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CNA Certification In Connecticut

CNA certification in Connecticut is regulated by the state Department of Health. To receive nursing assistant license in CT and get added to the State Nurse Aide Registry, applicants are required to complete an accredited program program and qualify the NNAAP (National Nurse Aide Assessment Program) exam.

Requirements for CNA Certification in CT

1. By Examination

  • Complete the Connecticut Nurse Aide Registry application either online or by submitting paper application.
  • Provide a copy of successful completion of a nurse aide program program approved by the state within the past 2 years.

2. By Reciprocity

If you currently hold an active license on a registry in another state, you may apply for license by reciprocity. You will be required to provide a letter of verification or a copy of active certificate from your current state of licensure that must include the expiration date, issue date, and verification.

Procedure to Obtain CNA Certification by Examination

Follow the below-given steps to complete the certification process:

Step 1 – Carefully read the candidate information bulletin from the below link:

Step 2 – Complete the examination application using any one of the following options:

  • Online at:
  • Paper Application Form
    Download the paper application using the below link: the completely filled form to the following mailing address:Prometric
    Attn: Nurse Aide Testing Program
    7941 Corporate Drive, Nottingham, MD 21236

Step 3 – Take the nurse aide exam at your scheduled test location.

Step 4 – If you pass both the clinical skills as well as the written examination, the nursing assistant certificate will be sent to you by mail and your name will be added to the CNA Registry of CT.

Check Status of your Examination Application

You can check the status of your application within a period of 24 hours after submission of the online application. If you have applied by mailing the paper application, the status will be updated in 7 business days.

You can use the following link to get updates of your application status:

You will need to enter the following details to search your application:

  • Prometric ID This is a unique number that was assigned to you previously which can be located on the following documents:
    • Online Dashboard if you had applied for license online
    • Application Status Report that was sent to you by email after receiving your application
    • Score Report received after you took the certification exam
    • Authorization to Test letter sent to you by mail or email after your test was scheduled
  • Last Name (should be same as on the application)
  • Birth Year
  • Program

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Recertification of CNA License in CT

In order to recertify, you must meet the following requirements:

Duplicate License

To obtain a duplicate copy of your CNA license in CT, you are required to contact the Prometric. A fee of $15 is charged. You may get in touch with Prometric at the following address:

Prometric – CT Nurse Aide
7941 Corporate Drive
Nottingham, Maryland  21236
Phone: 866-499-7485
Fax: 800-813-6670

Name or Address Change

Contact the Prometric for name or address change on the Connecticut Registry. Use the above-mentioned contact information.

License Look-Up

Use the following link to search for the certified nurse aides in the CT Nurse Aide Registry:


Question 1 – I was a CNA in CT but my license has lapsed. How can I renew it?

Answer – Since your license has been lapsed, you are not eligible to renew it. You need to take and pass both the written and clinical skills test to be active on the Nurse Aide Registry of CT.

Question 2 I am planning to move back to Alabama where I acquired my original CNA license before shifting to CT. What do I need to do to get back my AL certificate?

Answer – After shifting back to AL, get in touch with the licensing body and show evidence of employment and active status of your certificate on the CT Nurse Aide Registry. You may be asked to fill up the reciprocity form.

Question 3 – For how long my Connecticut license will remain active?

Answer – All licensees are required to recertify their Connecticut license every 2 years.