How to Apply for Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Certification

We will be launching the Nevada Nurse Portal that allows Nevada licensees/certificate holders and prospective applicants to manage their initial and renewal applications online, submit requests electronically and view their license/certificate status. Click here for more information.
Once the Nevada Nurse Portal is available you will no longer submit paper applications. Applications will be submitted via the Nevada Nurse Portal.

    • If you are currently licensed or certified in another US state as a CNA, and wish to "transfer" your license or certificate to Nevada, click the link below
    • CNA certification by Endorsement

    • If you have never been licensed or certified as a CNA in Nevada, or any other US state, click the link below:
      CNA certification by Exam
    • For information related to the CNA certification exam vendor, click the here
  • If you are endorsing, or "transferring," your Nevada CNA certificate to another US state, click the link below:
    Endorsing your certificate
  • If your Nevada CNA certificate is Lapsed/Expired and you want to renew it, click the link below:
    Renewal Requirements

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CNA Skills Guidelines

CNA Hours of Employment for Renewal of Certificate Advisory Opinion