posted by: Lisa Sneddon
Founder & President, Senior Living Experts www.seniorlivingexperts.com
Thank you for your inquiry. This is a common question. First of all,
many assisted living communities do not require you to have a CNA
(Certified Nursing Assistant) certificate. However they will still
require a background check, drug test and will provide job training.
Usually, those who actually have a certificate are paid more than
those that do not. Each state has different requirements for obtaining
a certificate. Your local community college or red cross or nursing
school should have classes that may run for up to 6 weeks and cost
$300-$600 to take. After training you will then need to take the state
test to become certified and your instructor usually sets up the time
and the place for the test.
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