.05 Application for Certification.

A. An applicant shall:

(1) Comply with all of the requirements under Regulation .03A of this chapter; and

(2) Pay the required fee to the Board.

B. Each application for certification shall be signed by the administrator or faculty of the nursing assistant training program.

C. Applications may be signed before graduation. The person signing the application is responsible for submitting written verification of program completion to the Board within 5 business days of program completion.

D. Certification by Endorsement. An applicant certified as a nursing assistant in another state or territory is eligible for certification if the applicant:

(1) Complies with all of the requirements under Regulation .03A of this chapter;

(2) Pays the required fee; and

(3) Submits the following verifications directly to the Board from the appropriate authority:

(a) A certificate in good standing from another state or territory with requirements that are essentially similar to the requirements in this State;

(b) A certificate from an approved nursing assistant training program in that state or territory;

(c) A statement that the applicant has not committed any act or omission that would be grounds for discipline or denial of certification; and

(d) A statement that the applicant has no record of abuse, negligence, or misappropriation of a client's property or any disciplinary action taken or pending in any state or territory of the United States against the certification of the CNA.

E. A certificate may not be issued until the Board has:

(1) Received and reviewed the criminal history records information; and

(2) Approved the application.

F. The Board may issue a temporary practice certificate in accordance with Health Occupations Article, §8-6A-07(g), Annotated Code of Maryland, to an applicant who:

(1) Has met the appropriate certification requirements to the satisfaction of the Board;

(2) Does not have a criminal record; and

(3) Has not been the subject of a health professional disciplinary action in this State or another jurisdiction.

G. Unless the Board suspends or revokes a temporary practice certificate, the temporary practice certificate expires 90 days after issuance.

H. A temporary practice certificate may be extended up to an additional 90 days if the applicant is awaiting the completion of the criminal history record information.