To become a CNA in Michigan you need to take training classes. After passing the test, you will be placed on the state Nurse Aide Registry. Then you will be able to work as a CNA.
- 18 years old
- High school or GED diploma
- Pass a complete background check
- Pass a health exam with a TB and a drug test
- Proof of immunization
The average cost of a training program is $1000. If you work for a long-term care facility, your expenses will be paid by your employer.
Testing fees include:
- Both Practical and Written – $76.50 to Prometric and $100 to the testing site
- Knowledge only – $30.50 to Prometric and $15 to the testing site
- Clinical only – $34 to Prometric and $85 to the testing site
How to Apply
You may be able to take the test without the training if you:
- Are enrolled in an LPN or RN program and have completed a basic nursing course
- Have a CNA certification (active or expired for the past 12 months) in another state
- Were previously registered in the state and your certification has expired in the last 2 years.
Training classes take about 4 months to finish. Then you can apply for the test at Prometric.
Your CNA certification will expire 2 years from the date of issue. You can only renew it if you have worked as a paid CNA for 8 continual hours.
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