supervisor qualifications, their name will be added to the Department's CNA Clinical Supervisor Registry. You are responsible for updating your personal information contained on the registry. You may change your personal information by completing the Registry Update form.