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Mary Kay Goetter, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, Executive Director
Nancy D. Adams, MBA, RN, President

Nursing Assistant Certification

Effective January 27, 2012:  Please be advised that the disclosure of your Social Security Number or Federal Tax Identification Number is mandatory in order to process your application.

Any license or certificate application(s) received at the Maryland Board of Nursing without either a Social Security Number (SSN) or Federal Tax ID Number WILL NOT be processed.  Applications without these numbers are incomplete.

The Board is required by federal and Maryland law to collect this information for the following purposes:
  • Verification of identity with respect to final adverse actions related to your license or certificate (42 U.S.C. 1320a-7e(b))
  • Administration of the Child Support Enforcement Program (Md. Family Law Code Ann., 10-119.3)
  • Identification by the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation of new businesses in Maryland (Md. Health Occ. Code Ann., 1-210)
Please understand that if the Board receives your application, but it is incomplete because there is NO Social Security Number or Federal Tax ID Number, your application WILL NOT be processed and WILL BE returned to you.

Certification Status & Renewal || General Information About Nursing Assistant Certification || How To Be Certified As A Nursing Assistant || Nursing Assistant Training Programs || E-Mail The Board 

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Certification Status & Renewal

arrow bullet  NEW! Change to Current 90-Day Letter Submission Process for Initial Nursing Assistant Applicants [PDF]

arrow bullet Verify a Nursing Assistant's Certification - A nursing assistant can be verified using name, certification number or partial social security number (addresses, and social security numbers do not appear for security reasons). The information can be printed for facility files. The Board asks that the on-line verification be used as the primary source for verification of certification. The Board discontinued printing certification cards as of April 1, 2007.  Certification cards can be duplicated and there is a problem with imposters in the State. The on-line verification is secure and updated daily Monday through Saturday.

arrow bulletCertified Nursing Assistant Online Certification Renewal - Certificate holders will be able to renew on-line 60 days before and 30 days after the expiration date of their certification (the 28th day of the certificate holder's birth month). Information about the web site is included in the renewal application that the CNA will receive. Instructions for using on-line renewal can be found on the web site. The verification web site shows the updated information within 2-4 days after renewing on-line.

General Information About Nursing Assistant Certification

arrow bullet  General Information About Nursing Assistant Certification - Defines the various types of Nursing Assistant certification available.

arrow bullet Facts About Nursing Assistant Certification - Who must be certified and the training requirements to obtain certification. 

arrow bullet Student Nurse working as a CNA - What are the training & certification requirements of a nurse working in this position?

arrow bullet Certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant-Dialysis Technician

How To Be Certified As A Nursing Assistant

arrow bullet Methods Of Obtaining Nursing Assistant Certification  

arrow bullet Obtaining Initial GNA Certification

arrow bullet Fact Sheet for Out of State (Endorsement) Applicants

arrow bullet Checklist for Nursing Assistant Endorsement Applicants

arrow bullet Request for a Nursing Assistant Application

arrow bullet Scholarship Information

arrow bullet Transferring a Maryland CNA Certification to Another State

Nursing Assistant Training Programs

arrow bullet Approved Training Programs (March 2015) [PDF]

Training Program  Pass Rates [PDF]

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arrow bullet Change in Testing Policy for GNA Candidates

arrow bullet Course description for training in Medication Assistance - Cuing, Coaching & Monitoring

arrow bullet How to Become an Approved CNA-DT Training Program

arrow bullet Application for Initial Approval of a Nursing Assistant Training Program [PDF]

arrow bullet Renewal Application for an Approved Nursing Assistant Training Program [PDF]

arrow bullet Nursing Assistant Training Providers - Program Change: Faculty Data Form [PDF]

arrow bullet Nursing Assistant Training Providers - Program Change: Change in Clinical Site form [PDF]

arrow bullet  Becoming an In-Facility Test Site or GNA Evaluator for the GNA Examination

arrow bullet Fax-Back Scoring for the CNA/GNA Testing Program

arrow bullet COMAR 10.27.02 - 120 Day Ruling For Geriatric Nursing Assistants In Long Term Care

arrow bullet Maryland Regional Testing Sites - Locations & Dates

E-Mail The Board 

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Information on Initial CNA or GNA Certification Loretta Barner
Information on CNA Renewal Dedra Thompson
Information on CNA Endorsment  Anita Williams
Information on Initial Medication Technician Certification Jaray Richardson
Information on Medication Technician Renewal and CNA-DT certification Jukia McIntyre
Questions about Nursing Assistant training programs Pamela Ambush-Burris

Last update: June 23, 2015
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