List of State By State Nurse Aide Registries

Certified Nurse Assistants across the country must be registered within their respective state’s CNA Registry. Whether the CNA is new coming off passing their exam, or is a CNA with year of experience, their status with a registry must be kept current. This requirement is in place due to the 1987 law “The Omnibus Reconciliation Act”.  As a part of this sweeping law, there were stipulations in enacted for Nursing Homes to be regulated by the federal government as well as requirements for nurse aide training.

Nurse Aide Registries are maintained on state by state basis. CNAs must be listed in these registires to be eligible for employment in a nursing home or long term care facility within the state they are listed in. Each file includes:

The Nurse Aide’s full name
Home address
A previous record of any cases of abuse or neglect
Social security number

CNAs are responsible for keeping the listing within the registry for their personal information up to date. This includes any changes to their name in the case of a marriage, or if their home address changes. If a CNA moves states, that employer can look up the Nurse Aide in the previous state’s registry to validate their listing while they go through the process of taking a their CNA exam in that state or following the proper protocols to be certified.

State by State Nurse Aide Registry Guide

Alabama Nurse Aide Registry
Alabama Department of Public Health
Division of Health Care Facilities
The RSA Tower
201 Monroe Street, Suite 700
Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone: (334) 206-5169

Alaska Nurse Aide Registry
Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development
Division of Occupational Licensing
550 West 7th Avenue, Suite 1500,
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: (907) 269-8169

Arizona Nurse Aide Registry
Arizona Board of Nursing
1740 W. Adams St., Suite 2000
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone:602-771-7800

Arkansas Nurse Aide Registry
Arkansas Department of Human
Services Office of Long-term Care
PO Box 8059, Slot S405,
Little Rock, AR 72203
Automated Line: (501) 682-8484
Direct Line: (501) 682-1807

California Nurse Aide Registry
CNA/HHA/CHT Certification Unit
Licensing and Certification Program
1615 Capitol Avenue,
Sacramento, CA 95899
Phone: (916) 327-2445

Colorado Nurse Aide Registry
Colorado Board of Nursing
1560 Broadway, Suite 1350,
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: (303) 894-2430

Connecticut Nurse Aide Registry
Connecticut Department of Public Health
410 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06134
Phone: (860) 509-7596

Delaware State Nurse Aide Registry
Delaware Health and Social Services
Division of Health Care Quality, Office of Long-Term Care Residents Protection
24 N.W. Front Street
Milford, DE 19963-1463
Phone: 302-577-6666

Florida Nurse Aide Registry
Florida Board of Nursing – Board Office
4052 Bald Cypress Way Bin C-02
Tallahassee, FL 32399-3252
Phone: (850) 245-4125

Georgia Nurse Aide Registry
GA Health Partnership – GMCF
1455 Lincoln Parkway East, Suite 750
Atlanta, GA 30346-2200
Phone: 678-527-3010 (local)
Or 800-414-4358

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

Idaho Nurse Aide Registry
Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
Idaho Nurse Aide Registry
3232 Elder Street, P.O. Box 83720, Boise, Idaho 83720
Phone: (800) 748-2480

Illinois CNA Registry
Illinois Department of Public Health
535 West Jefferson Street
Springfield, Illinois 62761
Phone 844-789-3676
Fax 217-524-0137
TTY 800-547-0466

Indiana Nurse Aide Registry
Indiana State Department of Health
Division of Long-Term Care
2 North Meridian Street,
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: (317) 233-7351
License Verification: (317) 233-7612
Fax: (317) 233-7750

Iowa Direct Care Worker Registry
Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals
Health Facilities Division
Lucas State Office Building
321 East 12th Street, Des Moines, IA 50319
Phone: (515) 281-4077
Fax: (515) 242-5022
License Verification: (866) 876-1997

Kansas Nurse Aide Registry
Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services
Health Occupations Credentialing
1000 SW Jackson Street, Suite 200, Topeka, KS 66612
License Verification: (785) 296-6877
Nurse Aide Registry: (785) 296-0059

