Finally, she had an interview and was offered to be hired on the spot, as long as she had her CNA license. Unfortunately for Sonya, she still had not received it in the mail. She informed the healthcare facility of this, and they said they would be willing to work around this, so she could start working to become familiar with their facility, but they would limit her tasks to only those that did not require her license, and she would need to have a copy to them within 30 days to keep her new job.
Sonya was relieved and started to make some inquiries with her state’s licensing board to see if her application was received and processed. To her dismay, it had been and had been mailed out several weeks ago to her address. Sonya remembered she had been out of town at that time, but that her neighbor had been getting her mail for her.
She also remembered her neighbor’s dog had gotten into some of the mail and chewed up several pieces, which had been completely destroyed. She went to ask her neighbor if one of those pieces had been her CNA license, and, regrettably, it was.
Sonya contacted the licensing board, explained the situation, and found out what she needed to get a new copy of the license. One of the items they required was a copy of her birth certificate. However, Sonya had misplaced it at some point and had no idea where it went. On a positive note, she was informed she could submit her required documentation electronically and get a digital copy of the license while she waited for them to mail her the replacement copy.
She contacted her county records office only to discover their processes would take as long as 30 business days obtain a birth certificate. Now she started to worry she would not be able to keep her job since she would be past her employer’s deadline for submitting a copy of her CNA license.
Sonya was about to cry, but then she remembered she could get a copy online from Fast Birth Certificates, which one of her classmates had used to obtain their birth certificate to enroll in the nursing program. Sonya pulled up the website, ordered her birth certificate, had it in about six business days, and had an electronic copy of her CNA license a few days later.