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Transfer Your CNA License to Georgia Without Leaving Your House

In Georgia, the CNA certification transfer process is relatively painless because the state maintains a reciprocity agreement with other states' nurse aide registries.  There are certain steps that you need to complete in the process of reciprocity, if you are a certified nurse assistant planning to work in the state. Knowing the Georgia requirements is a key step to a smooth transition.

You must first meet the minimum requirements to have your certification transferred to Georgia.

  • valid Social Security number
  • no pending or recorded cases of patient abuse, neglect or misappropriation
  • employment as a CNA for at least 8 hours in the past 24 months

If you meet the minimum requirements you then will need to download the Application for Nurse Aide Registry Listing by Reciprocity form from the Georgia Department of Community Health website that can be found here.

Once you complete the application, you will need attach copies of your Social Security card, your current state CNA certification and your certified nursing assistant work history for the past 24 months.

Mail your completed application with copies of the supporting documents to:

Georgia Medical Care Foundation
Attn: Nurse Aide Registry
P.O. Box 105753
Atlanta, GA 30348

The NA Registry in Georgia will verify your status in the state that currently lists your name as a CNA. After state verification, the Registry will assess your complete application, along with the state verification information before adding your name to the Georgia registry.  You will not be required to take the Georgia Written/Oral and Skills Competency Examination.

You will want to wait at least 14 business days for your Certified Nursing Assistant status to be updated. Your certification card will be mailed to the address you submitted on your application. Seeking out employment in the field

In the meantime it would be a great time to start searching for opportunities in the state, if you haven’t done so already.  Georgia has several opportunities for certified nursing assistants.