CNA Programs In Hawaii

The demand for skilled and knowledgeable nurse aides across the healthcare field continues to rise and this trend is also evident in the state of Hawaii.  Working as a Certified Nursing Assistant, or CNA, can be a demanding yet fulfilling job with a high potential for growth. Below you will find requirements and information on how to become a CNA in Hawaii.

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Who is the Regulatory Body for CNAs in Hawaii?

In the state of Hawaii, nurse aides are regulated by The Department of Commerce and Consumers Affairs, in conjunction with the state’s Nurse Aide Registry.

Who Administers the CNA Exam in Hawaii?

The CNA certification exam in Hawaii is administered by Prometric.

Hawaii State Requirements for CNAs

Those seeking to obtain a CNA certification in the state of Hawaii need to complete 100 hours of training at an accredited CNA program as well as pass the CNA certification exam. As a part of the 100 hours of instruction, 70 hours must be completed within the classroom and lab modules, with 30 hours of clinical work.  In addition to new candidates, those may apply to the Hawaii Nurse Aide Registry if that all into the categories of:

  • Lapsed CNA certification
  • Are able to qualify for reciprocity by being registered with an out of state CNA registry

Hawaii Nurse Aide Registry

You can find all of the contact information by following this link to the Hawaii Nurse Aide Registry. If you’re looking to verify if a CNA is in good standing on the registry, use this link.

Hawaii CNA Exam Details

The exam has two sections with a 60 question written part as well as a clinical exam. The clinical exam covers up to five skills, including Hand Washing and Indirect Care.  Content that is covered in the written component of the examination include Role of the Nurse Aide, Promoting Safety, Basic Nursing Care covered by the Nurse Aide, Provided Specialized Care for Residents and other nurse training concepts. You can take a free CNA practice test on this site to help prepare yourself for the exam. The more practice tests you take, the better prepared you will be for your upcoming test.

How Much Does the Hawaii CNA Exam Cost?

The cost of the exam is $200 for both the written and clinical exam.  The oral and clinical exam is $210.

Where Can I Take the CNA Exam in Hawaii?

Candidates can take the CNA exam either at a regional test site managed by Pearson Vue or at the facility where your CNA training occurred.

How Much Does a CNA Get Paid in Hawaii?

The average hourly pay of a CNA in Hawaii is $19.17, with an average annual salary of $39,870 according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics.

Additional CNA Programs in Hawaii

Paid nursing assistant instructional organizations are located around the various islands as well, and several of these options are listed below: There is also a list of CNA programs in Hawaii here

Healthcare School of Hawaii
Aiea, HI 96701(808) 488-9449
Hawai’i Community College
Hilo, HI 96720-4091(808) 934-2500
American Red Cross
Honolulu, HI 96816(808) 734-2101
Healthcare Training & Career Consultants, Inc.
Honolulu, HI 96819(808) 843-2211
University of Hawaii Maui College
Kahului, HI 96732-1617(808) 984-3500
Windward Community College
Kaneohe, HI 96744(808) 235-7400
Kona Community Hospital
Kealakekua, HI 96750(808) 322-9311
Kaua’i Community College
Lihue, HI 96766(808) 245-8225
Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center
Waianae, HI 96792(808) 697-3300

Free CNA Programs in Hawaii

If you’re looking for free CNA courses near you, the following accredited facilities offer free CNA programs across Hawaii. Further down the page we have listings for additional facilities in Hawaii that offer CNA courses at cost, but the following medical centers, technical schools and senior care facilities all offer some form of free CNA instruction. For specific details on the availability and scheduling of free CNA courses, please contact these facilities directly.

The CNA schools displayed in this section offer tuition-based programs.

CNA Free Class LocationsCityPhone
Healthcare School of Hawaii
Aiea, HI 96701(808) 488-9449
Hawaii State Chapter
Honolulu, HI 96816(808) 734-2101
Kapiolani Community College
Honolulu, HI 96816808-734-9000
Professional Healthcare Educators
Honolulu, HI 96817808-847-3366
St. Francis Healthcare System of Hawaii
Honolulu, HI 96817808-547-6500
The Care Center of Honolulu
Honolulu, HI 96817(808) 531-5302
St. Francis Healthcare System of Hawaii
Honolulu, HI 96817,(808) 547-6011
Healthcare Training – Career Consultants, Inc.
Honolulu, HI 96819(808) 843-2211
Kahuku Medical Center
Kahuku, HI 96731(808) 293-9221
Castle Medical Center
Kailua, HI 96734(808) 263-5500
Aloha Nursing & Rehab Centre
Kaneohe, HI 96744(808) 247-2220
Windward Community College
Kaneohe, HI 96744808-235-7400
Mahelona Medical Center
Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746(808) 822-4961
Kohala Hospital
Kapaau, HI 96755(808) 889-6211
Kona Community Hospital
Kealakekua, HI 96750(808) 322-4488
Wilcox Medical Center
Lihue, HI 96766,808-245-1100
Maui Job Corps Center
Makawao, HI 96768(808) 579-8450
Ka’u Hospital
Pahala, HI 96777(808) 932-4200
Leeward Community College
Pearl City, HI 96782808-455-0011
Hale Makua Wailuku
Wailuku, HI 96793(808) 243-1722
Hawaii Job Corps Center
Waimanalo, HI 96795(808) 259-6070
Kauai Care Center
Waimea, HI 96796 (808) 338-1681
West Kauai Medical Center
Waimea, Kauai, HI 96796(808) 338-9431