Kansas Nurse Aide Registry

Kansas Nurse Aide Registry
Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services
Health Occupations Credentialing
1000 SW Jackson Street, Suite 200, Topeka, KS 66612
License Verification: (785) 296-6877
Nurse Aide Registry: (785) 296-0059

In Kansas, individuals who want to work as Certified Nurse Aides must be added to The Kansas Nurse Aide Registry. The registry and licensing process are managed by the Kansas Board of Nursing. 


Become a CNA in Kansas

To become a Certified Nurse Aide in Kansas, you must complete a state-approved nurse aide training program. You must then apply to sit for the Kansas Nurse Aide Test:

Certification Renewal for CNAs in Kansas

The status of a CAN on the Kansas Nurse Aide Registry goes inactive if they did not perform a minimum of 8 hours of paid work in the last 24-month certification period. An inactive status means that the CNA can no longer work as a CNA in the state of Kansas. If they did perform the work and their status is still inactive, the employer must fill out and submit the following form:

Employment Verification Form

Reinstatement of Lapsed Certificate

There are two routes that a CNA who has not worked in a 24-month period can take in order to obtain recertification:

  1. take a refresher course
  2. go through a task checklist with a registered nurse at a hospital or long-term care facility or in a school laboratory setting, BUT not through a home health agency.

Out-of-state CNA Certification Transfer

Out-of-state certified nurse aides must take and pass the Kansas Nurse Aide Test before their certification can be transferred from their home state to Kansas registry. However, they do not need to enroll in and complete a training program. Out-of-state CNAs can only challenge the KS Nurse Aide Test once.

Interstate application

Useful Links:

Name or Address Change Form

Nurse Aide FAQ in Kansas