Have you grown tired of looking for a satisfying career that offers decent wages and plenty of job opportunities in Connecticut? Do you enjoy interacting with people? If you answered affirmatively to both of these questions, why not train for a career as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)? Not only are CNAs in high demand in Connecticut, but they also understandably earn excellent wages.
- CNA Certification Requirements in Connecticut
- How to Get Your CNA Certification in Connecticut
- How to Verify Your CNA Certification in Connecticut
- How to Renew Your CNA Certification in Connecticut
- How to Reinstate Your CNA Certification in Connecticut
- How to Transfer Your CNA Certification from Connecticut to Another State
- Connecticut Nurse Aide Registry
- State-Approved CNA Programs in Connecticut
CNA Certification Requirements in Connecticut
According to the Connecticut Department of Public Health, before you can become certified as a nursing assistant, you must attend an approved training program. Typically, these programs only last a few months. Upon graduating from an approved CNA program, you will be required to obtain passing scores on both parts of Prometric's CNA competency examination. The CNA competency exam consists of a computerized "written" section and a practical skills evaluation.
How to Get Your CNA Certification in Connecticut
One of the reasons CNA careers have become so popular in Connecticut is the amazing simplicity of the certification process. After passing both sections of the Prometric's CNA competency exam, your name will be automatically added to Connecticut's Nurse Aide Registry by the agency.
How to Verify Your CNA Certification in Connecticut
If there comes a time when you need to verify your CNA certification in Connecticut, you can do so on the Prometric website. Simply take the mouse cursor to the “Test Takers” menu and click on “Find My Exam” in the drop-down menu. Click on the first letter of your state’s name (C in this case), and then click on "CONNECTICUT NURSE AIDE EXAM." On the page that opens, you will need to click on “CNA Registry Services” to open the menu. When the menu opens, you will see “Verify Certification Status” and the link to verify your certification. On the link’s page, you will need to input your name or CNA certification number to easily verify your certification.
How to Renew Your CNA Certification in Connecticut
Your initial CNA certification in Connecticut will be valid for two years. At least two weeks before it expires, you will need to renew your certification. To do that, you will see that in the same “CNA Registry Services” menu, there is a subheading titled “Certification Renewal Form.” Just use the form that is for your situation to renew your certification.
How to Reinstate Your CNA Certification in Connecticut
If you missed your renewal date or did not work at least 8 consecutive hours as a CNA within the two years prior to renewal, you must reinstate your certification in order to resume working as a CNA. To do this, you will be required to complete the CNA exam again. With a passing score, your certification will be reinstated for a fee.
How to Transfer Your CNA Certification from Connecticut to Another State
The requirements to transfer your CNA certification from Connecticut to another state depends on your new state's transfer criteria. However, in most cases, you will simply need to submit verification of certification in Connecticut to your new state's Nurse Aide Registry or other occupational regulating agency. You may also need to complete various continuing education courses, pay a transfer fee and complete a state certification test.
- Neighboring States:
- New York
- Rhode Island
Connecticut Nurse Aide Registry
If you have additional questions, contact the Connecticut Nurse Aide Registry at:
Connecticut Department of Public Health
410 Capitol Ave, Hartford, CT 06134
Phone: (860) 509-7603
Fax: (860) 707-1983
7941 Corporate Dr, Nottingham, MD 21236
Phone: (866) 499-7485
Registry Search Link
State-Approved CNA Programs in Connecticut
Finding a good school for your CNA education is an important decision you will need to make. Let us help you with finding the right school for you by sharing some of the best ones in Connecticut below:
Manchester Community College60 Bidwell St, Manchester, CT 06040 (860) 512-3000
Middlesex Community College100 Training Hill Rd, Middletown, CT 06457 (860) 343-5800
Naugatuck Valley Community College750 Chase Pkwy, Waterbury, CT 06708 (203) 575-8000
Stone Academy560 Saw Mill Rd, West Haven, CT 06516 (860) 569-0618
Three Rivers Community College574 New London Turnpike, Norwich, CT 06360 (860) 215-9016