CNA License in Ohio

CNA License in Ohio
Staff Writers 7 min read

Are you looking for a career that offers a secure and satisfying future in Ohio? Do you love helping the sick, injured and/or disabled? If you answered yes to both the questions, you may enjoy working as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)! Not only is there a growing need for nursing assistants in Ohio, but training programs are also quite short.

Certification Requirements in Ohio

The Department of Health sets the standards for CNA training and certification in Ohio. To obtain nursing assistant certification in Ohio, you are required to attend at least 75 hours of CNA instruction. You must also take the CNA competency evaluation exam and achieve acceptable scores on both parts of the test. You have a total of three chances to pass your competency evaluation test. If you fail on all three occasions, you will need to retrain.

How to Get Your CNA Certification in Ohio

Earning your CNA certification in Ohio is very simple. The only things required of you are to complete the state-approved training program and pass the state's CNA competency evaluation examination. If you are able to achieve passing scores on your evaluation, the testing administrator will direct your scores to the Ohio Nurse Aide Registry. At this point, your name will be added to the registry, and you will be granted CNA certification.

How to Verify Your CNA Certification in Ohio

From time to time, you may find that you need to verify your CNA certification in Ohio. To do this, go to the Ohio Department of Health website and click on the letter C in the A-Z Index. Next, click on "Public Registry Search." The next page contains the CNA verification search tool you need to check your status.

How to Renew Your CNA Certification in Ohio

In Ohio, Certified Nursing Assistants need to renew their certification every two years. The Department of Health will mail you a renewal form prior to your certification's expiration date. You must fill this form out and mail it back to the Department to renew your certification for two more years.

How to Reinstate Your CNA Certification in Ohio

Nursing assistants in Ohio who did not work at least eight hours during the two-year period before the renewal date of their certifications will need to reinstate their certification. In this situation, the CNAs in question will need to pass the competency evaluation examination again. Passing scores will place their names back on the registry.

How to Transfer Your CNA Certification from Ohio to Another State

If it becomes necessary to transfer your CNA certification to a different state, you will need to abide by the transfer requirements of the new state. Therefore, you will have to contact the new state’s CNA regulatory agency. The National Council of State Boards of Nursing maintains a record of all CNA regulatory agencies in the U.S. We also offer a list of state CNA registries. You can download it from here. Typical requirements include CNA verification, continuing education, transfer fees, and/or testing.

Ohio Nurse Aide Registry

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

Ohio Department of Health
Bureau of Regulatory Operations

246 N High St
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (800) 582-5908
Fax: (614) 564-2461
Registry Search

State-Approved CNA Programs in Ohio

Do you need assistance finding a CNA school in Ohio? The following facilities are all accredited and offer some of the top state-approved CNA programs.

  1. Ally College

    270 Regency Ridge Dr, Dayton, OH 45459
  2. Apollo Career Center

    3325 Shawnee Rd, Cridersville, OH 45806
  3. Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center

    1783 OH-60, Ashland, OH 44805
  4. Ashtabula County Technical & Career Campus

    1565 OH-167, Jefferson, OH 44047
  5. Belmont College

    68094 Hammond Rd, St Clairsville, OH 43950
  6. Brighter Light Health Academy

    2215 Cleveland Rd W #101, Sandusky, OH 44870
  7. C-TEC Career & Technology Education Centers Licking County

    150 Price Rd, Newark, OH 43055
  8. Central Ohio Technical College

    1179 University Dr, Newark, OH 43055
  9. Cincinnati Job Corps Center

    1409 Western Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45214
  10. Cincinnati State - Evendale Campus

    10100 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45241
  11. Cincinnati State - Middletown Campus

