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