CNA license is an important document, if you want to practice as a nurse aide. The first step to obtain CNA certification in Maryland is get nursing assistant program from an approved institute. Thereafter, you will have to pass the NNAAP (National Nurse Aide Assessment Program) exam to get placed on the Maryland Nurse Aide Registry. Read further and acquaint yourself with the requirements and procedure to acquire the license, and how to renew and verify your certification.
1. Examination (Initial Applicants)
You must satisfactorily meet the following requisites to obtain licensure in MD:
In addition to the above-mentioned requirements (ii-iv of requirements to obtain CNA License in Maryland by Examination), the candidates are required to meet the below-given eligibility conditions to get the nursing assistant license through endorsement:
The stepwise process to obtain nurse aide license in Maryland is:
Step 1: Complete the application process:
Send your request using any of the methods:
Step 2: After the approval of your application and the required documents, you will receive the CNA license within 45 days.
The candidates applying for CNA licensure by endorsement in MD need to follow the below-given steps:
If you hold a nursing assistant license in the state of Maryland and want to transfer it to another state, follow the below-given procedure:
All CNAs can renew their Maryland license 60 days before, and 30 days after their license has expired. The license expires on the 28th day of the individual’s birth month in a period of 2 years. If you are born in an even year, your certificate will expire in an even year, and if you are born in an odd year, it will expire in the odd year.
You cannot renew your license if:
For more information regarding the renewal process, you can read the instructions from the following link:
Method to Renew
To renew your CNA license, keep the following information / documents handy:
You can renew your license online at:
Use the below link to look for a nursing assistant license:
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To search for CNA certificate, enter any one of the following information:
Click on the below link to view the complete fee structure:
Question 1 – I have lost my CNA license which I had received about two months ago. I have not even registered. How can I get a duplicate license?
Answer – In case of lost or misplaced nursing aide license, you are required to complete and submit a “Request of Reprint of Certificate” form, to obtain a new license. You may obtain the form by calling the CNA registry of your respective state and request them to provide you the form, or by accessing and printing the form online.
Question 2 – How do I get a copy of my CNA license?
Answer – To obtain a copy of your CNA certification, contact your state’s nurse aide registry or the organization that issued your license.
Question 3 – How do I find out if my CNA certification has expired?
Answer – In order to find out whether your certification is active or expired, you must access the CNA registry of your state online and go to the certification verification page. Enter all the desired details and the result will be shown with your full name, license number and the status of your license. Or else, you can also call the nurse aide registry to check your license’s status.