In Florida, Prometric, Board of Nursing and the Florida Department of Health regulates the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program.
There are a few ways to get your certificate.
Keep reading to find out more about how to become a CNA in Florida.
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People who live in Florida can choose to attend the training course approved by the state, and then taking the exam.
Going to the course isn’t required in Florida.
Citizens older than 18 years with a high school diploma can take the practical and written test.
Anyone who had any kind of nursing training can take the test as well.
Those who want to become CNA in Florida must pass the Prometric Nurse Aide Exam.
The exam has two blocks – practical and theoretical block.
The theoretical block is available as a written or audio test, in both English or Spanish language.
The skills test is more complex, as you will be asked to assist the actor pretending to be patients.
The evaluation of the skill will focus on hand hygiene, indirect care behavior, and other skills.
The list of skills is random for every candidate.
In Florida, there are several testing locations that you can choose.
The learning materials and practice tests are available on the Prometric website.
You have three attempts to finish the test within two years of registration.
It is convenient that if you fail one block, you can retake only that block again and not the whole exam.
The complete testing fee is $140 in Florida.
Candidates who have to retake the skills test have to pay $105 and, and those who need to take the knowledge test have to pay $35.
Any aspiring CNA must have to clear the FBI background checks.
There are other requirements too, and you can find them on the Prometric website.
The forms and registration materials are also available on the same website.
Each student will be asked to provide some documents, and the list of documents depends on the eligibility route.
Some candidates may have to submit a nursing school diploma, copy of an out-of-state certificate, expired licenses, recommendation letter, mentors signature on the application form, etc.
Florida, as well as other US states, needs more competent CNAs.
Check the list of all free training nursing programs in Florida and sign up only if you are sure that you can handle all pros and cons of the nursing profession.
|Cambridge Institute of Allied Health & Technology||Altamonte Springs, FL 32701|
|The School District of Desoto||Arcadia, FL 34266|
|International Institute for Health Care Professionals||Boca Raton, FL 33432|
|Palm Beach Vocational Institute & Nursing School||Boynton Beach, FL 33426|
|Southtech Academy||Boynton Beach, FL 33426|
|Manatee Technical Institute||Bradenton, FL 3403|
|Ida S. Baker High School||Cape Coral, FL 33914|
|Mariner High School||Cape Coral, FL 33993|
|High Tech North||Cape Coral, FL 33993|
|Chiefland High School||Chiefland, FL 32626|
|Ultimate Medical Academy||Clearwater, FL 33756|
|Coconut Creek High School||Coconut Creek, FL 33066|
|Moore Mickens Education Center||Dade City, FL 33525|
|ANI Vocational Healthcare Institute||Davie, FL 33314|
|Keiser University||Daytona Beach, FL 32114|
|Deerfield Beach High School||Deerfield Beach, FL 33441|
|Estero High School||Estero, FL 33928|
|Lake Tech||Eustis, FL 32726|
|Stranahan High School||Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312|
|South Fort Myers High School||Fort Myers, FL 33912|
|Fort Myers Institute of Technology||Fort Myers, FL 33916|
|Saint Lucie County School Board||Fort Pierce, FL 34947|
|Indian River State College||Fort Pierce, FL 34981|
|Santa Fe College||Gainesville, FL 32606|
|City College||Gainesville, FL 32607|
|Gainesville Job Corps Center||Gainesville, FL 32609|
|Westland Hialeah Senior High School||Hialeah, FL 33012|
|Hialeah Miami-Lakes Adult and Community Education Center||Hialeah, FL 33014|
|Anclote High School||Holiday, FL 34691|
|Hollywood Hills High School||Hollywood, FL 33021|
|South Dade Senior High School||Homestead, FL 33030|
|Homestead||Homestead, FL 33035|
|Hudson High School||Hudson, FL 34669|
|Immokalee Technical Center||Immokalee, FL 34142|
|Withlacoochee Technical Institute||Inverness, FL 34450|
|Florida Coast Career Tech||Jacksonville, FL 32205|
|Duval Training Institute||Jacksonville, FL 32211|
|River Garden Senior Services||Jacksonville, FL 32258|
|Jensen Beach High School||Jensen Beach, FL 34957-3552|
|Florida Keys Community College||Key West, FL 33040|
