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

CNA Certification Requirements in Kansas

When selecting the school that you want to get your CNA license from, it is important that you find one that is approved by the state. If the school that you register with to complete your Certified Nursing Assistant training is not certified by the state, you will not be able to have a state recognized certification. Training programs typically last about 3 to 10 weeks, require 90-hours of training, and must be under the instruction of a RN. Once you successfully complete the exam, you will be eligible to to take the competency exam.

Become a CNA in Kansas

Want to become a Kansas certified CNA? Here’s how:

  1. Enroll in a state certified school (you can search CNA school throughout Kansas 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 Kansas, 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 and drug screening, have a physical exam, and have proof of immunization. Training programs tend to cost around $500 to $1500 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 Kansas:

CNA Classes in Kansas City

Heartfelt Training Program- (816) 206-0623

Metropolitan Community College- (816) 604-1000

CNA Classes Overland Park

National American University- Overland Park, KS- (913) 981-8700

CNA Classes in Independance

Medical Education Development and Support, Inc- (816) 249-2956

Search all Kansas State Certified Nursing Training Programs

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

KS CNA Testing

To apply for your competency exam, you must go through the Health Occupations Credentialing at KDADS department after completing your approved training program. In order to pass the exam and receive your CNA certification through Kansas, you must achieve 75% or better. There are 32 testing sites across the state.

Certification Costs To Become a CNA

  • Testing fee-$20

For questions related to scheduling and testing contact KDADS using the following information:

Health Occupations Credentialing, KDADS

612 S Kansas Ave

Topeka KS 66603-3404

Phone: 785-296-1240

Out-of-State CNAs

Some out-of-state CNA certifications are allowed to apply for inclusion on the Kansas Nurse Aide Registry if in good and active standing on another state registry. The Kansas State Department of Health approves applications for reciprocity after you:

  • Check your old state’s registry to verify your CNA status.

  • Apply with the Interstate Application Form on KDADS’ website and send in $20 for the review fee.

  • Take your CNA exam and pass with a score of 75% of better and your name will be transferred to the Kansas Nurse Aide Registry.

CNA Nurse Registry

Kansas Nurse Aide Registry

Curtis State Office Building

1000 SW Jackson

Topeka, Kansas 66612

Phone: (785) 296-1500

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