CNA License Reciprocity in Michigan

To ensure a smooth transition as you consider working as a travel CNA in Michigan or moving to Michigan, understanding CNA reciprocity in the state is crucial. This process allows you to transfer your out-of-state CNA license to Michigan seamlessly. In the following, we’ll explain the specific requirements and steps for an out-of-state CNA license transfer to Michigan, enabling you to navigate the license reciprocity process with ease.

Transferring your license to Alabama using reciprocity requires you to already have a CNA license in another state. If you’re looking to register your first CNA certification on the Alabama Registry, read our page about how to get on the Michigan CNA Registry.

CNA license reciprocity in Michigan


Amount: $20
Details: Application Fees




Online application: Yes, link here
Form: No

How to

Access and fill in the online form:

  1. Create a MILogin account at MILogin – help guide to set up an account can be found here.
  2. Request access to MI-NATES: Michigan Nurse Aide, Training, and Enforcement System, and set up your user profile. Help guide to fill in the form here.
  3. Submit a new nurse aide application and pay the $20 registration fee via the MI-NATES System.

Note: Only nurses with a valid certificate from the following states are eligible for reciprocity: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin.

A candidate who did not undergo training and testing from a State listed above is not eligible for reciprocity.

Michigan requirements for reciprocity include, but are not limited to:

  1. The training program is consistent with the Federal Code of Regulations.
  2. Requires a minimum of 75 course hours prior to taking a competency evaluation examination.
  3. Does not allow candidates to be exempt from the training course hours or testing.

Employer input required?


Current state input required?


Methods of filing

Online application: Yes
Email: No
Mail: No
Fax: No

Support contact

Call: 517-284-8961

Information last updated in

February 2024

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