Ohio CNA License Lookup & Verification

Whether you need to verify a CNA license number in Ohio for employment purposes or you do not know your CNA license number, this page is dedicated to assisting CNAs and employers in Ohio with CNA license lookup and verification options.

The Ohio Department of Health regulates the certification of nursing assistants in the state of Ohio. The department issues licenses to CNAs who have completed an approved training program and who have passed the state-approved competency examination. The department also keeps a public record of all currently licensed CNAs in Ohio through the Ohio Nurse Aide Registry.

How to verify a Ohio CNA license number

You can verify a Ohio CNA license number online on the Ohio Department of Health Nurse Aide Search page. Enter the CNA license number into the registry number box and it will return an exact match result for the associated person.

The results will display last known employer, employer county, CNA license original approval date, expiration date, and eligibility to work status.

Alternatively you can call the Ohio Nurse Aide Registry at (614) 752-9500 or (614) 752-8285.

How to lookup a Ohio CNA license number

Fortunately for Ohio CNAs, it is fairly easy to locate a missing CNA license number by using the Nurse Aide Search page referenced above. Simply fill in your or the person’s First and Last name, or the last 4 digits of the social security number, and it will return a list of matching results in the database.

If you have a matching name with someone else in the search results and do not know which result is yours, we recommend calling the Ohio Nurse Aide Registry at (614) 752-9500 or (614) 752-8285.

How do I know if my CNA license is expired?

If you have verified that your CNA license number is valid but are unsure if the license is expired, you can check the expiration date on the Ohio Nurse Aide Registry Search page. Locate your name in the search results and it will list the expiration date of your CNA license next to it. Alternatively, you can call the registry at (614) 752-9500 or (614) 752-8285 and they will be able to tell you over the phone.

Why is it essential to know your CNA license number?

Your CNA license number is essential for both employment and renewing your license. Many employers will request your license number when you apply for a job and will use it to verify your certification and check your status on the Nurse Aide Registry.

When you go to renew your license, you will need to know your license number in order to access the renewal application. If you have misplaced your number or cannot find it, you can follow the steps above to lookup or verify your license online.

What to do if your Ohio CNA license has expired?

If your license has expired, you will need to renew it before you can begin working again as a CNA. Depending on how long your license has been expired, you may need to retake both the CNA certification exam and the competency exam. Once you have passed the exams, you can submit a renewal application to the Ohio Nurse Aide Registry.

For more information Ohio CNA information including obtaining initial certification, CNA routes in Ohio, renewal information, and reinstatement of lapsed certificate, refer to our page on the Ohio Nurse Aide Registry.