Nurse Aide Program: Training and Registry

Nurse aides perform important work caring for Wisconsin residents. CNAs (certified nurse aides) work under the direct supervision of an LPN (licensed practical nurse) or RN (registered nurse). CNAs:

  • Assist residents with activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing, and eating.
  • Perform procedures that are within the scope of practice for a CNA.

The Wisconsin Nurse Aide Registry lists the names of CNAs who meet federal and/or state requirements. To work in Wisconsin, you need training, testing, and experience. Consider joining our team of CNAs.

Learn more about the ending of the Federal 1135 Waivers


Partner Contacts

Wisconsin TestMaster Universe houses our Nurse Aide Testing and Registry system. Headmaster hosts the registry.

  • Questions about the registry? Call Headmaster toll-free at 888-401-0465.
  • Questions about testing? Call Headmaster toll-free at 888-401-0462.

Nurse aide regulations

Federal nurse aide regulations:

State nurse aide regulations:

Last Revised: May 17, 2022