To renew your CNA license, you must work a minimum of eight hours in a healthcare facility at any point within the previous 24 months. Complete the renewal process by submitting an application, documentation and the renewal fee before the deadline.
- Check your mail
CNA licenses are valid for a period of 24 months. Check your mailbox 90 days before the license expires for a renewal information packet sent by the Pennsylvania Department of Health Nurse Aid Registry. This packet includes the renewal deadline and pertinent instructions.
- Gather required documentation
To qualify for license renewal, you must provide documentation proving you have worked a minimum of eight hours at an approved healthcare facility. Approved facilities include hospitals, nursing homes and home health settings. Self-employment or employment at a doctor's office cannot be used to meet this requirement.
- Submit the completed application
To renew a CNA license, you must complete the renewal application. Renewals may be done online or by mailing a hard copy. Both methods require current contact information, license number and work history documentation. Be prepared to pay a renewal fee.
- Wait for a new registry card
Upon successful receipt and review of your application, a new CNA registry card is sent to your home address.