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Getting A CNA License

So your ready to get your CNA?

Here are the easy steps* to getting a CNA license:

  1. Fill out a application to take the state exam.
  2. Contact your local health department for the application and/or requirements.  Requirements vary by State.
  3. Wait for a letter in the mail from the tester  including your test date and time.
  4. Take the test and if you pass get your CNA!!!

Here is the contact information by State/region:

Alabama
AL Certified Nurse Aide RegistryAL Department of Public HealthDivision of Health Care FacilitiesThe RSA Tower, Suite 600201 Monroe Street Montgomery, AL 36104Phone: 334-206-5169Fax: 334-206-5219

Alaska
AK Nursing Assistant RegistryAK Department of Commerce, Community & Economic DevelopmentDivision of Corporations, Business and Professional LicensingBoard of Nursing550 West 7th Avenue, Suite 1500Anchorage, AK 99501-3567Phone: 907-269-8169Fax: 907-269.8196Email address: license@alaska.gov

Arizona
AZ State Board of Nursing4747 North 7th Street, Suite 200Phoenix, Arizona 85014-3653Phone: 602-771-7800Fax: 602-771-7888Email address: arizona@azbn.gov

Arkansas
AR Nursing Assistant RegistryAR Department of Human Services – Office of Long-term Care (OLTC)PO Box 8059, Slot S405Little Rock, AR 72203-8059OLTC Licensing Automated Line: 501-682-8424CNA Program Direct Line: 501-682-1807Fax: 501-682-8551

California
CA Nurse Assistant RegistryCNA/HHA/CHT Certification UnitLicensing and Certification Division1615 Capitol Avenue, MS 3301P.O. Box 997416Sacramento, CA 95899-7416Phone: 916-327-2445Fax: 916-552-8785Email address: cna@cdph.ca.gov

Colorado
CO Nurse Aide RegistryColorado Board of Nursing1560 Broadway, Suite 1350Denver, CO 80202Phone: 303-894-2430Fax: 303-894-2821

Connecticut
CT Department of Public Health410 Capitol AvenueHartford, CT 06134-0308Phone: (860) 509 – 8000Email address: webmaster.dph@ct.gov

Delaware
Delaware CNA RegistryDivision of Long Term Care Residents Protection3 Mill Road, Suite #308Wilmington, DE 19806Phone: (302) 577-6661Fax: (302)577-6672

D.C.
District of Columbia Health Regulation and Licensing AdministrationHealth Care Facilities Division717 14th Street, NW Suite 2600Washington, DC 20005Phone: 202-724-8800 Managed by:Pearson VUE/Nurse Aide Registry3 Bala Plaza WestPhiladelphia, PA 19101-3481Phone: (888) 274-6060

Florida
Florida Department of Health4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin #C13Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3252Phone: (850) 245-4567Fax: (850) 245-417Email address: MQA_CNA@doh.state.fl.us

Georgia
GA Nurse Aide RegistryGA Health Partnership – GMCF1455 Lincoln Parkway East, Suite 750Atlanta, GA 30346-2200Phone: 678-527-3010 (local) or 800-414-4358Fax: 678-527-3001

Hawaii
HI Nurse Aide RegistryHI Department of Commerce & Consumers AffairsProfessional & Vocational Licensing BranchPO Box 3469 Honolulu, HI 96801Phone: 808-739-8122, 808-739-8124Fax: 808-734-8318Email address: nurse_aide@dcca.hawaii.gov

Idaho
ID Nurse Aide RegistryID Board of NursingPO Box 83720Boise, ID 83720-0036Phone: 208-334-6620, 800-748-2480Fax: 208-334-6629Email address: IDNAP@idhw.state.id.us

Illinois
Illinois Department of Public HealthHealth Care Worker Registry525 W. Jefferson St., Fourth FloorSpringfield , IL 62761Phone: 217-785-5133Email address: DPH.HCWR@Illinois.gov

