CNA Registry

After completing CNA training in their local state and successfully passing the certification exam, CNA graduates are qualified to be included in the state’s CNA Registry, also commonly known as a Nurse Aide Registry. As its name implies, the registry is a database of all active nursing assistants that are currently working in the state. It is an equally valuable reference to both employees and employers.

For Employers

Hiring agents use registries to verify a potential employee’s education qualifications and for background checks. Most states require health care facilities, including nursing homes and hospitals, to hire only those officially recorded in the registry. Moreover, employers can refer to the registry to see if potential candidates have prior records of abuse, neglect, etc. Needless to say, the state discourages health care facilities from hiring any individual with a listed offence.

For Employees

Employees, on the other hand can utilize the registry to keep track of their certification. They can readily determine when to renew their certification or enhance their careers via continuing education. For instance, your state may require a new CNA renewal process or a new in-service class. Not following these new regulations means risking losing your CNA registration. Moreover, should one decide to move to another state where reciprocity is recognized, they will be required to provide details of their CNA certification from the CNA registry of their previous state.

CNA Registry

All states maintain their own Nurse Aide/CNA Registry, though some of them don’t have a verification system available online. In those cases, the contact information of the registry office has been provided. The State CNA Registry information below has been provided in part by

AlabamaAlabama Department of Public Health - Certified Nurse Aide RegistryAL Department of Public Health
Division of Health Care Facilities
The RSA Tower, Suite 600
201 Monroe Street Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone: 334-206-5169
Fax: 334-206-5219
AlaskaState of Alaska - Professional LicensingAK Department of Commerce, Community & Economic Development
Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing
Board of Nursing
550 West 7th Avenue, Suite 1500
Anchorage, AK 99501-3567
Phone: 907-269-8169
Fax: 907-269.8196
ArizonaArizona State Board of Nursing - Online Verification SystemAZ State Board of Nursing
Nurse Aide Registration Program
4747 North 7th Street, Suite 200
Phoenix, Arizona 85014-3653
Phone: 602-771-7800
Fax: 602-771-7888
ArkansasArkansas LTCF Employment Clearance RegistryAR State Board of Nursing
University Tower Bldg.
1123 South University
Suite 800
Little Rock, AR 72204-1619
Phone: 501-686-2700
Fax: 501-686-2714
CaliforniaL & C Certification VerificationCNA/HHA/CHT Certification Unit
Licensing and Certification Division
1615 Capitol Avenue, MS 3301
P.O. Box 997416
Sacramento, CA 95899-7416
Phone: 916-327-2445
Fax: 916-552-8785
ColoradoState of Colorado - Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA)Colorado Board of Nursing
1560 Broadway, Suite 1350
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: 303-894-2430
Fax: 303-894-2821
ConnecticutConnecticut State Nurse Aide RegistryCT Department of Public Health
Practitioner Licensing and Investigations Section
410 Capitol Avenue, MS# 12 MQA
PO Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134-0308
Phone: 860-509-7596
Fax: 860-509-8457
Registry Managed by Prometric
CT CNA Program
1260 Energy Lane
St. Paul, MN 55108
Phone: 866-499-7485
Fax: 800-813-6670
DelawareDelaware State Nurse Aide RegistryDE Department of Health and Social Services
Division Long Term Care Residents Protection
24 N.W. Front Street
Milford, DE 19963-1463
Phone: 302-577-6666
Fax: 302-424-2939
District of ColumbiaPearson Vue District of Columbia Nurse Aide RegistryDC Department of Health
Health Regulation and Licensing Administration
Health Care Facilities Division
717 14th Street, NW Suite 600
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-724-4900
Registry Managed by:
Pearson VUE
PO Box 13785
Philadelphia, PA 19101-3785
Phone: 888-274-6060
FloridaCE Broker License VerificationFL Department of Health
MQA/CNA Program
4052 Bald Cypress Way BIN # C01
Tallahassee, FL 32399-3263
Phone: 850-488-0595
Fax: 850-487-9626
GeorgiaGeorgia Web Portal - Department of Community HealthGA Health Partnership - GMCF
1455 Lincoln Parkway East, Suite 750
Atlanta, GA 30346-2200
Phone: 678-527-3010 (local) or
Fax: 678-527-3001
HawaiiHawaii State Nurse Aide RegistryHI Department of Commerce & Consumers Affairs
