Montana Nurse Aide Registry

  2401 Colonial Drive, 2nd Floor
PO Box 202953
Helena MT  59620-2953
Phone:(406) 444-4980 Fax:(406) 444-3456


** Effective April 1, 2019 Certified Nurse Aide renewals and new certificates will be valid for 2 years and certificates will expire the last day of the month **


These online applications may require the creation of a new Okta account, or you may use an existing account to login.

If unable to submit an online application, please fill out a PDF Application - completed applications must be faxed or mailed to the registry

Home Health Aide Application (online) - Current CNA's wanting the additional HHA certification


PDF forms (please use only if you cannot complete the online form)

Home Health Aide Application (pdf)

**Due to the COVID 19 Health Emergency, Nurse Aide Training Program surveys have been postponed until January 2021.  If your program was due for a survey in 2020, you may continue to operate your program as normal. If you have any questions, please email **


Approved Nurse Aide Training Programs

CNA/HHA Training Program Core Curriculum Requirements

Nurse Aide Training Program Application

CNA Skills Checklist

To challenge the CNA exams, please contact Headmaster at (406) 442-8656

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services has determined that paid feeding assistants may be used to supplement the services of certified nurse aides under certain conditions. States are required to approve the training programs for paid feeding assistants using Federal requirements as minimum standards. Feeding assistants must successfully complete a state approved training program to work under the supervision of a registered or licensed practical nurse.

Facilities interested in implementing a training program for paid feeding assistants will submit the training program curriculum, identified instructors and testing materials to the Certification Bureau via email to

The Bureau will review the facility's curriculum and notify the facility of the determination. Once the curriculum is approved, the facility may begin to training the paid feeding assistants, using the Feeding Assistant Skills Competency Checklist.

Verification of competency must be filed in the trainee's personnel or training file.

Feeding Assistant Skills Competency Checklist

Policy and Procedure for Checklist

  • Montana Healthcare Mutual Aid System
    • Montana Healthcare Mutual Aid System (MHMAS) is the Emergency System for the Advance Registration of Volunteer Health Professionals for the state of Montana.  MHMAS is a secure, web based online registration system used to register, verify and credential volunteer health care professionals before a major disaster or public health emergency occurs.  MHMAS is a secure, web-based online registration system used to register all levels of medical professionals to be needed to respond to a medical and/or public health emergency.
      Once you register you are under no obligation to respond to a request, you decide when and where you would like to respond.  MHMAS does ask for personal information (e.g., SSN, DOB) this is needed so we can conduct a background check once a request is made for medical professionals.
    • Register on the Montana’s Healthcare Mutual Aid System (MHMAS) for Healthcare and Public Health Professionals
      For questions about volunteering please visit the MHMAS site
      Other unaddressed questions please email Montana Public Health Emergency and Preparedness.
  • To challenge the CNA exams, please contact Headmaster at (406) 442-8656.

** Important  changes to Nurse Aide Training during the COVID19 public health emergency **

As many of you know, CMS has waived the requirements regarding minimum training and four month employment maximums for nurses’ aides. Facilities are still required to ensure that staff are trained and competent at performing assigned tasks.  Those that complete this abridged program will not be certified as nurse aides and will not be added to the Montana CNA registry. It is the responsibility of the facility to ensure that these people are properly trained and tested after the public health emergency related to COVID19 is over.   To aide facilities in assessing and documenting staff competency, a checklist developed by the American Health Care Association is attached.  Additionally, there is a free 8-hour training course available to assist providers with training aides and assistants.  More information on this course can be found here:

We appreciate the challenges associated with appropriate staffing levels during this time.  Please feel free to contact:

Frequently Asked Questions

Contact Us
Phone: (406) 444-2099
Fax: (406) 444-3456
PO Box 202953
2401 Colonial Drive 2nd Floor
Helena MT 59620-2953