August 22, 2017

Florida CNA License: How To Get Started?

Your CNA license can be renewed in the state of Florida through the Florida Department of Health. You can either do that through the internet or by post. You must remember your CNA license expiration date as it is a must for a certified nurse assistant. Early renewal makes no sense and it is not allowed also in many states.

Let us have a look at the common questions along with their answers that are usually asked when renewing the Florida CNA license.

How long is the Florida CNA license valid?

No matter when your CNA license was issued, in Florida your nursing assistant license expires December 31st in every two years. It is crucial that you know when your CNA license is going to expire.

What is the cost of renewing your CNA license in Florida?

In Florida the cost of renewing your CNA license is $105.00. You must note that this fee is for those of you who are still registered on the state nursing board’s registry you’re your CNA license has expired, then you have to pay additional fee.

How to contact the Florida Nursing Assistant Registry?

The Florida nursing assistant registry can be contacted through (850) 245 4125 or written at Department of Health, Florida Nursing Assistant Registry at 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin #C13, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3263.

When are renewal postcards given out?

In the state of Florida renewal postcards are given out 120 days before the date gets expired. You will also have to verify that your employer has paid you during nursing related work as this is part of your CNA renewal process. Supposing you don’t meet this condition, then you may not be able to renew your CNA certification.
You will most probably have to take your written exams again to get re certified.

If you don’t renew your CNA certificate by December 31st ,then what?

You don’t want to be so careless. In case you don’t renew your CNA certification and pay the fees of $55 by December 31, then your CNA certification gets cancelled. Supposing you don’t pay your CNA certification fee on December 31st two years later too, then your CNA certificate becomes void. You will have to take the CNA examination to become certified in Florida.

You can also call on this number 850-488-0595 in the state of Florida for getting more information.

Are the expenses for obtaining my certification reimbursable?

This entirely lies in the hands of your employer. However, if you meet specified CNA requirements then you can get some reimbursement. You can also enquire from the state nursing board on nursing homes and hospitals that reimburse your expenses.

Hope the article was beneficial for you in getting your Florida CNA license.


  1. How long does it take to get your cna license?

    • CNAInstructor says:

      If you are at it full time, it should take 6-8 weeks. Training should be succeeded by the certification exam.

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