In order to recertify as a CNA online, CNA license-holders must have completed the minimum weekly hours of work in addition to any required hours of continuing education, according to CNA License. License-holders must also have a clean record. CNA licenses can be renewed online through a state's department of health.
Not every state allows CNA licenses to be renewed online. CNA license-holders should contact their state's nurse aid registry to find out if the state offers online renewal and any specific state requirements, advises CNA Tips. Most states require CNA licenses to be renewed every two years, however, the time requirements can vary by state.
CNA license-holders should begin the license-renewal process at least one month in advance of their license's expiration because it can take up to three weeks for the state to issue the renewal, states HowStuffWorks. Many states charge late fees for CNA licenses renewed after the expiration, notes CNA License. In addition to these fees, expired license holders may need to retake the CNA certification exam and, in some cases, apply for a whole new license.
CNAs should maintain employment records, such as contracts and pay stubs, in the chance that a health department needs to review employment status, advises CNA License.