CNA Classes in Connecticut (CT)

CNA certification in Connecticut requires you to take CNA classes. You must also take and pass the test.

The Connecticut Department of Health oversees the classes and testing. They work with Prometric to design and conduct the test.


  • Must be 18 years old or older
  • Must have a GED or high school diploma
  • Must pass a background check
  • Must take a physical with TB test and drug test
  • Show proof of immunization

To Apply: 

You do not need to take the training if you:

  • have earned a CNA certification in another state that requires 100 hours of training.
  • are a graduate or student of a nursing degree who has completed at least 100 hours of study.
  • have an expired Connecticut CNA certificate.

Otherwise, you will need to complete the program.


The program is around 100 hours. It is divided between classroom lecture and clinical training.

After completing the program, you will apply to take the test through Prometric’s website. The test includes a written and practical section.

You can work as a CNA while in training for up to 120 days. During that time, you must complete the training and pass the test.

You must take the CNA test within one year of completing the program.


The program costs around $1000.

Prometric test fees must be paid before you take the test:

  • Written and Skill test: $108
  • Oral written and Skill test: $118
  • Written retesting: $45
  • Skill retesting: $63
  • Oral written/skill retesting: $55


If you are working as a paid CNA at least 8 hours a day, your license will not expire. If you stop working as a CNA for 2 years or more, you will need to renew your license.

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