    1 N Main St, Middletown, OH 45042
  12. Cincinnati State Technical & Community College

    3520 Central Pkwy, Cincinnati, OH 45223
  13. Clark State Community College

    570 E Leffel Ln, Springfield, OH 45505
  14. Clark State Community College

    100 S Limestone St, Springfield, OH 45502
  15. Clark State Community College

    334 Progress Dr #200, Xenia, OH 45385
  16. Clark State Community College

    3775 Pentagon Blvd, Dayton, OH 45431
  17. Clark State Community College

    2280 OH-540, Bellefontaine, OH 43311
  18. Cleveland Job Corps Center

    13421 Coit Rd, Cleveland, OH 44110
  19. Columbiana County Career & Technical Center

    9364 OH-45, Lisbon, OH 44432
  20. Columbus State Community College

    550 E Spring St, Columbus, OH 43215
  21. Community Connections Academy

    2490 Lee Blvd #303, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
  22. Companions of Ashland Nurse Aide Training Center

    1241 E Main St, Ashland, OH 44805
  23. Cuyahoga Community College

    2900 Community College Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115
  24. Cuyahoga Community College Corporate College

    4400 Richmond Rd, Warrensville Heights, OH 44128
  25. Dayton Job Corps Center

    3849 Germantown Pike, Dayton, OH 45417
  26. Delaware Area Career Center

    1610 State Rte 521, Delaware, OH 43015
  27. Delaware Area Career Center

    4565 Columbus Pike, Delaware, OH 43015
  28. Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical Schools

    4300 Amalgamated Pl, Groveport, OH 43125
  29. EHOVE Career Center

    316 W Mason Rd, Milan, OH 44846
  30. ETI Technical College

    2076 Youngstown Warren Rd, Niles, OH 44446
  31. Fairfield Career Center School

    3985 Coonpath Rd NW, Carroll, OH 43112
  32. First Class STNA Training

    3214 Prospect Ave E, Cleveland, OH 44115
  33. Grant Career Center

    718 W Plane St, Bethel, OH 45106
  34. Kingston of Ashland

    20 Amberwood Pkwy, Ashland, OH 44805
  35. Lakeland Community College

    7700 Clocktower Dr, Willoughby, OH 44094
  36. Laurel Oaks Career Campus

    300 Oak Dr, Wilmington, OH 45177
  37. Madison Adult Career Center

    600 Esley Ln, Mansfield, OH 44905
  38. Marion Technical College

    1467 Mt Vernon Ave, Marion, OH 43302
  39. Mid-East Career & Technology Centers

    400 Richards Rd, Zanesville, OH 43701
  40. Ohio Institute of Allied Health

    6245 Old Troy Pike, Huber Heights, OH 45424
  41. Ohio Medical Career College

    1133 S Edwin C Moses Blvd #110, Dayton, OH 45417
  42. Ohio State Career Training Center

    1133 S Edwin C Moses Blvd #110, Dayton, OH 45417
  43. Ohio Valley Career & Technical Center

    175 Lloyd Rd, West Union, OH 45693
  44. Phoenix Healthcare Institute

    25000 Euclid Ave #300, Euclid, OH 44117
  45. Rae-Ann Geneva

    839 W Main St, Geneva, OH 44041
  46. Rhodes State College

    4240 Campus Dr, Lima, OH 45804
  47. Sandusky City Schools

    407 Decatur St, Sandusky, OH 44870
  48. Shawnee Manor

    2535 Ft Amanda Rd, Lima, OH 45804
  49. Sinclair Community College

    444 W Third St, Dayton, OH 45402
  50. Solutions Premier Training Services

    14077 Cedar Rd, South Euclid, OH 44118
  51. St Augustine Health Campus

    7801 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH 44102
  52. Tri County Career Center

    15676 OH-691, Nelsonville, OH 45764
  53. Vancrest Of Urbana, Inc.

    2380 N US Hwy 68, Wilmington, OH 45177
  54. Weatherspoon Healthcare Institute

    291 E 222nd St, Euclid, OH 44123
  55. YouthBuild Columbus Community School

    1183 Essex Ave, Columbus, OH 43201

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