Licensing & Certification

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and Direct Care Worker Registry

Use the online CNA Registry to:

  • Apply to be placed on the CNA Registry
  • Renew an active CNA Registry listing
  • Reinstate an inactive CNA Registry listing
  • Request removal from the Registry
  • Update contact information

Learn more about the CNA Registry.

Health Inspection Program

The Health Inspection Program provides licensing and inspection services to help protect the public’s health. The program works with restaurants, mobile food vendors, caterers, commissaries, business enterprise PR, senior citizen meal sites, vending companies, lodging, campgrounds, sporting and recreational camps, youth camps, public swimming pools and spas, tattooists, micropigmentation, body piercers, electologists, school cafeterias, correctional facility kitchens, tobacco, compressed air and mass gatherings.

Learn more about Maine’s Health Inspection Program and business licensing from the Maine CDC.

Children’s Licensing and Investigation Services

Children’s Licensing and Investigation Services provides licensing and inspection services for child care programs, children’s residential treatment programs, and investigates allegations of child abuse and neglect in out of home settings.

Learn more about Children’s Licensing and Investigation Service and access resources from the Office of Child and Family Services.

Learn more about Children’s Licensing and Investigation Service

Licensed Provider Search

Use the Licensed Provider Search to find hospitals, home health care, hospice, nursing home, and other health providers in Maine.

Maine Background Check Center

The Maine Background Check Center is a secure, web-based system operated by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services in partnership with the Maine Department of Public Safety and regulated employers that provide care and services to vulnerable Maine citizens.

Learn more about the Maine Background Check Center.

Division of Licensing and Certification

For more on the licensing and certification of health services and facilities in Maine, visit the Division of Licensing and Certification website.