Tennessee CNA Credentialing Requirements
What credentials do I need to work as a CNA in Tennessee?
Lara Freiberger avatar
Written by Lara Freiberger
Updated over a week ago

Thank you for your interest in ShiftMed. Here is a Checklist of requirements for CNAs that are interested in working through ShiftMed in this area.

Please NOTE that you must have a Professional License through the state of Tennessee.

Required Credentials:

Documents that must be uploaded into the ShiftMed App before you can start claiming shifts:

  • 1-step PPD, 2-step PPD or TB Blood Test (completed sometime in the past) or Chest X-Ray (completed within the last 5 years)

  • ID

  • I-9

  • COVID-19 Vaccine - All HCPs must have either a COVID-19 Vaccination or must complete a Medical or Religious Exemption form in the app.

  • Training Manual - complete directly within the app using the tap to sign feature

  • Company Handbook - complete directly within the app using the tap to sign feature


Additional - Pro Credentials:

Please note that these are NOT required for you to be hired by ShiftMed. These are special requirements that some of our partner facilities require:

  • COVID-19 Test - upload your most current negative COVID-19 test result (Please note that partner facilities with the clipboard symbol in-front of their name in the app - may have COVID-19 testing at their facility)

  • Health Insurance Card - to have on file for the COVID-19 Vaccine

  • Get 2 References - there are a few partner facilities that require verified references before claiming a shift - please enter mobile numbers for your references

  • MMR - some of our partner facilities require this credential before claiming a shift

  • Flu Shot - some of our partner facilities in the area do require a flu shot during flu season

  • Varicella - some of our partner facilities require this credential before claiming a shift

  • Physical Exam - some of our partner facilities may require this credential before claiming a shift


Forms To Complete:

  • Complete CheckR consent to start a Criminal Background Check - complete directly within the app using the tab to sign feature once you have uploaded your TB Test, and ID.


Items that ShiftMed will Verify:

  • Criminal Background Check through CheckR

  • Active Professional Tennessee CNA

  • Clear record on the Tennessee Abuse Check Registry

  • Clear record on the Tennessee Sex Offender Check Registry

  • Clear record on the Office of Inspector General (OIG) Exclusion Check


Upload your credentials in the ShiftMed app.

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