TX State Nurse Aide Registry List

Each U.S. state maintains an active list of licensed certified nursing assistants, also known as nurse aides. The official state list is called the Nurse Aide Registry and is used by employers, consumers and government officials to verify current license status of an individual CNA. For example, when a health care employer is considering hiring a new nurse aide they will check the state nurse aide registry to make sure the prospective candidate holds a current nurse aide certification and license to practice as a CNA in that state.


In Texas, the state nurse aide registry list is frequently accessed by employers to verify license and certification status of prospective nurse aides. Individuals who hold their CNA license in Texas and wish to practice within the state should make sure they apply to have their name added to the Texas state nurse aide registry list. Most states require nurse aides to renew their professional status every two years. This ensures that the official list is as accurate as possible at any given time.

Can you work as a CNA in Texas if your name is not listed on the TX nurse aide registry? If you can provide proof that you have met the Texas CNA training requirements and passed the CNA certification exam and have been granted the ability to practice in the state of Texas, then YES you should be able to gain employment. However, it is strongly recommended that you add your name to the state CNA registry for your own benefit.

Texas CNA Registry

Texas Nurse Aide Registry
Texas Dept. of Aging & Disability Services – Licensing & Credentialing Regulatory Services
701 W. 51st St., Austin, Texas 78751
Phone: (512) 438-2050
CNA License Verification: (800) 452-3934


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