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Our CNA by examination route is the fastest, most direct path to becoming a Florida licensed Certified Nursing Assistant. This route to become a Florida licensed CNA includes a four (4) classroom commitment followed by optional unlimited practice time in the clinical testing area at no additional charge and prepares potential CNA testing candidates to take and pass the Florida Nurse Aide exam. The CNA by examination route is for examination preparation and does not offer to confer a diploma. CNA testing candidates receive our unique site code and CNA Training & Testing Center collaborates with Prometric and the Florida Department of Health to ensure candidates test as quickly as possible.
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First, you will complete a four day instructor-led classroom commitment. The instructor-led classroom commitment includes lecture, skill demonstration and hands-on clinical skills practice in preparation for the written and clinical examination to become a Florida licensed CNA.
Next, you will submit your online Prometric application for the Florida Nurse Aide exam using the instructions provided, along with our unique site code.
A level 2 background screening is required in the State of Florida for individuals working with the elderly, children, and other vulnerable groups. You may schedule your level 2 background screening appointment here using ORI EDOH0380Z. Once you have submitted your application to Prometric and have completed the level 2 background screening, you may be deemed eligible to test by the Florida Board of Nursing. Florida law provides that an initial application must be reviewed by the Board of Nursing within 30 days. Click here to check average processing time.
During this time, you may utilize optional unlimited practice time in the clinical testing area.
Pass your State exam! Results of your exam will be available to you from the Prometric Nurse Aide Evaluator immediately following testing.
Prometric will send passing scores to the Florida Department of Health and within 7 to 14 days, successful candidates are licensed and placed on the State Registry.
License verification can be searched on the Florida Department of Health Division of Medical Quality Assurance (MQA) Search Services. You may check your status in the State Registry for Certified Nursing Assistant here.
The Florida Department of Health (DOH) has contracted with Prometric to develop and administer its exam for Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). CNA Training & Testing Center prepares testing candidates for the Florida Nurse Aide exam and has contracted with Prometric to host the Florida Nurse Aide exam for its candidates using eligibility route 4 (E-4): Other Nursing Training.
Experience and high school diploma or equivalency are not required for this eligibility route. Successful candidates will be prepared to take and pass the Florida Nurse Aide competency examination which consists of a knowledge and clinical examination.
The CNA by examination route includes a four-day instructor-led classroom commitment that covers both nursing concepts and clinical skills with a focus on preparing CNA candidates to take and pass the State exam to become a Florida licensed CNA. The classroom commitment is followed by optional unlimited clinical skill practice time in the clinical testing area leading to the day of testing. Using this eligibility route, there are no minimum clinical hours or externship requirement.
Note: Reciprocity, also known as an endorsement, is a state-to-state agreement allowing CNA licensees to transfer their CNA license without going through the entire certification process in the new state. Please note that each state has its own requirements for licensing healthcare providers, including CNAs. Multi-state license endorsement may be limited using this route.
Cost & Fees
|CNA Cost Break Down||Cost and Fees|
Includes set of scrubs and CNA manual
|$50 (Due at the time of registration)|
Includes unlimited practice time in clinical testing area and unlimited use of supplies
|$299 (Due on or before first day of class)|
Paid to Reliable Livescan On-site
|$95 (Paid at time of appointment with Livescan Vendor)|
|State Testing Fee:
Paid to Prometric for the Florida Board of Nursing
|$155 (Paid when submitting the application for testing)|
Certified nursing assistants, also known as CNAs, are a source of great emotional and physical support and provide hands-on health care under the supervision of a licensed nurse. CNAs provide help and support with activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, feeding, taking vital signs, and reporting observations to the nurse.
Not only do CNAs provide care to the geriatric population in a skilled nursing, home health, or assisted living setting, CNAs also provide direct care to individuals in hospice, government facilities such as the VA, and even in private practices and clinics. Some CNAs also work with nurse registries as independent caregivers; as oncology technicians, providing support to cancer patients; as a patient care technician, also known as PCT, working in a hospital setting; or as dialysis technicians, providing support for live-saving kidney care.
Although every healthcare setting is different, there are fundamental nursing assistant concepts and skills that apply across every setting. Our CNA by examination route includes fundamental nursing assistant concepts and skills with a focus on preparing CNA candidates to take and pass the Florida Nurse Aide exam to become a Florida licensed CNA.
Sample Knowledge and Clinical Skill Topics
- Role of the Nurse Aide
- Promotion of Safety
- Promotion of Function and Health of Residents
- Basic Nursing Care Provided by the Nurse Aide
- Providing Specialized Care for Residents with Changes in Health
If you are at least 18 years old, a high school diploma or GED is not required to prepare or test for the Florida Nurse Aide exam. Experience is not required.