Florida CNA Renewal Instructions

All CNAs must renew their certifications periodically, and Florida is no exception. Every state has different renewal requirements, so check with your state CNA Registry (see below) if you live somewhere other than Florida. But if you DO live in Florida…and you got a notification from the state that it is time to renew but you aren’t sure what to do…then THIS video is for you!

CNA Registries by State

Alabama

24 months from date of (successful) test

On test date anniversary

$ 0.00 (free) 

12 hours of in-service education offered by the facility that the CNA works in

8 hours every 24 months

GA Nurse Aide Registry, P.O. Box 105753, Atlanta, Georgia 30348

678-527-3010

www.mmis.georgia.gov

Alaska

24 months 

March 31st of even numbered years (regardless of when certification was obtained)

Certified for:

less than 1 year – $50

2 years or more – $100

Certified for:

less than 1 year – no continuing education required

1-2 years – 12 hours of continuing education required

2 years or more – 24 hours of continuing education required

Certified for:

less than 1 year – no work requirement

1 year or longer – 160 hours of compensated employment as a CNA

David Worrell, Licensing Examiner
david.worrell@alaska.gov
Phone:(907) 269-8169
Fax: (907) 269-8196
550 W. 7th Avenue., Suite 1500
Anchorage, AK 99501-3567

Arizona

24 months 

Not specified on website

For Registry CNAs (no background check) $0 – Free

For LNAs – $50

None specified

For LNAs only – 160 hours every 24 months

Arizona State Board of Nursing
Nurse Aide Registration Program
4747 North 7th Street, Suite 200,
Phoenix, Arizona 85014
Phone: (602) 771-7800

Arkansas

24 months 

Not specified – look on your certification

$0 – Free

None specified

8 consecutive hours within the last 24 months

Prometric, ATTN: AR Nurse Aide Registry Renewal, 7941
Corporate Drive, Nottingham, MD 21236.

California

24 months 

Not specified – look on your certification

$0 – Free

48 hours within the 24 month period (max of 24 hours/12 month period).

Only 24 hours can be completed through an approved online provider.

8 consecutive hours within the last 24 months

Aide and Technician Certification Section
P.O. Box 997416, MS 3301
Sacramento, CA 95899-7416 

(916) 327-2445

cna@cdph.ca.gov

Colorado

24 months 

January 31st of odd numbered years

Not specified

Not specified

Not specified

Colorado Board of Nursing
1560 Broadway, Suite 1350
Denver, CO 80202

Phone: 303-894-2430  |  Fax: 303-894-2821  |  Email: dora_nursingboard@state.co.us

Connecticut

24 months 

Not specified – look on your certification

$0 – Free

None specified

8 consecutive hours within the last 24 months

CT Nurse Aide Registry Program
Department of Public Health
410 Capitol Avenue, MS#12MQA
P.O. Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134-308
Facsimile: (860) 707-1983.

Connecticut CNA Recertification 

Delaware

24 months 

Not specified – look on your certification

24 hours each 24 month certification period completed online through RELIAS

64 hours within the last 24 months

Division of Health Care Quality (DHCQ).
302-421-7403

Florida

24 months 

May 31st (half in even years and half in odd years)

$55 if renewed before expiration

$105 if renewed within 120 days after expiration

$160 if renewed after 120 days of expiration (up to 2 years)

24 hours each 24 month certification period including:

  • Bloodborne Pathogens/infection control
  • Domestic Violence
  • Medical record documentation
  • Resident Rights
  • Communication with cognitively impaired clients
  • CPR Skills
  • Medical Error Prevention and Safety

unspecified hours within the last 24 months (there is a work requirement, but no hours specified)

Department of Health
Board of Nursing
4052 Bald Cypress Way Bin C-02
Tallahassee, FL 32399-3252

850-245-4125

MQA.CNA@flhealth.gov

Georgia

24 months 

Not specified – look on your certification

$0 – Free

None specified

8 consecutive hours within the last 24 months

CT Nurse Aide Registry Program
Department of Public Health
410 Capitol Avenue, MS#12MQA
P.O. Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134-308
Facsimile: (860) 707-1983.

