The first step to becoming a CNA in Vermont is to make sure you meet the eligibility criteria. If you do, you can enroll in a state-approved training program. Then, you need to pass the NNAAP exam, which is managed by Pearson VUE.
The Vermont Agency of Human Services oversees the certification process. You can find all the application forms you need online through the Vermont Office of Professional Regulation website.
You can enroll in a CNA training course if you:
You can find a list of state-accredited CNA programs on the Vermont Secretary of State website.
Training includes 100 hours of hands-on clinical skills and 75 hours in the classroom. It takes a few months to complete the program. Then, sign up to take the exam.
You might be exempt from training if you:
CNA training costs around $800 in Vermont.
Testing fees are:
Your CNA license is valid for 24 months. In Vermont, CNA licenses can be renewed on November 30 each year.
Keep track of the expiration date, because the state of Vermont does not send out a reminder. You can renew your license online. Just fill out the nurse aide renewal application form on the Vermont Board of Nursing website.