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The United States is currently going through one of the most economically challenging periods since the Great Depression. Many people are out of work and wondering how they are going to piece together their careers so that they can continue to provide for their families. Anyone who wants to make sure that they have a job waiting for them when they graduate may want to consider enrolling in Florida CNA classes.

For someone considering Florida CNA classes, it's important to become more informed about the job that that they'll be preparing for and the type of facilities at which they can apply once they've completed the training. Certified nursing assistants are responsible for providing support in a variety of health care settings, including mental health facilities, nursing homes, schools, private practices and public clinics.

Becoming a CNA in Florida

In order to become a CNA by examination, one must be at least 18 years of age and have obtained either a high school diploma or the equivalent. The individual must then complete a training program that has been developed by the Enterprise Florida Education Partnership Grant. After achieving at least the minimum score in the training course, the individual must pass a competency test, which consists of both a written exam and a skills demonstration.

Renewing a CNA License

CNA certification in Florida expires every 2 years. In order to renew their certification and remain on the registry, CNAs in Florida are required to have performed nursing-related services for compensation within the past 2 years.

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Florida CNA Certification Requirements

To get your CNA certificate in Florida, you first need to complete the required course work and/ or training program. You will need to pass the Certified Nursing Assistant Exam. Applicants must then submit fingerprint cards. Licenses/certificates and will not be issued without the results of a state and federal background check coming back in good standing. As dictated by federal law, the typical Florida CNA certificate program lasts approximately 8 to 13 weeks to gain 75 accredited hours of CNA course work and 100 hours of clinical rotation. Individual schools often have special requirements to begin training. After passing the Certified Nurse Assistant exam, you must be placed on the Florida Nurse Aide Registry.

Required Hours for Florida CNA Certification

In Florida, you are required to complete a minimum of 75 hours of CNA course work and 100 hours of clinical rotation before challenging the state CNA licensing exam. The nurse aide classes typically last 2-6 months. Individual schools often have special requirements to begin the training program.

Florida CNA Certification Prerequisites

In Florida, CNA prerequisites include a current background check, two fingerprint cards, Photo ID, two photos (passport size). A negative TB test within the past 6 months and proof of immunizations will be required. You will also be required to show a high school diploma or GED.

Florida CNA Licensing Resources

Cambridge Institute of Allied Health

Camelot Healthcare Training Institute

Lighthouse Medical Academy

Seminole Community College

Desoto County School of PN

  • 310 West Whidden St.
    Arcadia, FL 34266
    Programs: CNA, LPN

Desoto High School Health Science

  • 1710 East Gibson Street
    Arcadia, FL 34266
    Programs: CNA

South Florida Community College

Luster All Pastoral Care And Cultural Center

  • 320 South Eight Avenue
    Bartow, FL 33830
    Programs: CNA

International Institute For Health Care

  • 600 South Dixie Highway, Suite 211
    Boca Raton, FL 33432
    Programs: CNA

Techni-Pro Institute

  • 414 NW 35th Street
    Boca Raton, FL 33431
    Programs: CNA

South Tech Academy

Sunshine Academy

Manatee Technical Institute

  • 5520 Lakewood Ranch Blvd.
    Bradenton, FL 34211
    Programs: CNA

Manatee Technical Institute

Med-Life Institute

  • 4818 14th Street West
    Bradenton, FL 34207
    Programs: CNA

Southwest Florida Technical Institute

  • 6513 14th Street W. #103
    Bradenton, FL 34207
    Programs: CNA

Brandon Adult Community School

  • 1101 Victoria St.
    Brandon, FL 33511
    Programs: CNA

Bronson High School

  • 8691 NE 90th Street
    Bronson, FL 32621
    Programs: CNA

Central High School

  • 14075 Ken Austin Pkwy
    Brooksville, FL 34352
    Programs: CNA

Hernando High School

Nature Coast Technical High School

  • 4057 California Street
    Brooksville, FL 34604
    Programs: CNA

West Nassau High School- Nassau

  • 1 Warrior Drive
    Callahan, FL 32011
    Programs: CNA

Ida S. Baker High School

  • 3500 Agualinda Blvd.
    Cape Coral, FL 33914
    Programs: CNA

Lee County High Technical Center

  • 360 Santa Barbara Blvd. North
    Cape Coral, FL 33993
    Programs: CNA, LPN

Mariner High School

  • 701 Chiquita Blvd.
    Cape Coral, FL 33993
    Programs: CNA

Chiefland High School

  • 808 N. Main Street
    Chiefland, FL 32626
    Programs: CNA

College of Central Florida

  • 114 Rodgers Blvd
    Chiefland, FL 32626
    Programs: CNA

Washington Holmes Technical Center

  • 757 Hoyt Street
    Chipley, FL 32428
    Programs: CNA, LPN

Noel Academic For Health Career

  • 6250 W. Oakland Park Blvd.; Suite 6
    City Of Sunrise, FL 33313
    Programs: CNA

Career Learning Institute

  • 150 Mcmullen Booth Rd South
    Clearwater, FL 33759
    Programs: CNA

Ultimate Medical Academy

East Ridge High School

  • 13322 Excalibur Rd
    Clermont, FL 34711
    Programs: CNA

Lake-Sumter Community College

  • 1250 N. Hancock Rd
    Clermont, FL 34711
    Programs: CNA

Brevard Community College

Atlantic Technical Center

Coconut Creek High School

Florida Medical Training Institute

  • 7451 Wiles Road, Suite 105
    Coral Springs, FL 33067
    Programs: CNA

Wakulla High School

Dixie Academy of Health Careers

  • 16077 NE 19 Hwy
    Cross City, FL 32628
    Programs: CNA

Academy of Health Careers

Vintex Training Institute, Inc. – Cutler

  • 10700 Carribean Blvd.
    Cutler Bay, FL 33189
    Programs: CNA

Moore-Mickens Education Center

  • 38301 Martin Luther King Blvd
    Dade City, FL 33523
    Programs: CNA

Pasco High School

  • 36850 State Road 52
    Dade City, FL 33525
    Programs: CNA

A.N.I. Vocational Health Institute

  • 4650 SW 51st Street St. #710
    Davie, FL 33314
    Programs: CNA

McFatter Technical Center

Daytona State College

Professional Development And Training Center

  • 532 Dr. Mary Mcleod Bethune Blvd.
    Daytona Beach, FL 32114
    Programs: CNA

Deerfield Beach High School

Walton Career Development Center

ALPI Technical Education Center

  • 1326 International Speedway Blvd., Suite D-6
    Deland, FL 32724
    Programs: CNA

Angley College

  • 1700 S Woodland Blvd.
    Deland, FL 32720
    Programs: CNA
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