How can I get CNA certification?

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How can I get CNA certification?

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The process for obtaining a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certification is straightforward and involves a few keys steps:

  1. Obtain a High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (GED). No prior advanced degree is required!
  2. Select a CNA Training program. These programs are offered at a myriad of places, however it is very important to make sure that the selected program meets the nursing board requirements for the state in which you reside.
  3. After satisfactorily completing an approved CNA program one must pass the CNA Certification exam. This exam is made up of a written test and a clinical exam that test both the key knowledge and hands-on skills necessary to being a successful CNA.
  4. After passing the CNA Certification exam the next step is to submit a license application for approval. This application asks for both personal identification information for a background check as well as proof of completion of a certified CNA training program.

Once the application is accepted, you will be a certified CNA and will be ready to begin your job search and career!

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