Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) Training Programs – Connecticut

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CNA Training programs are required in every state to ensure that an individual is qualified to work in a long-term health care facility.  To be certified in Connecticut, an individual must have completed an approved nurse aide training program and take a state approved training program within 24 months from completion of the class. A nurse aide training program must be at least 100 hours in duration and be coordinated by a qualified Registered Nurse, who possesses a minimum of 2 years nursing experience. The individual must re-certify every 2 years.  For more details on Connecticut’s CNA program, see the Department of Public Health’s website, http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3120&q=387686

How to Find Training Classes: The Connecticut Department of Public Health has contracted with Prometric to develop and manage its nurse’s aide registry and administer the Connecticut nurse aide competency exam.  Approved Nurse Aide Programs can be found at: http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3121&q=389390.  The list includes many different types of organizations that run approved training programs including nursing homes, hospitals, vocational technical schools, technical colleges, high schools, adult education programs, rehabilitation centers and others. To find a program near you:

Financial Assistance for CNA Training

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TO FIND PROVIDERS IN CONNECTICUT’S COMMUNITY RESOURCES DATABASE:
Search by program name: Certified Nurse

SOURCE: Connecticut Department of Public Health and State Department of Higher Education’s Education and Employment Center; Connecticut Department of Labor
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CONTENT LAST REVIEWED: August2017