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Many people feel like they're trapped in careers that don't challenge or excite them, yet they're too afraid to leave because of the bad economy. Business experts have been saying that now is one of the best times in recent history to think about returning to school so that individuals can learn an entirely new set of skills to increase their chances of getting a great job. This is one of the reasons why so many people have been enrolling in Texas CNA classes.

Most CNA classes are designed to prepare individuals to become certified nursing assistants in hospitals, nursing homes, or mental health facilities. Although doctors and nurses are responsible for most of the decision making in a patient's treatment process, they often rely on the services of medical assistants to help them execute these plans in a timely manner.

Becoming a CNA in Texas

In order to become a CNA in Texas, an individual must complete a state-approve CNA training program and complete the state CNA competency evaluations. Some individuals are eligible to exempt from Texas CNA training and can be placed on the CNA registry after passing the Texas CNA examinations. These individuals include:

  • Individuals who, after July 1, 1989, have successfully completed the training portion of a state-approved NATCEP in another state and have not passed the CNA exam or been placed on the registry in another state.
  • Individuals who, after July 1, 1989, have successfully completed 100 hours or more of military training that is equivalent to CNA training.
  • Individuals who, after July 1, 1989, have completed LVN or RN training but are not licensed as an LVN or RN or have not held a license that's been revoked.
  • Individuals who are currently enrolled in a nursing program and have demonstrated competency in basic nursing skills in accordance with the school's curriculum.

If an individual does not pass the CNA evaluation after 3 attempts, he or she must retrain in an approved CNA training course in order to become eligible to retake the exam.

If an individual is on the nurse aide registry in another state that is in compliance with applicable federal laws and completes the necessary DADS-required documentation, he or she may apply for reciprocity. An individual who is training to become a CNA may work in a nursing facility for up to 4 months. If the individual is not on the registry after 4 months, he or she will be terminated.

There is no minimum education requirement for an individual to work as a CNA in Texas.

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Texas CNA Certification

Texas CNA Certification Requirements

To get your CNA certificate in Texas, 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 Texas 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 Texas Nurse Aide Registry.

Required Hours for Texas CNA Certification

In Texas, 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.

Texas CNA Certification Prerequisites

In Texas, 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.

Texas CNA Licensing Resources

Abilene Independent School District

  • 241 Pine Street
    Abilene, TX 79601
    Programs: CNA

Compton Geriatric Institute

  • 3232 South Willis Street
    Abilene, TX 79605
    Programs: CNA

Hendrick Medical Center

Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing

Sears Methodist Retirement System, Inc

  • One Village Dr, Ste 400
    Abilene, TX 79606
    Programs: CNA

Texas State Technical College – Abilene

  • 901 North 1st Street
    Abilene, TX 79601
    Programs: CNA

Alba-Golden Nurse Aide Training Program

  • 1373 County Road 2377
    Alba, TX 75410
    Programs: CNA

Coastal Bend College

  • 1 Coyote Trail
    Alice, TX 78332
    Programs: CNA

Coastal Bend College

  • 704 Coyote Trail
    Alice, TX 78332
    Programs: CNA, LVN

Meridian Care of Alice

  • 219 North King Street
    Alice, TX 78332
    Programs: CNA

Allen ISD – Allen H S

  • 300 Rivercrest Blvd.
    Allen, TX 75002
    Programs: CNA

Lovejoy High School Health Science Department

  • 2350 Estates Parkway
    Allen, TX 75002
    Programs: CNA

Alpine Valley Care Center NATCEP – PL 105-15

  • 1003 Loop Road
    Alpine, TX 79830
    Programs: CNA

Angelina College/The Chaparral Center

  • 176 San Antonio Road
    Alto, TX 75925
    Programs: CNA

Alvin Community College

Healthcare Careers Alliance

  • 2201 N. Hwy 35 Bypass, Ste. D
    Alvin, TX 77511
    Programs: CNA

Amarillo Area Center for Advanced Learning

  • 1100 North Forest
    Amarillo, TX 79106
    Programs: CNA

Amarillo College

Computer Career Center

Craig Methodist Retirement Community

  • 5500 SW 9th Avenue
    Amarillo, TX 79106
    Programs: CNA

Heritage Convalescent Center

  • 1009 Clyde
    Amarillo, TX 79106
    Programs: CNA

Highland Park HST

  • 15300 US Hwy 60 East
    Amarillo, TX 79108
    Programs: CNA

Randall High School C.N.A. Program

  • 5800 Attebury Road
    Amarillo, TX 79118
    Programs: CNA

The Arbors

  • 1910 Medi Park Drive
    Amarillo, TX 79106
    Programs: CNA

Ware Living Center

  • 400 W 14th St
    Amarillo, TX 79101
    Programs: CNA

Permian Residential Care Center

  • 1601 NE Mustang Dr
    Andrews, TX 79714
    Programs: CNA

Country Village Care

  • 721 West Mulberry
    Angleton, TX 77515
    Programs: CNA

Cypress Woods Care Center

  • 135 1/2 E Hospital Drive
    Angleton, TX 77515
    Programs: CNA

Valley View Care Center

  • 101 Liberty Lane
    Anson, TX 79501
    Programs: CNA

Aransas Pass High School/Aransas Pass

Lexington Place Nursing & Rehab

Accuratecare Health Institute

  • 1221 California Lane Suite 120
    Arlington, TX 76015
    Programs: CNA

Alpha Career Institute: Nurse Aide Program

  • 1115 E. Pioneer Pkwy, #112
    Arlington, TX 76010
    Programs: CNA

Florence Health Care Services & Training Ctr, Inc

  • 2401 Ave. J, Ste. 240
    Arlington, TX 76006
    Programs: CNA

Gradual Step Academy

  • 2221A East Division St.
    Arlington, TX 76011
    Programs: CNA

Liberty Nursing Institute

  • 1619 West Division Street
    Arlington, TX 76012
    Programs: CNA

Quality Care Career Institute

  • 801 Ave. H, Ste 115
    Arlington, TX 76011
    Programs: CNA

School for Allied Health Professional Nursing Assistants

  • 701 East Interstate 20, Suite 151
    Arlington, TX 76018
    Programs: CNA

Springpack Healthcare Institute

  • 1144 A West Pioneer Pkwy
    Arlington, TX 76013
    Programs: CNA

Stone Academy

  • 1860 North Cooper Street
    Arlington, TX 76011
    Programs: CNA

Texas Career Institute – Arlington

  • 1601 E. Lamar Blvd, Ste 111
    Arlington, TX 76011
    Programs: CNA

University of Texas – Arlington

Gibson Care Center

  • 931 North Broadway
    Aspermont, TX 79502
    Programs: CNA

Trinity Valley Community College

  • 100 Cardinal Drive
    Athens, TX 75751
    Programs: CNA

Trinity Valley Community College – Athens ISD

  • 104 Hawn Street
    Athens, TX 75751
    Programs: CNA

Golden Villa Nurse Aide Training Program

  • 1104 South William
    Atlanta, TX 75551
    Programs: CNA

Rose Haven Retreat

  • 200 Live Oak Street
    Atlanta, TX 75551
    Programs: CNA

Akins High School

  • 10701 South First
    Austin, TX 78748
    Programs: CNA

Austin Community College

Austin Community College- Eastview Campus

  • 5930 Middle Fiskville Rd
    Austin, TX 78752
    Programs: CNA
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