North Dakota Certified Nurse Aide

Nurse Aide Registry and Abuse Investigation

The Health Facilities Unit is designated by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services as the agency responsible for the registration of certified nursing assistants (CNAs). In addition to maintaining the registry, the Division receives and investigates allegations of abuse in long term care facilities. There are over 13,700 people registered to practice as certified nurse aides in the state of North Dakota

Validated Abuse List

North Dakota Regulatory Code

CNA Training and Renewal Information

Guidelines for Renewals

The North Dakota Department of Health, Division of Health Facilities has created a fact sheet with 16 basic guidelines to help new and existing CNA's understand the renewal process along with some examples.

Nurse Aide Training and Competency Evaluation Program

The Division of Health Facilities reviews and approves the certified nurse aide training programs throughout the state.  Currently there are approximately 57 of these training programs approved by the Division of Health Facilities.

For more information contact the CNA Registry at