I had been working in a private duty situation for years. I decided to go into real estate (and make a fortune, yea right!!) I now find I have to go back to work but I let my CNA license expire. I worked a small job as a companion for an agency for $9.00 an hour. (I'm in Florida).
My question is. since my CNA license expired can I work as an HHA? I want to retake the test but am worried I might not pass. We have an agency here that offers a two week course for $300.00. I am curious if there are people out there that have taken the test after years of not really using the CNA criteria. Should I just study and go for the test or should I take the class? ($300.00 is a lot of money to me right now) Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Jun 28, '08
You can work in Florida as a HHA without ever being a CNA. Unfortunately, to become a CNA again, you'll have to become certified starting all over if the cert lapsed.
More info: If you are comfortable with your skills (by the book), I wouldn't take the class. The written test is common sense and has a 90% pass rate. The skills test has about a 50% pass rate.
Last edit by Absolutely13 on Jun 28, '08
: Reason: More Info.