Idaho Nurse Aide Registry

Who maintains the CNA registry in Idaho?

Bureau of Facility Standards CNA Registry
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0009
Phone: 800.748.2480

Who investigates complaints in your state?

Co-Supervisors of Long Term Care
Division of Licensing and Certification
Bureau of Facility Standards
Department of Health and Welfare
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0009
Phone: 208.334.6626
Fax: 208.364.1888

The CNA Registry in Idaho is maintained by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. The registry contains information on all home care and hospice providers, including their names, addresses, and contact information. The Prometric administer the CNA examination in Idaho.

CNA License Requirements in Idaho

To get started, you must first join a CNA program. You should find one that is accredited by the American Nurses Association or one that has been approved by the Board of Nursing in your state. You will then need to complete all of the required training for the program and pass your state’s exam.

To learn about the requirements and coursework for the program, visit this post.

Follow the steps to get a nurse aide license in Idaho:

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

How to Renew Your CNA License In Idaho?

The state of Idaho requires a CNA to renew their license every two years. To do so, they have to have 8 hours of paid work within the last two years.

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 renewal.

Renewal Requirements

Minimum 8 hours of paid work within 24 months


24 Months

Time Required

Two to Three Weeks

Idaho CNA License Renewal Form

How to Verify Your CNA License in Idaho?

Idaho nurse aides can verify their status online. The service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you need to check the CNA license verification of an individual go here: or you can call the registry during office hours and they will help with verifying the information for free!

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

Transferring a out of State CNA License to Idaho

To transfer you license to Idaho, the first thing you should do is contact the registry that issues the licenses for certified nursing aides in that state. The registry will ask you to do three things.

First, you must provide them with some proof of your current credentials. Second, they will ask you to request a certificate of reciprocity that verifies reciprocity between your state of current education and license and Idaho’s reciprocity to those states.

Third, if you have been certified in the past but not recently, you’ll need the approval to test letter, which tells the Idaho nurse aide registry that you do not need to renew your certification but you are in good standing and can take the board exam.

Transfer Requirements

Active license with good standing

Reciprocity fee


Time Required

Minimum Two Months

Note: You can request a reciprocity application from the nursing board of Idaho.

For more information on verification, renewal or certification transfer, you can contact the Idaho CNA registry.