Michigan Nurse Aide Registry

Michigan Nurse Aide Registry
Michigan Department of Community Health Bureau of Health Professions
Capitol View Building, 201 Townsend Street, Lansing, MI 48913
Phone: (517) 241-0554
The Online Nurse Aide Registry is managed by Prometric.
License Verification: (800) 748-0252

What are the Michigan Nurse Aide Registry requirements for those who wish to become a certified nurse aide? All individuals interested in a career as a nurse aide must complete an academic program, including classroom and clinical training, as well as pass a state exam in order to become certified. The state of Michigan requires that every nurse aide training program must have at least seventy five hours of instruction. There are a large number of nurse aide training programs offered in the state of Michigan for both high school students as well as adults. High school nurse aide programs are designed for high school students only while nurse aide programs offered at nursing homes, colleges, and health agencies are tailored for the adult learner. Keep in mind that the state of Michigan does not accept nursing assistant certificates obtained from on-line nurse aide programs. On-line nurse aide programs are not recognized in Michigan.

CNA Registries in the United States

Select an area from the map below to find addresses and phone numbers for Nurse Aide Registries in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia as well as links to online nursing assistant registries if available.

Nursing Assistant Registries

Should you know about your state's nursing assistant registry? Absolutely. A state's nurse aide registry serves important functions for any certified nursing assistant as well as for those looking to become certified. An individual who has finished a nursing assistant training program and has passed the state competency exam becomes listed on the CNA registry. Employers check the registry listings to confirm that a potential employee satisfies the training and testing requirements to obtain a nursing assistant job. To work as a certified nursing assistant, your status on the CNA registry must be active, without any charges of resident abuse, neglect, or misappropriation. It is important to update your name and address on the registry. By doing so, your information is current and you are able to receive important documents sent by the registry.

For example, renewal forms are mailed to the address you have provided to the registry. You will not receive the certification renewal forms unless your address on the registry is accurate. One of the most frequent questions we get is how to get a copy of a CNA certificate. The nurse aide registry is in charge of issuing a duplicate of your nurse aide certificate and to obtain a copy you need to contact them. A nursing assistant certificate is typically reprinted when the original has been lost, accidentally destroyed, stolen, or when the individual has changed their name. The nurse aide registry is also the entity in charge of revoking a nursing assistant's certification in cases of neglect, abuse, or misappropriation of a client's property. In such cases, an individual's name is permanently listed on the registry along with the specific findings.

Questions, Comments, Suggestions

Tina on August 21, 2009 at 09:52 AM
I am a Michigan resident and I am taking my CNA course in Wichita, Kansas. Can this certificate from Kansas be valid for use in Michigan? If not, can I take a Michigan exam so as to make my training valid? Thank you.


Admin on August 22, 2009 at 11:27 PM
To work as a nursing assistant in Michigan you must obtain a nursing aide certificate in this state. Once you pass the CNA exam in Kansas, and become listed on the Kansas nurse aide registry, you may request to challenge the nursing assistant exam in Michigan. First you need to complete an application for exemption from CNA training. Once this application is approved, you must challenge and pass the Michigan nursing assistant competency exam to obtain certification. The application can be found here: Request for Exemption from Nurse Aide Training. You will need to send the Verification of Nurse Aide Registration form to the state in which you hold certification and have them send verification of your certification. Make sure to read all the instructions, complete the applications fully, and send copies of the required documents. Good luck!


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CNA Resources

Being a Successful C.N.A

Besides knowledge and proficiency there are many qualities which define a competent CNA. Our list includes the answers of residents, families, and those of experienced nurse aides who have been in the health care field for an extended period of time. Most of the qualities listed below represent the reasons and motivational factors driving new individuals to become certified nurse aides.


A competent CNA shows support for others, as well as patience, compassion and empathy. To become a good nursing assistant one needs to understand the meaning of being a team player. An effective nursing assistant learns to become a good listener who cares about and understands the needs of the residents, has a helping nature and a positive attitude. Both patients and co-workers appreciate a smile, an upbeat personality, as well as someone who takes pride in their work. A nurse aide job requires good organizational skills, patience, good judgment, and effective communication.

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