Kentucky Nurse Aide Registry
312 Whittington Pky, Suite 300-A
Louisville, KY 40222-5172
Phone: (502) 429-3347
Fax: (502) 696-3957

Louisiana Nurse Aide Registry
Direct Service Worker Registry
P.O. Box 3767, Baton Rouge,
LA 70821-3767
Phone (225) 342-0138 (Opt. 6)
Fax (225) 342-5073

Maine Registry of Certified Nursing Assistants & Direct Care Workers
State House Station #11, 41 Anthony Avenue
Augusta Maine 04333
Phone: 1-800-791-4080
(207)624-7300
Fax: 207-287-9325
TDD Number: 1-800-606-0215

Maryland Board of Nursing
4140 Patterson Avenue,
Baltimore, MD 21215
Phone: (410) 585-1900
Fax: (410) 585-8042

Massachusetts Department of Health and Human Services
Nurse Aide Registry Program
99 Chauncy Street, 2nd Fl.
Boston, MA 0211
Phone: (617-753-8144)
Phone: (781) 979-4010
Phone: (800) 962-4337 (outside of MA)
Verification: 617-753-8192

Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
Bureau of Community & Health Systems
Health Facility Professional and Nurse Aide Section
P.O. Box 30664, Lansing, MI 48909
E-mail: BCHS-CNA-Registry@michigan.gov
Nurse Aide Phone: 517-284-8961
Bureau Phone: 517-335-1980
Prometric Contact Information:
Prometric Website
Phone: 800-752-4724

Minnesota Nursing Assistant Registry
MDH/F&P Comp. Div., NAR
P.O. Box 64501
St. Paul, MN 55164-64501
PH: (651) 215-8705 Press 9
(800) 397-6124 (in-state only)

Mississippi Department of Health Facilities
Bureau of Health Facilities
Licensure and Certification
P.O. Box 1700, Jackson, MS 39215
143B LeFleur’s Square
Jackson, MS 39211
Phone: (601) 364-1100
Fax (601) 364-5052
The Online Certified Nurse Aide Registry is managed by Pearson Vue
Phone: 1-888-204-6213

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
Health Education Unit
PO Box 570, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570
Phone: 573-526-5686
Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Fax: 573-526-7656
Email: CNARegistry@health.mo.gov

Montana Nurse Assistant Registry
Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services
2401 Colonial Drive, 2nd Floor
PO Box 202953
Helena MT  59620-2953
Phone:(406) 444-4980
Fax:(406) 444-3456
Email: cna@mt.gov

Nebraska Nurse Aide Registry
The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
Nursing and Nursing Support
Post Office Box 94986
Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone: (402) 471-0537

Nevada CNA Registry Nevada
State Board of Nursing
5011 Meadow Mall Way, #201, Reno, NV 89502
Phone: (775) 688-2620 or (800) 746-3980
License Verification: (888) 590-6726
Fax: (775) 688-2628

New Hampshire Nursing Assistants Registry
21 S. Fruit St., Ste 16
Concord, NH 03301-2431
Phone: (603) 271-6282
Fax: (603) 271-6605

New Jersey Nurse Aide Registry
NJ Department of Health
Certification Program – Certificate of Need and Licensing
P.O. Box 358
25 South Stockton Street, Trenton, NJ 08608-1832
Phone: 866-561-5914
Fax: 609-633-9087

New Mexico Nurse Aide Registry
DOH/DHI/Health Facility
Licensing & Certification Bureau
2040 S. Pacheco Street, 2nd Floor, Room 413
Santa Fe, New Mexico   87505
Telephone:  505 476-9040
Fax: 505 476-9026
Voice Response System 505 827-1453

New York Nursing Home Nurse Aide Registry
NY State Department of Health – Bureau of Professional Credentialing
161 Delaware Ave., Delmar, NY 12054-1393
Phone: (518) 408-1297
The online Nurse Aide Registry is managed by Prometric.
License Verification: (800) 918-8818

