Wyoming CNA Registry Guide

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

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

Requirements to get on the Wyoming CNA Registry


The application process is free of charge. However you will be required to pay the CNA Examination Fee ($60) and the DCI Background Fee ($60).

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 receive training which includes a minimum of 16 hours in a hands-on clinical environment, as well as 75 hours in classroom education.

Competency Test

To be certified on the Wyoming Nurse Aide Registry, you must take the Competency Evaluation administered by Headmaster. You will have to take both a written or oral test, and a clinical test. Contact Headmaster directly at (800)393-8664 with any questions on registration.


  • Knowledge test: $32
  • Audio Knowledge test (optional; as an alternative): $42
  • Skill test: $95

For more information, check the Candidate Handbook, available here.

Background Check

Yes, you must mail two (2) completed FBI Fingerprint cards to the Registry (see details below).

Applying to appear on the Wyoming CNA Registry

Where to apply

You will need to apply to be placed on the Wyoming Nursing Assistant Registry by creating an account here. Headmaster will pass on your information to the Registry once you have passed both parts of the compentency evaluation.

Required Documentation

You must provide a copy of your social security card AND another form of lawful presence (driver’s license, birth certificate, passport, or other items listed on the application).


You cannot have been found of negligence or abuse. You will need to disclose whether you have been convicted of any crime when you submit your application.

Processing Time

45-60 days.

How to keep your license on the Wyoming CNA Registry

Stay Active

The certification period is for 24 months, and you must renew every 2 years by providing verification that you:

  • Four hundred (400) hours of employment in the CNA role; or
  • Two hundred (200) hours of employment in the CNA role and fifteen (15) hours of continuing education; or
  • Thirty (30) hours of continuing education; or
  • Successfully pass the NATCEP (competency exam).


To renew your application, you must do so online through the Wyoming Nursing Assistant Registry, here.

Processing time: Unknown.

Reactivate your expired license

If your certification expires and you have not engaged in four hundred (400) hours of employment in the CNA role or two hundred (200) hours of employment in the CNA role and fifteen (15) hours of continuing education during the last five (5) years, you must:

  • Successfully complete a State approved CNA training and competency evaluation program again; or
  • Successfully pass the NATCEP or similar national exam again.

Wyoming CNA reciprocity

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

Wyoming Registry and contact details

Link to Registry: https://wybn.boardsofnursing.org/licenselookup/Home/Index

Link to license lookup: https://cnaregistry.health.wyo.gov/?_gl=11vl9ypj_gcl_au*MTI3MDIwOTkuMTcxNDIwODMyNw..

Contact information:
Email: wsbn.licensing@wyo.gov
Phone: 307 777 8620
Address: WSBN, 130 Hobbs Ave, Suite B, Cheyenne, WY 82002