CERTIFIED NURSE ASSISTANT (CNA)
AND/OR HOME HEALTH AIDE (HHA)
A) CNA RENEWALS (complete sections I, II, III, V, and VII)
CNA certificates must be renewed every two (2) years. You may renew your certificate any time within two (2) years after the expiration date
of your certificate, if by the time your certificate expires, you will have completed the following:
a) You have previously received and maintained criminal record clearance for CNA, HHA, Intermediate Care Facility-
Developmentally Disabled (ICF-DD),
DD Habilitative, or DD Nursing; and
You have provided nursing or nursing-related services in a health care facility to residents for compensation (under the
supervision of a licensed health professional) within your most recent certification period; and
c) You have successfully obtained and submitted documentation of forty-eight (48) hours of In-Service Training (provided by the
Skilled Nursing Facility-SNF or Home Health Agency employer) or Continuing Education Units (CEUs) (provided by a non-SNF
employer) within your most recent certification period. The SNF in-service documentation must be submitted on the
CDPH 283A form, including the signature of the instructor responsible for the training. Only CDPH-approved CEU Providers
with a Nurse Assistant Certification Number (NAC#) may provide CEUs for CNAs.
Online CEU certificates must be submitted with the renewal application. A minimum of twelve (12) of the forty-eight (48) hours
shall be completed in each year of the two (2) year certification period. A maximum of twenty-four (24) of the forty-eight
(48) hours may be obtained only through a CDPH-approved online computer training program listed on our website.
Please visit www.cdph.ca.gov
for a complete listing of CDPH-approved online computer training programs.
HHA RENEWALS (complete sections I, II, III, IV, and VII)
1) HHA certificates may be renewed any time within four (4) years after the expiration date of your certificate. If by the time your certificate
expires you will have completed the following:
You have previously received and maintained crimi
nal record clearance for CNA, HHA, Intermediate Care Facility-
Developmentally Disabled (ICF-DD), DD Habilitative, or DD Nursing; and
You have successfully obtained and submitted documentation of twenty-four (24) hours of In-Service Training/CEUs within
your most recent certification period. The documentation must include a signature of the instructor who was responsible for the
training. Twelve (12) of the twenty-four (24) hours must be completed in each year of the two (2) year certification period
(HHAs may not complete online CEUs).
If you do not meet the renewal requirement, you must retrain through a CDPH-approved HHA training program to receive an active HHA
If you have an active CNA certificate, you may renew your HHA certificate at the same time. Renewing the CNA and HHA certificates
together requires the c
ompletion of both the CNA and HHA renewal requirements, as indicated above on Section A: CNA RENEWALS and
Section B: HHA RENEWALS
CNA REACTIVATION (complete sections I, II, III, V, VI, and VII)
1) If you are unable to meet renewal requirements and your certificate has not been expired for more than two (2) years, you may reactivate the
certificate by taking the Competency Evaluation. To apply for reactivation, please submit this completed Renewal Application (CDPH 283 C),
making sure to check the “yes” box for question number six (6) in section VI. If approved, a Competency Evaluation approval letter will be
sent to you, along with information needed to schedule the evaluation. You must successfully pass the evaluation within two (2) years from
your certificate’s expiration date. Once you have successfully passed the evaluation, maintained criminal record clearance, and the results
from the testing vendor have been received, CDPH will issue a current CNA certificate.
D) IN-SERVICE TRAINING/CEUS
All CDPH-approved In-Service Training (SNF, Hosipce, ICF, and Home Health Agency employers) classes are accepted.
Continuing education classes must be taken with CDPH-approved providers only. CDPH-approved CEU providers have a NAC# noted
on the CEU certificate. Approved courses are designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of the CNA/HHA and enhance the skills in the
employer-based healthcare settings.
Licensed Vocational Nurse / Registered Nurse / Licensed Psychiatric Technician Programs: CNA certificate holders will be given credit for
these programs by listing the courses taken and converting the units to hours as follows: semester unit = 15 hours,
quarter unit = 10 hours. You must submit a copy of your school transcript to verify your enrollment and completion of training.
4) HHA Tr
(40-hour program): Twenty-six (26) of the forty (40-hour) training program may count towards CEUs.
NAME AND ADDRESS CHANGES
Certificate holders shall notify CDPH within sixty (60) days of any change of address. If requesting a name change, submit legal verification
of the change (marriage certificate, divorce decree, or court documents). Failure to report a name or address change may result in the delay
or loss of your certification.
Aforementioned requirements are based on Health and Safety Code commencing with §1337 through 1338.5, 1725 through 1742 and Code of Federal Regulations Title 42,
Chapter IV, commencing with §483.13 and California Code of Regulations, Title 22, commencing with §71801.
INFORMATION COLLECTION AND ACCESS-PRIVACY STATEMENT
Social Security Number Disclosure: Pursuant to Section 666(a)(13) of Title 42 of the United States Code and California Family Code Section 17520, subdivision (d), the California
Department of Public Health (CDPH) is required to collect social security numbers from all applicants for nursing assistant certificates, home health aide certificates, hemodialysis
technician certificates or nursing home administrator licenses. Disclosure of your social security number is mandatory for purposes of establishing, modifying, or enforcing child support
orders upon request by the Department of Child Support Services and for reporting disciplinary actions to the Health Integrity and Protection Data Bank as required by 45 CFR §§ 61.1
et seq. Failure to provide your social security number will result in the return of your application. Your social security number will be used by CDPH for internal identification, and may
be used to verify information on your application, to verify certification with another state's certification authority, for exam identification, for identification purposes in national disciplinary
databases or as the basis of a disciplinary action against you.
CDPH 283 C (02/19)
This form is available on our website at; www.cdph.ca.gov
Email inquiries only: firstname.lastname@example.org
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FAILURE TO RENEW PRIOR TO THE EXPIRATION DATE ON THE CERTIFICATE
Certificate holders who fail to renew prior to the expiration date on the certifcate will be placed in a delinquent status. These individuals will
not be verifiable online until the applicant meets all the renewal requirements within the most recent two year certification period. Individuals
in a delinquent status may not hold himself or herself out to be a certified nurse assistant and/or home health aide until the certificate is
renewed and in active status.
Due to the lapse in certifcation the effective date will be changed to the date the application was renewed.