August 22, 2017

The Process of CNA Certification Wisconsin

In Wisconsin, CNA programs must meet the requirements of the state. A  number of state approved nurses aide programs are available. The requirements for CNAs vary depending on where you live. Some states require a high school diploma, while others allow those who haven’t graduated from high school, to get their GED while training to be a CNA. CNA certification Wisconsin follows specific guidelines set forth by the state. Programs that are approved by the state require students to have a minimum of 120 hours of instruction. During that time, a minimum of 32 hours must be completed in a long-term healthcare facility for elderly patients.


CNA certification Wisconsin also requires that all students must pass the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program exam. The exam is mandatory and must be taken within one year of completion of the CNA training.

After students have passed the exam, they’re listed with the Wisconsin Nurse Aide Registry, and are issued an id card by the state board. Once the CNA is officially licensed, they may work in facilities that are certified by the federal or state government, or in local hospitals.


For some of the CNA certification Wisconsin programs, students may apply for a job at one of the healthcare facilities in the state, and be hired either for a full time or part time job. Prior to entering a program to be a CNA,

in some facilities, a student must attend information sessions before beginning their training. This doesn’t apply to all facilities in Wisconsin, so you must find out the requirements for training prior to enrolling in a program. After successfully finishing the training, students are required to pass the state exam to receive certification and work in one of the many hospitals, clinics, doctor’s offices, or home health agencies throughout Wisconsin.



  1. romeo barry says:

    How long after passing WI CNA Test?

    • CNAInstructor says:

      After undergoing the training approved by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, you can take the NNAAP test. Once you complete it, you can get yourself added to the nurse aid registry in WI

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