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Currently, thousands of people are out of work and finding it difficult to get interviews for positions that are appropriate for their knowledge and expertise. Anyone who's interesting in starting over and finding a new career that will allow them to help people live healthier lives should consider South Carolina CNA classes.

Designed to prepare students for the fast-paced career of a certified nursing assistant, these classes train students to work in the highly rewarding field of healthcare. Although every industry from clothing to car manufacturing is experiencing a downturn thanks to the sluggish economy, the health care industry is continuing to grow.

Experts at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predict that the demand for qualified nursing assistants will increase by over 18 percent in the next decade. This means that thousands of new positions will be available for certified nursing assistants.

The South Carolina CNA Exam

In South Carolina, an individual wishing to become a CNA must pass both the written and skills examinations within two years of completing his or her CNA training from an approved 100-hour state-approved CNA course (including 40 hours of clinical training). If the individual does not pass the evaluations after 3 attempts, he or she will have to retake an approved 100-hour CNA training course before being eligible to retest.

The written exam consists of 70 multiple choice questions. Testers also have the option to receive an oral exam in place of a written exam. This oral exam is made up of 60 multiple choice questions and 10 multiple-choice reading comprehension questions that are played on a cassette tape. During the skills examination, each applicant will be asked to perform 5 randomly selected skills. His or her performance is graded by a Nurse Aide Evaluator. All five skills must be performed correctly in order to pass the skills evaluation.

Military Eligibility

If an individual is an LPN, RN, or in the military, he or she must contact the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services to determine their eligibility to test. If an individual wishing to work as a CNA is from out of state but has completed a 100-hour state-approved CNA program that includes clinical hours within the past 24 months, he or she must submit an Application for Registration by Examination along with a copy of his or her diploma/certification verifying completion of CNA training.

The diploma or certificate must include the number of classroom and clinical hours that were required by the course. The individual must be considered to be in good standing by the CNA registry of in his or her home state.

An individual whose CNA license has been expired for less than 24 months is required to retake and pass the written and skills examinations renew his or her certification.

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South Carolina CNA Certification

South Carolina CNA Certification Requirements

To get your CNA certificate in South Carolina, 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 prescribed by federal law, the typical South Carolina 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 South Carolina Nurse Aide Registry.

Required Hours for South Carolina CNA Certification

In South Carolina, 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.

South Carolina CNA Certification Prerequisites

In South Carolina, 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.

South Carolina CNA Licensing Resources

Abbeville Career Center (HST)

  • 100 Old Calhoun Falls Road
    Abbeville, SC 29620
    Programs: CNA

Aiken Technical College

Aman Institute, Inc.

  • 4881 Whiskey Road
    Aiken, SC 29803
    Programs: CNA

Allendale County Helping Hands – CNA

  • 1843 Main Street South
    Allendale, SC 29819
    Programs: CNA

Forrest Junior College

  • 601 East River St.
    Anderson, SC 29624
    Programs: CNA

NHC

  • PO Box 1327, 1501 East Greenville
    Anderson, SC 29622
    Programs: CNA

Richard M. Campbell Veterans Nursing Home

  • 4605 Belton Hwy
    Anderson, SC 29621
    Programs: CNA

Denmark Technical College

  • 664 Joey Zorn Blvd.
    Barnwell, SC 29812
    Programs: CNA

Technical College of Low Country

Marlboro County High School -HST Extension

Barnwell County Career Center, Health Occupations

  • 5214 Reynolds Road
    Blackville, SC 29817
    Programs: CNA

Blythewood High School

  • 10910 Wilson Blvd.
    Blythewood, SC 29016
    Programs: CNA

Carolina Nurse Aide School

  • 8740 Charleston Hwy
    Bowman, SC 29018
    Programs: CNA

Southwinds of S.C., Inc.

  • PO Box 431
    Camden, SC 29020
    Programs: CNA

Trident Technical College

Cheraw High School

  • 649 Highway #9
    Cheraw, SC 29520
    Programs: CNA

Northeastern Technical College

  • 1201 Chesterfield Highway
    Cheraw, SC 29520
    Programs: CNA, LPN

Chesterfield High School

Clinton High School

  • 800 N. Adair Street
    Clinton, SC 29325
    Programs: CNA

NHC

  • PO Box 727
    Clinton, SC 29325
    Programs: CNA

Clover High School (HST)

  • 1625 E. Hwy 55
    Clover, SC 29710
    Programs: CNA

C M Tucker Nursing Care Center

  • 2200 Harden Street
    Columbia, SC 29201
    Programs: CNA

Carolina Nursing Assistant Program Academy (C.N.A.P.A.)

  • 2611 Forest Drive, Suite 206
    Columbia, SC 29204
    Programs: CNA

Columbia Health Care

  • 4700 Forest Drive, Suite 202
    Columbia, SC 29206
    Programs: CNA

Columbia High School

  • 1701 Westchester Drive
    Columbia, SC 29202
    Programs: CNA

Columbia School of Nursing Assistants

  • 6615-B Two Notch Road
    Columbia, SC 29223
    Programs: CNA

Heyward Career & Technology Center

  • 3560 Lynhaven Drive
    Columbia, SC 29204
    Programs: CNA

MedTech Columbia

  • 3300 B Kay St.
    Columbia, SC 29210
    Programs: CNA

Midlands Technical College

Ridge View High School

  • 4801 Hard Scrabble Road
    Columbia, SC 29229
    Programs: CNA

S.C. Academy of N.A.T.P. & Certification

  • 2430 Atlas Road
    Columbia, SC 29209
    Programs: CNA

Academy for Technology & Academics

  • 5639 Highway 701 North
    Conway, SC 29526
    Programs: CNA

Conway Manor

  • 3300 4th Avenue
    Conway, SC 29526
    Programs: CNA

Horry-Georgetown Technical College

  • 1201 B Creel Street
    Conway, SC 29527
    Programs: CNA

Horry-Georgetown Technical College

Professional Medical Training Center, LLC

  • 1610-N Church Street
    Conway, SC 29526
    Programs: CNA

Cope Area Career Center

  • 6052 Slab Landing Road
    Cope, SC 29038
    Programs: CNA

Medford Nursing Center

  • 105 Medford Drive
    Darlington, SC 29532
    Programs: CNA

The Darlington County Institute of Technology

  • 160 Pinedale Drive
    Darlington, SC 29532
    Programs: CNA

Denmark Technical College

  • 1126 Solomon Blatt Blvd., Science Bldg. 028
    Denmark, SC 29042
    Programs: CNA

Denmark Technical College

  • PO Box 327
    Denmark, SC 29042
    Programs: CNA

Dillon County Technology Center (H/O)

  • PO Box 1130 Highway 9 East
    Dillon, SC 29536
    Programs: CNA

Dorchester County Career School Dorchester Site

  • 507 Schoolhouse Road
    Dorchester, SC 29437
    Programs: CNA

Spartanburg Community College

  • 1875 E. Main Hwy 290
    Duncan, SC 29334
    Programs: CNA

Trinity Mission Health & Rehab of Edgefield

  • 226 WA Reel Drive
    Edgefield, SC 29824
    Programs: CNA

Allendale-Fairfax High School

  • 3581 Allendale-Fairfax Hwy
    Fairfax, SC 29827
    Programs: CNA

Absolute Medical Training

  • P.O. Box 12919 1222 South Irby Street
    Florence, SC 29504
    Programs: CNA

Florence Career Center

  • 126 East Howe Springs Rd.
    Florence, SC 29505
    Programs: CNA

Florence-Darlington Technical College

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