CNA Registry in Georgia

Who Maintain the CNA Registry in Georgia?

Georgia Department of Community Health
PO Box 105753
Atlanta, GA 30348
Phone: 800.414.4358

Who investigates complaints in your state?

Georgia Department of Community Health
Healthcare Facility Regulation Division
Long Term Care Section
2 Peachtree Street, NW, 31st Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: 800.878.6442

The National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) is a joint program of the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) and Pearson VUE. The purpose of the NNAAP is to ensure that nurse aides providing care in nursing homes and home health agencies in the State of Georgia meet federal requirements. The NNAAP program includes a written examination and a skills competency evaluation.

The written examination was developed by a team of nurse educators and test developers. The skills competency evaluation was developed by nurse clinicians with expertise in long-term care.

Pearson VUE is in charge of the NNAAP program in cooperation with the Nurse Assistant Competency Evaluation Service (NACES). They are responsible for registering nurse aides for the written exam and scheduling their skills competency exam.

CNA License Requirements in Georgia

The state of Georgia requires all Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) to complete a minimum of 85 hours of training and pass the board exam in order to be licensed. The training must be completed at an accredited institution and cover topics such as basic nursing skills, communication, patient care, and safety.

How to Verify CNA License in Georgia?

The process for verifying your CNA license in Georgia is relatively straightforward, and can be completed online. To verify your CNA license, you will need to provide your name, social security number, and date of birth. You can also choose to provide your CNA license number if you have it. Once you have entered this information, the website will search the Georgia Nurse Aide Registry for your name.

If your name is found on the registry, your license status will be displayed. If your name is not found on the registry, it means that your license has expired or been cancelled.

Verification Portal

How to Renew CNA License In Georgia?

If you are a certified nurse assistant (CNA) in Georgia, you will need to renew your license every two years. You can renew your license online or by mail. There is no renewal fee required, just fill out the renewal from to recertified.

Renewal Requirements

Minimum 24 hours of paid work within 24 months

Renewal FeeFree


24 Months

Time Required

Two to Three Weeks

Renewal Application

Reinstatement CNA License in Georgia

If you have let your CNA certificate lapse and it has been more than three years, since you an active CNA license holder, you will need to retake the entire CNA program and again pass the certified nursing assistant competency exam. If it has been less than three years, you can take a retest to show that you still have the skills required to be a CNA.

Reinstatement Application

Transferring a Out of State CNA License to Georgia

If you are already a certified nurse assistant (CNA) in another state, you may be able to transfer your certification to Georgia. The process is called reciprocity, and it means that your qualifications will be recognized in Georgia based on your out-of-state certification.

In order to qualify for reciprocity in Georgia, you must have an active CNA license and in good standing in the state you are certified. In addition, you must have at least 8 hours of paid work experience as a CNA. You will also need to submit a copy of your CNA certification and a completed application form to the registry.

Reciprocity Application