9 Step Guide to Renewing Your Maryland CNA
Step 1: Getting started on my Maryland CNA renewal
- It's all online now and you'll need to use the Maryland Nursing Assistant Certification Online Renewal System.
- The good news is that you DO NOT need approval from your supervising RN!
Step 2: Know your CNA license renewal costs
- It will cost you $40 and you or your sponsoring agency will be asked to pay online.
- It will also cost you in time filling out paperwork and completing the other steps below.
Step 3: You will need a criminal background check
- The Maryland Board of Nursing (MBON) calls this background check the Criminal History Records Check or CHRC.
- If your CNA expired on 12/28/2017, 1/28/2018, or 2/28/2018, then you will need a background check to renew, even if you already did this in the past!
- You CANNOT renew without a new criminal history background check.
Step 4: Find approved background check locations
- There are vendors that have been specifically approved by the Board of Nursing .
- Please review how to meet the new background check requirements.
- Also, visit the Board of Nursing's list of FAQs on this topic.
- You will need to submit CHRC receipts, either by email (email@example.com) or by mail to the RENEWAL DEPARTMENT at 4140 Patterson Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215.
Step 5: Register online and have your SSN ready
- Go to the Maryland CNA Lookup
- Log in by entering your name, CNA certification number, and Social Security Number.
- Once you have logged in, follow the instructions on the screen.
Step 6: Use the MBON license lookup system
That's okay, you can find it online. Just look it up by visiting the Maryland CNA License Lookup and following the steps below:
- Click Profession and a drop-down list will appear. Select “Nursing Assistant”.
- Click License Type and a very long drop down list will appear.
- Scroll down and select the CNA or GNA or other license types that apply to you.
- Enter your Last Name
- Enter your First Name
- Click the “Search” button on the right-hand side near the bottom of the box.
- Click here to see our video showing you how to look up your CNA license number.
Step 7: There's a grace period, if you miss the due date
- You have a 30-day renewal grace period.
- This means that you can renew for up to 29 days after your Maryland CNA license expires.
Step 8: Let your employer pay to renew your CNA
- To get started, you will need to register and start the process following the instructions above.
- Your employer will have to log in to the website, but only after you have registered online and started the process.
- Make sure that the person paying for it knows when you have completed your registration so that they can log in.
- You can learn more by visiting this page from the Maryland Board of Nursing.
Step 9: Apply for CNA jobs, once your license is renewed
- Once you have renewed your Maryland CNA license, you may apply for CNA jobs near you.
- If you moving to Maryland from out of state, check out our 7-step guide on how to transfer your CNA license to Maryland.
You may email the Maryland Board of Nursing directly with any questions about your Maryland CNA license renewal here: firstname.lastname@example.org