Professional & Vocational Licensing Branch
PO Box 3469 Honolulu, HI 96801
Phone: 808-739-8122
Fax: 808-734-8318
Registry Managed by:
American Red Cross
4155 Diamond Head Road
Honolulu, HI 96816
Phone: 808-734-2101
Fax: 808-735-8626
IdahoIdaho State Nurse Aide RegistryID Department of Health & Welfare
Division of Medicaid
Bureau of Facility Standards
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0036
Phone: 208-334-6620,
Fax: 208-334-6629
IllinoisIllinois Department of Public Health - Health Care Worker RegistryIL Department of Public Health
535 West Jefferson Street
Springfield, Illinois 62761
Phone 217-785-5133
Fax 217-524-0137
TTY 800-547-0466
IndianaIndiana Online LicensingIN State Department. of Health
Division of Long Term Care
2 N Meridian Street, Section 4B
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: 317-233-7442,
Fax: 317-233-7750
IowaIowa Board of Nursing (IBON) Online ServicesIA Department of Inspections & Appeals
Health Facilities Division
Lucas State Office Building
321 East 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0083
Phone: 515-281-4077, 515-281-0108
Fax: 515-281-6259
Toll-Free (in state only): 866-876-1997
KansasKansas Nurse Aide RegistryKS Department of Health & Environment
Health Occupations Credentialing
1000 SW Jackson Street, Suite 200
Topeka, KS 66612-1365
Phone: 785-296-1240
KNAR Phone: 785-296-6877
Fax: 785-296-3075
KentuckyKentucky Board of Nursing - Nurse Aide RegistryKY Board of Nursing
312 Whittington Parkway, Suite 300-A
Louisville, KY 40222-5172
Phone: 502-429-3347,
502-429-3300, Ext 257
Fax: 502-429-3336
LouisianaLouisiana Registry System (LARS)LA State Board of Examiners for Nursing Facility Administrators
5647 Superior Drive
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70816-6049
Phone: 225-295-8575
Fax: 225-295-8578
MaineDivision of Licensing and Regulatory ServicesME Department of Human Services
Division of Licensing and Regulatory Services
State House Station #11
41 Anthony Avenue
Augusta, ME 04333
Phone: 800-791-4080,
Fax: 207-287-9325
MarylandMaryland Department of Health & Mental HygieneMD Board of Nursing
4140 Patterson Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215-2254
Phone: 410-585-1990,
Fax: 410-764-8042
Verification Line: 410-585-1994
MassachusettsDivision of Professional LicensureMA Department of Public Health
Division of Health Care Quality
99 Chauncy Street, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02111
Phone: 617-753-8143
Verification: 617-753-8192
MichiganLicensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA)MI Department of Community Health
Bureau of Health Professions
PO Box 30670
Lansing, MI 48909-8170
Phone: 517-241-0554
Fax: 517-241-9416
Minnesota** Online Registry currently not available **MN Department of Health
Compliance Monitoring Division
P.O. Box 64501
St. Paul, MN 55164-0501
Phone: 651-215-8705
800-397-6124 (in state only)
MississippiPearson Vue Mississippi Nurse Aide RegistryMS State Department of Health
Bureau of Health Facilities
Licensure & Certification
P.O. Box 1700
Jackson, MS 39215
143B LeFleur's Square
Jackson, MS 39211
Phone: 601-364-1100
Fax: 601-364-5052
Registry Managed by Pearson VUE
PO Box 13785
Philadelphia, PA 19101-3785
Phone: 888-204-6213
MissouriMissouri Certified Nurse Assistant RegistryMO Department of Health & Senior Service
P.O. Box 570
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570
Attn: Health Education Unit
Phone: 573-526-5686
Fax: 573-526-7656
MontanaMontana Nurse Aide RegistryMT Department of Public Health & Human Services
2401 Colonial Drive, 2nd Floor
P.O. Box 202953
Helena, MT 59620-2953
Phone: 406-444-4980
Fax: 406-444-3456
NebraskaNebraska Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS)NE Department Health & Human Services
Division of Public Health
Licensure Unit
Nursing and Nursing Support
PO Box 94986
Lincoln, NE 68509-4986
Phone: 402-471-0537
Fax: 402-471-1066
NevadaNevada State Board of Nursing RegistryNV State Board of Nursing
5011 Meadow Mall Way, Suite 300
Reno, NV 89502-6547
Phone: 775-687-7700
Verification: 888-590-6726
Fax: 775-687-7707
New HampshireState of New Hampshire Licensing VerificationNH Board of Nursing
21 South Fruit Street, Suite 16
Concord, NH 03301-2431
Phone: 603-271-6282
Fax: 603-271-6605
New JerseyState of New Jersey Online Public RegistryNJ Certification Program
PO Box 358
Trenton, NJ 08625-0358
Nationwide Toll Free Number: 866-561-5914
Fax: 609-633-9087
Registry managed by New Jersey Nurse Aide Registry PSI
3525 Quakerbridge Road, Suite 1000
Hamilton Township, New Jersey 08619
Phone: 1-877-774-4243
New MexicoNew Mexico Nursing Aide Registry (NAR)NM Nurse Aide Registry