Indiana
IN State Department of HealthDivision of Long Term Care2 N Meridian Street, Section 4BIndianapolis, IN 46204Phone: (317) 233-7351Fax: 317-233-7750Email address: dkjones@isdh.in.gov

Iowa
Iowa Department of Inspections and AppealsHealth Facilities DivisionLucas State Office Building321 East 12th StreetDes Moines, IA 50319Phone: (515) 281-4115Fax: (515) 242-5022Email address: hfdinfo@dia.state.ia.us

Kansas
KS Department of Health & Environment – Health Occupations Credentialing1000 SW Jackson Street, Suite 200Topeka, KS 66612-1365Phone: 785-296-1500 or 785-296-0058Fax: 785-368-6368Email address: info@kdheks.gov

Kentucky
KY  State Registered Nurse Aide Registry312 Whittington Parkway, Suite 300-ALouisville, KY 40222-5172Phone: 502-429-3347, 502-429-3348 and 502-429-3349Toll Free: 1-888-530-1919Fax: 502-696-3957, 502-696-3956 and 502-696-3949

Louisiana
LA Nurse Aide RegistryLA State Board of Examiners for Nursing Facility Administrators5647 Superior DriveBaton Rouge, Louisiana 70816-6049Phone: 225-295-8575Fax: 225-295-8578

Maine
Maine Registry of Certified Nursing AssistantsState House Station #1141 Anthony AvenueAugusta, Maine 04333Toll free: 1-800-791-4080Phone: (207)624-7300Fax: 207-287-9325TDD: 1-800-606-0215

Maryland
Maryland Board of Nursing4140 Patterson AvenueBaltimore, Maryland, 21215-2254Phone: 410-585-1900Toll free: 1-888-202-9861

Massachusetts
Massachusetts 99 Chauncy St. 2nd FloorBoston, MA 02111Phone: (617) 753-8144Fax: (617) 753-8096

Michigan
MI Nurse Aide RegistryMI Department of Community HealthBureau of Health ProfessionsPO Box 30670Lansing, MI 48909-8170Phone: 517-241-0554Toll Free: 1-800-748-0252

Minnesota
MN Nursing Assistant RegistryP.O.Box 64501St. Paul, Minnesota 55164-0501Phone: (651) 215-8705Toll Free: (Greater Minnesota) 1-800-397-6124Email address: FPC-NAR@health.sate.mn.us

Mississippi
Mississippi Nurse Aide RegistryPearsonVue – Nurse AidePO Box 13785Philadelphia, PA 19101-3785Phone: 888-204-6213

Missouri
Missouri Section for Long Term Care – Health Education UnitMissouri Department of Health and Senior ServicesPO Box 570Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570Phone: 573-526-8528 or 573-522-6203Verification: 573-526-5686Fax: 573-526-7656

Montana
Montana Nurse Aide Registry, Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services2401 Colonial Drive, 2nd FloorPO Box 202953Helena MT 59620-2953Phone: (406) 444-4980Fax: (406) 444-3456Email address: cna@mt.gov

Nebraska
Nebraska Nurse Aide RegistryATTN: Nancy StavaPO Box 94986Lincoln, NE 68509-4986Phone: 402-472-0537Fax: 402-471-1066Email address: nancy.stava@nebraska.gov

Nevada
Nevada State Board of Nursing2500 W. Sahara Ave., Suite 207Las Vegas, NV 89102-4392Toll Free: 1-888-590-6726Fax: (775) 687-7707

New Hampshire
NH Licensed Nursing Assistant RegistryNH Board of Nursing21 South Fruit Street, Suite 16Concord, NH 03301-2431Phone: 603-271-6282 or 603-271-2323Fax: 603-271-6605Email address: boardquestions@nursing.state.nh.us

New Jersey
New Jersey Department of Health & Senior Services (NJDHSS)PO Box 367Trenton, NJ 08625-0367Phone: (609) 633-9051Fax: (609) 633-9087Email address: ltc@doh.state.nj.usWebsite: New Jersey Dept. of Health & Senior Services Pearson VueNew Jersey NNAAPPO Box 13785Philadelphia, PA 19101-3785Phone: 800-274-5984