Connecticut CNA Recertification 

Hawaii

24 months 

Not specified – look on your certification

$0 – Free if the CNA works in a Medicare/Medicaid approved nursing facility

$25 if any other setting

None if the CNA works in a licensed Medicare/Medicaid nursing facility

24 hours within last 24 months for all others

8 consecutive hours within the last 24 months

DCCA-PVL
Att: NA
P.O. Box 3469
Honolulu, HI 96801

Email:
nurse_aide@dcca.hawaii.gov

808-586-2695

http://www.prometric.com/nurseaide/hi

Prometric
HI Nurse Aide
354 Uluniu Street
Suite 308
Kailua, HI 96734
Phone: 800.967.1200

HICNA@prometric.com

Idaho

24 months 

Not specified – look on your certification

$0 – Free

None specified

8 hours within the last 24 months

IDAHO NURSE AIDE REGISTRY
DIVISION OF LICENSING & CERTIFICATION – BUREAU OF FACILITY STANDARDS
IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & WELFARE
3232 ELDER STREET
P.O. BOX 83720
BOISE, ID 83720-0009

208-334-6620

Illinois

Unspecified

Not specified – presumably valid as long as the CNA is working in an approved nursing facility

$0 – Free

None specified

8 hours in the last 24 months

Illinois Department of Public Health
535 West Jefferson Street
Springfield, Illinois 62761
Phone 217-785-5133
Fax 217-524-0137

Indiana

24 months

Not specified – check your certification card

$0 – Free

None specified

8 hours in the last 24 months

Indiana State Department of Health
Nurse Aide Registry
2 North Meridian Street, 4B
Indianapolis, IN 46204
aides@isdh.in.gov
(317) 233-7442, Option 1
(317) 233-7750, Fax

Iowa

Unspecified

Not specified – presumably as long as an nursing facility is recording your employment

$0 – Free

None specified

8 hours in the last 24 months

Address:  Direct Care Worker Registry
       Division of Health Facilities
       Lucas State Office Building – 3rd Floor
       321 East 12th Street
       Des Moines, IA 50319

Telephone: 515.281.4077
       Fax:  515.281.6259
E-mail:  Greg.DeMoss@dia.iowa.gov 
Website:  www.dia-hfd.state.ia.us

Kansas

Unspecified

180 hours – 90 hours of theory, 20 hours skills laboratory, and 40 hours clinical practice

$0 – Free

None specified

8 hours in the last 24 months

ME Department of Human Services
Division of Licensing and Regulatory Services
State House Station #11
41 Anthony Avenue
Augusta, ME 04333
Phone: (800) 791-4080,
(207) 287-9300
Fax: (207) 287-9325

Kentucky

24 months

Your test anniversary date

$0 – Free

12 hours in-service education annually provided by the CNA’s employing facility

8 hours in the last 24 months

Kentucky Nurse Aide Registry
312 Whittington Pkwy, Ste 300-A
Louisville, KY 40222-5172

Fax Number: 502-429-1247

Louisiana

24 months

Your test anniversary date

$0 – Free

None specified

8 hours in the last 24 months

Louisiana Department of Health
Health Standards Section
P.O. Box 3767
Baton Rouge, LA 70821 – 3767
Phone: 225.342.0138
Fax: 225.342.4549
Website: http://www.dhh.la.gov/CNADSW

Maine

24 months

60 days before and 30 days after the expiration date of their certification (the 28th day of the certificate holder’s birth month)

Completion of 30 continuing education units (CEUs) within the 2 years immediately preceding the date of the renewal application.

