CNA Classes in Virginia (VA)

To become a CNA in Virginia you need to take training classes. They should be approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing. After passing the exam, you will be placed on the state Nurse Aide Registry. Then you will be able to work as a CNA.


  • 18 years old
  • High school or GED diploma
  • Pass a physical exam with a TB and a drug test
  • Proof of immunization
  • Pass a criminal background check with fingerprinting


The cost of the training program is $400 to $1000. If you work for a long-term care facility, the expenses will be paid by your employer.

Testing fees include:

  • Skills and Written – $94
  • Oral and Skills – $94
  • Written retest – $25
  • Skills retest – $69
  • Oral retest – $25

How to Apply

You may be able to take the exam without the training if you are:

  • A licensed nursing graduate
  • A nursing student with clinical experience of 40 hours
  • A CNA with a lapsed certification from another state.

All others must take the training course.

Training programs require classroom and clinical work of 75 hours. After completing your training, you will have 24 months to pass the exam. There is no limit to the number of times you can retake the exam.


  • Your initial CNA certification is valid for 2 years.
  • A renewal notice will be mailed at least 60 days before it expires.
  • You will have 90 days to renew online. After that, it will be renewed every year.

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