CNA Training In Hawaii

The demand for nurse aides across the healthcare field continues to rise and this trend is also evident in Hawaii.  Working as a CNA can be a demanding yet fulfilling job.  Below is information on how to become a CNA in Hawaii.

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 training program as well as pass the CNA certification exam. As a part of the 100 hours of training, 70 hours must be completed within the classroom and lab modules, with 30 hours of clinical instruction.  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 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.

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 $14.48 per hour.

CNA training organizations are located around the various islands of the state.  Several are listed below:

Healthcare School of Hawaii
98-025 Hekaha Street Suite-4 Building-4.
Aiea, HI 96701
(808) 488-9449

Hawai’i Community College
200 West Kawili Street
Hilo, HI 96720-4091
(808) 934-2500

American Red Cross
4155 Diamond Head Road
Honolulu, HI 96816
(808) 734-2101

Kapi’olani Community College
4303 Diamond Head Road
Honolulu, HI 96816
(808) 734-9000

Healthcare Training & Career Consultants, Inc.
2130 North King Street Suite-7
Honolulu, HI 96819
(808) 843-2211

University of Hawaii Maui College
Ka’ahumau Avenue
Kahului, HI 96732-1617
(808) 984-3500

Ohana Pacific Rehabilitation Services
354 Uluniu Street #404
Kailua, HI 96734
(808) 262-1118

Ann Pearl Nursing Facility
45-181 Waikalua Road
Kaneohe, HI 96744
(808) 247-8558

Windward Community College
45-720 Keaahala Road
Kaneohe, HI 96744
(808) 235-7400

Kona Community Hospital
79-1019 Haukapila Street
Kealakekua, HI 96750
(808) 322-9311

Kaua’i Community College
3-1901 Kaumualii Highway
Lihue, HI 96766
(808) 245-8225

CNA Training International
319 North Cane Street
Wahiawa, HI 96786-2109
(808) 622-0110

Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center
86-260 Farrington Highway
Waianae, HI 96792
(808) 697-3300