|Florida Gateway College||Lake City, FL 32025|
|Capscare Academy for Health Care Education||Lake Worth, FL 33460|
|Traviss Career Center||Lakeland, FL 33803|
|Sunlake High School||Land O’Lakes, FL 34638|
|Faith Christian Fellowship Training Institute||Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33313|
|East Lee County High School||Lehigh Acres, FL 33974|
|Baker County School District||MacClenny, FL 32063|
|North Florida Community College||Madison, FL 32340|
|Marianna High School||Marianna, FL 32446|
|Florida Medical Training Institute||Melbourne, FL 32935|
|Faith Medical Institute||Miami Beach, FL 33162|
|Azure College||Miami Gardens, FL 33159|
|Miami Lakes Educational Center||Miami Lakes, FL 33014|
|Miami Edison Senior High School||Miami, FL 33127|
|Lindsey Hopkins Technical Education Center||Miami, FL 33127|
|Miami-Dade County Public Schools||Miami, FL 33132|
|Miami Dade College||Miami, FL 33132-2204|
|Booker T. Washington Senior High School||Miami, FL 33136|
|Active Health Training||Miami, FL 33144|
|Florida Education Institute||Miami, FL 33144|
|Miami Central High School||Miami, FL 33147|
|Inter American Technical Institute||Miami, FL 33147|
|Cope Center North||Miami, FL 33147|
|William H. Turner Technical Arts High School||Miami, FL 33147|
|D.A. Dorsey Educational Center||Miami, FL 33147|
|International Training Careers||Miami, FL 33155|
|Coral Reef Senior High School||Miami, FL 33157|
|Life-Line Med Training||Miami, FL 33174|
|Genesis Vocational Institute||Miami, FL 33175|
|Dorothy M. Wallace Cope Center||Miami, FL 33176|
|Robert Morgan Educational Center||Miami, FL 33177|
|Felix Varela Senior High School||Miami, FL 33196|
|Locklin Tech||Milton, FL 32570|
|Trinity Health Care Services, Inc.||Miramar, FL 33023|
|Miramar High School||Miramar, FL 33025|
|Gulf High School||New Port Richey, FL 34652-4322|
|Beeline Medical Training||Ocala, FL 34470|
|College of Central Florida||Ocala, FL 34474-4415|
|Seminole State College||Oviedo, FL 32765|
|STS CNA Training Center||Orange Park, FL 32065|
|Concorde Career Institute||Orlando, FL 32803|
|Daytona College||Ormond Beach, FL 32174|
|Saint Johns River State College||Palatka, FL 32177-3807|
|Flagler Technical Institute / Adult & Community Education||Palm Coast, FL|
|Sunshine Academy||Palm Coast, FL 32137|
|Gulf Coast State College||Panama City, FL 32401|
|Pensacola State College||Pensacola, FL 32504|
|Pensacola School of Massage Therapy & Health Careers||Pensacola, FL 32504|
|West Florida High School of Advanced Technology||Pensacola, FL 32526|
|George Stone Technical Center||Pensacola, FL 32526|
|Taylor Technical Institute||Perry, FL 32348|
|Plantation High School||Plantation, FL 33313|
|Safety Keeper Career Training Institute||Plantation, FL 33317|
|Blanche Ely High School||Pompano Beach, FL 33060|
|Charlotte Technical Center||Port Charlotte, FL 33948|
|St. Lucie West Centennial High School||Port Saint Lucie, FL 34986|
|Gadsden Technical Institute||Quincy, FL 32351|
|Inlet Grove Community High School||Riviera Beach, FL 33404-4396|
|South County Career Center||Ruskin, FL 33570|
|First Coast Technical College||Saint Augustine, FL 32084|
|Bradford-Union Area Career Technical Center||Starke, FL 32091|
|Southeastern School of Health Sciences||Tallahassee, FL 32301|
|Lively Technical Center||Tallahassee, FL 32304|
|Tallahassee Community College||Tallahassee, FL 32304|
|Florida State University||Tallahassee, FL 32306|
|Aguilas International Medical Institute||Tampa, FL 33607|
|Tampa Bay Technical High School||Tampa, FL 33610|
|Learey Technical Center||Tampa, FL 33610|
|Erwin Technical Center||Tampa, FL 33610|
|Bowers/Whitley Career Center||Tampa, FL 33613|
|Alonso High School||Tampa, FL 33635|
|Wiregrass Ranch High School||Wesley Chapel, FL 33543|
|Lincoln Group of Schools||West Palm Beach, FL 33407|
|Med-life Institute||West Palm Beach, FL 33417|
|Academy for Nursing and Health Occupations||West Palm Beach, FL 33417|
|The Agricultural and Labor Program, Inc.||Winter Haven, FL 33881|
|Ridge Career Center||Winter Haven, FL 33881|
|J & J Healthcare Institute, Inc.||Winter Heaven, FL 33881|
|Zephyrhills High School||Zephyrhills, FL 33542|
CNAs in Florida have an average yearly salary of $30325.
The salary is calculated on your education level, professional experience, additional skills, and certificates, but also the city in which you work.
Check the table for more information on salaries in Florida.Annual Salary Range:
|Location||Avg. Annual Salary|
Read the full guide: How to Become a Certified Nurse Assistant