A. Complete an approved GNA course;
B. Obtain CNA certification from the Maryland Board of Nursing;
C. Apply to MDGNATS for the Geriatric Nursing Assistant Examination;
D. Results of the examination will be forwarded to the Board and MDGNATS will notify the candidate of the results;
E. For those passing the examination, the Board will indicate on the database that the individual is certified as a GNA, which will appear on online and telephone verification.
Note: No new certificate will be issued. GNA certification will appear on the CNA certificate at the next renewal.
1. GNA shall obtain verification from employer of the required 8 hours of work as a GNA in a comprehensive care facility in the two years immediately preceding renewal of the
certification on the form and in the manner required by the Board.
2. Complete CNA renewal form:
3. If GNA or other certifications cannot be verified during processing, the individual will not receive these designations o the CNA certificate.
If you are calling in reference to Nursing Assistants, Geriatric Nursing Assistants, Certified Medicine Aides or Medication Assistants or their training programs, please call 410-585-1990 or toll free 1-877-847-0626.