Renew or Replace a Certificate

Renew your nurse aide or personal care assistant certificate (recertification)

Renewal and update of your listing on the Registry is required every two years. To be recertified, you must have:

  • A current, valid nurse aide or personal care assistant certificate
  • At least seven hours of paid employment performing nursing or nursing-related services, in a licensed health care facility or agency, within the 24 months preceding your certificate expiration date
  • No revocation or suspension of a certificate
  • A criminal background check, with fingerprinting, prior to the certification expiration date

Nurse aides and/or personal care assistants who have moved since the last renewal must notify the New Jersey Nurse Aide Registry immediately at 877-774-4243. In addition, nurse aides and personal care assistants must notify the Criminal Investigations Unit (CIU) of their new address at 609-292-4303.

Replace a lost certificate, or change a reporting name, address or employer

Please contact:

New Jersey Nurse Aide Registry, PSI
3525 Quakerbridge Road, Suite 1000
Hamilton Township, New Jersey 08619
Toll-free telephone number: 877-774-4243

Last Reviewed: 8/14/2023