100 training hours, including 60 classroom hours and 40 hands-on training hours at a nursing facility

ME Department of Human Services
Division of Licensing and Regulatory Services
State House Station #11
41 Anthony Avenue
Augusta, ME 04333

Phone: (800) 791-4080,
(207) 287-9300
Fax: (207) 287-9325

Maryland

24 months

60 days before and 30 days after the expiration date of their certification (the 28th day of the certificate holder’s birth month)

Completion of 30 continuing education units (CEUs) within the 2 years immediately preceding the date of the renewal application

100 training hours, including 60 classroom hours and 40 hands-on training hours at a nursing facility

ME Department of Human Services
Division of Licensing and Regulatory Services
State House Station #11
41 Anthony Avenue
Augusta, ME 04333

Phone: (800) 791-4080,
(207) 287-9300
Fax: (207) 287-9325

Massachusetts

24 months

TWO years to your last known date of employment

$0 – Free

None specified

100 training hours, including 75 classroom hours and 25 hands-on training hours at a nursing facility

Kansas Health Occupations Credentialing (HOC)
612 S. Kansas Ave. Topeka, KS 66603

785-296-3075

Michigan

24 months

Specified on certificate

At least 25 hours of continuing education, with at least two (2) hours in pain and symptom management, in courses or programs approved by the Board

Minimum 75 hours, which includes 59 hours of formal classroom training and 16 hours of manual skills instruction

MI Nurse Aide Registry
Prometric
7941 Corporate Drive
Nottingham, MD 21236

Phone: (800) 752-4724 ; (800) 748-0252
Fax: (517) 241-9416

Minnesota

24 months

Not specified – presumably valid as long as the CNA is working in an approved nursing facility

Not specified

At least 8 hours as a paid nursing assistant every 24 months

75 hours of instruction – at least 16 of these 75 hours must be clinical instruction at a licensed nursing home

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)
Email: Health.FPC-NAR@state.mn.us

Mississippi

24 months

Specified on certificate

Submit a company check or money order made payable to Pearson VUE in the amount of $26.00

CEUs not required

Not specified

Bureau of Health Facilities
Licensure & Certification
P.O. Box 1700
Jackson, MS  39215
570 East Woodrow Wilson Dr
Jackson, MS 39216

Phone: (601) 364-1100
Fax: (601) 364-5052

Missouri

24 months

3 days prior to the expiration date

$20.00

CEUs not required

Perform paid nursing services of at least one (1) day in a twenty-four (24) consecutive month period of time

MO 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
Email: info@health.mo.gov

Montana

24 months

Last day of the 24th month

$0 – Free

CEUs not required

Must have worked and received a wage as a CNA in the past
24 months

MT 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
Email: cna@mt.gov

Nebraska

24 months

Not specified – presumably as long as an nursing facility is recording your employment

$0 – Free

CEUs not required

Work in a paid position within 24 months of your last job as a nurse aide

NE Department of Health & Human Services
Division of Public Health
Licensure Unit
Attn: Nurse Aide
PO Box 94986
Lincoln, NE 68509-4986

Phone: (402) 471-4322
Fax: (402) 742-1151
Email: DHHS.NursingSupport@nebraska.gov

Nevada

24 months

60 days from current expiration date

$50.00

24 continuing education (CE) hours

Practiced at least 40 hours as a CNA within the previous two years

NV 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
Email: nursingboard@nsbn.state.nv.us

New Hampshire

24 months

On the second birthday from issue date

$63.00

12 continuing education (CE) hours per year for a total of 24 CE hours within the 2 year certification period

Worked 200 hours as a CNA

NV 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
Email: nursingboard@nsbn.state.nv.us

New Jersey

24 months

On the second birthday from issue date

$63.00

12 continuing education (CE) hours per year for a total of 24 CE hours within the 2 year certification period

Worked 200 hours as a CNA

NV 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
Email: nursingboard@nsbn.state.nv.us

New Mexico

24 months

No more than sixty (60) days prior to the expiration date of the license

$26.25

30 contact hours within the 24 months immediately preceding expiration of license

At least eight (8) hours paid work as a Nurse Aide under the supervision of a licensed or registered Nurse Aide

NM Nurse Aide Registry
2040 South Pacheco Street
2nd Floor, Rm 413
Santa Fe, NM 87505

Phone: (505) 476-9040
Fax: (505) 476-9026
Email: nursingboard@nsbn.state.nv.us

New York

24 months

Not specified – presumably as long as a nursing facility is recording your employment

