Vermont CNA Registry Guide

A comprehensive guide to the Vermont CNA Registry: From application to renewal

Welcome to the gateway for becoming a Licensed Nurse Assistant in Vermont! The Vermont CNA Registry serves as the authoritative hub, ensuring the qualification, competence, and adherence to standards for all Nurse Assistants in the state. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to get on the Vermont CNA Registry and essential details for maintaining an active status.

Requirements to get on the Vermont CNA Registry


The application process is free of charge.

Minimum Age

Some training schools will require you to be at least 17 years old to apply.

Minimum Education

Training school may require to have a high school diploma or a GED.

Training Requirements

To qualify you must complete an approved nurse aide training and competency evaluation program of at least 75 hours. Training must include at least 59 hours of curriculum instruction and 16 hours of supervised practical training with a live person in a laboratory or another setting.

Competency Test

To be certified on the Vermont Nurse Aide Registry, you must take the Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) exam with Pometrics, see here.

Background Check

A criminal background/fingerprint check will be required in order to take the Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) exam. You may find more information on the requirements and how to get your fingerprints taken in Vermont here.

Applying to appear on the Vermont CNA Registry

Where to apply

You must create an account with the Vermont OPR’s Online Services Platform which you can access here. Once logged in, click “Apply for License”. Move through the application by answering all the questions and clicking “Next” at the bottom of each screen. You will receive confirmation that the application was submitted on the screen and by email.

Required Documentation

You may be required to share information regarding your training and exams. This will depend on where you trained.


If you fail your background checks you might not be eligible for registration. In such case contact the Registry (see details below).

Processing Time

3-5 business days.

How to keep your license on the Vermont CNA Registry

Stay Active

The certification period is for 24 months, and you must renew every 2 years by providing verification that you have worked a minimum of eight hours during the 24-month time frame.


Renewal applications open 6 weeks prior to the expiration. A courtesy notification will be sent to the email address on file when your renewal opens. You must renew your application online, through the Vermont OPR’s Online Services Platform, which you can access here.

Processing time: 5 business days.

Reactivate your expired license

If the certification expires, you may be required to re-take the exams. Speak to the Registry (see below). 

Vermont CNA reciprocity

For those seeking reciprocity, additional information can be found on our Vermont CNA Reciprocity page.

Vermont Registry and contact details

Link to Registry:

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Contact information:
Phone: (802) 241-0344
Address: Division of Licensing and Protection, HC 2 South, 280 State Drive, Waterbury, VT 05671-2060