State Registered Nurse Aides (SRNA)

On this page you will locate information about the following:

  • What is the Kentucky Nurse Aide Registry?
  • How do I become an SRNA?
  • Reciprocity
  • Renewal
  • Online Validation
  • Name and Address Change
  • How do I file a complaint regarding an SRNA?
  • Ordering the Nurse Aide (SRNA) Database Roster
  • Additional Resources

The Kentucky Nurse Aide Registry began in October 1990 after the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA) became law. The Nurse Aide Registry has two main functions:

  • To maintain a list of qualified nurse aides.
  • To maintain a list of aides who have abused residents in facilities.

All long-term care facilities must check the registry and abuse status of individuals before hiring them.

Use the link on reciprocity to learn about the following:

  • How to transfer a SRNA / CNA status from another state to Kentucky
  • How to transfer your SRNA / CNA from Kentucky to another state

Select the link on SRNA Renewal to learn more

  • Validations of SRNA status may be made using the nurse aide's SRNA number or name. Go to the online basic validation to conduct a search for an individual SRNA
  • There are three levels for online validation in Kentucky: 
    • Basic Validation
    • Enhanced Validation
    • Premium Validation
  • Enhanced and premium validation service members will receive a notification of nurse aide registry status changes for all SRNA’s listed on their data request form.
  • All long-term care facilities must check the registry and abuse status of individuals before hiring them.
  • Use the online SRNA Address Change Request. SRNAs are encourage to use this option because it updates the address immediately.
  • A SRNA name, address, and email address change form can be obtained in the KBN Document Library and can be mailed to:
    • Kentucky Board of Nursing
    • ATTN: Nurse Aide Registry
    • 312 Whittington Parkway, Suite 300
    • Louisville, Kentucky 40222-5172
  • Submit a copy of one of the required legal name change documents with the form if you are changing your name:
    • Marriage certificate
    • Divorce decree showing the legal name change
    • Court order
    • Social security card
The Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Office of Inspector General (OIG) investigates all allegations of abuse, neglect or misappropriation of property that are made regarding a SRNA.

Instructions on ordering the nurse aide (SRNA) database roster

For questions about SRNA requirements and testing, visit the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) website

For questions pertaining to the SRNA training program, grandfathering or regulations of SRNAs, visit the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Department for Medicaid Services (DMS) website or contact DMS at:

  • Cabinet for Health and Family Services
  • Department for Medicaid Services
  • Division of Policy & Operations
  • 275 East Main Street, 6W-D
  • Frankfort, Kentucky 40621
  • (502)564-6890
For information about medication aides, review the KCTCS website.