If you want to work as a certified nurse aide in the state of South Dakota, make sure you meet the eligibility requirements. Then, find an approved training program, or apply for a training waiver. Finally, apply to take the qualifying exam through D&S Diversified. Once you pass the exam, your name will be added to the state CNA registry and you’ll be ready to work.
You can apply for a CNA training program in South Dakota if you:
The state of South Dakota may waive mandatory CNA training if you are:
Nurse aide certification courses cost from $600-$1,000 in South Dakota. If you work for a health care facility or have a job offer, your employer may bear the cost of tuition and exam fees.
If you pay out-of-pocket, your fees will be reimbursed if you get a job at a Medicaid-certified health care facility within 1 year after training.
Exam fees cost:
The CNA license is valid for 2 years from the date of issue. You can renew your license online through the South Dakota Board of Nursing website. You’ll need to fill out a nurse assistant registry renewal form.
To renew your certification, you must work for at least 8 hours as a paid CNA while you’re licensed.