Connecticut Nurse Aide Registry
Connecticut Department of Public Health
410 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06134
Phone: (860) 509-7596
The Nurse Aide Registry is managed by Prometric
Phone: (866) 499-7485
The Connecticut Nurse Aide Registry, or Connecticut CNA Registry, is the responsibility of the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH). Prometric has been approved to manage the registry and develop and administer the competency exam for nurse aides in Connecticut.
Becoming a NEW Certified Nurse Aide in Connecticut
Any individual who wants to work as a Certified Nurse Aide in the state of Connecticut must be added to the Connecticut Nurse Aide Registry. These are the steps to take to become a NEW Certified Nurse Aide:
- Finish successfully a training program for nurse aides that is approved by the state of CT
- Fill out an application for examination form through Prometric (the fee is $118)
- Take and pass the written and practical competency examinations through Prometric
- Candidate Information Bulletin
- Application for CNA Certification in Connecticut
- Printable CNA Certification
- Name and Address Change Form
How to Verify a Connecticut Nurse Aide Certification
Employers, as well as nurse aides, can verify online the status of individual Nurse Aides on the CNA Registry in Connecticut.
Other Routes to Become a CNA in Connecticut
There are other routes that you can take to become a certified nurse aide in Connecticut:
- Become a Certified Nurse Aide if you are a student nurse or nurse
- Required coursework: 100 hours of clinical and theoretical instruction in an approved RN or LPN program within 2 years of the application
- Apply for examination (the fee is $118) and successfully complete the written and practical competency examinations through Prometric
- Become a Certified Nurse Aide if you trained in another state
- Required coursework: 100 hours of clinical and classroom instruction in a training program approved by a different state.
- Apply online or a printable application through Prometric (the fee is $118)
- Successfully complete the written and practical competency examinations through Prometric
Certification Renewal for Connecticut Nurse Aides
As with most states, CNAs in Connecticut must renew their certification every 24 months. The eligibility criterium for certification renewal is the completion of an 8-hour paid shift of providing nursing care or direct personal care services within the last 24 months. The new expiration date is calculated from the date of your last employment. There is no fee for renewal. Nurse aides who meet the eligibility criterium but fail to submit the employment verification form within 24 months of their last certification will take the same route:
Lapsed Nurse Aide Certificate
Nurse aides whose certification has expired and do not meet the eligibility criterium for renewal are required to re-take the practical and written examinations to reinstate their certification.
Out-of-state Certification Transfer
Nurse aides with active certifications and in good standing in another state may apply for certification via reciprocity.