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Become a CNA in Arkansas

How to Become a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) in Arkansas

The first step to becoming a CNA in Arkansas is to acquire the proper education and training necessary for a successfully career. To accomplish this, individuals must achieve training through one of the following education options:

  1. Complete an Arkansas CNA certification program that meets the approval of the Arkansas Department of Human Services. Students must’ve graduated from said program within twelve months prior to applying for competency examination and certification.
  2. Must be a current RN or LPN student enrolled in an approved nursing program.
  3. Complete a home health aide approved training program.
  4. Complete an approved geriatric or long term care nurse aide training program in another state.

After gaining formal education, the next step is to contact Prometric Services or visit prometric.com/NurseAide/AR.htm and obtain an “Arkansas Nursing Assistant Eligibility Screening Application” form. This form will request the following data:

  • personal identifying information including name, date of birth, address, phone number, social security number, and proof of permission to legally work in the United States
  • education and training program information including name, location, date of completion, and contact phone and fax numbers
  • employment information including facility name, address, and supervisor’s name
  • payment information including an application processing fee of $10 and an examination fee of $79
  • submission of an “Arkansas Nursing Assistant Examination Scheduling” form
  • documented proof of the successful completion of an educational program

Once the eligibility application is reviewed and accepted, the applicant will be notified and issued an “Authorization to Test” letter. The next step is to schedule and successfully pass a national CNA competency examination administered by Prometric Services. If examination is passed, a CNA will be placed on the Arkansas Nurse Aide Registry. CNAs are required to renew registration every two years. All applications and fees should be directed to:

Prometric
Attn: Arkansas Nurse Assistant Testing Program
1260 Energy Lane
St. Paul, Minnesota 55108
(800) 818-8917


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  • Provides students the opportunity to train at home in their spare time to get their high school diploma, train for a new career, or enhance current skills.
  • Member of the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA), the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE), and the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE).
  • Features a fully flexible schedule with no classes to attend, leaving the study pace up to the student.
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  • Provides students the opportunity to train at home in their spare time to get their high school diploma, train for a new career, or enhance current skills.
  • Member of the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA), the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE), and the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE).
  • Features a fully flexible schedule with no classes to attend, leaving the study pace up to the student.
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  • Ranked among top Regional Universities in the South by U.S. News and World Report in 2015.
  • Ranked 37th among the Best Colleges for Veterans by U.S. News and World Report in 2015.
  • Stands as the largest private, nonprofit university in the nation with 100,000+ students.
  • Offers over 230 programs online, from the certificate to the doctoral level.
  • Has a student-faculty ratio of 25:1, and 42.3% of its classes have fewer than 20 students.
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  • Ranked among top Regional Universities in the South by U.S. News and World Report in 2015.
  • Ranked 37th among the Best Colleges for Veterans by U.S. News and World Report in 2015.
  • Stands as the largest private, nonprofit university in the nation with 100,000+ students.
  • Offers over 230 programs online, from the certificate to the doctoral level.
  • Has a student-faculty ratio of 25:1, and 42.3% of its classes have fewer than 20 students.
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  • Offers programs in cosmetology, dental assisting, massage therapy, continuing education, and more.
  • Career development services are available for students, including resume writing, interviewing techniques, career counseling, and more.
  • Accept credits achieved at other schools and colleges provided that the coursework is similar to Blue Cliff’s, and that the student passed with a “C” or better.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission on Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
  • Founded in 1987, with several campuses in Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana.
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  • Offers programs in cosmetology, dental assisting, massage therapy, continuing education, and more.
  • Career development services are available for students, including resume writing, interviewing techniques, career counseling, and more.
  • Accept credits achieved at other schools and colleges provided that the coursework is similar to Blue Cliff’s, and that the student passed with a “C” or better.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission on Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
  • Founded in 1987, with several campuses in Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana.
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  • Good for Working Adults
  • Flexible Scheduling
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  • Alumni may return for free refresher courses on previously completed classes.
  • Campuses located in Los Angeles, Sacramento, and Toronto, Canada, with the online headquarters based in Tempe, Arizona.
  • Offers programs in court reporting, personal training, health information technology, and more.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).
  • Established in 1940 as Bryan Stenotype School.
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  • Alumni may return for free refresher courses on previously completed classes.
  • Campuses located in Los Angeles, Sacramento, and Toronto, Canada, with the online headquarters based in Tempe, Arizona.
  • Offers programs in court reporting, personal training, health information technology, and more.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).
  • Established in 1940 as Bryan Stenotype School.
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  • Has students attend one four-week class at a time and take their final exam before moving on to their next class.
  • Offers 24/7 online tech support, with a typical response time of 4 hours or less.
  • Has online help centers that offer assistance with writing, statistics, medical assisting, and more.
  • Provides job placement assistance to all its students and alumni.
  • Researches trends for growing fields to tailor a more effective curriculum.
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  • Has students attend one four-week class at a time and take their final exam before moving on to their next class.
  • Offers 24/7 online tech support, with a typical response time of 4 hours or less.
  • Has online help centers that offer assistance with writing, statistics, medical assisting, and more.
  • Provides job placement assistance to all its students and alumni.
  • Researches trends for growing fields to tailor a more effective curriculum.
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  • Good for Working Adults
  • Accredited
  • Online Programs
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Financial Aid
  • Transferable Credits