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State Requirements to Become a Certified Nursing Assistant

You may be wondering how long does it take for CNA Training.  You might  be quite surprised how short the whole process is.  Generally, most certified nursing assistant classes range between four and 12 weeks. These training courses are divided into classroom hours and clinic practice.  The total time to become a Certified Nursing Assistant depends on the particular program you enroll in as well as whether the classes is full-time or part-time.

Each state sets its own educational requirements for CNA training classes.  Federal regulations require that these Certified Nursing Assistant training courses consist of no less than 75 hours of training, which includes at least 16 hours of supervised practical or clinical instruction.  However , several states have decided that this isn’t enough training.  They have required additional hours of classroom and clinical hours.

There are thirty states including the District of Columbia that require the minimum number of training hours beyond the federal regulations of 75 hours to as many as 180 hours.   The District of Columbia along with thirteen states require that a minimum of 120 or more educational hours.

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