Hi all – today, we’re taking a tour of New Hampshire. Here’s the downlow on everything you need to know related to becoming a CNA.
CNA Certification Requirements in New Hampshire
In order to work at any facility as a CNA (otherwise known as an LNA), a New Hampshire state approved certification needs to be obtained. In the state of New Hampshire, at least 75 hours of clinical and lecture training is required. Once completed there is a state exam that tests your ability to take care of a patient. When you become a Certified Nursing Assistant, you’ll then be placed on the Health Care Worker registry. To get hired by many companies, you’ll need to be registered here.
Become a CNA in New Hampshire
Want to become a New Hampshire certified CNA? Here’s how:
Enroll in a state certified school (you can search CNA school throughout New Hampshire via the CNA school directory)
Complete the CNA training
Take practice CNA exam (this step is optional and may be included within certain CNA courses)
Register to take the state CNA exam
Once you pass the exam, apply for desired jobs to work as a certified nursing assistant!
Local CNA Training Classes
In order to attend CNA training in the state of New Hampshire, you’ll need to understand, read and speak English and have a naturally compassionate nature. Programs require for you to be at least 16 years old, able to pass a background check, have a medical exam, and have proof of immunization as well as government-issued ID card. An individual can work as a CNA while waiting for the state exam for up to 120 days. CNA training program costs can range from $200 and up.
If you are a current RN, LPN or have a CNA certification within a different state you are able to simply take the CNA exam without training.
Here are a few local CNA classes in New Hampshire:
CNA classes in Manchester:
LNA Health Careers – 603-647-2174
Search CNA Scholarships available in New Hampshire (free CNA training available)
NH CNA Testing
CNA training includes a written competency test as well as a skills evaluation test. You can take this test after completion of CNA classes. New Hampshire’s Board of Nursing has three approved competency testing agencies: Pearson Vue, Excel Testing, and the American Red Cross. The written exam contains 70 multiple-choice questions written in English. Candidates have 120 minutes to complete all questions. If you have difficulty reading English, you can request the oral exam at the time of application. The oral exam contains 60 multiple choice test questions and 10 multiple choice questions that test your understanding of common English words.For the skills assessment, your performance will be rated on the completion of five (5) skills. One of the skills will be Hand washing, and the remaining four will be assigned at random from the list of nursing assistant skills.
Certification Costs To Become a CNA
Skills and written test – $105.00
Skills and oral test – $120.00
Skills retest – $65.00
Written retest – $40
Oral test – $55.00
Reschedule fee – $30
For questions related to scheduling and testing contact the NH registry at:
Phone: (603) 271-6282 or (603) 271-2323
License Verification: (603) 271-6599
Fax: (603) 271-6605
Out-of-state CNAs are allowed to apply for inclusion on the Health care Workers Registry if in good and active standing on another state registry. You can apply for inclusion on the NH Registry through endorsement.The steps for endorsement are as follows:
Obtain fingerprint and criminal background check
Download and fill out the application for endorsement
Provide copies of the nurse assistant training and certification
Provide proof of at least 200 hours of nurse assistant service within two years prior to the application.
Full-time paid CNAs automatically retain their certification. CNAs, who fail to work within a two-year period of their registry listing, will lose their approved certification. The CNA can apply for recertification after completing a manual skills test and a written competency test.
CNA Nurse Registry
New Hampshire Nurse Aide Registry
New Hampshire Board of Nursing
21 South Fruit Street, Suite 16, Concord, NH 03301
Looking for more great insight? Visit
- CNA Resume Guide
- CNA Pay Guide
- Current Home Health Aide Awarded STNA Scholarship via the myCNAjobs Scholarship Fund
Local CNA Jobs in New Hampshire