Michigan CNA Registry

Who maintains the CNA registry in Michigan?

Bureau of Community and Health Systems
PO Box 30664
Lansing, MI 48909
Phone: 517.284.8961
Registry & Verification
Phone: 800.752.4724
Website: https://www.michigan.gov

Who investigates complaints in your state?

Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
Bureau of Community and Health Systems
PO Box 30664 Lansing, MI 48909
Phone: 517.284.9480

The Bureau of Community and Health Systems (BCHS) is responsible for the Michigan CNA Registry, which contain all the registered CNA’s in Michigan state.

CNA License Requirements in Michigan

If you want to work as a CNA in Michigan, you need to complete the necessary training hours and pass the board exam. Visit this post to learn more about the coursework and pre-requirements.

The steps in getting a CNA license from Michigan are as follows:

  1. Join a CNA training program.
  2. Complete the necessary training hours.
  3. Pass the certification exam.
  4. Apply to the certification.

How to Renew CNA License in Michigan?

A CNA license is required by the state of Rhode Island and must be renewed every two years. The renewal process requires a minimum of 8 hours of paid works within last 24 months and submitting a renewal form along with a non refundable renewal fee. Prometric generally sends out a notification 45 days before the expiration of your current registration document.

Renewal Requirements

Minimum 8 hours of work within 24 months

Renewal Fee



24 Months

Time Required

Two to Three Weeks

Michigan CNA License Renewal Form

How to Verify CNA License in Michigan?

You can check your license status by visiting the Prometric website. You can also call the registry at (800) 752-4724 between the hours of 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, or visit the registry office in person during the office hours.

Michigan CNA License Verification

Reinstate CNA License in Michigan

CNAs in Michigan who are lapsed or have their licenses revoked need to retake the training program and pass all tests again. Prometric schedules tests for nurse aides with lapsed certificates.

Transferring a Out of State CNA License to Michigan

Nursing assistants who hold credentials in another state can become a CNA in Michigan by reciprocity. However, they need their record on the home state’s registry to be active and in good standing.

Transfer Requirements

Active certification
No criminal record

Reciprocity fee


Time Required

Minimum Two Months

Michigan CNA License Reciprocity Form

Contact the Michigan CNA registry for more information.