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Licensing and Certification Program

Certified Nurse Assistant

​The Professional Certification Branch (PCB), Aide and Technician Certification Section (ATCS) is primarily responsible for the certification of nurse assistants by ensuring applicants adhere to the California Health and Safety Code, Section 1337-1338.5.

Verification of a Certified Nurse Assistant Certificate Link

How to Apply or Renew a Certified Nurse Assistant Certificate

How to Find a Training Program or Provider for a Certified Nurse Assistant

Certified Nurse Assistant Forms 

  • BCIA 8016 Request for Live Scan Service
  • BCIA 8016 SAMPLE Sample Request for Live Scan Service form for Certified Nurse Assistants
  • CDPH 283A Certified Nurse Assistant In-Service Training/Continuing Education
  • CDPH 283B Certified Nurse Assistant Initial Application
  • CDPH 283C Certified Nurse Assistant Renewal Application
  • CDPH 929 Request for Name/Address Change and/or Duplicate for CNA Certificate
  • CDPH 931 Verification of Current Nurse Assistant Certification
  • CDPH 318 Report of Misconduct

Contact Us :

Mailing Address:

Aide and Technician Certification Section
P.O. Box 997416, MS 3301
Sacramento, CA 95899-7416 

Phone Number: (916) 327-2445

Please note that the Interactive Voice Response Unit (IVRU) is an automated phone system. An option must be selected before the IVRU can proceed with a transfer to an agent. After the required information is entered you will be given the option to press “0” for an agent.

Fax Number: (916) 552-8785

Email: cna@cdph.ca.gov 

​Please include your CNA/HHA/CHT number (if applicable).
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