Florida Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) may become certified by 4 different methods:
• Attend and successfully complete a state approved training program and pass the state exam, or
• Challenge and pass the state exam (must be at least 18 years old, or have a high school diploma or equivalent), or
• Complete a nursing home preparation program and pass the state exam, or
• Reciprocity–Transfer from another state with an active certificate in good standing and be approved by the Board of Nursing for certification.
Florida Certified Nursing Assistant Exam
Candidates, both first time and re-certifying, must pass the Florida CNA Exam which is a 2-part examination consisting of a written and a performance (skills) section.
• The Written Test is a two-hour test with 50 multiple-choice questions written in English. Candidates having difficulty reading English have the option of taking either an oral or Spanish written exam, but must request these options when submitting their application.
• The Clinical Skills Evaluation requires the applicant to perform five (5) randomly selected nursing assistant skills. This part of the exam is administered only in English.