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).
- Candidate information bulletin
- List of state-approved CNA training programs
- Change request form
- Online application form
- Track application status
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.
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.
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.
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.