CNA License Reciprocity in Ohio

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

Transferring your license to Ohio 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 Ohio Registry, read our page about how to get on the Ohio CNA Registry.

CNA license reciprocity in Ohio


Amount: $0
Details: Free of charge




Online application: No
Form: Yes, see here

How to

Fill in the form

  1. Complete the information in Section I.
  2. Attach a clear copy of your official social security card.
  3. Attach a clear copy of a picture identification showing your date of birth and the correct spelling of your name.
  4. Send the form to your current State Nurse Aide Registry to complete Section II and mail to the Ohio Nurse Aide Registry.

Employer input required?


Current state input required?

Yes, Section II must be completed by the Nurse Aide Registry of your current State.

Methods of filing

Online application: No
Email: Yes,
Fax: Yes, (614) 564-2461
Mail: Yes,
246 N. High Street, 3rd floor
OH 43215

Support contact

Call: (614) 752-9500

Information last updated in

January 2024

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