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How Do I Renew My CNA License in Texas?

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There is no expiration date on a Certified Nursing Assistant license in Texas. To keep the license current, the CNA must contact the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services, Licensing and Credentialing Regulatory Services every two years to verify employment. The Department is a regulatory body for CNAs.

Verify your employment with the Nurse Aide Registry to maintain your registration. Submit an Employment Verification Form, available from the Texas Nurse Aide Registry (see Resources below). You can also obtain the form from the registry by calling 512-438-2050.

Have your employer submit an Employment Verification Form (NAR-5506) (see Resources below). Your current or previous employer can submit this form to document your paid work for them in the previous year. This lets the department know that you are still on active status.

Recertify after inactivity. If you have been inactive for 24 consecutive months or more, you will lose your certification and be removed from active status on the Nurse Aide Registry. To regain your certification, you must take the licensing examininations again.


Tina Amo has been writing business-related content since 2006. Her articles appear on various well-known websites. Amo holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration with a concentration in information systems.

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