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

CNA Certification Requirements in Utah

In order to work at any facility as a CNA, a Utah state approved certification needs to be obtained. Utah Certified Nurse Aides have to successfully complete the state’s Nursing Assistant Training and Competency Evaluation Program (NATCEP). After graduating from the program, they take and are required to pass the state examinations and secure placement on the UNAR. Only state certified nurse aides can work at hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies and assisted living facilities to provide direct care to patients under the supervision of a Registered Nurse.

Become a CNA in Utah

Here are the steps to follow in order to become a Utah 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 Utah, the individual needs to be able to understand, read and speak English. A high school diploma or GED is not required, but it is highly recommended. Utah Nurse Aids must be at least 16 years old, pass a criminal background check, and have proof of immunization. Expect training to last 3 to 6 weeks based on the school and their schedule.  You can sign up for training at nursing homes, high schools, community colleges and private medical education programs. Training is valid for one year; you must complete testing within one year of your training, or you’ll have to complete another program. The average cost of nurse aide training in Utah is $400 for tuition only.

Here are a few local CNA Training Classes

CNA Classes in Tooele

Tooele Applied Technology College: (453) 248-1800

CNA Classes in Salt Lake City

An Act of Caring:  (801) 598-8370

CNA Classes in Midvale

CNA Utah: (801) 968-2262

Search All Utah State Certified Nursing Training Programs

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

Utah CNA Testing Fees

  • Written and Skills Evaluation – $75

  • Written Exam re-tests – $35

  • Skills Evaluation re-tests – $40

Out-of-State CNAs

If you’re an out-of-state CNA, you may be eligible to transfer your certification to Utah.

  • Download the application form on the nurse aide registry site

  • Fill out the application and submit it with the $10 application fee

  • The training program in your home state must be equivalent to Utah’s training requirements

  • Your listing on the out-of-state registry must be in active status

  • Felonies and reports of abuse, misbehavior or neglect will disqualify your request for transfer

Contact the Registry:

Utah Nurse Aide Registry

Utah Health Technology Certification Center

550 East 300 South, Kaysville, UT 84037

Phone: (801) 547-9947

Fax: (801) 593-2400

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