CNA certification

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I've received equivalent training through nursing classes to take the test for CNA certification, but have questions about the process. I'm in California and wondering about where to get the forms to fill out, and locations of testing sites.

I'm also been told by other students about becoming a nurse technician instead, but I'll look into that later. Mainly I'm financially stressed, and hoping to put these new skills to work.

chickapea

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Specializes in Telemetry.

I'm in Cali too and will be taking my CNA test in January at a local community college. I took my CNA training at a different community college and my instructor has to mail off all sorts paperwork to the state before we can sign up to take the test. We also need our final grade posted before we're allowed to take the exam. Have you inquired where you were trained? I tried to call the school I will be testing at once and could not get much info from them. The only valid information I've recieved is from my current instructor. Hope this helps... good luck!

rnplan2b

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Thanks for the reply, the problem is that I didn't take a CNA training course and instead have equivalent training. Therefore I have to figure how to take the test alone. Does anyone have any advice or have been in a similar situation.

chickapea

220 Posts

Specializes in Telemetry.
Thanks for the reply, the problem is that I didn't take a CNA training course and instead have equivalent training. Therefore I have to figure how to take the test alone. Does anyone have any advice or have been in a similar situation.

Hi again... ok, here is a nbr for the California Dept. of Health Services (916)327-2445. I have a CNA handbook that lists this nbr to call to obtain information regarding requirements and licensing. I hope this helps!

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