CNA License in Arizona

CNA License in Arizona
Staff Writers 6 min read

Are you looking for the fastest way to begin a nursing career in Arizona? Do you enjoy interacting with seniors and persons with disabilities? If so, there is a position waiting for you – of Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)! There are many benefits to choosing a career as a CNA in Arizona. And did we tell you that certification is free?

Certification Requirements in Arizona

Before you can become a Certified Nursing Assistant in Arizona, you must fulfill the CNA certification requirements as mandated by the Arizona State Board of Nursing. First of all, Arizona requires all prospective Certified Nursing Assistants to complete state-approved training. Then, they must pass both sections of the CNA certification exam with acceptable scores. Persons who complete these basic requirements will be issued a certificate by the Arizona State Board of Nursing. No criminal background check is required.

How to Get Your CNA Certification in Arizona

Obtaining your CNA certification in Arizona is quite easy. As mentioned above, you will be issued a certificate after completing a state-approved program and passing the tests. You will need to go to the Arizona Nurse Portal and create an account to apply for a license or maintain your existing license.

How to Verify Your CNA Certification in Arizona

At times, you or an employer may need to verify your CNA certification. If this is the case, you can accomplish it by navigating to the Arizona State Board of Nursing website and clicking on "License Verification (Nursing Assistants)" in the drop-down menu of “Licenses and Certifications.” On the License Verification page, you can verify a CNA license by name, license number or NCSBN ID.

How to Renew Your CNA Certification in Arizona

In Arizona, you will need to renew your CNA certification every two years. Currently, you have the option of doing this online. While you do not need to complete continuing education courses to renew, you will need to submit proof of employment (only 8 hours of work every two years is required).

How to Reinstate Your CNA Certification in Arizona

Any CNA in Arizona whose certificate was lapsed, revoked or voluntarily withdrawn must make a written request to the Arizona State Board of Nursing before they can reinstate their certification. Additionally, they may be required to re-attend CNA training and take the CNA competency exam again.

How to Transfer Your CNA Certification from Arizona to Another State

If you already have a job lined up in your new state, your new employer can verify your certification using the search feature on Arizona's Board of Nursing website. If you do not have a job waiting but want to transfer your certification to another state, you will need to contact your new state's Board of Nursing to find out about their requirements pertaining to transferring CNA certifications.

Arizona Nurse Aide Registry

If you have additional questions, contact the Arizona Nurse Aide Registry at:

Arizona State Board of Nursing

1740 W Adams Street, Suite 2000
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: (602) 771-7801
Fax: (602) 771-7888
Registry Search

State-Approved CNA Programs in Arizona

There are so many good CNA schools in Arizona. You will get the best training if you choose any of these:

  1. Academic Training AZ

    8751 N 51st Ave #102, Glendale, AZ 85302
  2. Academy for Caregiving Excellence

    4723 N 1st Ave, Tucson, AZ 85718
  3. Accord Healthcare Institute

    3816 N 27th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85017
  4. Arizona Medical Training Institute

    1530 N Country Club Dr #11, Mesa, AZ 85201
  5. Arizona Western College

    2020 S Ave 8 E, Yuma, AZ 85365
  6. Brookline College

    2445 W Dunlap Ave #100, Phoenix, AZ 85021
  7. Brookline College

    1140 S Priest Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281
  8. Caregiver Training Institute

    710 S Kolb Rd #4, Tucson, AZ 85710
  9. Central Arizona Valley Institute of Technology

    1789 W Coolidge Ave, Coolidge, AZ 85128
  10. Cochise College

    1025 AZ-90, Benson, AZ 85602
  11. Cochise College

    4190 AZ-80, Douglas, AZ 85607
  12. Cochise College

    901 Colombo Ave, Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
  13. Cochise College

    470 N Bisbee Ave, Willcox, AZ 85643
  14. Coconino Community College

    3000 N Fourth St, Flagstaff, AZ 86004
  15. East Valley Medical College

    205 E Southern Ave, Mesa, AZ 85210
  16. Eastern Arizona College

    615 N Stadium Ave, Thatcher, AZ 85552
  17. Eastern Arizona College - Gila Pueblo Campus

    8274 6 Shooter Canyon Rd, Globe, AZ 85501
  18. Eastern Arizona College - Payson Campus

    201 N Mud Springs Rd, Payson, AZ 85541
  19. Fred G Acosta Job Corps Center

    901 S Campbell Ave, Tucson, AZ 85719
  20. GateWay Community College

    555 N 18th St, Phoenix, AZ 85006
  21. GateWay Community College

    108 N 40th St, Phoenix, AZ 85034
  22. Glendale Community College

    6000 W Olive Ave, Glendale, AZ 85302
  23. Meadows of Northern Arizona, LLC

    809 Gail Gardner Way, Prescott, AZ 86305
  24. MedStar Academy

    13760 N 93rd Ave #202, Peoria, AZ 85381
  25. Mesa Community College

    1833 W Southern Ave, Mesa, AZ 85202
  26. Mohave Community College

    3400 AZ-95, Bullhead City, AZ 86442
  27. Mohave Community College

    480 S Central St, Colorado City, AZ 86021
  28. Mohave Community College

    1971 Jagerson Ave, Kingman, AZ 86409
  29. Mohave Community College

    1977 W Acoma Blvd, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403
  30. Northland Pioneer College

    1001 W Deuce of Clubs, Show Low, AZ 85901
  31. Northland Pioneer College

    1611 Main St, Snowflake, AZ 85937
  32. Northland Pioneer College

    940 E Maricopa Dr, Springerville, AZ 85938
  33. Northland Pioneer College

    720 S Chief Ave, Whiteriver, AZ 85941
  34. Northland Pioneer College

    1400 E 3rd St, Winslow, AZ 86047
  35. Paradise Valley Community College

    18401 N 32nd St, Phoenix, AZ 85032
  36. Phoenix Job Corps Center

    518 S 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
  37. Pima Community College

    5901 S Calle Santa Cruz, Tucson, AZ 85709
  38. Pima Community College

    2202 W Anklam Rd, Tucson, AZ 85745
  39. Pima Medical Institute

    957 S Dobson Rd, Mesa, AZ 85202
  40. Pima Medical Institute

    2160 S Power Rd, Mesa, AZ 85206
  41. Providence Training Institute

    9189 N 59th Ave #2, Glendale, AZ 85302
  42. Regional Center for Border Health (RCBH)

    950 E Main St Building A, Somerton, AZ 85350
  43. Yavapai College

    601 W Black Hills Dr, Clarkdale, AZ 86324
  44. Yavapai College

    1100 E Sheldon St, Prescott, AZ 86301

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