The demand for nurse aides across the healthcare field continues to rise and this trend is also evident in Idaho. Becoming a CNA can be a great stepping stone into the healthcare field. Read on to find training centers and information on how to become a CNA in Idaho.
Places Offering CNA Classes in Idaho
Who is the Regulatory Body for CNAs in Idaho?
In the state of Idaho, nurse aides are regulated by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.
Who Administers the CNA Exam in Idaho?
The CNA certification exam in Idaho is administered by Prometric. Our CNA practice tests are a free way to help you prepare for the CNA multiple choice exam. You can find our full offering of practice tests below:
Idaho State Requirements for CNAs
In Idaho, CNAs must undergo training at one of the CNA programs around the state. This consists of 120 hours of training, broken up into 80 hours of classroom instruction and 40 hours of clinical instruction. Those that are not new, in-state nurse aide candidates may also apply to the state registry if they fall into one of the following tracks:
State Reciprocity: If a candidate is on another state’s CNA registry, they may qualify for certification in Idaho without taking the exam.
Challenger: A candidate may take the Idaho Nurse Aide Competency Examination if they have had:
- Completion of a semester of nursing school
- Completion of another Nurse Aide Training Program
- Their status on another state’s CNA registry has expired
Waiver: Those that have documented proof of being licensed as a nurse or physician from another state or country may be added to the registry without taking the CNA exam
Lapsed: Those who allowed their CNA certification to lapse over the last 24 months may be eligible to take a test without undergoing a training program.
Idaho Nurse Aide Registry
Idaho 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 Idaho CNA Exam Cost?
The cost of the exam is $29 for the written exam and $39 for the oral exam.
Where Can I Take the CNA Exam in Idaho?
Candidates can take the CNA in Idaho at their training program site.
How Much Does a CNA Get Paid in Idaho?
The average salary of a CNA in Idaho is $35,560 according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics May 2022 data.
CNA Training in Idaho
If you live in Idaho and are seeking certified nursing assistant classes in your area, the accredited training facilities listed below offer CNA certifications for the state of Idaho. Browse our listings to find a convenient, and free training location in Boise, or across the state. Please contact the facilities to learn more about tuition reimbursement structure and training scheduling.
|CNA Free Class Locations||City||Phone|
|Lost Rivers Medical Center||Arco, ID 83213||(208) 527-8206|
|Ashton Living Center||Ashton, ID 83420||(208) 652-7461|
|Bingham Memorial Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center||Blackfoot, ID 83221||208-785-4101|
|Bingham Memorial Hospital||Blackfoot, ID 83221||(208) 785-4100|
|Boise State University – Technical Services Building||Boise, ID 83725||(208) 426-1000|
|Boundary Community Hospital||Bonners Ferry, ID 83805||(208)267-3141|
|Parke View Rehabilitation & Care Center||Burley, ID 83318||(208) 677-3073|
|North Idaho College||Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814||(208) 769-3310|
|Region 2 Academy||Cottonwood ID 83522||(208) 962-3901|
|River’s Edge Rehabilitation and Living Center||Emmett, ID 83617||(208) 365-4425|
|Stevens–Henager College||Idaho Falls, ID 83402||208-522-0887|
|College of Eastern Idaho||Idaho Falls, ID 83404||208-524-3000|
|LewistonVeterans Home||Lewiston, ID 83501||(208) 750-3600|
|Lewis–Clark State College||Lewiston, ID 83501||208-792-5272|
|Bear Lake Memorial Hospital||Montpelier, ID 83254||(208) 847-1630|
|Centennial Job Corps Center||Nampa, ID 83687||(208) 442-4500|
|College of Western Idaho||Nampa, ID 83687||208.562.3000|
|PocatelloVeterans Home||Pocatello, ID 83201||(208) 235-7800|
|Pocatello Care and Rehabilitation Center||Pocatello, ID 83201||(208) 478.3333|
|Idaho State University||Pocatello, ID 83209||208-282-2122|
The following facilities offer CNA training and classes in Idaho, but require tuition. If our free CNA classes listed above on this page don’t work for you, these locations may also offer reasonably priced options for earning your Idaho CNA certification at a technical center, medical facility or nursing home. We have additional CNA course lists on our sister site as well.
|Carrington College||Boise, ID 83704||(208) 779-3100|
|Boise State University||Boise, ID 83725||(208) 426-1000|
|College of Eastern Idaho||Idaho Falls, ID 83404||(208) 524-3000|
|Lewis-Clark State College||Lewiston, ID 83501||(208) 792-5272 or (800) 933-5272|
|College of Western Idaho||Nampa, ID 83653||(208) 562-3000|
|Clearwater Health and Rehabilitation||Orofino, ID 83544||(208) 476-4568|
|Idaho State University||Pocatello, ID 83209||(208) 282-0211|
|North Idaho College||Post Falls, ID 83854||(208) 769-7836|
|College of Southern Idaho||Twin Falls, ID 83303||(208) 732-6221|