Montana Nurse Aide Registry

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

 

** 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 **

All Certified Nurse Aide Applications are now online through the BOUNDS portal.  PDF and paper applications are no longer accepted.

Montana Nurse Aide Registry Renewal Application

All renewals must now be completed online through the portal. Renewals will not be accepted by email. Certificates are able to renewed starting 90 days prior to expiration. 

To renew your current Montana certificate you will need to create a BOUNDS portal account. Accounts are unique for each CNA and require an individual email address per CNA. If an email address was previously on file, an email invite to the portal has been sent. If you did not get an email, please go to the CNA Portal Registry Form

When you create you BOUNDS portal account, you will need to enter your name as listed on your certificate and your certificate number. If you do you not know your certificate number, search the Montana Registry 

Montana Nurse Aide Registry Interstate Endorsement Application

Those with a current Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) registration in at least one US State or Territory can apply for Interstate Endorsement in Montana.  To apply for Interstate Endorsement, go to the BOUNDS Portal and select the Certified Nurse Aide type and the CNA Interstate Endorsement Application. This Interstate Endorsement application is a two step process. After you have created your BOUNDS portal, you will receive an email at the address you provided, click on the BOUNDS portal activation. At this point your portal will be activated and you need to complete the Interstate Endorsement application. You must enter at least one, current Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) number. 

If you previously applied for Interstate Endorsement by email or using the access.gov form, and you cannot find your name/certificate using the online verification, you must reapply using the BOUNDS portal.

Montana CNA by Exam Application

Those that have completed an approved Montana Nurse Aide Training Program and successfully passed the  Montana Certified Nurse Aide exams or those that have challenged and successfully passed the  Montana Certified Nurse Aide exams, administered by D&S Diversified Technologies (Headmaster), must complete an online BOUNDS Montana CNA by Exam Application.  To apply, go to the BOUNDS Portal, select the Certified Nurse Aide type, and the CNA by Exam Application.  Once the Certification Bureau receives your passing results from D&S Diversified Technologies, the application will be processed and you will be placed on the Montana Certified Nurse Aide Registry.

** If you tested and passed after May 5, 2022 and you cannot find your name/certificate using the online verification,  you will need to complete the application process listed above.

Montana Nurse Aide Registry Nursing Student Application

Those students attending a Montana University or College in the Nursing Program that have completed the required course listed below may apply as a CNA. A copy of the official transcript sent from the school must also be received. Transcripts must be sent by email to cna@mt.gov. To apply as a Montana Nursing Student, go to the BOUNDS Portal and select the Certified Nurse Aide type and the Montana Nursing Student Application.

If you previously applied as a Montana Nursing Student by email or using the access.gov form, and you cannot find your name/certificate using the online verification (BOUNDS Provider Search, you must reapply using the BOUNDS portal. 

COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY

CLASS

Carroll College

NU201 - FUNDAMENTALS & HEALTH PROMOTION

Flathead Valley Community College

NRSG232 - FOUNDATIONS OF NURSING

Miles Community College

NRSG234 - ADULT NURSING I

Montana State - Bozeman

NRSG115 - NURSING AS A PROFESSION or NRG220 -  FNDTNS PLNG PRVDNG CLIN NRS CR

Montana State University Northern

NRSG232 - FOUNDATIONS OF NURSING

Montana State University - Billings

NRSG232 - FOUNDATIONS OF NURSING

Montana State University - Great Falls College

NRSG232 - FOUNDATIONS OF NURSING or 130 FOUNDATIONS OF NURSING

Montana Tech  University - Butte

NRSG210 - FOUNDATIONS OF PROF NRSG

Salish Kootenai

NSGD221 - FOUNDATION OF NURSING or NURS305 - NURSING THEORY

University of Montana - Missoula

NRSG232 - FOUNDATIONS OF NURSING

University of Providence - Great Falls

NSRG313 - NURSING PRACTICE FUNDAMENTALS

 

Montana Home Health Aide Endorsement

The Montana Nurse Aide Registry does not accept Home Health Aide Interstate Endorsements. In order to receive a Home Health Aide Endorsement, you must first have a Montana Certified Nurse Aide Certificate and then take the additional Home Health Aide training through a Montana Home Health provider. Upon completion of the training, the Home Health provider will email the Montana Home Health Aide Endorsement Application and Montana Home Health Aide Skills Competency Checklist to cna@mt.gov.  Montana Home Health Providers may request the application and skills checklist by emailing cna@mt.gov

All Certified Nurse Aide Applications are now online through the BOUNDS portal.  PDF and paper applications are no longer accepted.

