9 Step Guide to Renewing Your Maryland CNA

9 Step Guide to Renewing Your Maryland CNA

Dr. Charlene Brown
Dr. Charlene Brown
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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 (mbon.cna@maryland.gov) 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

You may email the Maryland Board of Nursing directly with any questions about your Maryland CNA license renewal here: mbon.cna@maryland.gov

Source: The Maryland Board of Nursing Website

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