To become a CNA in Utah 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.
The cost of the training program is about $800. If you are employed by a healthcare facility, your expenses will be paid by your employer.
Testing and retesting fees are $35 each for the written or the skills sections.
You may be able to take the exam without the training if you:
All others must take a training program. The classes require a minimum of 80 hours to finish. They include 16 hours of practical work and 64 hours of classroom learning. After completing it, you must pass the exam within 12 months. If you do not pass, you will have to retrain.
Your CNA certification must be renewed every 24 months. Prove that you have been a paid employee for at least 200 hours during the past 24 months, under the guidance of a licensed nurse. A renewal notice will be mailed 45 days before it expires.