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Application Wizard - Certified Nurse Aide

Please choose one of the following:

I have been certified in another state.

I am applying for certification for the first time

I am already certified as a CNA in Virginia and want to obtain Advanced Nurse Aide Certification

I want to be reinstated as a CNA and/or Advanced CNA


Advanced CNA Certification  

Click the "Apply Now" button below to proceed to the online application for Advanced Nurse Aide Certification.

CNA Reinstatement Applications  

 Certified Nurse Aide

  • Reinstatements for CNA's are now accpeted online. Please login to the Online Licensing site to begin the Reinstatement process.

Advanced CNA

Applications for Advanced CNA reinstatement will need to be mailed to:

Virginia Board of Nursing
Perimeter Center
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico, Virginia 23233-1463


You May Qualify for CNA by Examination

You will need to visit the Credentia website and schedule the Virginia Nurse Aide Competency Test ("State Board").

You May Qualify for CNA by Endorsement

Click the "Apply Now" button below to proceed with the online application process for CNA by Endorsement (tested and certified in another state).

Virginia Board of Nursing
Jay P. Douglas, MSM, RN, CSAC, FRE, Executive Director
Cynthia M. Swineford, MSN, RN, CNE, President