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Licensing and certification program

About Us

The Healthcare Professional Certification and Training Section (HPCTS) is responsible for the oversight of certification and competency evaluation of all Certified Nurse Assistants (CNA), Home Health Aides (HHA), and Hemodialysis Technicians (CHT).  We are comprised of three teams – Registry, Training Program Review Unit (TPRU) and eLearning Review Unit (ELRU).

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​Registry Unit

​The Registry Unit is responsible for the certification of Certified Nurse Assistants (CNAs), Home Health Aides (HHAs), and Certified Hemodialysis Technicians (CHTs) and maintains the Registry for these categories of health care workers.

Mailing Address:                                          Phone:

Healthcare Professional Certification                                                     (916) 327-2445​
and Training Section (HPCTS)
P.O. Box 997416, MS 3301
Sacramento, CA 95899-7416​


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

Training Program Review Unit

The Training Program Review Unit (TPRU) is responsible for the review, approval/disapproval and continual oversight of Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA), Home Health Aide (HHA), and Certified Hemodialysis Technician (CHT) training, Orientation and In-service Training programs. TPRU is also responsible for the review, approval/disapproval, and continual oversight of Continuing Education Providers for Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) and Home Health Aide (HHA).​

Mailing Address:                                          Physical Address:

P.O. Box 997416, MS 3301                                                                             1615 Capitol Ave MS 3300
Sacramento, CA 95899-7416                                                                       Sacramento, CA 95814​

​​(Applications are only accepted by email or fax)


eLearning Review Unit

The eLearning Review Unit (ELRU) reviews applications of skilled nursing facilities (SNF), intermediate care facilities (ICF), and educational institutions, which are interested in conducting a nurse assistant training program (NATP) in an online or distant learning format and maintains regulatory oversight of approved online programs. 

Physical Address:                                        Phone:

1615 Capitol Ave MS 3300                                                                             (916) 552-9967​

Sacramento, CA 95814



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