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CNA Classes in Hawaii

Known as a destination island, Hawaii boast beautiful beaches and scenic views. Many people are choosing this state to retire. As a result there is an increase in demand for those in healthcare to include a Certified Nurses Aid. If you are thinking about starting a career in healthcare, Hawaii offers a great place to begin.

Although Hawaii is known as a vacation destination, make no mistake when it comes to healthcare and following regulations. There are strict guidelines that must be followed according to state regulations. CNAs can work in many different settings in Hawaii, such as hospitals, nursing homes, and home health agencies. The guidelines that must be followed are set in place by the Professional Vocational Licensing Branch of the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs. 

Hawaii CNA Certification Requirements

Not everyone can become a CNA in New York, or even apply for their CNA certification. There are a few requirements that must be met before someone can take a CNA class. These include:

  • Be a minimum of 18 years of age
  • Passing a background check
  • High school diploma or equivalent (GED)
  • Demonstrated basic reading comprehension skills by passing the TABE reading and math test for those who did not receive a high school diploma
  • Current physical stating no restrictions on lifting.
  • Negative TB test
  • Current immunization records
  • A clear background check
  • Valid State Identification

Hawaii CNA Program & Testing Costs

Programs that are state-accredited require a minimum of at least 100 hours of instruction. The time is split into two sections for the clinical aspect and the classroom. The clinical hours that must be met are a total of 30 and the classroom/lab time are 70 hours. You must complete the required hours and then you are eligible to take the state exam.

Hawaii has over 20 state-approved program sites. Each site varies in costs averaging between $1,100 to $1,500 with books, medical supplies and fees included. There are however many grants and scholarships to help with tuition. In some cases, some facilities offer classes with the hopes that you will work there upon graduation. For options of programs that offer classes with employment options, please be sure to press on this link.

CNA Classes & Nurse Aide Courses in Hawaii

Below you will find some of the options for CNA programs that are located across the state of Hawaii. 

ProgramsCityZip CodePhone
HAWAII CPR TRAINING, LLCAiea, HI96701808-783-8591
Health Care School of HawaiiAiea, HI96701808-488-9449
Health Care School of HawaiiAiea, HI96701808-488-9449
(HIHTS)Hawaii Institute of Healthcare & Training ServicesHilo, HI96720808-933-1295
Mid Pacific CNA Medical TrainingHilo, HI96720808-935-5050
Hawaiʻi Community CollegeHilo, HI96720808-934-2500
Hawaii Medical Training Center - HonoluluHonolulu, HI96817808-392-3037
Hawaii Medical TrainingHonolulu, HI96817808-223-6013
Honolulu Community CollegeHonolulu, HI96817808-845-9211
Health Care Training & Career Consultants, Inc.Honolulu, HI96819808-843-2211
Home Care by ALTRES MedicalHonolulu, HI96814808-591-4930
Fast CPRHonolulu, HI96813808-548-7711
HiHealthCare (A Division of The Hawaii Group)Honolulu, HI96813808-356-4357
University of Hawaiʻi at MānoaHonolulu, HI96822808-956-8111
Wilson HomecareHonolulu, HI96814808-596-4486
University of Hawaiʻi SystemHonolulu, HI96822808-956-8111
Kapiʻolani Community CollegeHonolulu, HI96816808-734-9000
Serenity Care Home Hawaii KaiHonolulu, HI96825808-492-1033
Caregiver Training SchoolHonolulu, HI96817808-848-9988
Kahala NuiHonolulu, HI96821808-218-7001
Hawai’i Healthcare Training by Sir Larry A LLCKahului, HI96732808-357-5598
Hale Makua Health ServicesKahului, HI96732808-877-2761
University of Hawaiʻi Maui CollegeKahului, HI96732808-984-3500
Windward Community CollegeKaneohe, HI96744808-235-7400
Good Samaritan Society - Services@Home (Kaneohe)Kaneohe, HI96744808-235-6314
Good Samaritan Society - Pohai NaniKaneohe, HI96744808-247-6211
Kauaʻi Community CollegeLihue, HI96766808-245-8311
West Kauai Nurse Aide Training ProgramLihue, HI96766808-346-1916
Hawaii Laborers' Apprenticeship & TrainingPearl City, HI96782808-455-7979
Leeward Community College - Office of Continuing Education & Workforce Development (OCEWD)Pearl City, HI96782808-455-0477
advanced cna trainingWahiawa, HI96786808-623-1777
Professional Healthcare Educators- Waipahu locationWaipahu, HI96797808-847-3366

CNA Programs in Honolulu 

The Red Cross. The Red Cross provides a program that is recognized by the State of Hawaii in offering top of the line classes. The Red Cross will also help in offering support for CNA test preparation. 

Healthcare Training and Career Consultants. HTCC offers a great course program with flexibility in tuition payments. The facility is a great connection to have as they also offer refresher courses if you decide to take a break from being a CNA for a while.

Learn more about CNA classes in Honolulu.

CNA Programs in Kaneohe

Windward Community College. As a community college, WCC offers many benefits for those entering into the healthcare field. WCC offers other health programs if you decide to continue on you can see about transferring some of the credits from the CNA course. Classes are flexible and there are options for tuition payment plans.

CNA Programs in Pearl City

Leeward Community College LCC offers an entry way into the healthcare field with the CNA program. If you decide to continue on you can obtain your Associate Degree in Nursing as a Registered Nurse. 

Additional Hawaii CNA resources

The information listed above can help in obtaining your certification. The information below is good to have once you are in the field and you find that you may have a question about regulations.

Hawaii Nurse Aide Registry

To contact the Hawaii Nurse Aide Registry use the information below:

Dept of Commerce & Consumer Affairs
Professional & Vocational Licensing
Honolulu, HI 96801
PH: (808) 739-8122
FAX: (808) 734-8318

Out of State CNAs

Before you transfer your Licensure, you will want to contact the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA). They will determine if you need to take the competency evaluation or if you will be able to have your Licensure directly placed on the registry. The DCCA will check your license for any negative marks due to abuse or other forms of mistreatment. 

CNA Renewal in Hawaii

In order to renew your license in Hawaii you must have met the following requirements:

  • Worked and received payment for 8 hours of service within the 24-month period.
  • You have 30 days to send in your application prior to it expiring
  • You will need to verify your employment
  • Meet the continuing education regulation of having at least 24 hours if you work for a non-medical employer

How much does a CNA make in Hawaii?

A CNA in Hawaii is at the higher end of the scale according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics. The average yearly salary is $38,650 or $18.58 per hour. However, this is only an average and rates can vary higher or lower depending on the location and scope of work.

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