Texas Nurse Aide Registry

Who maintains the CNA registry in Texas?

Anne Trejo, Manager, NFA Licensing
Health and Human Services Commission
PO Box 149030, MC: E-414
Austin, TX 78714-9030
Phone: 512.438.2050
Fax: 512.438.2051
Email: Credentialing@hhsc.state.tx.us
Website: https://www.hhs.texas.gov/business/licensing-credentialing-regulation/long-term-care-credentialing/nurse-aide-registry

Who investigates complaints in your state?

Health and Human Services Commission
Consumer Rights and Services
Mail Code E-240, PO Box 149030
Austin, TX 78714-9030
Phone (in state only): 800.458.9858

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) is responsible for maintaining the Nurse Aide Registry in Texas. The registry contains information on certified nurse aides (CNAs), including their certification status, training history, and disciplinary actions. HHSC is also responsible for investigating complaints against CNAs and taking appropriate action.

CNA License Requirements in Texas

In order to become a certified nurse assistant (CNA) in the state of Texas, you must complete an approved 100-hour CNA program and pass the competency exam. The CNA program will provide you with the necessary training to provide basic nursing care to patients in a variety of settings. The competency exam includes both written and practical components, and is designed to test your knowledge and skills as a CNA. Once you have passed the exam, you will be eligible for certification from the Texas Nurse Aide Registry.

How to Verify CNA License in Texas?

In Texas, the process of verifying a CNA license is relatively easy, provided that the individual has an online account with the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

The first step is to go to the DSHS website and click on the “Verify a License” link. Once on the verification page, there are two options for searching: by name or by license number. To verify a CNA license by name, simply type in the individual’s name and click on “Search.” If their license is found, it will be displayed below with all pertinent information.

If you are unsure of the license number, or if you are looking up someone else’s license, you can also search by entering the number into the appropriate field.

How to Renew CNA License In Texas?

In Texas, to renew a CNA license, you must have completed 24 hours of in-service education in the past 2 years. You can find many opportunities for in-service education by looking online or contacting local nursing homes and hospitals. You can also find in-service education through online services such as Nurse.com.

Renewal Form

Reinstatement Expired CNA License in Texas

In order to reinstate an expired CNA license in Texas, the individual must retake the CNA program and retake the competency exam. For more information on how to reinstate an expired CNA license, visit the Texas registry.

Transferring a Out of State CNA License to Texas

In order to transfer a CNA license from another state to Texas, the nurse must be in good standing and have an active license. The nurse must also complete the application process and provide all required documentation. In most cases, the license will be transferred reciprocity. However, if the nurse has not met all requirements in Texas, then the license may not be transferred.

Reciprocity Form