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Hawaii CNA Classes

Hawaii CNA Training

When faced with the prospect of going to college or entering the workforce, it can be difficult to decide which decision will be right for the future. College is a large investment of time and money, and there's no guarantee that when an individual graduates, he or she will have acquired the type of skills that are currently desired in the market place.

Unfortunately, if a person enters the workforce without a focused type of education, it's unlikely that they'll find a job that will provide them with financial security in the long term. For some, Hawaii CNA classes may provide them with secure employment at a quicker pace than studying for four years at a traditional college.

Becoming a CNA in Hawaii

In order to become a CNA in Hawaii, an individual must complete a CNA training course. In a health care setting, doctors and nurses are responsible for examination, diagnosis, and deciding which treatment plans are right for each patient. During this process, the nursing assistant is focuses on gathering patient health history details, taking vital signs, explaining procedures to the patient and their family, and making sure that people are educated about preventative practices.

In Hawaii, CNAs work in both Medicare and Medicaid certified facilities and state-licensed or state-certified facilities. The requirements for certification in these different types of facilities are the same. In both cases, applicants must first complete a training course approved by the Director of the Department of Human Services. After training, one is eligible to take the nurse aide examination, which consists of either a written or oral section in addition to a skill demonstration component. Applicants must achieve at least a 70% in order to pass the examination and become certified.

Licensure by Reciprocity

It is possible for a CNA from another state to become certified in Hawaii by requesting reciprocity. The requirement to do so is having previously completed a comparable training course and examination in another state.

Renewing a CNA License

A CNA must renew his or her certification every 2 years. In order to do so, he or she must have performed nursing work for pay for at least one full day in the past two years in the type of facility the individual is licensed in. An additional requirement for those who are licensed in a Medicare or Medicaid care facility is the need to have an annual performance review and complete in-service training based on the review. In a state-certified or state-licensed facility, a CNA must pass a competency exam in order to become recertified.

Additional Resources:

On-Campus & Online CNA Schools

Other HI Schools with CNA Programs

All Island Case Management, Corporation
1188 Bishop Street Suite 1508
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
American Red Cross
55 Ululani Street
Hilo, Hawaii 96720
American Red Cross, Oahu
4155 Diamond Head Road
Honolulu, Hawaii 96816
American Red Cross, West Hawaii Branch
74-5615 Luhia Street
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740
Caregiver Training School
1320 Kalani Street
Honolulu, Hawaii 96817
Case Management Professionals, Inc.
94-229 Waipahu Depot St, Suite 402
Waipahu, Hawaii 96797
CNA Training International
319 North Cane Street
Wahiawa, Hawaii 96786
Comprehensive Health Care Systems
94-910 Moloalo St.
Waipahu, Hawaii 96797
Hawaii Community College
1175 Manono Street
Hilo, Hawaii 96720
Hawaii Community College
200 West Kawili Street
Hilo, Hawaii 96720
Hawaii Community College
81-964 Halekii Street
Kealakekua, Hawaii 96750
Hawaii Institute of Healthcare & Training Services
120 Keawe Street #203
Hilo, Hawaii 96749
Hawaii Job Corps
41-467 Hihimanu Street
Waimanalo, Hawaii 96795
Healthcare School of Hawaii
98-025 Hekaha St.
Aiea, Hawaii 96701
Healthcare Training & Career Consultants, Inc
94-210 Pupukahi St
Waipahu, Hawaii 96797
Healthcare Training & Career Consultants, Inc
33 Central Avenue
Wailuku, Hawaii 96793
Healthcare Training & Career Consultants, Inc
2130 North King Street
Honolulu, Hawaii 96819
Kapiolani Community College
4303 Diamond Head Rd.
Honolulu, Hawaii 96816
Kauai Community College
3-1901 Kaumualii Highway
Lihue, Hawaii 96766
Korean Care Home Nurse Aide Training Program
525 Kiapu Place
Honolulu, Hawaii 96817
Leeward Community College
96-045 Ala Ike
Pearl City, Hawaii 96782
Lou's Quality Home Health Care Services, LLC
95-212 Wailawa Street
Mililani, Hawaii 96789
Maui CPR & First Aid
381 Huku Lii Place
Kihei, Hawaii 96753
Ohana Pacific

Kauai, Hawaii
Ohana Pacific
45-181 Waikalua Road
Kaneohe, Hawaii 96744


Hawaii CNA Resources on

Hawaii Board of Nursing
King Kalakaua Building
335 Merchant Street, 3rd Floor
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: (808) 586-3000
Fax: (808) 586-2689

Hawaii Nurses Association