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Minnesota Nurse Aide Registry


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)


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

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)