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

CNA Certification Requirements in Indiana

In order to obtain your CNA in Indiana, you must first go through a state-approved training course. This program includes both classroom and clinical work, totaling 105 hours. You must successfully complete this course before you can take the state exam and then you are on your way to becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant!

Become a CNA in Indiana

Want to become an Indiana certified CNA? Here’s how:

  1. Enroll in a state certified school (you can search CNA school throughout Indiana via the CNA school directory)

  2. Complete the CNA training

  3. Take practice CNA exam (this step is optional and may be included within certain CNA courses)

  4. Register to take the state CNA exam

  5. 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 Indiana, you’ll need to understand, read and speak English, and have a high school diploma or GED equivalent. Programs require for you to be at least 18 years old, able to pass a background check, have a medical exam, and have proof of immunization. Training programs tend to cost around $400 to $1600 in addition to other expenses such as textbooks and course materials.

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 Indiana:

CNA Classes in Indianapolis

C.N.A. & Homecare Training Center (317) 842-7637

MedTech College-Indianapolis campus (317) 845-0300

CNA Classes in Anderson

His Solutions Healthcare (765) 393-3457

Miller’s Merry Manor (765) 378-0213

CNA Classes in Carmel

Mother’s University at Heart Change Ministries (317) 496-0916

Search all Indiana State Certified Nursing Training Programs

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

IN CNA Testing

The Indiana State Department of Health requires all CNA testing to go through Ivy Tech Community college. Dates with Ivy Tech Community College do tend to fill up very quickly so it is best to apply for the exam early or check with the school that you trained with to see if they are authorized to administer the Certified Nursing Aide competency exam. When you pass the exam, your name will be added to the Indiana Nurse Aide Registry, allowing employers to easily confirm your CNA certification.

Certification Costs To Become a CNA

  • Written and skills exam- $75

For questions related to scheduling and testing contact Ivy Tech Community College using the following information:

Ivy Tech Community College

CNA Testing

PO Box 1621

Indianapolis IN 46206

Out-of-State CNAs

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. The Indiana State Department of Health approves applications for reciprocity after you:

  • Apply for the state evaluation.

  • Set up a date to test at Ivy Tech Community College and pass the exam.

CNA Nurse Registry

Indiana State Department of Health

Division of Healthcare Education and Quality

2 North Meridian Street, 4B

Indianapolis, IN 46204

(317) 233-1325

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