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Minnesota Nurse Aide Registry

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)

Becoming a new CNA in the State of Minnesota

Before being considered as a viable CNA candidate, an applicant must first complete a state-approved CNA program for nurse aides. The next step is to take and pass the knowledge and skills tests. Achieving a passing score on all of the aforementioned tests is a prerequisite before being accepted into the Minnesota CNA Registry.


Verifying a CNA Certification in the State of Minnesota

In cases where a CNA certification verification is required, you may proceed to https://narlookup.web.health.state.mn.us/ and enter the required pertinent data. However, if your name is not on the list as it should be, you may contact them directly on these numbers:

651-215-8705 or toll-free at 1-800-397-6124


Certification Renewal for Minnesota CNAs

The Minnesota CNA Registry has a requirement that CNAs must renew their certification every two (2) years. Another factor to consider is whether or not the applicant has worked 8 hours or more of nursing-related services within the last 2 years prior to expiration.

Nursing Assistant Registry Update Form


Reinstatement of a Lapsed CNA License in the State of Minnesota

In the event that a CNA fails to have his/her certification renewed, the next available option is reinstatement by retaking the competency exam. After passing the said exam, their names can be re-added back to the CNA Registry.


Endorsing an Out-of-state CNA Certification

Nurse aides with an active out-of-state certification and is currently in good standing can have their certification transferred upon completing the Interstate Endorsement Forms.

Interstate Endorsement Forms (PDF)