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CNA Certification In Arizona

To start your career as a nurse aide, you need to obtain CNA certification in Arizona. Certification requires you to complete an accredited program program. In addition, it is also mandatory to pass a nursing aide assessment examination for the sake of acquiring Arizona CNA license. Nurse aide license validates your skills and knowledge and ensures the family members of the patients that you possess the required competence to provide care, in a safe manner.

Arizona CNA Certification Requirements

1. By Examination

You are required to include the following documents along with your application:

  • Submit completed fingerprint card. AND, if you have taken nursing assistant program in locations outside Arizona, you must provide a photocopy of the “certificate of completion”.
  • Submit evidence of successful completion of 120 hours of nursing assistant program that must be approved by another state/territory of the United States.
  • Submit proof of successful completion of 75 hours of nursing assistant program approved by another state/territory of the U.S., AND provide verification of working experience for an additional 45 hours as a CNA.
  • Provide evidence verifying completion of graduation from a standardized RN or LPN program or meets all the educational requirements for RN/LPN certification in the state or holds an active RN or LPN license.Note: Aspirants who have not appeared for the CNA exam within 2 years following the completion of their program program can demonstrate that they have worked as a CNA for 160 hours every 2 years, as they have accomplished the nursing assistant program approved by the state, may appear for the CNA test. Your working experience must be validated in a letter duly signed by the employer. Applicants who fail to clear the CNA exam within the specified 2 years time period are required to repeat and complete the nurse aide program program, in order to retake the exam.

2. By Endorsement

The requirements mentioned in the examination section are same for the endorsement. In addition to these requirements, other requisites include:

  • Complete the endorsement application with all the essential details and send it to the AZBN (Arizona State Board of Nursing).
  • The candidate must be active on a nursing assistant registry in other U.S. state. S/he must also meet one of the following requirements:
    • Must be currently working in a nursing facility and performing the tasks/activities of a nursing assistant, even if s/he doesn’t hold the job title of a CNA.
    • Worked as a CNA for a minimum of 160 hours within the past 24 months.
    • Successfully passed the required exam and completed nursing assistant program program within the past 24 months.
  • Provide evidence of nurse aide registration form enclosed in the endorsement application to the state where you currently hold your license, along with the documentation/verification of passing the test. There are a few states that charge a fee for completing this form. Do check the fee requirement of your respective state. This form will be returned directly to the Arizona Board of Nursing.

How to get a CNA license in AZ?

1. By Examination

Step 1: Fill all the details of the “Certified Nursing Assistant Examination” test application. You can use the following links to print the forms:

After completing the application, send it to the following address:

Headmaster LLP
P.O. Box 6609, Helena, Montana 59604-6609

Step 2: Before sending the application to the Arizona Board, you must pass the written and manual tests.

Step 3: Complete the Arizona Board of Nursing application for CNA certification. Download the application from here:

Fill in the essential details and mail the form and the required fee to the below address:

Arizona State Board of Nursing
4747 N. 7th Street, Suite 200
Phoenix, Arizona 85014-3655

Step 4: Complete the fingerprint card.

Note – If the fingerprint checks result in a positive criminal history, then an investigation will be initiated against you and you will not be issued any license until the investigation ends, which may take some 4 to 6 months.

2. By Endorsement (Arizona CNA License Transfer)

You must meet all the requirements that are mandatory to obtain a license. You can use the following link to download the endorsement application:

After filling all the essential details, send it to the “Arizona State Board of Nursing” on the address mentioned above.

AZ CNA License Renewal

1. Online Renewal

Nursing assistant certification is issued on time if you opt for online renewal. Use the following link to renew your CNA license online:

If you have completed your practice hours by working in a private/home setting, then you must attach the following form along with your CNA renewal application:

2. Renewal via Paper Application

Nurse aides, who ought to answer yes to the disciplinary actions, or who are suspended or not having a social security number, must go for the paper application to renew the certificate.

Submit a written request and a $0.90 postage stamped envelope (self-addressed) to the Arizona Board of Nursing, at the address mentioned above (how to get CNA license in AZ- by examination).

Note – You will have to wait for 30 days to get your license renewed from the date application is received.

Online Verification of CNA License

You may use the following link to verify your nurse aide license:


Use the following link to view the complete fee structure:

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Question 1 – I hold a CNA license in Arizona but moving to another state and need to send verification. What can I do?

Answer – Request the state where you are relocating to provide a verification request form. After receiving the form, you need to fill its top portion and send it to the “Arizona Board of Nursing” along with the required fee of $50. The Board will then send the verification to that particular state within 30 days.

Question 2 – I’m moving to AZ, and I’m a CNA in Texas. I’m unable to access my computer. From where can I get an application?

Answer – If you are a CNA in a state other than Arizona, you can send a self-addressed stamped ($1.37 postage) envelope, requesting an endorsement application, to the following address:

Arizona State Board of Nursing
4747 N. 7th Street, Suite 200,
Phoenix, Arizona 85015-3655

Question 3 – I am not able to check the status of my application. Is there any link?

Answer – Yes. You can check the status on the below link by entering your license number or name: