CNA License in Michigan

CNA License in Michigan
Staff Writers 9 min read

Would you like to be part of a healthcare team that is devoted to helping the sick, disabled and/or injured with everyday tasks in Michigan? Do you need a job that is flexible and offers a comfortable salary? If you answered yes to both the questions, a career as a CNA may be a perfect fit for you! You can even complete your training in just a few short weeks!

Certification Requirements in Michigan

In Michigan, the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs oversees the training and certification of CNAs. In accordance with the rules set by the Department, all prospective nurse aides must complete a state-approved CNA program. After completing the program, graduates are required to apply to take the two-part competency evaluation examination for CNAs. Achieving an acceptable score on both parts of this test is necessary for certification in Michigan.

How to Get Your CNA Certification in Michigan

Prometric handles the testing of aspiring nurse aides in Michigan. When you obtain acceptable scores on both sections of the CNA competency exam, Prometric mails you a certificate. While there is a small fee for the competency exam, there are no applications or fees necessary for obtaining your certification.

How to Verify Your CNA Certification in Michigan

The Michigan CNA Registry is maintained by Prometric. To verify your status as a CNA in Michigan, go to The link will take you to the Michigan specific registry. To conduct a search, you must either have an “employer code” or the “certificate #” or specific “first name” and “last name” of the nurse aide to conduct a search.

How to Renew Your CNA Certification in Michigan

Nurse aide certifications in Michigan are valid for two years. You must then renew yours. Prior to your renewal date, Prometric will mail you a renewal packet. To renew your certification, you must provide all of the required documents in your packet and mail them back to Prometric.

How to Reinstate Your CNA Certification in Michigan

In Michigan, if you do not work as a CNA for eight hours or more during any two-year period, your CNA status will become inactive. At this point, you will need to reinstate your certification. To do this, you must retake both parts of the Prometric CNA competency examination.

How to Transfer Your CNA Certification from Michigan to Another State

The first step involved in transferring your CNA certification from Michigan to another state is to contact the other state's CNA regulatory agency. You can easily locate the appropriate agency by using the handy search tool offered by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing. While most states simply require CNA certification verification to transfer, some also require state testing, continuing education courses and/or additional training.

Michigan Nurse Aide Registry

The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA), Bureau of Community and Health Systems has partnered with Prometric to administer its certified nurse aide competency evaluation program and to offer the certified nursing assistant registry services.

Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
Bureau of Community & Health Systems
Health Facility Professional and Nurse Aide Section

PO Box 30664
Lansing, MI 48909
Phone: (517) 284-8961


7941 Corporate Dr
Nottingham, MD 21236
Phone: (800) 752-4724
Registry Search

State-Approved CNA Programs in Michigan

Do you need help finding a state-approved CNA school in Michigan? The following facilities offer excellent programs for aspiring CNAs.

  1. 1st Step CNA Training, LLC

    4015 State St, Saginaw, MI 48603
  2. Abcott Institute

    16250 Northland Dr #205, Southfield, MI 48075
  3. Agape Health Care Schools

    10781 E Cherry Bend Rd, Traverse City, MI 49684
  4. Agape Health Care Schools

    221 N Mitchell St, Cadillac, MI 49601
  5. American Red Cross

    14101 Leroy St, Southgate, MI 48195
  6. American Red Cross

    2727 2nd Ave #136, Detroit, MI 48201
  7. American Red Cross - Warren Training Center

