When will my certificate expire?
Nursing assistant and medication aide certificates are good for two years and expire at midnight the day before your birthday--in even years if you were born in an even year, or in odd years if you were born in an odd year.
You should receive a renewal notice from the OSBN approximately six-to-eight weeks before your license expires, assuming you have kept your mailing address up-to-date with the OSBN office. Failure to receive this courtesy notice in the mail, however, does not relieve you of your responsibility to maintain a current license. Renewal Fees
If you need to renew your license, you may do so online. Click here to go to the OSBN Online Renewal Application System). CNA/CMA Renewal Requirements
- Certified Nursing Assistant 1 (CNA 1): $60
- Certified Medication Aide (CMA): $75
To renew a CNA certificate, a CNA must:
In addition, CMAs must have eight hours of medication-related continuing education
- Work and be paid for at least 400 hours (approximately three months, full-time) of CNA duties in the two years immediately preceding the certificate expiration date. Volunteer work does not count for renewal. Caring for a family member counts for renewal only when it is paid employment.
- Perform authorized duties as listed in the OSBN's rules under the supervision of a licensed nurse or under delegation by a Registered Nurse.
- Employment as a CMA counts toward CNA renewal. However, work as a CNA does not count toward CMA renewal.
during the two years immediately preceding the certificate expiration date. What happens if my certificate expires?
If you allow your certificate to expire, you may have it reinstated
by submitting a renewal form to the OSBN office with the appropriate supplemental fees. If you do not renew your certificate within 60 days of its expiration date, it will need to be reactivated
(with additional fees) and you will need to complete a national criminal background check.