CNA Classes in New York (NY)

To become a CNA in New York you need to take training classes. After passing the exam, you will be placed on the state Nurse Aide Registry. Then you will be able to work as a CNA.


  • No required minimum age
  • High school or GED diploma
  • Pass a health exam with a TB and a drug test
  • Pass a criminal history record check


The cost of the state-approved training program is $700 to $1000.

Testing fees include:

  • Written and Clinical Skills – $115
  • Clinical Skills Oral – $135

Visit the state CNA information page for a complete list of fees.

How to Apply

Training classes take 12 to 14 weeks to finish.

Other ways to be certified are as:

  • A CNA from another state
  • A graduate nurse
  • A Licensed RN or LPN
  • A nurse with foreign training
  • A trained CNA with lapsed certification.

Apply to Prometric to take the exam after completing the training. You must pass the exam within 2 years.

Renewal (Recertification)

  • Your CNA certification is valid for 24 months.
  • Provide proof of at least 7 hours’ paid employment to renew.
  • Your employer must recertify you and pay the fee.
  • A renewal notice will be mailed about 45 days before it expires.

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