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Vermont, VT - CNA Certification Training Programs

With increasing needs for entry-level health care professionals, CNA’s—also known as “Licensed Nurse Assistants” in Vermont—are in high demand. CNA’s in the state usually work in long-term care facilities such as nursing homes and home health care settings, but also find employment in clinics and hospitals. Full time Certified Nursing Assistants in Vermont average around $27,000 per year (according to BLS.gov) plus benefits, which is above the US average, but reflects the higher cost of living in some areas of Vermont. With high demand from employers and beautiful scenery, Vermont is an attractive place to begin a career in the health industry as a CNA.

Vermont CNA Training

CNA training in Vermont is regulated by the Vermont Department of Health through the Vermont Nurse Aide Registry. Training courses must include the federally-established minimum of at least 75 hours of training, split between classroom and hands-on training in a workplace setting. There is no minimum education requirement to enter a program and become a CNA in Vermont and one can begin training in high school. As per federal law, it is possible to receive reimbursement for training and examination costs if employed as a Nurse Aide before, during, or within twelve months of completion of the program, making it very affordable to enter a health care career as a CNA.

CNA License in Vermont

CNA licenses in Vermont are provided after testing by Headmaster, who also provides practice tests and more. The test consists of both a written component (which can be taken verbally for an extra $10) and skills test, and costs $90. Once one has successfully passed the CNA test they will be placed on the Vermont Licensed Nursing Assistant Registry. Certification must be renewed every two years with proof of at least 400 hours of employment as a Certified Nursing Assistant over the same time period and a $30 payment.

CNA Courses in Vermont

There are around 40 state-approved Certified Nursing Assistant courses in Vermont from colleges to clinics and private facilities. The Vermont Department of Professional Regulation provides a list of approved programs, ensuring it will be easy to find a CNA training program near you.