The Division of Long Term Care Resident Protection regulates the CNA certification in Delaware. Aspirants are required to complete a certified nurse assistant program program and clear the NNAAP exam, in order to get registered on Delaware CNA registry. Or else, if the applicant already holds an active license in another state or territory of the USA, s/he can apply to transfer their nursing license to DE.
1. New Nurse Aide (Delaware Trained)
2. Lapsed Nurse Aide
If you had been a nurse aide in the state of Delaware, but could not complete a minimum of 64 hours of nursing-related services within 2 years of certification period, then:
3. Out-of-State Certification
If you are a certified nursing aide in another state or a GNA in Maryland, and do not have 3 months of full-time employment, then:
4. By Reciprocity
1. By Examination
The step-by-step procedure to obtain CNA certification by examination is:
Step 1: View the Candidate Information Bulletin using the below link before filling the application:
Step 2: Complete the examination application using any one of the following methods:
Step 3: Take the certification exam.
Step 4: After passing both- the written test and the clinical skill test, you will be added to the Delaware nurse aide registry.
2. By Reciprocity
Step 1- Download the reciprocity application from:
Step 2- Before filling the application, carefully read the instructions mentioned in the form.
Step 3 – Return the completed form to:
Delaware Nurse Aide Registry
3 Mill Road, Suite 308
Wilmington, Delaware 19806
If you have applied for the licensure by examination, check the status of your application using the following link:
You will need the below information to complete your search:
1. Prometric ID
This is a unique number allotted to you; it can be easily located on:
2. Last Name
3. Birth Year
4. Name of the Program
If you have submitted your application online, the status will be available within 24 hours. Otherwise, it will be updated within 7 business days.
All certified nursing assistants need to serve for at least 64 hours within every recertification period of 2 years. In addition, you must also complete 24 hours of continuing education requirements pre-approved by the Division of Long Term Care Residents Protection, which includes:
1. By Mail
Use the following link to download the recertification application:
Mail the completed application to the following address:
The Division of Long Term Care Residents Protection
24 NW Front Street, Suite 200
Milford, Delaware 19963
2. Via Fax
You can also send the application by fax at:
Use the below link to search for the nursing assistants in the Delaware state registry:
To update your name or address in the DE nurse aide registry, download the change request form using the following link:
Mail it to the Prometric at the address mentioned above (in the section- Procedure of Getting CNA License by Examination)
Use the below link to download the request form for duplicate license and send the duly filled form to Prometric.
You will be required to pay the fee of $15 via money order, certified check or credit card to obtain the DE duplicate license.
Question 1 – I have completed my graduation from an LPN program last year. How can I become a CNA in the state?
Answer – All aspirants who have completed their graduation within 24 months are eligible for certification. You are required to provide a copy of your diploma that must have an official school seal along with the application.
Question 2 – What are the requirements of a nursing student to become a nurse aide in DE?
Answer – If you are enrolled in an accredited nursing program and have completed a “Fundamentals/Basic Nursing” course of at least 75 hours of clinical instruction, you must provide an official letter from your concerned school verifying the completion of that course.
Question 3 – How much do I have to pay to renew my CNA license?
Answer – In Delaware, no fee is charged for renewal. However, $25.00 is charged to renew a lapsed CNA license, if you get it renewed within 30 days of lapsing.