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

CNA Certification Requirements in Rhode Island

In order to become a nurse aid in Rhode Island you must complete state-approved nurse aide training programs. The state will then test your knowledge and evaluate your skills via the competency evaluation. Nurse aides who pass both the written and skill components receive their license to work and a listing on the Rhode Island Nurse Aide Registry.

Become a CNA in Rhode Island

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

1.Enroll in a state certified school (you can search CNA school throughout Rhode Island 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!

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  • Pass the training program’s entrance evaluation if you don’t have a high school diploma

  • Be at least 18 years old

  • Criminal background clearance

  • Up-to-date immunization records

  • Negative TB and drug tests

  • Physical exam report prepared by a physician

Here are a few local CNA classes in Rhode Island:

CNA Classes in Providence

Home Health Care (401) 751-3152

CNA Classes in Riverside

Bastien Academy (401) 369-9174

Search all Rhode Island State Certified Nursing Training Programs

Search CNA Scholarships available in Rhode Island (free CNA training available)

RI CNA Testing

The Rhode Island Competency exams is administered by Pearson Vue – the administering body for the state exam. The exam will test your knowledge and competency skills, and you must pass both components in order to obtain your license. The two-part test consists of a written examination and skills evaluation both administered on the same day.

The skills evaluation tests your skills in a mock-healthcare setting. The center provides all the equipment to perform the assigned tasks, and you must complete all 5 skills within the allotted time. The testing center selects 4 skills at random and will ask you to demonstrate your hand washing techniques (for the fifth skill).

Certification Costs To Become a CNA

  • Written and Skills Evaluation – $99

  • Oral and Skills Evaluation – $99

  • Written Exam re-tests – $30

  • Oral Exam re-tests – $30

  • Skills Evaluation re-tests – $69

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


36 Hemingway Dr, East Providence, RI 02915

Phone: (401) 434-4510

Website :

Out-of-State CNAs

Out-of-state CNAs can obtain a license to work in Rhode Island through reciprocity. To transfer your license you need too:

  • Visit the Department of Health and download the application form

  • Submit proof of your certification. The training in your home state must cover at least 100 hours of training.

  • Apply for a criminal background check at the RI office of the Attorney General

  • Get the application notarized and submit it with a passport sized photo and the $40 transfer fee to the registry

CNA Nurse Registry

Rhode Island Nurse Aide Registry

Rhode Island Department of Health Professionals

3 Capitol Hill, Room 105, Providence, RI 02908

Phone: (401) 222-5888

Fax: (401) 222-3352

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