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California Nurse Aide Registry
CNA/HHA/CHT Certification
Unit – Licensing
and Certification Program
1615 Capitol Avenue,
Sacramento, CA 95899
Phone: (916) 327-2445
To be listed on the California nurse aide regisry individuals must
Complete and pass both written and skills portion of a state approved Nurse Aide training exam Containing a minimal of 150 hours. 
  • One hundred (100) hours of clinical training under the immediate supervision of the Director of Staff Development or Instructor.
  • A minimum of fifty (50) hours of classroom instruction shall be conducted in either a nursing facility, an agency or a public educational institution

Verify Your California CNA Certification
CNAs can verify their status on the online nurse aide registry

California CNA Certification Renewal
California CNAs must renew their certifications every two years.  You must met the requirements for renewal.

  • Completed at least 48 hours of continuing education units
  • Worked for pay in a facility within the past 2 years

If You dont met the criteria for renewal, you still need to fill out the renewal form and reatke the certification test.

Transferring Your CNA Certification to California
To transfer current CNA certification to California, you will need to request a certification through reciprocity.  You will need to downlad an application from the California Department of Public health.

You will need to download the following forms
CNA license verification form-- Form no CPDH931
Request for Live Scan Services-- Form no BCIA 8016
CNA Initial Application Form” Form no CPDH 283Bo

You will need to send a copy of your state issued certificate, and  Show proof of employment in the last two years.

Request for Name/Address Change and/or Duplicate for  CNA/HHA/CHT Certificate
www.cdph.ca.gov/pubsforms/forms/CtrldForms/cdph0929.pdf