$40.00

CEUs not required

Must have worked at least 8 consecutive hours for pay in the immediate 24 months prior to certification renewal

NY State Department of Health
Bureau of Credentialing 
Attn: Nurse Aide Unit
875 Central Avenue
Albany, NY 12206
Phone: (518) 408-1297

Prometric
1260 Energy Lane
St. Paul, MN 55108
Verification: (800) 918-8818

North Carolina

24 months

Before end of the 24th month

$0 – Free

CEUs not required

  • Qualified work experience (at least 8 hours) completed during every two years.
  • Nurse aides are required to report their employment on a scannable renewal form. The forms are mailed by the registry to eligible nurse aides three months before the listing expiration date. W-2 forms and other methods of reporting are not accepted.
  • The aide and supervisor must complete the form to report the work experience.
  • RN Signature: The signature of an RN is required on the scannable renewal form to verify that RN-supervised nurse aide work was performed by the aide and the date(s) of the work. The RN signature does not verify competency. The RN who signs may be either the aide’s direct supervisor or another RN who has access to the employment records.

NC 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 Dakota

24 months

Reminder email will be sent sixty (60) days before your CNA certification expires

$0 – Free

CEUs not required

Worked a total of eight hours performing nursing or nursing related services in the last 24 months as a CNA and received payment for your hours worked

ND Health Response and Licensure
Division of Health Facilities
600 East Boulevard Avenue, Department 301
Bismarck, ND 58505-0200

Phone: (701) 328-2353
Fax: (701) 328-1890

Ohio

24 months

Email reminder will be sent before the expiration date

$0 – Free

CEUs not required

Must have worked at least 8 consecutive hours for pay in the immediate 24 months prior to certification renewal

OH 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
Email: NAR@odh.ohio.gov 

Oklahoma

24 months

Renew up to three months before your license expires

$0 – Free

Complete an eight (8) hour Continuing Education Update (CEU) during the year of your certification, or within one (1) year following your expiration date

Must have worked at least eight (8) hours during the two (2) year timeframe of your certification

OK State Department of Health 
123 Robert S. Kerr Ave., Suite 1702

Phone: (405) 426-8150
Fax: (405) 900-7572
Email: NAR@health.ok.gov

Oregon

24 months

Not specified – presumably stated on the certificate. A CNA may renew certification up to 30 days post expiration date by paying a late fee

$65.00

At least two hours of cultural competency education in the two years preceding the receipt of a completed application

Worked at least 400 hours in a paid position within the last two years with active CNA certification

OR State Board of Nursing 
17938 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd
Portland, Oregon 97224-7012

Phone: (971) 673-0685 
Fax: (971) 673-0684

Pennsylvania

24 months

90 days prior to the expiration date of your certification

$297.00

Complete 48-hours of in-service training

Required to work for pay as a nursing assistant for a minimum of 8 hours during the 24-month certification period. You must work in a nursing environment such as a nursing home, hospital or home health setting to renew your certificate.

PA Department of Health 
Division of Nursing Care Facilities
Room 526, Health & Welfare Building
625 Forster Street
Harrisburg, PA 17120

Phone: (717) 787-1816 

Rhode Island

24 months

Renewal notices are sent out 60 days before your expiration date

$60.00

CEUs not required

Must have completed 8 (eight) hours of paid services in a CNA role in the last 24-month certification period

PA Department of Health 
Division of Nursing Care Facilities
Room 526, Health & Welfare Building
625 Forster Street
Harrisburg, PA 17120
Phone: (717) 787-1816 

South Carolina

24 months

Renewal reminder will be sent via email ninety (90) days before the expiration of your certification

$28.00

CEUs not required

At least one documented day (eight consecutive hours) for pay during the previous twenty-four (24) months, under the supervision of an RN or LPN.

