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Connecticut Nurse Aide Registry

How to Become a Certified Nurse Aide in Connecticut

In order to become a CNA in Connecticut, candidates must be added to the Connecticut Nurse Aide Registry which can be accomplished by following these steps:

  1. Completion of a state-approved training program for nurse aides.
  2. Fill out an application for examination through Prometric. A fee worth $118 will be applied.
  3. Successfully complete the Prometric endorsed written and practical competency examinations.

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How to Verify a Connecticut Nurse Aide Certification

The certification status of any Nurse Aide can be verified online via the CNA Registry in Connecticut.

Online CNA Verification


How to Renew a Connecticut Nurse Aide Certificate

CNA certificates in Connecticut must be renewed every 2 years. One of the requirements for the renewal is to complete an 8-hour worth of paid work as a nurse aide or any direct personal care services within the last 2 years. Expiration of the said certificate will be based on the last employment date. Take note that failure to complete any of the aforementioned requirements will require the applicant to start over again. No fee is required for this transaction.

Employment Verification Form


How to Apply for a Lapsed Nurse Aide Certificate

A CNA certificate that has both expired and is ineligible for renewal will be required to re-take both the practical and written examinations to be reinstated in Connecticut.

Printable application


How to Transfer an Out-of-state Certification

A CNA that has a certificate that is both active and in good standing from other states may apply for certification via reciprocity.

Online application

Printable application


If you have additional questions, you may contact the Connecticut Nurse Aide Registry at:

Connecticut Nurse Aide Registry
Connecticut Department of Public Health
410 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06134
Phone: (860) 509-7596
The Nurse Aide Registry is managed by Prometric
Phone: (866) 499-7485