2040 South Pacheco Street
2nd Floor, Rm 413
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone: 505-476-9040
Fax: 505-476-9026
New YorkNew York State Nurse Aide RegistryNY State Department of Health
Bureau of Credentialing - Attn: Nurse Aide Unit
875 Central Avenue
Albany, NY 12206
Phone: 518-408-1297
Registry Managed by:
1260 Energy Lane
St. Paul, MN 55108
Verification: 800-918-8818
North CarolinaNorth Carolina Health Care Personnel RegistryNC Department of Health & Human Services
Division of Health Service Regulation
2709 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-2709
Phone: 919-855-3969
Verification: 919-715-0562
Fax: 919-733-9764
North DakotaNorth Dakota Division of Health Facilities - Nurse Aide RegistryND Nurse Assistant Registry
ND Department of Health
Division of Health Facilities
600 East Boulevard Avenue, Department 301
Bismarck, ND 58505-0200
Phone: 701-328-2353
Fax: 701-328-1890
OhioOhio Department of Health Nurse Aide RegistryOH Department of Health
246 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215-2412
Verification: (outside OH): 614-752-9500
Verification (OH Residents only): 800-582-5908
Fax: 614-564-2461
OklahomaNurse Aide and Nontechnical Services Workers RegistryOK State Departmentof Health
1000 NE 10th Street, Room 1111
Oklahoma City, OK 73117-1207
Phone: 405-271-4085
Fax: 405-271-1130
OregonOregon State Board of Nursing RegistryOR State Board of Nursing
17938 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd.
Portland, Oregon 97224-7012
Phone: 971-673-0685
Fax: 971-673-0684
PennsylvaniaPulse - Pearson VUE's Credentials Management SystemPA Department of Health
Division of Nursing Care Facilities
Room 526, Health & Welfare Building
625 Forster Street
Harrisburg, PA 17120
Phone: 717-787-1816
Registry Managed by:
Pearson VUE
PO Box 13785
Philadelphia, PA 19101-3785
Phone: 800-852-0518
Rhode IslandRhode Island Department of Health Online Verification RegistryRI Department of Health Professionals
3 Capitol Hill, Room 105
Providence, Rl 02908-5097
Phone: 401-222-5888
Fax: 401-222-3352
South CarolinaSouth Carolina Nurse Aide RegistrySC Department of Health and Human Services
Division of Community and Facility Services
PO Box 8206
1801 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29202
Phone: 803-898-2587
Registry Managed by Pearson VUE
PO Box 13785
Philadelphia, PA 19101-3785
Phone: 800-475-8290
South DakotaSouth Dakota Board of Nursing RegistrySD Board of Nursing
4305 South Louise Avenue, Suite 201
Sioux Falls, SD 57106-3115
Phone: 605-362-2760
Fax: 605-362-2768
TennesseeTennessee Health Related Board Licensure Verification SystemTN Department of Health
Division of Health Care Facilities
Cordell Hull Building, 3rd Floor
425 5th Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: 615-532-5171 or 615-741-7670
Fax: 615-248-3601
TexasTexas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) Nurse Aide RegistryTX Department of Aging & Disability Services
Mail E-414
PO Box 149030
Austin, TX 78714-9030
Phone: 512-438-2050
Fax: 512- 438-2052
Verification: 800-452-3934
UtahUtah Nurse Aide Registry (UNAR)UT Health Technology Certification Center
Room 2036, 550 E. 300 South
Kaysville, UT 84037
Phone: 801-547-9947
Fax: 801-593-2584
VermontVermont State Board of Nursing Licensing DatabaseVT State Board of Nursing
National Life Building,
Office of Professional Regulation
North Floor 2
Montpelier, VT 05620-3402
Phone: 802-828-2396 or 888-287-5006
Fax: 802-828-2484
VirginiaVirginia Department of Health - Public Information SystemVA Board of Nursing
Perimeter Center
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico, Virginia 23233-1463
Phone: 804-367-4569
Fax: 804-527-4455
Automated: 804-270-6836
WashingtonOBRA Nurse Aide RegistryWA OBRA Nurse Aide Registry
Aging & Services Administration Disabilities
PO Box 45600
Olympia, WA 98504-5600
Phone: 360-725-2570
Fax: 360-493-2581
West VirginiaWest Virginia Nursing Assistant RegistryWV Division of Health and Human Resources
Office of Health Facility Licensure & Certification
408 Leon Sullivan Way
Charleston, WV 25301-1713
Phone: 304-558-0050
Fax: 304-558-1442
WisconsinPearson Vue Wisconsin Nurse Aide RegistryWI Department Health Services
Division of Quality Assurance
Office of Caregiver Quality
P.O. Box 2969
Madison, WI 53701-2969
Phone: 608-261-8319
Registry Managed by Pearson VUE
PO Box 13785
Philadelphia, PA 19101-3785
Phone: 877-329-8760
WyomingWyoming State Board of Nursing License VerificationWY Board of Nursing
1810 Pioneer Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Phone: 307-777-7601
Fax: 307-777-3519

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