You can become a CNA in Alabama by completing one of the state approved nursing assistant courses and sitting for the certification exam at an NNAAP examination site. These courses usually range from 4-8 weeks and are in the price bracket of $400 going all the way upto $1000. There is quite a bit to know about the certification exam for nursing assistants in Alabama. The examination has a written portion and a portion where you demonstrate several nursing assistant skills. When you go to a testing center, you need to take two forms of ID (one which must show your Photo). It will also be necessary to take sharpened pencils with you for the written portion.
The Nursing Assistant testing centers in Alabama are not directly within a healthcare facility. Therefore, you will need to take someone with you to serve as your model patient when you demonstrate your skills. This person will need to be at least 17 yeas of age. You can take up to 24 months from your date of completing a training course to sit for your certification exam. Once you pass your test, you will become a certified nursing assistant. Some employers will pay for you to receive your nursing assistant training or will reimburse the fees when they hire you or after you are employed with them for a few months.
Is there any age limit on becoming a CNA?
There are no age limits to become a CNA, as long as you can work properly in the healthcare facility and do the daily duties of a cna, there should not be any problem pertaining to your age. The same applies to gender, there is no limitation on who can become a CNA.
Do i require a GED to enroll for a CNA Training Program?
There is no US federal law that specifically mentions that you have to have a high school diploma or an equivalent GED. It is however a good idea to have it since some training centers will ask for it prior to admissions, however all centers will ask if you have completed 10th grade high school education.
How do i keep my license active in Alabama and what if my license lapses?
In order to keep your license active, the state of Alabama requires that you work for a minimum of 8 hours in every 24 month period, this can be in a hospital, nursing home or any other health care facility for monetary compensation, community service and free volunteering does not count towards this 8 hours. For the question of your license lapsing without clocking in the required time in a 24 months’ time frame, this requires you to have your license reactivated – which basically means you have to take the course and sit for the state approved exam again in order to start working as a CNA in a healthcare facility.
Here is a list of Training Centers in Alabama that provide CNA Programs
Chattahooche Valley Community College CNA Training Class – Phenix City
2602 College Drive, Phenix City, AL 36869
Faulkner State Nurse Aide Course – Bay Minette
1900 Highway 31 South, Bay Minette, Alabama 36507
Gadsden State Community College CNA Certification Course – Division of Health Sciences
P.O. Box 227, Gadsden, AL 35902
Lawson State Community College CNA Courses – Birmingham
3060 Wilson Road SW, Birmingham, Alabama 35221
Lawson State Community College CNA Program – Bessemer
1100 Ninth Avenue NW, Bessemer, AL 35022
Northeast Alabama Community College CNA Centre – Rainsville
P. O. Box 159, Rainsville, Alabama 35986
Northwest-Shoals Community College Nursing Assistant Course – Muscle Shoals
800 George Wallace Blvd., Muscle Shoals, AL 35661
Reid State Technical College Health Careers and Human Services Division CNA Class – Evergreen
P.O. Box 588, Evergreen, Alabama 36401
Shelton State Community College Nurse Aide Programs – Tuscaloosa
9500 Old Greensboro Rd., Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
Caroll Place Nursing Home – Fairhope
50 Spring Run Road, Fairhope, Alabama 36532
The Huntingdon CNA Centre – Fairhope
108 Homestead Village, Fairhope, AL 36532
Catherine Place Assisted Living Facility CNA Classes – Daphne
27440 County Road 13, Daphne, Alabama 36526
Cedar Hill Assisted Living Facility CNA Course – Selma
1300 Old Orrville Rd., Selma, AL 36701
NHC Place CNA Training – Aniston
1335 Greenbrier Rd., Anniston, Alabama 36207
Morningside of Sheffield CNA School
413 Cox Blvd., Sheffield, AL 35660
Wellington Place of the Shoals CNA Courses – Muscles Shoals
2904 South Wilson Dam Road, Muscles Shoals, Alabama 35661
Morningside of Cullman Nursing Assistant Classes – Cullman
2021 Dahlke Drive, N.E., Cullman, AL 35058
Victorian Manor CNA Centre – Hanceville
105 Michelle Street NW, Hanceville, Alabama 35077
Wills Creek Village CNA School – Fort Payne
1050 Airport Road West, Fort Payne, AL 35968
Meadowood Retirement Village, LLC CNA Training Centre – Glencoe
509 Pineview Ave., Glencoe, Alabama 35905
Regal Place at Regency Pointe CNA Training Courses- Rainbow City
510 East Grande Ave., Rainbow City, AL 35906
Oak Landing Nursing Assistant Training Programs – Attalla
616 Gaines Street, Attalla, Alabama 35954
Morningside of Fayette Nurse Aide Course
404 25th Street, Northwest, Fayette, AL 35555
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