CNA Registry in Alabama

Who maintains the CNA registry in Alabama?

Suniaja Smith, ASA
Alabama Department of Public Health
Division of Healthcare Facilities
PO Box 303017
Montgomery, AL 36130-3017
Phone: 334.206.5169
Fax: 334.206.3031

Who investigates complaints in your state?

Ray Gibson, RN Registry Supervisor
Alabama Department of Public Health,
Complaint Unit Supervisor
Division of Healthcare Facilities
PO Box 303017
Montgomery, AL 36130-3017
Phone: 334.206.5163

The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) maintains the CNA registry in Alabama. The ADPH also regulates all nursing assistants in the state.

How to Get a CNA License in Alabama?

To get a CNA license in Alabama, you must first complete an approved training course, pass a competency exam, and complete a background check. More information about the Alabama CNA licensing process and requirements is available on the Alabama Department of Public Health website.

Follow the steps to getting a CNA license in Alabama:

  • Step 1: Find a state approved nurse aide program
  • Step 1: Complete the required training
  • Step 2: Pass the Alabama CNA test
  • Step 3: Apply for the certification

How to Verify your CNA License Status in Alabama?

Verifying your Alabama CNA license status is easy, you just have to have some basic information. Your Alabama CNA license status can be verified online, by phone, by mail, or in person. The fastest way to verify your license status is online, and this service is available 24/7. To verify your license status visit this page and follow the instruction.

To verify your license online, follow the steps:

Step 1: Visit the CNA verification website
Step 2: Enter CNA license number (or full name)
Step 3: Verify CNA license

How to Renew your CNA License in Alabama?

A certified nursing assistant in Alabama is required to renew their license every 2 years. To do so, they must have completed 8 hours of paid work in the last 2 years and have no disciplinary actions taken against them by the licensing board. They are not required to take any continuing education courses for renewal purposes.

Follow the steps to renew your nurse aide license:

  • Step 1: On the CNA verification website, verify your license status.
  • Step 2: Click on Renew CNA License.
  • Step 3: Read the renewal requirements and fill out the application.
  • Step 4: Pay the renewal fee.
  • Step 5: Receive confirmation massage of the renewal.

Renewal Requirements

Minimum 8 hours of work within 24 months

Renewal Fee



24 Months

Time Required

Two to Three Weeks

Renewal Application

Reinstating Your CNA License in Alabama

Reinstatement is the process of getting your CNA license back. If you have resigned, lost or had your license revoked, you must reinstate it before you can work in Alabama.

To reinstate your CNA license in Alabama, you must retake the CNA course and pass the board exam again. You will also need to apply for a new license by submitting an application form and paying a fee at the registry office.

Reinstate Application

Transferring a Out of State CNA License to Alabama

Alabama is one of the few states that does not use reciprocity when it comes to transferring a CNA license. In order to transfer your license from another state, you must be hired by a facility in Alabama and submit an application with the registry.

For additional informations visit Alabama registry website