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Hawaii Nurse Aide Registry

Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs
Professional & Vocational Licensing
Honolulu, HI 96801
Phone: (808) 739-8122
Fax: (808) 734-8318

Prometric – HI Nurse Aide
354 Uluniu Street, Suite 308, Kailua, HI 96734
Phone: (800) 967-1200

How to Become a CNA in Hawaii

A candidate must complete the following on order to become a CNA in the state of Hawaii:

  • Pick and choose from a prescribed list of state-approved CNA Training Programs.
  • Fill out and complete an application form endorsed by Prometric.
  • Successfully complete both portions of the Competency Examinations (skills and knowledge-based).

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How do I Verify a CNA Certificate in Hawaii?

You may use the link below from Prometric’s website to verify any CNA certificate in Hawaii.

CNA Certificate Verification


How Do I Renew a CNA Certificate in Hawaii?

The state of Hawaii requires its CNA’s to renew their certificates every 2 years. Eligibility for the said renewal depends on the following:

  • Completion of a CNA renewal form from the Prometric website.
  • 8 hours or more of any paid service related to nursing or direct care under the auspices of a registered or licensed nurse.

Useful Links:

Renewal Certification Form


How Do I Reinstate a Lapsed CNA Certificate in Hawaii?

Applicants with expired certificates are allowed to get re-certified which can be accomplished by doing either of the following:

  • Provided that the training program they’ve previously attended is currently on the state-approved training programs, they may retake the competency exam from there.


  • If the training program they’ve previously attended is currently not on the state-approved training programs, they must choose another training program that is currently state-approved and complete it along with retaking the competency exam.

Useful Link:

Application to reinstate lapsed certificate


How Do I Transfer an Out-of-state CNA Certification to Hawaii?

Another option for a potential CNA candidate is to have their certification transferred via reciprocity. These are the steps to have an out-of-state CNA certificate added to the registry:

  • Fill out the reciprocity application form
  • Attach a copy of your currently active certificate from the state it was obtained.
  • Submit the aforementioned requirements, documents, and fees to Prometric.

Contact Prometric for an Application for Certification by Reciprocity