Mandatory training?


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Hey all, a question for you: is CNA training mandatory in any of the states (MN especially), or is it possible to test out without taking classes? I know some employers will do OTJ training, but require a minimum number of hours before the employee can test out. I'm not sure if that translates to minimum school hours, too.


Specializes in Critical Care, Capacity/Bed Management. Has 8 years experience.

Well I work in NJ and back in the olden days (60 and 70's) you were allowed to work as a CNA with only on the job training but now you are required to have a current CNA license to work at a LTC facility but all you need is experience to work in a hospital.

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

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Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 17 years experience.

I worked as an aide (no CNA certification) at a group home for the developmentally disabled. I know this probably doesn't answer your question adequately, though.

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