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

CNA Certification Requirements in Georgia

In order to work at any facility as a CNA, a Georgia state approved certification needs to be obtained.  In order to work as a CNA, you must complete a state-accredited program. Once you complete a state accredited program you will be listed on the nurse aide registry after passing the state competency evaluation. Nurse aides can work with a nursing home for a period of four months while taking steps to complete the state evaluation. During the 4-month period, student nurse aides can only perform certain tasks they’ve been trained to do – to the satisfaction of the program instructor.

Become a CNA in Georgia

Here are the steps to follow in order to become a Georgia 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 Georgia, the individual needs to be able to understand, read and speak English. Most Georgia CNA training providers recommend that students possess a high school diploma or GED equivalent although it is not required, 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. Approved nurse aide training programs in Georgia  must consist of a minimum of 85 hours of training which should cover classroom, labs, and clinical rotation. CNA training programs in Georgia can take as little as a four weeks, and costs range from $500 to $1500

Here are a few local CNA Classes  in Georgia

CNA Classes in Snellville

Caregiver Solutions: (678) 392-9624

CNA Classes in Woodstock

Giving Care Education Center: (678) 883-0262

CNA Classes in Atlanta

Covenant CNA School: (404) 773-5491

CNA Classes in Douglasville

Covenant Medical Training Institute: (770) 949-1306

Search All Georgia State Certified Nursing Training Programs

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

Georgia CNA Testing

Georgia’s state CNA competency test is comprised of two parts: a written (or oral) and a skills component. The written exam contains 70 multiple choice questions while the oral exam consists of 60 multiple choice questions and 10 multiple choice comprehension questions. For the skills exam, an administrator evaluates your ability to execute five randomly selected skills.

Certification Costs To Become a CNA

  • The state evaluation costs $112 for the written and skills test.

Out-of-State CNAs

If you’re an out-of-state CNA listed as active on the other state’s registry, you can earn certification in Georgia through reciprocity. You should:

  • Fill out the reciprocity application

  • Submit proof that you completed an approved training program

  • Provide proof of employment within the last two years

  • Ensure there are no criminal convictions or complaints on your record as these could prohibit employment in Georgia.

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