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

CNA Certification Requirements in New Hampshire

In order to work at any facility as a CNA (otherwise known as an CNA), a New Hampshire state approved certification needs to be obtained. In the state of New Hampshire, at least 75 hours of clinical and lecture training is required. Once completed there is a state exam that tests your ability to take care of a patient. When you become a Certified Nursing Assistant,  you’ll then be placed on the Health Care Worker registry. To get hired by many companies, you’ll need to be registered here.

Become a CNA in New Hampshire

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

  1. Enroll in a state certified school (you can search CNA school throughout New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire, you’ll need to understand, read and speak English and have a naturally compassionate nature. Programs require for you to be at least 16 years old, able to pass a background check, have a medical exam, and have proof of immunization as well as government-issued ID card. An individual can work as a CNA while waiting for the state exam for up to 120 days. CNA training program costs can range from $200 and up.

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 New Hampshire:

CNA classes in Manchester

LNA Health Careers – 603-647-2174

Search all New Hampshire State Certified Nursing Training Programs

Search CNA Scholarships available in New Hampshire (free CNA training available)

NH CNA Testing

CNA training includes a written competency test as well as a skills evaluation test. You can take this test after completion of CNA classes. New Hampshire’s Board of Nursing has three approved competency testing agencies: Pearson Vue, Excel Testing, and the American Red Cross. The written exam contains 70 multiple-choice questions written in English. Candidates have 120 minutes to complete all questions. If you have difficulty reading English, you can request the oral exam at the time of application. The oral exam contains 60 multiple choice test questions and 10 multiple choice questions that test your understanding of common English words.For the skills assessment, your performance will be rated on the completion of five (5) skills. One of the skills will be Hand washing, and the remaining four will be assigned at random from the list of nursing assistant skills.

Certification Costs To Become a CNA

  • Skills and written test – $105.00

  • Skills and oral test – $120.00

  • Skills retest – $65.00

  • Written retest – $40

  • Oral test – $55.00

  • Reschedule fee – $30

For questions related to scheduling and testing contact:

New Hampshire registry

Phone: (603) 271-6282 or (603) 271-2323

License Verification: (603) 271-6599

Fax: (603) 271-6605

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. You can apply for inclusion on the NH Registry through endorsement.The steps for endorsement are as follows:

  • Obtain fingerprint and criminal background check

  • Download and fill out the application for endorsement

  • Provide copies of the nurse assistant training and certification

  • Provide proof of at least 200 hours of nurse assistant service within two years prior to the application.

CNA Nurse Registry

New Hampshire Nurse Aide Registry

New Hampshire Board of Nursing

21 South Fruit Street, Suite 16, Concord, NH 03301

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Local CNA Jobs in New Hampshire

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