Out-Of-State CNA Application

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all fees associated with out-of-state CNA applications have been waived. No payment is needed at this time to submit an out-of-state application.

Please verify your status on the Registry from your state prior to submitting an application to transfer to Illinois.

In order to meet the requirements for transfer, you must have been deemed competent on another state’s registry for CNAs

  • Have documentation of current registration from another state indicating requirements listed in the Code of Federal Regulations (42 CFR, Sections 483.151 and 483.152) have been met.
  • Must have no administrative findings of abuse, neglect or misappropriations of property on home state’s CNA registry or any other state’s CNA registry.
  • Must have no disqualifying convictions on home state’s registry.

To become a CNA via OUT-OF-STATE APPLICATION, download the following pdf form [ Out of State Application ] and mail the completed application to Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Nurse Assistant/Aide Testing, 1840 Innovation Drive, Suite 103, Carbondale, IL 62903.

If a CNA certification is not active in any other state, then the CNA may recertify in Illinois and no transfer fee is required. Please contact the Nurse Aide Testing office at (877) 262-9259 or by email at inat@siu.edu to inquire as to the process of recertification.