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Information for CNAs

The Division of Health Care Quality is responsible for the training and testing program for CNAs and for the CNA Registry.

State of Delaware CNA Regulations, click here: State of Delaware CNA Regulations

Federal CNA Regulations: Federal CNA Regulations

Registry Status

To verify if someone is a CNA in good standing in the State of Delaware, you can check the Delaware CNA Registry. You can also call the CNA Registry at (302) 421-7410.

To Become a Certified Nursing Assistant(CNA) In Delaware Updated:2022


    Ways to become a CNA in DE
  2. RN/LPN Graduate application to become a DE CNA :

    RN/LPN Graduate application to become a DE CNA
  3. Nursing Student application to become a DE CNA: :

    Nursing Student application to become a DE CNA
  4. Recertification Procedures effective January 1, 2020, click here:

    Delaware Recertification Procedures
  5. RELIAS CNA Recertification Process click here:

    RELIAS CNA Recertification Process

If you have any questions, please call the Division of Health Care Quality at 302-421-7410 (New Castle County)

CNA Training Programs

CNA training programs apply for and obtain a certificate of approval as a private business and trade school from the State of Delaware Department of Education (DOE). Please call the DOE at (302) 857-3313 for information. ALL CNA training programs in Delaware must be approved by the Division of Health Care Quality before they begin providing training.

The following gives information on CNA training programs and applying for training program approval:

CNA Competency Test

For questions regarding test applications, test scheduling, eligibility to test, and/or arranging for special testing accommodations, call 866-664-9504 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, or download the following documents:

CNA Renewal

CNA Reciprocity