CNA Certification in Utah

You will need to be listed on the Nursing Aide Registry in Utah before you can be employed as a certified nursing assistant in the state.  If you have no prior experience and education, you will need to attend a training program for prospective certified nursing assistants.  There are a wide variety of these programs in the state.

CNA Training Hours and Requirements

You will find that nursing assistant training programs in the state of Utah cover at least 75 hours.  If you want to be eligible to take the certification exam and be listed on the Nursing Aide Registry, you will need to attend a course that has been approved by the state.  These courses will include classroom training as well as practical training in a clinical setting.

Courses will be designed to teach you some basic nursing fundamentals.  You will work to improve your communication skills and to work well under stress.  The nursing assistant training course will teach you all of the most common nursing assistant duties that you will need to perform in your career as a CNA.

Transferring CNA Certification To Utah

You might be eligible to transfer your certification from another state to Utah. You will need to complete an application to transfer your certification. You must have an active CNA certification and be in good standing with your former state’s Nurse Aide Registry. The Nurse Aide Registry of Utah will determine if you are eligible to transfer your certification.

You must contact the Utah Nurse Assistant Registry at 1-801-547-9947 for an out-of-state application.

Nursing Assistant Certification Renewal

As with any state, you will need to renew your certification every twenty-four months.  A renewal notice will be mailed about 45 days prior to the expiration date of your current certification. The renewal process is free of charge as long as it is returned prior to your expiration date. Make certain that you have worked for pay in a licensed healthcare setting at least 200 hours as a nursing assistant under the supervision of a licensed nurse during the 2 year certification period. Complete the form in its entirety and submit any requested documents to the Utah Nurse Aide Registry.


Q:  Since 2008, I have maintained an active certification in the state of Florida.  I am planning to move to Utah in March of this year.  Is there some way to transfer my CNA certification to the state of Utah?

A:  You can apply to have your certification from your current state transferred to Utah.  You can contact the Nursing Assistant Registry in Utah. They can provide you with the application you need to apply to transfer this certification.  The application process will include verification that you successfully completed a state approved CNA course in your former state.  Your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the requirements for certification in Utah?

Q:  What other factors will be taken into consideration when my application is reviewed?

A.  The state of Utah will conduct an employment history check and will make sure you certification is still active and in good standing in your former state.  They will also conduct a criminal background check on you.

The Utah Nursing Assistant Registry can be contacted at :

550 East 300 South
Kaysville, UT 84037
Phone: (801)547-9947

Helpful links: Free CNA training in Utah and CNA classes in Utah


One Response to CNA Certification in Utah

  1. JeszaVon Maples February 28, 2011 at 7:02 pm #

    I am currently in Washington and my CNA is up to date. I need to start the process of transferring it to UTAH. How do I go about this?
    Thank you,
    JeszaVon Maples

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