To become a CNA in Hawaii, you must take a state-approved training program and exam. Once you pass the test, your name is placed on the state nurse aide registry and you’re ready to work.
The Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) administers the nurse aide certification process. An independent company called Prometric monitors the CNA exam and oversees the nurse aide registry.
To apply for a CNA training program, the state of Hawaii stipulates that you must:
Look on the Prometric website for a full list of state-approved CNA programs. In Hawaii, you must complete 100 training hours. This includes 30 hours of classroom study and 70 hours of clinical skills.
You can skip the mandatory training and take the exam immediately if:
Once you’ve completed 100 training hours, you may take the CNA exam. Apply to take the test through the Prometric website. The exam includes both written and practical skills sections.
If you face a language barrier or suffer from anxiety, you may ask to take the test orally.
In Hawaii, the cost of CNA training can range from $1,000-$2,000. On top of tuition, you’ll need to pay for books and testing fees.
You can pay your exam fees to Prometric prior to taking the test. The fees are:
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