Minimum age to be a CNA

  1. Hello,

    I am a straight A highschool senior. I am planning on taking a CNA class this summer. After I finish the class I will only be 17 years old. Will I be able to take the CNA certification test and begin working at 17 years of age? I looked on the ca board of registered nurses but found nothing. thanks so much!! I am hoping to use this as a stepping stone to getting a BSN.
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  2. 2 Comments

  3. by   chuchie
    I think that you only have to be sixteen, not positive though.
  4. by   turbohound
    My understanding is that the min age in CA, is 16.

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