Joan Adam, Secretary of Health



CNA Renewal Information





Registry Questions: 

Renewal Information:

  • Registrants may renew 90 days or less prior to expiration
  • Must demonstrate a minimum of 12 hours of training per year as required in 44:74:02:02(4)
  • Must demonstrate a minimum of 12 hours of employment as a nurse aide for monetary compensation during the preceding 24 months.
  • If the CNA can demonstrate the above requirements, submit the CNA Online Renewal application.

If CNA Registration has Lapsed:

To reinstate to an active status an applicant must:

  • Print and complete the paper CNA Renewal Application.
  • A current/previous employer must complete the employment verification section, verifying 12 hours of employment and 12 hours of training per year within the last 2 years.
  • Once your renewal has been processed and approved, no card will be mailed from the SD Board of Nursing.

If CNA does not meet renewal requirements:

  • The individual must retrain and retest.
  • A list of approved Nurse Aide Training Programs (NATP) can be found here.

Contact Information Changes:

CNA Waiver of Training/Equivalency of Training:

  • A nursing student who has successfully completed fundamentals in nursing courses (grade C or better) at an approved South Dakota nursing education program may apply for a waiver and submit copies of transcripts.
  • The applicant must pass the CNA written and skills competency evaluations before being registered as a CNA.
  • Application for Waiver of 75-hour Nurse Aide Training
  • Please Note: Nursing school courses are not applicable for renewal of CNA registration.