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Maryland Board of Nursing 
Patricia A. Noble, MSN, RN, Executive Director
Nancy D. Adams, MBA, RN, President

 On-line Certification Renewal - Nursing Assistant Instructions

arrow bullet Social 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 to the 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.
arrow bullet 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 on-line application.

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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 page

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 as possible.

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.

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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.  
arrow bullet 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. 

arrow bullet Renewal Fees

Fees are payable by credit 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 details. 


Last update: September 09, 2011
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