Certification by Endorsement


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Does Florida require out-of-state certified nursing assistants applying for Endorsement to complete any exams?

Florida does not require the testing for those candidates who have been verified as being actively certified and in good standing in another state. Otherwise, you will be required to take the written and performance exams in order to be placed on Florida’s Registry.

Am I required to have a background check?

Applicants for initial licensure are required to submit fingerprints via Livescan for a Level II background screening. Applicants who are fingerprinted after January 1, 2013 will have their prints retained by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

What ORI number do I use to do my Livescan?

CNA Examination applicant – EDOH0380Z

CNA Endorsement applicant – EDOH4400Z

LPN/RN Examination applicant – EDOH2550Z

LPN/RN Endorsement applicant – EDOH4420Z

LPN/RN/APRN Exemption applicant – EDOH4420Z

APRN Applicant – EDOH4420Z

LPN/RN Multi-State Upgrade applicant – EDOH4420Z