How Do You Renew an Expired CNA License?

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While the exact process for renewing an expired CNA license varies depending on the state that granted the license, most CNAs have to go through their state Board of Nursing. The process can also vary depending on how long the CNA license has been expired.

The Maryland Board of Nursing allows CNAs to renew their licenses online provided that the renewal takes place within 30 days of the date of expiration. CNAs must have the name that appears in the Board’s database, their nursing assistant certification number, Social Security Number and email address, as well as a Visa or Mastercard details for payment.

The Oregon Board of Nursing also processes CNA license renewals online. CNAs have to register for the online renewal system before proceeding. One registered, the license number and chosen password is required in order to begin the renewal process.

In Missouri, a CNA license expires when a CNA does not perform paid services for a total of five consecutive years. In order to renew an expired CNA license, an individual must either submit proof of paid employment in a nursing services role or retake the CNA course. Examples of proof of paid employment include copies of pay stubs, a letter from the employer that verifies dates of employment, Social Security employment statements, and W-2 forms. This information is submitted to the Department of Health and Senior Services.