North Carolina Nurse Aide Registry
NC Department of Health & Human Services
Division of Health Service Regulation
2709 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699
Phone: (919) 855-3969
License Verification: (919) 715-0562
Fax: (919) 733-9764

North Dakota Nurse Aide Registry
North Dakota Health – Division of Health Facilities
600 E. Boulevard Ave., Dept. 301, Bismarck N.D., 58505-0200
Phone: 701.328.2353
Fax: 701.328.1890

Ohio Nurse Aide Registry
Ohio Department of Health/Nurse Aides
246 N. High Street, Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 752-9500 or (614) 752-8285

Oklahoma Nurse Aide and Nontechnical Services Worker Registry
1000 NE 10th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73117-1207
Phone: (405) 271-4085 or (800) 695-2157

Oregon Nurse Aide Registry
Oregon State Board of Nursing
800 NE Oregon Street, 
Suite 465, Portland, OR 97232
Phone: (503) 731-3459
License Verification: (503) 731-3459
Fax: (503) 731-4755

Pennsylvania Nurse Aide Registry
Pennsylvania Department of Health – Division of Nursing Care Facilities
Room 526, Health & Welfare Building, 7th and Forster Street,
Harrisburg, PA 17120
Phone: (800) 852-0518 or (717) 787-1816
The online Nurse Aide Registry is managed by Pearson VUE.
Phone: (800) 852-0518
Fax: (610) 617-9398

Rhode Island Nursing Assistant Registry
Nurse Aide Registry
3 Capitol Hill, Room 105
Providence, RI 02908
Phone: (401) 222-5888
Fax: (401) 222-3352

South Carolina Nurse Aide Registry
Pearson Vue
PO Box 13785, Philadelphia PA 19101-3785
Phone: (800) 475-8290
South Carolina Nurse Aide Abuse Registry
South Carolina Department of Health and Environment Control
2600 Bull Street, Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 545-4205

South Dakota Nurse Aide Registry
South Dakota Board of Nursing
4305 S. Louise Ave., Ste. 201
Sioux Falls, SD 57106-3124
Phone: (605) 362-2760
Fax: (605) 362-2768

Tennessee Nurse Aide Registry
Tennessee Department of Health
665 Mainstream Drive, 2nd Floor, Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: (615) 532-5171
Fax: (615) 248-3601

Texas Nurse Aide Registry
Texas Dept. of Aging & Disability Services – Licensing & Credentialing Regulatory Services
701 W. 51st St., Austin, Texas 78751
Phone: (512) 438-2050
Fax: (512) 438-2052
License Verification: (800) 452-3934

The Utah Nursing Assistant Registry
450 Simmons Way #700
Kaysville, UT 84037
(801) 547-9947

Vermont Nursing Assistant Registry
Heritage Building, 81 River Street
Montpelier, VT 05609
Phone: (802) 828-2819
Fax: (802) 828-2484

Virginia Nurse Aide Registry
Virginia Department of Health/Nursing Dept.
Virginia Board of Nursing
9960 Maryland Drive, Henrico, VA 23233
Phone: (804) 367-4515

Washington State OBRA Nursing Assistant Registry
Washington State Department of Health
PO Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600
(360) 725-2597

Washington DC Nurse Aide Registry
District of Columbia Department of Health
899 North Capitol Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 442-5955

West Virginia Division of Health Office of Health Facilities Licensure & Certification
1 Davis Square, Suite 101,
Charleston, WV 25301-1799
Phone: (304) 558-0688
Fax: (304) 558-1442

Wisconsin Nurse Aide Registry
Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Division of Quality Assurance
Office of Caregiver Quality
P.O. Box 2969, Madison, WI 53701
Phone: (608) 261-8319
Fax: (608) 264-6340

Wyoming Nurse Aide Registry
2020 Carey Ave., Ste. 110
Cheyanne, WY 82002
Phone (307) 777-7601
License Verification: (877) 626-2681
FAX: (307) 777-3519