CNA Classes in Vermont (VT)

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:

  • Are at least 18.
  • Pass a criminal background check. The screening checks for prior convictions, a record of neglect or abuse, tax problems, failure to pay child support and if you ever had your license revoked.
  • Have at least a high school diploma or GED.

Training and Waivers

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:

  • Are a licensed LPN or RN with at least 30 hours of clinical experience.
  • Are a licensed CNA in another state with at least 2 years on the job.
  • Have an expired license, and worked as a paid CNA for at least 400 hours in the last 2 years.


CNA training costs around $800 in Vermont.

Testing fees are:

  • Practical and written exam: $130
  • Practical and oral exam: $130
  • Written retesting: $35
  • Practical retesting: $95
  • Oral retesting: $35

License Renewal

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.

Key Facts

  • The state requires a background check on all CNAs for safety and security reasons.
  • You have to pass the CNA exam within 2 years of training to get your license.
  • If you’re enrolled in a training program, you can work as a nurse aide in a health care facility for up to 120 days before obtaining your license. To keep your job, though, you must pass the exam and enlist in the Vermont CNA registry during that time frame.

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