CNA Classes in Oregon (OR)

To become a CNA in the state of Oregon, you need to go through a training program accredited by the Oregon State Board of Nursing. Then, pass the CNA qualifying exam for your name to be entered in the state nurse aide registry.


To sign up for an accredited CNA training program, you need to:

  • Be 18 or older.
  • Have a high school diploma or GED.
  • Complete a criminal background check, including a felony screening and fingerprinting.
  • Have a clean bill of health, and pass a TB and drug test.
  • Provide proof of up-to-date vaccines.

CNA Training and Testing

Go to the Oregon State Board of Nursing website for a list of accredited CNA training programs.

In Oregon, you must complete at least 150 training hours. The program is split between 75 clinical hours and 75 lab and classroom hours.

You may be exempt from training if:

  • You have training as a military corpsman or medic, and worked at least 400 hours in a nursing-related job in the last 2 years.
  • You’re certified as a nurse aide in another state.
  • You completed a CNA training program in the last 2 years.
  • You graduated from an approved nursing program in the last 3 years.

Once you’re ready for the CNA exam, fill out an application with D&S Diversified.

The test has 77 multiple choice questions. A practical section will also test you on 5 randomly selected CNA skills.

If English isn’t your first language or you have a learning disability, you can apply to take an oral exam.


CNA training fees start at $1,000 in Oregon. You’ll also need to budget for textbooks and other study materials.

CNA exam fees are:

  • Written and skills testing: $106
  • Skills and oral testing: $141
  • Written and skills retesting: $70
  • Skills retesting: $45
  • Written retesting: $25

Certificate Renewal

Your CNA license is valid for 24 months. To renew it, you must submit an application and pay a fee. You also have to show that you worked as a paid CNA for at least 400 hours while you were certified.

If you don’t meet those requirements within 2 months of the expiration date, you’ll need to retake the CNA exam and pay an additional fee.

Key Facts

  • D&S Diversified provides sample CNA exams to help you study.

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