DPH: Nurse Aide Registration

Nurse Aide Registration

The Connecticut Department of Public Health has contracted with Prometric to develop and manage its Nurse Aide Registry and administer the Connecticut Nurse Aide Competency Exam. 

What is the Nurse Aide Registry?

A listing of nurse aides who have met Federal and/or State training and competency requirements needed for employment in nursing homes.

Search the CT Nurse's Aide Registry Online

Once a nurse aide's name is on the registry it is never removed.  They will be identified as active or lapsed.  It will also identify whether there has been a negative finding against their certificate for resident abuse, resident neglect and/or misappropriation of resident property (stealing). 
  • A finding of resident abuse or misappropriation of resident property can never be removed from the registry. 
  • In the case of resident neglect, a nurse’s aide may petition to have the neglect finding removed if it was a singular occurrence and employment and personal history of the nurse’s aide does not reflect a pattern of abusive behavior or neglect.
  • If your certificate is flagged for resident abuse, neglect, misappropriation of resident property or Medicaid fraud on the Connecticut Nurse Aide Registry, your certification will not be renewed and you are prohibited from working in a licensed chronic convalescent nursing home. 

How to be placed on CT Nurse Aide Registry

Certification and Renewal:

  • The certification period is for 24 months (2 years) and the nurse aide must recertify every two years.
  • There are no expiration dates on CT nurse aide certificates.
  • If you are not sure when your certification expires, you can look up your nurse aide certification on-line: Search the CT Nurse's Aide Registry Online
  • To be eligible for renewal, a CNA must have worked for pay as a CNA or in a position where you provided direct personal care for at least 8 hours during the last 24 months.  Renewals will be effective two years from your last date of verified employment. There is no fee for renewal
  • If you are eligible for renewal, your employer should fill out the employment verification form: employment verification form.
  • The nurse aide should determine if their job duties meets the requirements for recertification.
  • A nurse aide should inquire whether their employer reports their employment to the Department of Public Health.  If not, it is the nurse aide's responsibility to make sure their employment is verified.
  • If your nurse aide certification status has become “lapsed/expired” and you have not worked as a nurse aide or in a position where you provided direct personal care in a period longer than 24 months following your most recent certification, you are required to retake and pass both the skills and written sections of the Connecticut nurse aide competency exam. Once you pass the state nurse aide exam, your certification will be renewed.  You can contact Prometric to schedule your exam: Information on Testing
  • If your nurse aide certification status has become "lapsed/expired" and you have been working as a CNA or in a position where you have provided direct personal care, but you failed to submit your employment verification, you may submit your employment verification forms to the  Department of Public Health and your certification will be renewed.  employment verification form.

Name and Address Changes or Request Duplicate Certificate:

It is the nurse aide's responsibility to update the registry with any address change or any change in name.  To make a change to the registry complete the Candidate Change Request Form and submit it along with any required legal documentation.  This form is also used to request a duplicate certificate.  The fee is $15. 

Training Program Requirements and Approved Training Programs:

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q:   How do I become a nurse aide in Connecticut?

A:  In order to be certified on the Connecticut Nurse Aide Registry,
      an individual must have completed a
      Connecticut state approved training program and pass the
      Connecticut nurse aide exam within 24 months from completion
      of the training.  

Q:   Can a nurse or student nurse become a nurse aide in Connecticut?
A:  A nurse or student nurse must have successfully completed a
      course, or courses, of no less than 100 hours of theory and clinical
      instruction in an approved practical nursing or registered nursing
      program within the past 24 months.  You will need to submit a copy of
      your nursing school transcript or current LPN/RN license with
      your application.  You are required to take and pass the
      Connecticut nurse aide exam. 

Q:   I am a certified nurse aide in another state.  How do I get certified

      as a nurse aide in Connecticut?

A:   An individual who is currently active and in good standing on

       a Registry in another state can apply to have their name added to

       Connecticut’s Nurse Aide Registry.  You will need to submit a

       copy of your current certificate or a letter of verification from the

       current state with issue date, expiration date and verification of

       good standing. The fee is $55.  Apply on-line or download the

      application at:    www.prometric.com/nurseaide/ct


Q:    Where do I send my application?  How do I contact Prometric?


A:   All applications and supporting documents must be submitted

       to directly to Prometric.


Prometric - CT Nurse Aide
7941 Corporate Dr.
Nottingham MD 21236
Phone: 866-499-7485  - press number 9
Fax: 800 813 6670



If you have any additional questions, you can contact the Connecticut Nurse Aide Registry at the Department of Public Health at (860) 509-7603 - press option #1 or by email at dph.nurseaide@ct.gov.









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