On-line Certification Renewal - Nursing Assistant Instructions
Security Number (SSN)
Anyone wishing to renew online MUST
have his/her Social Security Number (SSN) on record with the Board. If your SSN
is not on file with the Board, you must complete a mail-in renewal application.
The Board uses your SSN to identify nursing assistants with the same or similar
name. In addition, by law, the Board is required to submit, upon
request, the name, address, and SSN, if available, of each nursing assistant
Department of Assessment & Taxation. Persons with a SSN on file can have his/her
certification verified online or the telephone verification systems using the SSN. The
Board does not give out SSN's upon request. It is considered confidential.
Supervising RN Approval
A supervising RN's approval is no
longer required to complete the on-line renewal process! If the
employer (Sponsor) will pay for the nursing assistant's renewal, the
supervising RN may log in and enter the sponsor's credit card information
to complete the renewal process. Only a RN
with a Maryland license can complete the on-line renewal form. A supervising RN from another state may not make a sponsor
payment for the nursing assistant
Renewal Process Overview
Log in using your last name, Social Security
Number, and nursing assistant certification number. Should you have trouble with this step,
please review the items listed in the Helpful Hints
Once logged in, review the information shown.
Make corrections as necessary.
Complete only those items
that have changed since your last renewal. Questions marked with a red asterisk ( * ) are required
to be completed each renewal. The questions we ask contain important
information required for workforce analysis with the current nursing shortage.
Please help us by filling out your renewal as completely and as accurately
Fill in your method of payment and submit your
renewal for processing. Your renewal confirmation should arrive via
e-mail after completing the process. You must enter a valid e-mail address
to receive confirmation notices. If you do not have an e-mail account, you
may use a friend's or sign up for one of the free e-mail services such as
Hotmail, Yahoo! or Gmail.
Once your renewal data in imported into our
database, you may use Look Up A
Licensee to verify the completion of your renewal. The Board
discontinued the printing of ALL license/certification cards
effective April 1, 2007.
Complete this information accurately. Failure
to notify the Board of misdemeanor or felony convictions, or any
disciplinary action from another State may result in loss of licensure.
If you can answer "Yes" to any
question regarding discipline, you WILL NOT be able to renew your
certification on-line. YOU MUST COMPLETE A PAPER RENEWAL APPLICATION.
Active Practice Requirement
All nursing assistants must have actively
practiced as a nursing assistant for 16 hours in the two years immediately
preceding the renewal.
Fees are payable by
card only. We accept MasterCard and Visa credit or debit cards. Other
card companies (American Express, Discover, etc.) will not be accepted! There are no differences in fees for renewal
on-line, by mail, or in
person. Please see the Current Fee Schedule for more
Last update: September 09, 2011
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Martin O'Malley, Governor
Anthony Brown, Lt. Governor
Dr. Joshua M. Sharfstein, Secretary