Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) training & certification requirements vary considerably across the U.S. In some states, the requirements go beyond the federal minimum while in other states requirements are nearly identical to the federal standards.

This page displays Alabama CNA Requirements as of February 2023.

To see requirements in other states, visit nursinghome411.org/cna-reqs.

Alabama CNA Requirements

  • Education & Training Requirement
    • Individuals must complete a state approved nurse aide training and competency evaluation program.
  • Testing Requirement
    • Individuals must pass both a written and skills test.
    • Individuals who do not pass by their third test attempt within 24 months of the training must retake the training program before testing again.
  • Renewal & In-Service Requirements
    • Same as federal requirements.
  • Hours
    • 75 Hours of training including 16 hours of clinical training and 16 hours of laboratory training.
  • Curriculum
    • Same as federal requirements.