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CNA Classes in Vermont (VT)

The first step to becoming a CNA in Vermont is to make sure you meet the eligibility criteria. If you do, you can enroll in a state-approved training program. Then, you need to pass the NNAAP exam, which is managed by Pearson VUE.

The Vermont Agency of Human Services oversees the certification process. You can find all the application forms you need online through the Vermont Office of Professional Regulation website.

Requirements

You can enroll in a CNA training course if you:

  • Are at least 18.
  • Pass a criminal background check. The screening checks for prior convictions, a record of neglect or abuse, tax problems, failure to pay child support and if you ever had your license revoked.
  • Have at least a high school diploma or GED.

Training and Waivers

You can find a list of state-accredited CNA programs on the Vermont Secretary of State website.

Training includes 100 hours of hands-on clinical skills and 75 hours in the classroom. It takes a few months to complete the program. Then, sign up to take the exam.

You might be exempt from training if you:

  • Are a licensed LPN or RN with at least 30 hours of clinical experience.
  • Are a licensed CNA in another state with at least 2 years on the job.
  • Have an expired license, and worked as a paid CNA for at least 400 hours in the last 2 years.

Fees

CNA training costs around $800 in Vermont.

Testing fees are:

  • Practical and written exam: $130
  • Practical and oral exam: $130
  • Written retesting: $35
  • Practical retesting: $95
  • Oral retesting: $35

License Renewal

Your CNA license is valid for 24 months. In Vermont, CNA licenses can be renewed on November 30 each year.

Keep track of the expiration date, because the state of Vermont does not send out a reminder. You can renew your license online. Just fill out the nurse aide renewal application form on the Vermont Board of Nursing website.

Key Facts

  • The state requires a background check on all CNAs for safety and security reasons.
  • You have to pass the CNA exam within 2 years of training to get your license.
  • If you’re enrolled in a training program, you can work as a nurse aide in a health care facility for up to 120 days before obtaining your license. To keep your job, though, you must pass the exam and enlist in the Vermont CNA registry during that time frame.

Traditional Classes Training Centers

School City Phone
Barre Technical Center-Adult Tech Education Barre 476-1487
Berlin Health & Rehab Center Barre 229-0308
Bennington Health and Rehab Bennington 442-8525
Centers for Living and Rehab Bennington 447-1547
Vermont Veterans- Home Bennington (802) 447-6467
River Bend Career and Technical Center (Adult) Bradford 222-5212
River Bend Career and Technical Center (Day) Bradford 222-5212
Pine Heights Brattleboro 257-0307
Birchwood Terrace Healthcare Burlington 863-6384
Burlington Health & Rehab Burlington 658-4200
Fletcher Allen Health Care Burlington 847-2363
Starr Farm Nursing Home Burlington 658-6717
Visiting Nurse Assoc. of Chittenden & Grand Isle Counties Colchester 658-1900
American Red Cross Chapter Concord (603) 225-6697
Cold Hollow Career Center (Day) Enosburg Falls 9334003ext.24
Essex Junction Technical Center Essex Junction 878-5559
Greensboro Nursing Home Greensboro 533-7051
Green Mountain Technology & Career Center Hyde Park (802) 888-4447
Green Mountain Technology & Career Center (Adult) Hyde Park 851-1574
Lyndon Institute Technical Education (Adult) Lyndon Center 626-6152
Lyndon Institute Technical Education (Day) Lyndon Center 626-6152
Pines Rehabilitation & Health Lyndonville (802) 626-3361
Addison County Home Health Middlebury 388-7259
Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center Middlebury (802) 382-1042
The Manor Morrisville 888-8700
North Country Career Center/Adults Newport 3345469ext.2
North Country Career Center/Days Newport 334-5469
Randolph Technical Career Center Randolph 728-9595
Genesis Eldercare/Mountain View Rutland 775-0007
Stafford Technical Center Rutland 770-1033
River Valley Technical Center Springfield 885-8300
Northwest Technical Center St. Albans 5276517Day
Northwest Technical Center St. Albans 5276405Adult
St. Albans Health & Rehab Center St. Albans (802) 524-6534
Hartford Area Career & Technology Center White River Junction 6035427744ext.5427
Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center Windsor 674-7367

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