How to Renew CNA License in Pennsylvania

In healthcare, the margin of error can be slim. Facilities need to be sure that a healthcare professional’s skills stay sharp, and that they are constantly updated with the latest medical knowledge. This is why HCPs on all levels must renew their licenses periodically, and Certified Nursing Assistants are no exceptions. The exact requirements and renewal process depends on the state you practice in. in this article, we will go over how to renew your CNA license in Pennsylvania. 

Figure Out the Renewal Period 

In PA, CNAs have to apply for renewal once every two years. You can check when your license expires on the Registry section on the CNA365 website. When you know the renewal cycle, you can plan for your requirements, and have everything finished on (or before) the expiration date. 

Fulfill Renewal Requirements 

Before their renewal applications are accepted, CNAs have to complete eight consecutive hours (or one documented day) of salaried nurse aide work. This has to be completed within the 24 month licensure period, and should happen under a state-approved healthcare facility. Otherwise, your shift will not be recognized. 

Apply for online licensure renewal 

CNAs can complete their renewal application online, through Credentia’s CNA365. The site even provides a comprehensive step-by-step guide for filling out and submitting your license renewal request. For your convenience, here is a brief summary: 

From the home page, click the “Registry” section. From there, you can select the “renew” button and begin filling out your application. You will be asked to fill out three sections: Personal Information Verification, Registration Information, Employment, and Attestation. Answer every form truthfully and accurately. Be sure to review the information before proceeding to the next section. Once you submit your application, all there is left to do is wait. You will receive an email notification for when your CNA365 renewal request has been processed. If it has, you can click “Registry” and print a copy of your Registry Card. 

Contact information 

For more questions, you can refer to the official Pennsylvania government website here. Otherwise, you can contact the PA Board of Nursing directly. 

Mail Address:
Board of Registered Nursing
PO Box 944210
Sacramento, CA 94244-2100

Phone Number: 916-322-3350

Board of Registered Nursing
1747 N. Market Blvd., Suite 150
Sacramento, CA 95834-1924

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