If you are a Certified Nursing Assistant in the state of New York, you may want to know how to lookup and verify your license. The New York Nursing Aide Registry, run by Prometric, regulates the certification of nursing assistants in the state.
How to verify a New York CNA license number
New York CNA licenses can be verified online or by calling the New York Nursing Aide Registry.
If you wish to verify a license online, this can be done on the Prometric New York State Nurse Aide Registry Nurse Aide Search page. Search either by certificate ID (the CNA license number) or search by name and date of birth if available.
The results will display details about the individual’s license status, the original certification date, the expiration date, and any abuse findings or convictions with the individual.
If you are having trouble finding information using the online search, you can call the New York Nursing Aide Registry’s CNA license verification line at (800) 918-8818.
How to lookup a New York CNA license number
CNA license numbers are not searchable on the New York State Nurse Aide Registry website. If you do not know your CNA license number and need it for employment, license renewal, a state transfer, or any other purpose, there are a few steps you can try:
- Call the New York State Nurse Aide Registry for assistance at 800-918-8818
- Request a CNA certificate replacement (a fee is likely required)
- Search for old letters or emails from the New York State Board of Nursing that may contain your license number
- Contact your CNA program provider to see if they have your CNA license number on record
Why are CNA license numbers important?
CNA license numbers are important for a number of reasons. Your CNA license number is proof that you have completed the necessary training and exams to work as a nurse aide in New York. Employers will often request your license number when considering you for a position, and you will need it when renewing your CNA license or transferring your license to another state. If you ever have any questions about your CNA license or need to lookup your license number, the New York State Nurse Aide Registry can assist you.
How do I know if my CNA license is expired?
The Prometric New York State Nurse Aide Registry provides an online search tool that allows you to lookup an individual’s CNA license. If you do not know your CNA license number, see the section above on how to lookup a New York CNA license number.
Once you have located your record on the Prometric website, information about your license status, original certification date, expiration date, and any abuse findings or convictions will be displayed.
If your license is expired, you may need to retake the nurse aide training program or the competency exam before you can be relicensed. For more information on how to do this, contact the New York State Nurse Aide Registry at (800) 918-8818.
Visit our page on the New York Nurse Aide Registry for additional information on renewing your license, moving to a new state, and more.