California Occupational License

License Title:
    Certified Nurse Assistant
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Licensing Agency:
     Department of Public Health
     Licensing and Certification
     Aide and Technician Certification Section

Licensing Agency Contact Information:
     Address: MS 3301
P. O. Box 997416
Sacramento,  CA  95899 - 7416

     Phone Number: (916) 327-2445
     Fax Number: (916) 552-8785

     E-mail Address:
     Internet Address:

License Requirements, Fees, and Examination Information:
Fees: $90-$100 fee for competency examination. $0 fee for initial and renewal certification process.

Examination Frequency: One time upon completion of training program.

Exam Locations: Statewide.

Experience Requirement: 100 hours of supervised clinical training and 50 hours of classroom training. After students successfully complete a state-approved certified Nurse Assistant program, the training program arranges for the state approved exam. Applicants must maintain criminal record clearance in order to be certified.

Average Time to Process Application: 4 weeks.

Renewal Period: Every two years; $0 fee.

Renewal Requirement: 48 hour of CEU's and work 1 day for pay providing nursing services under the supervision of a licensed medical professional.

Special License Requirements: N/A

Authority: California Health and Safety Code, Section 1337-1338.5. California Code of Regulation, Title 22, Division 5, Chapter 2.5, Article 1-5. Title 42, Code of Federal Regulations, 483.75 and 483 Subpart D.
Occupations To Which This License Applies:
Occupation TitleSOC Code
Nursing Assistants311014