REQUIREMENTS FOR CNA’S
In Connecticut, CNAs are required to complete a nursing assistant training program approved by the CT Office of Higher Education and Department of Public Health. The training program, with at least 100 hours, is broken down into instructional hours and clinical practice; coordinated by a registered nurse with at least 2 years’ experience; one of which must be licensed chronic convalescent and nursing home.
Once you’ve completed and passed the nursing assistant training program, you must take and pass the state certified nursing assistant exam in order to obtain certification. You can access the application on line at www.Prometric.com or select “Prometric” from this website’s menu bar.
CT Nurse’s Aide Certification is a 24-month (2 year) certification. In order to recertify, a nurse’s aide must document one, eight (8) hour shift for compensation as a CNA or in a position providing direct personal/nursing care during the 2 year period immediately preceding the current expiration date. Your employer would need to complete and submit the employment verification form.