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In Billings Montana, people wishing to become a CNA (or Certified Nurse Aide) need to be 18+ years old and successfully have completed either high school or their GED. If these criteria are met, and a person is able to pass a physical exam as well as a background check they may enroll in CNA classes in Billings MT or another local training program. It is important to ensure that the CNA training Billings MT program has been approved by the state of Montana or it may be a waste of time and money. State approved CNA classes in Billings MT and training programs can often be found at the local Red Cross or at community colleges or technical schools.

CNA Classes Billings Montana

CNA classes in Billings Montana need to be no less than 75 hours of training. 50 hours of the training will be spent in the classroom, while the remaining 25 hours of CNA training Billings MT are spent in a medical facility or nursing home practicing the skills needed for CNA work. These clinical hours are spent training under a Montana registered nurse’s supervision. After the classes are done, a Montana CNA candidate then will register and sit for the state test. The first section of the test is a straightforward multiple choice style exam. The second portion of the test is done in front of an examiner, they will have the tester perform a select few skills necessary for CNA’s to be able to do properly and thoroughly. If a person is able to pass both tests and has completed the other requirements (background checks, medical checks, TB tests etc.) then they will receive their certification and appear on the Montana Nurse Aide Registry.

Billings MT CNA Training & Jobs

Montana medical centers use the Montana CNA Registry to verify perspective employee’s credentials. Once a person’s name appears on the MT CNA registry they may begin looking for CNA work within the Billings area, or any other location in Montana. The good news for Montana CNA candidates is that there is a lot of work available to CNA’s. Once a person has achieved their Montana CNA certification certificate, they may also choose to move throughout the US. Almost all states have a reciprocity arrangement which allows qualified CNA’s to transfer their certification certificate from their home state of Montana to a new state in order to work as a nursing assistant.

For more on the state guidelines for CNA training classes in Billings Montana, contact the following state department:

Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services Certification Bureau
2401 Colonial Drive, Helena, MT 59620
Phone: (406) 444-4980
Fax: (406) 444-3456