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Wisconsin Nurse Aide Registry

  • For general questions concerning the registry, call toll-free (877) 329-8760

  • To determine the employment eligibility of a nurse aide on the Registry, query the Wisconsin Nurse Aide Registry (exit DHS).

  • Nurse Aides:  to update your address or name changes go to Change/Correction Form (exit DHS).  to receive a card, call the Nurse Aide Registry toll-free at (877) 329-8760.

Wisconsin Nurse Aide Training

  • Nurse aide training programs offered through correspondence or on-line services are not approved nurse aide training programs in Wisconsin.

  • Approved Wisconsin Nurse Aide Training Programs (PDF, 64 KB).  Programs must be a minimum of 120 hours of which 32 hours must be in a clinical setting.  Please call individual programs to get complete information about training, fees, etc.

  • All nurse aide training programs must be approved by DQA prior to providing instruction.  Only the programs listed have been approved by DQA to provide nurse aide training.

  • Substantial Change Form (PDF, 16 KB). Training programs should report any substantial changes, including their address, telephone, contact person, curriculum and fee changes in writing to the Office of Caregiver Quality at PO Box 2969, Madison, WI 53701-2969.

  • For questions concerning nurse aide training in Wisconsin, call (608) 261-8319.

Nurse Aide Competency Testing

Listing of Other State's Registries - Contact information is available at List of State Nurse Aide Registries (exit DHS; PDF, 47 KB)

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Last Revised: April 08, 2014