Hi all – today, we’re taking a tour of Connecticut. Here’s the downlow on everything you need to know related to becoming a CNA.

CNA Certification Requirements in Connecticut

In order to work at any facility as a CNA, a Connecticut state approved certification needs to be obtained. In order to  legally work as a Certified Nurse Aide in Connecticut, you must complete a state-approved training program and pass the state evaluation exam. Once you successfully complete both of these you will be listed on the Nurse Aide Registry. These requirements ensure that nurse aides have the skills they need to work  at long-term care facilities.

Become a CNA in Connecticut

Here are the steps to follow in order to become a Connecticut certified CNA:

1.Enroll in a state certified school.

2.Complete the training. Take practice CNA exam(this step is optional and may be included within certain CNA courses).

3. Register to take the state CNA exam.

4. Once you pass the exam, apply for desired  jobs!

Local CNA Training Classes

In order to attend CNA training in the state of Connecticut, the individual needs to be able to understand, read and speak English. Most Connecticut CNA training providers recommend that students possess a high school diploma or GED equivalent, and they must be at least 18 years old. CNA also must be able to pass a criminal background check, and have up to date immunization records. Nurse aide training in Connecticut can cost anywhere between  $400 to $4500 depending on the provider.

Here are a few local CNA Classes in Connecticut

CNA Classes in Bridgeport

Housatonic Community College: (203) 332-5057

St. Vincent’s College: (800) 873-1013

CNA Classes in East Hartford

Stone Academy- East Hartford: (806) 569-1618

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Search CNA Scholarships available in Connecticut (free CNA training available)

Connecticut CNA Testing

The written exam is comprised of 60 multiple choice questions, which you must complete in 90 minutes. For the clinical exam, the computer will assign three tasks at random, and you will be scored on those three assignments in addition to two additional skills – Hand washing and Indirect Care.

The duration of the skills components ranges from 30 to 40 minutes depending on the tasks assigned. Students who demonstrate competency when performing the skills will pass the exam.

Certification Costs To Become a CNA

  • $118 – Clinical Skills and Written Examination (first time)

  • $128 – Clinical Skills and Oral Examination (first time)

  • $73 – Clinical Skills Retest

  • $45 – Written Retest

  • $55 – Oral Retest

Out-of-State CNAs

If you’re an out-of-state active CNA in good standing on a registry in another state, you can apply for a listing on Connecticut’s Nurse Aide Registry. Prometric manages the application for reciprocity, so download the application from their website to process your application for the Connecticut nurse aide evaluation. You’ll need

  • A completed application

  • Copy of your current certificate or letter of verification

  • Verification of your good standing

  • Reciprocity fee

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