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

CNA Certification Requirements in Delaware

In order to work at any facility as a CNA, a Delaware state approved certification needs to be obtained. Delaware state laws and regulations require all prospective CNAs to attend a state-accredited training program as well as pass the state nurse aide evaluation before one can  work as a CNA in a nursing home. CNA training is 150 hours and comprises of both classroom and training components. Once you successfully complete the training and testing, your name will be place on the CNA Registry in Delaware.

Become a CNA in Delaware

Here are the steps to follow in order to become a Delaware 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 Delaware, the individual needs to be able to understand, read and speak English. Delaware CNA training providers recommend proof  that students possess a high school diploma or GED equivalent, and they must be at least 16 years old. CNA’s also must be able to pass a criminal background check, and have up to date immunization records. Nursing assistant courses at Delaware’s vocational schools, community colleges, and allied health schools usually range between $1,100 and $3,300.

Here are a few local CNA Classes in Delaware

CNA Classes in Wilmington

Tri-State Technical School-Laurel: (302) 280-6803

CNA Classes in Bear

Bear Professional Institute: (302) 832-2744

CNA Classes in Woodside

Polytech Adult Education: (302) 697-4545

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Delaware CNA Testing

The test in Delaware is made of 2 components. The first part of the test is the written test, which comprises of 60 multiple choice questions to complete in 90 minutes. Candidates can opt to take the written test in oral form if needed. You must request the oral option ahead of time.

The timed clinical skills evaluation ranges from 30 to 40 minutes based on the skills assigned. The computer assigns three skills for you to do, and the final two skills test Handwashing and Indirect care. You must pass all five skills in order to receive a passing grade on the skills component.

Certification Costs To Become a CNA

  • Written and skills exam – $108

  • Oral and skills exam – $118

  • Oral retest – $50

  • Skills retest – $68

  • Written retest – $40

Out-of-State CNAs

Delaware shares reciprocity with other states. You can apply for reciprocity if:

  • You have a current CNA certificate from another state. Maryland residents must also hold a current Geriatric Nursing Assistant certificate to qualify reciprocity

  • Have three months of providing direct care services for pay on a full-time basis or have at least 150 hours of nurse aide training

  • You’re a CNA in good standing in your home state.

Download the application for reciprocity, fill it out and send the completed application with a copy of your photo ID and $30 (application fee) to the registry. Your employer or training provider must complete page two of the application verifying your employment or training.

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