Form 5510 Natcep PDF Details

In the realm of healthcare workers striving to provide the best care, the journey often begins with thorough training and certification. For nurse aides who have embarked on this path outside of Texas but wish to practice within the state, the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services has laid out a precise process embodied in the Form 5510-NATCEP. This form acts as a bridge for those who have completed at least 100 hours of nurse aide training in another state and are now seeking to take the Competency Evaluation Program (CEP) in Texas—a crucial step towards certification. It delineates the necessary qualifications, including successful program completion and clean legal and professional records, emphasizing the absence of any employability restrictions due to past misconduct or criminal convictions as outlined in the Texas Health and Safety Code §205.006. Applicants are required to provide extensive information about their training, employment, and personal background, in addition to proving their training validity through notarized documents. The application process is detailed, from submission guidelines to the mechanisms in place for verifying applicant eligibility and integrity. The Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) oversees this process, ensuring that candidates meet the stringent standards expected of healthcare providers in Texas, thus maintaining a high level of care and safety for patients across the state.

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Texas Department of Aging

Nurse Aide Training Program

Form 5510-NATCEP

and Disability Services

July 2013



Request to Take the Competency Evaluation Program (CEP)



Based on Approved Nurse Aide Training Out of State


I.Use this form to request approval to take the CEP in Texas if you have:

successfully completed at least 100 hours of training at a NATCEP in another state within the preceding 24 months, but have not taken the competency evaluation or been placed on a Nurse Aide Registry in another state;

not completed the CEP or have been placed on the Nurse Aide Registry in another state; and

met CEP requirements listed at §94.11(c)(2)-(3) of the Licensing Standards for Nurse Aides. No individual listed as unemployable on the Employee Misconduct Registry (EMR) or who has been found to have a conviction of a criminal offense listed in Texas Health and Safety Code §205.006 will be eligible for the CEP. Chapter 250 and a list of convictions can be found at:

Nurse Aide Training Program staff will complete the EMR check. However, individuals requesting to take the CEP must request a criminal history check from the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS). For instructions on how an individual can obtain a criminal history check, contact your local DPS office or visit the website: You must submit your criminal history results along with this application to receive approval to take the test.

II.Complete Items A through Q (type or fill out electronically) A. Name (Last, First, Middle)


Maiden Name

C. Other Surnames






Social Security No.

E. Date of Birth (mm/dd/yyyy)






Address (Street, City, State, ZIP Code)







Home Area Code and Telephone No.

H. Daytime Area Code and Telephone No.

I.Name of Facility, if employed

J.Address of Facility (Street, City, State, ZIP Code)

K.Name of Training Program

L.Address of Training Program (Street, City, State, ZIP Code)

M.Dates of Training (mm/dd/yyyy)





N. Are you on the Nurse Aide Registry in another state?

O. If yes, which state(s)?




P. Signature

Q. Date (mm/dd/yyyy)

III.Applicant must attach proof of successful completion of a Nurse Aide Training Program approved in another state. This proof must be a photocopy of an original certificate of completion that has been notarized as a true and exact copy of an unaltered original.

IV. If the name on the certificate is different than the name in Item II-A, applicant must attach proof of name change, such as a photocopy of a marriage license, divorce paper or legal name change document.

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V.The Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) will review the request and send a written notice of approval, deficiency or disapproval. When approved, applicant will receive a:

letter stating eligibility to take the CEP,

copy of the skills checklist, and

test application and instructions.

VI. Applicant is responsible for finding a location to take the CEP. If possible, find:

an approved facility that offers you employment and testing, or

an approved facility or nurse aide training program that volunteers to test you.

Visit our website,, to help locate a training program near your area.

VII. Return completed form and the attachments requested in Items III and IV to:

Department of Aging and Disability Services







Nurse Aide Training Program








Mail Code: E-420








P.O. Box 149030








Austin, Texas

































DADS Office Use Only



















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Photo of Cert




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State called




Disappr on













Talked to




Disappr sent on













On Registry




Appr on

















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If yes, request written summary








Took CEP







































OBRA Approved Prog



















Date Prog Apprd



















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Name Change

Department of Aging and Disability Services

Nurse Aide Training Program

Mail Code E-420

P.O. Box 149030

Austin, Texas 78714-9030

With a few exceptions, you have the right to request and be informed about the information that the Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) obtains about you. You are entitled to receive and review the information upon request. You also have the right to ask DADS to correct information that is determined to be incorrect (Government Code Sections 552.021, 552.023, 559.004). To find out about your information and your right to request correction, contact the Regulatory Services Nurse Aide Training Program at 512- 438-2017.

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