Nurse Aide Registry in Hawaii

Who maintains the CNA registry in Hawaii?

Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs
Professional and Vocational Licensing Division
Nurse Aide Program
Vendor: Prometric
345 Uluniu Street, Suite 308
Kailua, Hawaii 96734
Phone: 808.261.8182
Fax: 808.261.8240

Who investigates complaints in your state?

Department of Health (Medicare)
Office of Health Care Assurance Medicare
601 Kamokila Boulevard, Room 395
Kapolei, Hawaii 96707
Phone: 808.692.7420

Department of Human Services (Adult Protective
Social Services Division
1390 Miller Street, Room 209
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Phone: 808.586.4997

The Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) is responsible for regulating the CNA registry in Hawaii. Prometric has been assign by the DCCA to maintain the registry and take the CNA competency exam.

CNA License Requirements in Hawaii

If you are looking to become a certified as CNA in the state of Hawaii, there are a few requirements that you must meet before doing so. First, you must complete an approved CNA program. This program must include at least 100 hours of training, which can be completed at a variety of different schools or facilities. Once you have completed the program, you must pass the certification exam administered by the Prometric. If you pass the exam, you will receive your CNA certification and can start working as a nurse assistant in Hawaii.

How to Verify CNA License in Hawaii?

The Prometric online portal is the best way to verify a CNA license in Hawaii. To use the portal, you will need to know the nurse’s name and Social Security number. The portal can be used to check the nurse’s license status, disciplinary actions, and more.

Online Verification

How to Renew CNA License In Hawaii?

If you are a CNA in the state of Hawaii, you must renew your license every two years. To renew your license, you will need to complete eight hours of paid work within the last two years and submit a renewal application forms. You cannot renew your license prior to 30 days before it expires.

Renewal Requirements

Minimum 8 hours of paid work within 24 months

Renewal FeeFree


24 Months

Time Required

Two to Three Weeks

Renewal Application

Reinstatement CNA License in Hawaii

If you are a certified nurse aide (CNA) and your certification has lapsed, you can apply to the Hawaii Nurse Aide Registry to have your name reinstated.

In Hawaii, If you already completed an approved CNA training, you will only need to retake the competency exam to be eligible for reinstatement. If you don’t have an approved CNA training, you will need to complete a certified nursing assistant course that is accredited by the state and pass the competency exam.

Reinstate Application

Transferring a Out of State CNA License to Hawaii

If you are a certified nursing assistant (CNA) and have worked in another state, you may be able to transfer your license to Hawaii. The process is called “reciprocity.” To qualify for reciprocity, your CNA license must be in good standing in the other state and you must meet certain requirements set by the CNA registry board in Hawaii.

The first step is to complete an application for reciprocity with the Hawaii Board of Nursing. You can find the application online at Be sure to include all required documentation, such as a copy of your CNA license, fee, proof of employment, and other required documents. The Board will review your application and may contact your former employer for verification of employment.

Contact the registry for more additional information.