CNA License Reciprocity in Texas

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

CNA license reciprocity in Texas


Amount: $0
Details: Free of charge


Yes, you must obtain a criminal history check from the Texas Department of Public Safety. Click here for instructions. You will need to submit your criminal history results together with the reciprocity form. Note that this process may require the payment of a small fee.


Online application: No
Form: Yes, find the form here

How to

Fill in the form and apply

  1. Fill in the “Applicant Information” section
  2. Sign and date the form
  3. Enclose your criminal history results (see above)
  4. Enclose a copy of your government-issued current photo ID
  5. Enclose a copy of your Social Security card
  6. Note if your current active license does not have an expiration date, you must also complete and enclose this Employment Verification form
  7. Submit your application to the email set out below

Employer input required?

No, unless your current active license does not have an expiration date. In such case, you must fill in the Employment Verification form (Form 5506-NAR). You must complete Section 1 of the form and sign where stated. Your employer will need to fill in the information in Section 2 and notarize their signature.

Current state input required?


Methods of filing

Online application: No
Email: Yes, [email protected]
Fax: No
Mail: No

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Information last updated in

October 2023

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