SC Department of Health and Human Services
Division of Community and facility Services 
PO Box 8206
1801 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29202

Phone: (803) 898-2500
Email: SCNAR@SCDHHS.GOV

South Dakota

24 months

Maximum of 90 days prior to the expiry date

Not specified

A minimum of 12 hours of training per year as required

A minimum of 12 hours of employment as a nurse aide for monetary compensation during the preceding 24 months

SC Board of Nursing
600 East Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501-2536

Phone: (605) 773-2356
Phone (In State): 1-800-738-2301
Email: DOH.info@state.sd.us

Tennessee

24 months

Not specified – presumably as long as a nursing facility is recording your employment

$40.00

CEUs not required

Must have worked at least 8 consecutive hours for pay in the immediate 24 months prior to certification renewal

NY State Department of Health
Bureau of Credentialing 
Attn: Nurse Aide Unit
875 Central Avenue
Albany, NY 12206
Phone: (518) 408-1297

Prometric
1260 Energy Lane
St. Paul, MN 55108
Verification: (800) 918-8818

Texas

24 months

There is no expiration date printed on your certificate, but you are responsible to renew the certificate on your own. You must start the renewal process 3 months before your license expires.

No renewal fee

24 hours of in-service training within 2 years

Provide proof of qualifying employment

TX Health and Human Services
Mail Code E-414
P.O. Box 149030
Austin, TX 78714-9030
Phone: (512) 438-9030
Fax: (512) 438-2052

Utah

24 months

Renewal notice will be mailed approximately 45 days before the expiry date of your license

Not specified

CEUs not required

Must be employed in a licensed healthcare setting as a paid CNA for a minimum of 200 hours performing nursing related services, under the supervision of a licensed nurse throughout this 2 year renewal period

UT Health Technology Certification
450 Simmons Way
Kaysville, UT 84027

Phone: (801) 547-9947
Fax: (801) 593-2400
Email: unar@davistech.edu

Vermont

24 months

Three (3) courtesy renewal reminders are sent to the email on file starting approximately 6
weeks prior to the renewal expiration date (November 30th of even years).

$45.00

24 hours of in-service training within 2 years

Work as a certified nursing assistant 400 hours or more

VT Office of Professional Regulation
Board of Nursing
89 Main Street, Floor 3
Montplier, VT 05620-3402

Phone: (802) 828-3402 or (888) 287-5006
Fax: (802) 828-2484

Virginia

24 months

Forms will be mailed to you 60 days before your certification expiration date

$94.00

24 hours of in-service training within 2 years

Working a minimum of eight hours of paid employment as a CNA during the last 24-month certification period

VA Department of Health Professions
Perimeter Center
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico, Virginia 23233-1463

Phone: (804) 367-4569
Fax: (804) 527-4455
Automated: (804) 270-6836

Washington

24 months

The state issues a notice 60 days prior to your license expiration date, but you are responsible for renewing it even if you did not get the notice.

$70.00

24 hours of in-service training within 2 years

Worked as a caregiver for at least 8 hours in the last 24 months

WA Aging & Services Administration Disabilities
PO Box 47877
Olympia, WA 98504-5600

Phone: (360) 236-4700
Fax: (360) 236-4818
Email: hsqa.csc@doh.wa.gov

West Virginia

24 months

30 days before your expiration date on the registry

$60.00

Complete 2 hours of continuing education credit related to mental health conditions common to veterans and family members of veterans annually

Eight (8) hours of paid employment within the previous two year period

WV 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
Email: dhhr.ohflac.nap@wv.gov

Wisconsin

24 months

Notified 30 days before the expiration date of their license via mail

Not specified

CEUs not required

Provide proof of work done equivalent to at least eight (8) hours during the latest certification period

Department of Health Services
1 West Wilson Street
Madison, WI 53703

General phone number: 608-266-1865
TTY phone number: 711 or 800-947-3529

Wyoming

24 months

Certification is renewed by December 31 of every even year

$50.00

Completing 24 hours of in-service education during the two-year certification period

Working at least 16 hours as a Certified Nurse Aide

WY Board of Nursing
130 Hobbs Ave, Suite B
Cheyenne, WY 82002

Phone: (307) 777-7601
Fax: (307) 777-3519
Email: wsbn-pe-info@wyo.gov