CNA License in Arizona

What You Need to Know about CNA Licensing in Arizona

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 CNA career in Arizona. However, the best benefit is that unlike most other medical careers, you do not need a license to work as a CNA in Arizona.

Certification Requirements in Arizona

Before you can become a Certified Nursing Assistant in Arizona, you must fulfill the certification requirements as mandated by the Arizona State Board of Nursing. First of all, Arizona requires all prospective Certified Nursing Assistants to complete at least 120 hours of state-approved training. They must also pass both sections of the CNA certification exam with acceptable scores. Persons who complete these basic requirements, can apply for certification from the Arizona's Board of Nursing.

How to Get Your CNA Certification in Arizona

Obtaining your CNA certification in Arizona is quite easy. First, you will need to go to the Arizona Board of Nursing website. Once you are there, click on "Applications and Forms." Next, click on "CNA application by Exam." This will take you to an application that you must fill out and submit to become certified. You will also need to submit your fingerprints and a current photo of yourself.

State-Approved CNA Schools in Arizona

Finding a CNA school in Arizona may seem difficult with so many of them available. However, to help you choose, you will find three of the best listed below.

  1. Arizona College of Allied Health
    4425 W Olive Avenue Suite 300, Glendale, AZ 85302
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  2. Arizona Western College
    2020 South Avenue 8E, Yuma, AZ 85365
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  3. Brookline College
    5441 East 22nd Street, Suite 125, Tucson, AZ 85711
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  4. Brookline College
    2445 West Dunlap Avenue, Suite 100, Phoenix, AZ 85021
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  5. Brookline College
    1140-1150 S. Priest Drive, Tempe, AZ 85281
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  6. Carrington College
    3550 N Oracle Road, Tucson, AZ 85705
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  7. Carrington College
    1322 South Country Club Drive, Mesa, AZ 85210
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  8. Carrington College
    8503 N. 27th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85051
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  9. Chandler/Gilbert Community College
    2626 East Pecos Road, Chandler, AZ 85225
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  10. Cochise College
    4190 West Highway 80, Douglas, AZ 85607
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  11. Coconino County Community College
    2800 South Lone Tree Road, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
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  12. East Valley Institute of Technology
    1601 W Main St, Mesa, AZ 85201
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  13. Eastern Arizona College
    615 North Stadium Avenue, Thatcher, AZ 85552
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  14. Estrella Mountain Community College
    3000 North Dysart Road, Avondale, AZ 85323
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  15. GateWay Community College
    108 North 40th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034
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  16. Glendale Community College of Arizona
    6000 West Olive Avenue, Glendale, AZ 85302
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  17. Mesa Community College
    1833 West Southern Avenue, Mesa, AZ 85202
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  18. Paradise Valley Community College
    18401 North 32nd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85032
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  19. Phoenix College
    1202 West Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ 85013
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  20. Rio Salado College
    1715 West Northern Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85021
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  21. Rio Salado College
    1455 South Stapley Drive, Suite 15, Mesa, AZ 85202
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  22. Scottsdale Community College
    9000 East Chaparral Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85256
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  23. Southwest Skill Center
    3000 N Dysart Rd, Avondale, AZ 85323
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  24. Tucson College
    5151 East Broadway Boulevard, Suite 155, Tucson, AZ 85711
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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 the tab that is labeled "License Verification." On the next page, you simply input your certification number or full name to verify your CNA certification.

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.

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, take the CNA competency exam again and pay a reinstatement fee to reinstate their certification.

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

Do you have a question that we did not answer pertaining to CNA certification in Arizona? If so, you can contact the Board of Nursing directly at:

Arizona State Board of Nursing
4747 N 7th St Ste 200
Phoenix, AZ 85014
Phone: (602) 771-7800

If you are ready for a career in Arizona that will provide you with a great salary and an abundance of emotional rewards, you should consider becoming a CNA.