How do I change my name on the Florida CNA registry?

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asked in Registry by Nikki
Will I be able to work while waiting for this to process?

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answered by Martha Brooks

Florida CNA Registry name changes require legal documentation showing the name change. Supporting documents must be one of the following:

  • a court order showing the name change (legal name change, adoption, federal identity change)
  • a divorce decree showing the name change
  • a copy of a state issued marriage license that includes the original signature and seal from the clerk of the court
  • a copy of a certificate of naturalization or H1B Employment Visa.

Any one of these documents will be accepted unless the department has a question about the authenticity of the document.

If you are requesting a name change outside of renewal and wish to receive a new license reflecting the name change, you must request a duplicate license and pay a $25.00 fee. You should mail your payment, request and supporting documents to:

Division of Medical Quality Assurance
P.O. Box 6320
Tallahassee, FL 32314-6320

You may contact the Medical Quality Assurance customer contact center by phone at 850-488-0595 or by email at to verify that the fee and address above are valid.

If you are renewing online and need to change your name at the same time, you should log into your Medical Quality Assurance Online Services Portal account to submit your request, enter your full name as it appears on your legal documentation and attach or upload your supporting documents.

It usually takes 5 to 7 business days for a name change request to be processed and you are allowed to work while waiting for the change to take effect.