Nursing Assistant Certification

 Temporary Nurse Aide Pathway for CNA/GNA Certification

Certification Status & Renewal​ 

  • NEW! Change to Current 90-Day Letter Submission Process for Initial Nursing Assistant Applicants
  • Verify a Nursing Assistant's Certification - A nursing assistant can be verified using name, certification number or partial social security number (addresses, and social security numbers do not appear for security reasons). The information can be printed for facility files.  
    Primary source verification of certification status is found in the "Look Up A License" feature of this website. This secure program is updated daily. Paper licenses are not secure and are only accurate at the time they are printed. Paper licenses and certificates are easy to forge and are used by impostors for fraud and identity theft; these are serious issues that threaten our mission of public protection. In the rare event an employer will not accept the Look Up A License verification, you may request a paper verification form.
  • Certified Nursing Assistant Online Certification Renewal ​- Certificate holders will be able to renew on-line 60 days before and 30 days after the expiration date of their certification (the 28th day of the certificate holder's birth month). Information about the web site is included in the renewal application that the CNA will receive. Instructions for using on-line renewal General Information About Nursing Assistant Certification can be found on the web site. The verification web site shows the updated information within 2-4 days after renewing on-line.

General Information About Nursing Assistant Certification


​How To Be Certified As A Nursing Assistant

Nursing Assistant Training Programs​

  • Approved CNA Programs​​
  • Maryland Nursing Course Equivalents to Requirements of Nursing Assistant Training
  • Military Program Equivalents
  • Approved Out-of-State Schools of Nursing with Equivalent Courses for CNA status



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Information on Initial CNA or GNA Certification​
​Information on CNA
​Information on CNA End​orsment
​Information on Initial Medication Technician
​Information on Medication Technician
​​Information on CNA-DT certification​​
​Questions about Nursing Assistant training


 updated 3/28/2024

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