    13260 E Eleven Mile Rd, Warren, MI 48089
  8. Barnabas Health Care School

    24634 Five Mile Rd #35, Redford Charter Township, MI 48239
  9. Bay College

    2001 N Lincoln Rd, Escanaba, MI 49829
  10. Bay-Arenac ISD Career Center

    4155 Monitor Rd, Bay City, MI 48706
  11. Career Essentials Learning Center

    11815 Joseph Campau Ave, Hamtramck, MI 48212
  12. Career Health Studies Training Corp

    47031 Gratiot Ave, New Baltimore, MI 48051
  13. Career Quest Learning Center

    209 W Washington Ave #241, Jackson, MI 49201
  14. Careerline Tech Center

    13663 Port Sheldon St, Holland, MI 49424
  15. Charter Health Care Training Center

    1055 Charter Dr, Flint, MI 48532
  16. Clare CNA Training Center

    5757 E Saginaw Rd, Clare, MI 48617
  17. Covenant Academy

    43996 Woodward Ave #210, Bloomfield Township, MI 48302
  18. Davis Training Institute

    5151 Hampton Pl, Saginaw, MI 48604
  19. Delta College

    1961 Delta Rd, Bay City, MI 48706
  20. Delta College Midland Center

    1025 Wheeler St, Midland, MI 48642
  21. Detroit Job Corps Center

    11801 Woodrow Wilson St, Detroit, MI 48206
  22. Dorsey Emergency Medical Academy

    31779 John R Rd, Madison Heights, MI 48071
  23. Education & Training Connection

    884 E Isabella Rd, Midland, MI 48640
  24. Excelling Nursing Academy

    25820 Orchard Lake Rd, Farmington Hills, MI 48336
  25. Flat River Medical

    202 S Lafayette St, Greenville, MI 48838
  26. Flint/Genesee Job Corps Center

    2400 Saginaw St, Flint, MI 48505
  27. Genanscot Services

    17800 E Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48224
  28. Genesee Health Careers

    3308 Miller Rd, Flint, MI 48503
  29. Gerald R. Ford Job Corps Center

    110 Hall St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507
  30. Glen Oaks Community College

    62249 Shimmel Rd, Centreville, MI 49032
  31. Gogebic Medical Care Facility

    402 North St, Wakefield, MI 49968
  32. Grand Rapids Community College

    143 Bostwick Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  33. Grand Traverse Pavilions

    1000 Pavillions Cir, Traverse City, MI 49684
  34. Grand Valley State University

    3035 Prairie St SW, Grandville, MI 49418
  35. Grandvue Medical Care Facility

    1728 S Peninsula Rd, East Jordan, MI 49727
  36. Gratiot-Isabella RESD (GIRESD)

    1131 E Center St, Ithaca, MI 48847
  37. Hazy Institute

    21700 Greenfield Rd #264, Oak Park, MI 48237
  38. Health Care Solutions & Career Group

    15800 W McNichols Rd #233, Detroit, MI 48235
  39. Henry Ford College

    5101 Evergreen Rd, Dearborn, MI 48128
  40. Integrity Health & Education Center

    2062 US 31 N S, Traverse City, MI 49685
  41. Jackson Area Career Center

    6800 Browns Lake Rd, Jackson, MI 49201
  42. Kalamazoo Valley Community College

    6767 W O Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
  43. Kellogg Community College

    14055 26 Mile Rd, Albion, MI 49224
  44. Kellogg Community College

    450 North Ave, Battle Creek, MI 49017
  45. Kent Career Technical Center

    1655 E Beltline Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
  46. Kirtland Community College

    10775 N St Helen Rd, Roscommon, MI 48653
  47. Lake Michigan College

    125 Veterans Blvd, South Haven, MI 49090
  48. Lake Michigan College

    2755 E Napier Ave, Benton Harbor, MI 49022
  49. Lake Michigan College

    2755 E Napier Ave, Benton Harbor, MI 49022
  50. Lake Michigan College

    1905 Foundation Dr, Niles, MI 49120
  51. Lansing Community College

    515 Washington Square, Lansing, MI 48933
  52. Macomb Community College

    14500 Twelve Mile Rd, Warren, MI 48088
  53. Mary Lee Community Health & Training Center

    25548 Five Mile Rd, Redford Charter Township, MI 48239
  54. Mecosta-Osceola Career Center

    15830 190th Ave, Big Rapids, MI 49307
  55. MediLodge of Howell

    1333 W Grand River Ave, Howell, MI 48843
  56. Michigan Health Institute

    15565 Northland Park Ct, Southfield, MI 48075
  57. Mid Michigan College

    1375 S Clare Ave, Harrison, MI 48625
  58. Monroe County Community College

    1555 S Raisinville Rd, Monroe, MI 48161
  59. Mott Community College

    1401 E Court St, Flint, MI 48503
  60. Newaygo County Career Tech Center

    4645 W 48th St, Fremont, MI 49412
  61. North Central Michigan College

    1515 Howard St, Petoskey, MI 49770
  62. Northern Michigan Health Training School

    1396 Douglas Dr #22c, Traverse City, MI 49696
  63. Odyssey Educational Center

    18455 James Couzens Fwy, Detroit, MI 48235
  64. Ross Medical Education Center

    1624 Woodworth St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
  65. Ross Medical Education Center

    5177 W Main St Suite A, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
  66. Ross Medical Education Center

    2600 N Saginaw Rd Suite B, Midland, MI 48640
  67. Saginaw Career Complex

    2102 Weiss St, Saginaw, MI 48602
  68. Schoolcraft College

    18600 Haggerty Rd, Livonia, MI 48152
  69. Serenity Health Training Institute

    20245 W 12 Mile Rd #217, Southfield, MI 48076
  70. Serenity Health Training Institute

    3710 Davison Rd, Flint, MI 48506
  71. Southwestern Michigan College

    58900 Cherry Grove Rd, Dowagiac, MI 49047
  72. St. Clair County Community College

    323 Erie St, Port Huron, MI 48060
  73. Stepping Stones Educational System, Inc.

    2012 28th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508
  74. Superior Pro Training

    5099 US-41, Harvey, MI 49855
  75. Technical Education Center

    300 North Blvd, Kingsford, MI 49802
  76. Tri-City CNA Academy

    404 W Midland Rd Ste C, Auburn, MI 48611
  77. Warren Health Academy

    3691 Sashabaw Rd, Waterford Township, MI 48329
  78. Washtenaw Community College

    4800 E Huron River Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
  79. Wayne County Community College

    801 W Fort St, Detroit, MI 48226
  80. West Shore Community College

    3000 N Stiles Rd, Scottville, MI 49454
  81. Wilson Talent Center

    611 Hagadorn Rd, Mason, MI 48854
  82. Yes We CNA

    18820 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48203

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