1. Home
  2. >>
  3. Vermont Nurse Aide Registry

Vermont Nurse Aide Registry

Initial Requirements for New CNAs in Vermont

An applicant that plans on pursuing a career as a CNA in the state of Vermont must first acquire a license within the nurse registry which can be achieved by:

  • Successful completion of a CNA program approved by the state of Vermont which is seventy five (75) hours in total including sixteen (16) hours of clinical participation.
  • Achieving a passing score in both portions of the CNA certification which are the knowledge-based consisting of seventy (70) questions and skills-based consisting of five (5) random clinical skills. The specified time limit for the said portions are ninety (90) minutes and thirty (30) minutes respectively.

Useful Links:


LNA License Verification

Those seeking a means to have their license verified may do so by visiting the link below. Please keep in mind that in order to process the query, one will need to provide a License Number or the First Name and Last Name.

Find A Professional


Renewing a CNA License in Vermont

The CNA certification issued by the nurse registry in Vermont is only valid for two (2) years. In order to renew the said certificate, CNAs are required to perform four hundred (400) hours or more of compensated nurse-related service during the latest certification period. Applicants that fail to meet the said requirement must take the state certification exams.


Certification Reinstatement in Vermont

Candidates that are unable to have their license renewed as mentioned above you must retrain and retake the licensing evaluation exam.

Renewal Instructions for Licensed Nursing Assistant

Transferring an Out-of-State License to Vermont

The nurse aide registry in the state of Vermont will accept CNA transferees from other states that are currently active and unencumbered. However, the state in which the certification was obtained must maintain the same standards as the state of Vermont in order for the certification transfer to be valid.

Application for Certification by Endorsement


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

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