Nurse Aide/Home Health Aide (CNA) Program




Instructions for completing Step L: Criminal Background Screening of  Part 2 - Time-Sensitive Clinical Requirement Checklist.

According to state regulations, all students enrolling in the HEOC 130 or 131 Nurse Aide/Home Health Aide courses must receive criminal clearance for state certification upon enrollment and prior to initiating client care. 

NOTE:  Original fingerprinting/Live Scan must be obtained for the program. Previous fingerprinting/Live Scan results from other parties (i.e. Employers) cannot be accepted.

The college pays for this service at the designated site (no additional fees are required from the student) when the student is enrolled in the course and has submitted documentation of all the following clinical requirements:

  • Required immunizations
  • CPR certification for the Health Professional
  • TB screening clearance
  • Completed Physical examination
  • Negative drug screening

Documentation of the items listed above must be submitted in person to the Health Sciences Division office in order to proceed with the Live Scan fingerprinting.  The student will be provided with a three-part Live Scan transmittal form to take to the approved electronic fingerprinting office (see below). 

When the student comes to the Health Sciences office to obtain the Live Scan form, they will also be given a Student Data Form and the Initial Application for CNA Certification to complete.

To obtain Live Scan fingerprints for NA/HHA program, students must have the following:

  • Valid picture ID - i.e., Driver's license (you must bring this with you)
  • Valid Social Security Number (you must bring your card with you for verification)

The locations for obtaining fingerprints for the Shasta College program are as follows:

3404 Bechelli Lane Suite B
Redding, Ca 96003
(530) 222-3442

Business hours are from 9 am- 5 pm, Monday - Thursday, and 9 am - 4 pm on Friday. 


Shasta Co. Sheriff’s Department
1525 Court Street
Redding, CA 96001
(530) 245-6025

Fingerprinting services are available:

Tuesday and Thursday from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, and Friday from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (noon)

The student must return the second copy of the completed Live Scan form to the Health Sciences office.   

Live Scan must be completed no later than the deadline established in the Enrollment Invitation letter. 

Any conviction will receive an evaluation by the California Department of Public Health. If a student questions their ability to obtain the Live Scan/DOJ background clearance, they can request an "inquiry" with the Department by doing the following:

1.    Fill out the top two sections of the CDPH 283B form, and sign the applicant signature line. At the top of the form, write the following "CLEARANCE ONLY WITH LETTER". The school does not fill out any information on the form.

2.   Write at the top of the Live Scan form (BCIA8016) "CLEARANCE ONLY WITH LETTER" when filling out the form at the Live Scan vendor site.

CDPH will review Live Scan/DOJ results, determine if the student is "cleared" or "not cleared", and send the student a letter explaining the results. Students will not receive a certificate until they have received a criminal record clearance.


CNA Clinical Requirements Packet