New York
NY Nurse Aide RegistryNY State Department of HealthBureau of Professional Credentialing – Records Access OfficerEmpire State Plaza, Corning Tower Building,Room 2348Albany, NY 12237-0044Phone: (518) 408-1297Fax: (518) 486-9144Email address: profcred@health.state.ny.us

North Carolina
NC Nurse Aide Registry (Nurse Aide 1)NC Department of Health & Human ServicesDivision of Health Service Regulation2709 Mail Service CenterRaleigh, NC 27699-2709Phone: 919-855-3969Fax: 919-733-9764

North Dakota
North Dakota Division of Health Facilities600 E. Boulevard Ave., Dept. 301Bismarck N.D., 58505-0200Phone : 701.328.2353Fax: 701.328.1890Email address: cnaregistry@nd.gov

Ohio
Ohio Department of HealthNurse Aide Registry246 N. High StreetColumbus, OH 43215Toll Free: (800) 582-5908 (in-state)Phone: (614) 752-9500 (out-of-state)Fax: (614) 564-2461Email address: NAR@odh.ohio.gov

Oklahoma
OK Nurse Aide Registry1000 N.E. 10th Street, Room 1111Oklahoma City, OK 73117-1299Phone: (405) 271-4085Fax: (405) 271-1130Email address: nar@health.ok.gov

Oregon
Oregon State Board of Nursing17938 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd.Portland, Oregon 97224-7012Phone: 971-673-0685 (8:00am – 4:30 pm)Fax: 971-673-0684

Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Division of Nursing Care FacilitiesRoom 526, Health & Welfare Building625 Forster StreetHarrisburg, PA 17120Toll Free: 800-852-0518Phone: 717-787-1816 Pennsylvania Department of Health Nurse Aide RegistryManaged by Pearson VUEP.O. Box 13785Philadelphia, PA 19101-3785Toll Free:: (800) 852-0518

Rhode Island
RI Pearson Vue – Nurse Aide RegistryRI Department of Health Professionals3 Capitol Hill, Room 105Providence, Rl 02908-5097 Phone: 401-222-5888Fax: 401-222-3352

South Carolina
South CarolinaPearson VUE – SC Nurse Aide RegistryPO Box 13785Philadelphia, PA 19101-3785Phone: 800-475-8290

South Dakota
South Dakota Board of Nursing4305 South Louise Avenue, Suite 201Sioux Falls, SD 57106-3115Phone: 605-362-2760Fax: 605-362-2768

Tennessee
Tennessee Board of NursingTennessee Nurse Aide Registry227 French Landing, Suite 300Nashville, TN 37243Phone: (615) 532-3202, (615) 741-7670 (local)Toll Free: 1-800-778-4123 (nationwide)Fax: (615) 248-3601Email address: tn.health@tn.gov

Texas
Texas Nurse Aide RegistryMail E-414PO Box 149030Austin, TX 78714-9030Toll Free: 1-800-452-3934Phone (Automated): 512-438-2050Fax: (512) 438-2051Email address: credential@dads.state.tx.us

Utah
Utah Nursing Assistant Registry550 East 300 SouthKaysville, UT 84037Phone: (801)547-9947

Vermont
VT Licensed Nursing AssistantRegistryVT State Board of NursingNational Life Building,North Floor 2Montpelier, VT 05620-3402Phone: (802) 828-1505, 888-287-5006Fax: 802-828-2465

Virgina
VA Nurse Aide RegistryVA Board of Nursing6603 W. Broad Street, 5th FloorRichmond, VA 23230Phone: (804) 662-7310Fax: (804) 662-9512

Washington
Washington State Department of Health101 Israel Road SETumwater, Washington 98501Phone: (360) 236-4501

*Different states/regions may require other steps other than those listed above.

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