If you are a certified nursing assistant (CNA) in the state of New Jersey, you are required to maintain an active and valid license in order to continue working in your profession. The State New Jersey Department of Health is responsible for issuing and renewing licenses for all CNAs in the state, and they keep records of all licensed nurses on their online nurse aide registry website. You can easily lookup and verify your CNA license by following the instructions below.
How to verify a New Jersey CNA license number
The easiest way to verify a CNA license number is by using the New Jersey online nurse aide registry. Simply enter the license number into the search bar on the website and hit enter. The registry will return results with the name of the licensee, their certification status, original issue date, expiration date, and further details of the status of their CNA certification including any abuses or substantiated findings.
If you need further assistance, you can contact the New Jersey Department of Health at 866-561-5914.
How to lookup a New Jersey CNA license number
To lookup your license, simply visit the State of New Jersey Department of Health’s website referenced above and enter the name of the individual along with the birth date. The search will display matching results from the New Jersey CNA registry database.
If you are having difficulty finding results, try only searching for the date of birth or only the name. The New Jersey Department of Health may be able to help with a phone verification for the desired listing, which you can call at 866-561-5914.
Why do I have a CNA license number?
The New Jersey Department of Health issues CNA license numbers to all newly certified nursing assistants in the state. This number is unique to each nurse and is used to identify them in the statewide database of all licensed CNAs. The number allows employers and the public to verify that an individual is indeed a licensed CNA in good standing with the state.
It is important to keep your CNA license number up to date and active, as it may be required for employment or other opportunities in the future. If you move or change your name, you will need to update your information with the New Jersey Department of Health so that your records can reflect the changes.
How long is my New Jersey CNA license valid?
Your New Jersey CNA license is valid for two years from the date of issuance. You will need to renew your license prior to the expiration date in order to continue working as a certified nursing assistant in the state. The renewal process is simple and can be done online through the New Jersey Department of Health website.
You will need to provide your license number, social security number, and credit card information for the renewal fee. Once the renewal is processed, you will be issued a new CNA license with an updated expiration date.
It is important to note that you must complete at least 24 hours of continuing education every two years in order to renew your CNA license.
How can I get a CNA license number?
If you are a newly certified nursing assistant in the state of New Jersey, you will be issued a CNA license number by the New Jersey Department of Health. This number is typically included on your certification card, which you should receive after successfully completing your CNA training and passing the licensure exam.
If you have misplaced your certification card or cannot find your license number, you can contact the New Jersey Department of Health at 866-561-5914 for assistance.
Where can I find more information about CNAs in New Jersey?
For more information about starting a career as CNA in New Jersey refer to our CNA classes in New Jersey page. For active New Jersey CNAs seeking information on renewing a license, transferring licenses to another state, or any other specific questions, please refer to our New Jersey Nurse Aide Registry page.