Montana Nurse Aide Registry Renewal Application

All renewals must now be completed online through the portal. Renewals will not be accepted by email. Certificates are able to renewed starting 90 days prior to expiration. 

To renew your current Montana certificate you will need to create a BOUNDS portal account. Accounts are unique for each CNA and require an individual email address per CNA. If an email address was previously on file, an email invite to the portal has been sent. If you did not get an email, please go to the CNA Portal Registry Form

When you create you BOUNDS portal account, you will need to enter your name as listed on your certificate and your certificate number. If you do you not know your certificate number, search the Montana Registry 

Montana Nurse Aide Registry Interstate Endorsement Application

Those with a current Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) registration in at least one US State or Territory can apply for Interstate Endorsement in Montana.  To apply for Interstate Endorsement, go to the BOUNDS Portal and select the Certified Nurse Aide type and the CNA Interstate Endorsement Application. This Interstate Endorsement application is a two step process. After you have created your BOUNDS portal, you will receive an email at the address you provided, click on the BOUNDS portal activation. At this point your portal will be activated and you need to complete the Interstate Endorsement application. You must enter at least one, current Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) number. 

If you previously applied for Interstate Endorsement by email or using the access.gov form, and you cannot find your name/certificate using the online verification, you must reapply using the BOUNDS portal.

Montana CNA by Exam Application

Those that have completed an approved Montana Nurse Aide Training Program and successfully passed the  Montana Certified Nurse Aide exams or those that have challenged and successfully passed the  Montana Certified Nurse Aide exams, administered by D&S Diversified Technologies (Headmaster), must complete an online BOUNDS Montana CNA by Exam Application.  To apply, go to the BOUNDS Portal, select the Certified Nurse Aide type, and the CNA by Exam Application.  Once the Certification Bureau receives your passing results from D&S Diversified Technologies, the application will be processed and you will be placed on the Montana Certified Nurse Aide Registry.

** If you tested and passed after May 5, 2022 and you cannot find your name/certificate using the online verification,  you will need to complete the application process listed above.

Montana Nurse Aide Registry Nursing Student Application

Those students attending a Montana University or College in the Nursing Program that have completed the required course listed below may apply as a CNA. A copy of the official transcript sent from the school must also be received. Transcripts must be sent by email to cna@mt.gov. To apply as a Montana Nursing Student, go to the BOUNDS Portal and select the Certified Nurse Aide type and the Montana Nursing Student Application.

If you previously applied as a Montana Nursing Student by email or using the access.gov form, and you cannot find your name/certificate using the online verification (BOUNDS Provider Search, you must reapply using the BOUNDS portal. 

COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY

CLASS

Carroll College

NU201 - FUNDAMENTALS & HEALTH PROMOTION

Flathead Valley Community College

NRSG232 - FOUNDATIONS OF NURSING

Miles Community College

NRSG234 - ADULT NURSING I

Montana State - Bozeman

NRSG115 - NURSING AS A PROFESSION or NRG220 -  FNDTNS PLNG PRVDNG CLIN NRS CR

Montana State University Northern

NRSG232 - FOUNDATIONS OF NURSING

Montana State University - Billings

NRSG232 - FOUNDATIONS OF NURSING

Montana State University - Great Falls College

NRSG232 - FOUNDATIONS OF NURSING or 130 FOUNDATIONS OF NURSING

Montana Tech  University - Butte

NRSG210 - FOUNDATIONS OF PROF NRSG

Salish Kootenai

NSGD221 - FOUNDATION OF NURSING or NURS305 - NURSING THEORY

University of Montana - Missoula

NRSG232 - FOUNDATIONS OF NURSING

University of Providence - Great Falls

NSRG313 - NURSING PRACTICE FUNDAMENTALS

 

Montana Home Health Aide Endorsement

The Montana Nurse Aide Registry does not accept Home Health Aide Interstate Endorsements. In order to receive a Home Health Aide Endorsement, you must first have a Montana Certified Nurse Aide Certificate and then take the additional Home Health Aide training through a Montana Home Health provider. Upon completion of the training, the Home Health provider will email the Montana Home Health Aide Endorsement Application and Montana Home Health Aide Skills Competency Checklist to cna@mt.gov.  Montana Home Health Providers may request the application and skills checklist by emailing cna@mt.gov

**Due to ongoing the COVID 19 Health Emergency, Nurse Aide Training Program surveys have been postponed until 2022.  If you have any questions, please email  bnelson2@mt.gov. **

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   cna@mt.gov.

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.