To become a CNA in Louisiana, you must take the training and pass the test.
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals reviews and approves the program. The Pearson Vue Group administers the test. After you pass the test, you will be listed on the Louisiana nursing aide registry.
You don’t need to take the training if you are:
All others need to go through the program. Programs are 80 hours. They are divided between classroom and clinical training. After the training, you can apply to take the test. The test has a written section and a practical section.
The cost is between $600 and $1000. Testing fees include:
If you are employed, your employer will pay for all fees.
Licenses expire every 24 months from the last day you worked as a CNA. It can be renewed only if you have worked as a CNA for at least 8 hours in a 2 year period.