CNA License Reciprocity in Vermont

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

Note: In Vermont, a CNA is referred to as a Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA). When we refer to ‘CNA’ on this page we also mean ‘LNA’.

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

CNA license reciprocity in Vermont


Amount: $38.25
Details: Application fee ($25) and FBI Background Check fee ($13.25)


Yes, download and print the FBI National Record Check Release here. Your signature of the form must be notarized and then uploaded onto the portal as set out below. When your application is received, you will get an email with a Vermont Fingerprint Authorization Certificate and a list of Vermont Fingerprint Identification Centers. Make an appointment to get your fingerprints taken and bring your certificate with you. There may be a fee to pay. The process can take several weeks.


Online application: Yes, see here.
Form: No

How to

Fill in the online form

  1. Create an account on the Office of Professional Regulation portal
  2. Log in and click on the list icon in the top left corner
  3. Click on “Apply for a license”, then “license”
  4. In “Profession” select “Nursing”
  5. In “Profession type” select “Licensed Nursing Assistant”
  6. In “how you are applying for licensure” select either “endorsement”, or if you have been licensed in another state for 3 or more years, select “fast track endorsement”
  7. Normal endorsement route:
    • Fill in the “Applicant Information” and the “Address Information”
    • Answer all of the questions in “Good Standing”
    • Answer all of the questions in “Mandatory”
    • Answer all of the questions in “Fitness”
    • Answer all of the questions in “Profession Specific”
    • In “Profession Specific”:
      • Download the form (also available here), fill in the first box, sign and date
      • You can request a provision license at this stage
    • In “Qualification”:
      • If you previously clicked “Yes” on having completed a Nursing Assistant Program within the last two years, enter your Nursing Assistant/LNA Certificate Program Information in “Education Details”
      • If you previously clicked “Yes” on having worked as a Licensed Nursing Assistant for paid compensation for 50 days (400 hours) under the supervision of a licensed nurse for the last two years, enter your employment information for the last two years that show you meet the experience and supervision requirements in “Experience”
      • enter all states in which you have or ever held a license
    • Upload your signed and notarized FBI National Record check Release Form (see above)
    • Review the Summary to ensure all the information is correct
    • Read the Attestation and click “I Agree”
    • Pay the fees and submit your application
  8. Fast Track endorsement route: the application is the same, and you must fill in, sign and notarize the Verification of Licensure form, and submit a signed and notarized FBI National Record check Release form. The only difference is that you do not need to provide any information regarding Qualifications

Processing time: 5 business days

Employer input required?


Current state input required?


Methods of filing

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

Support contact

Call: 802-828-1505

Information last updated in

April 2024

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