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 South Dakota CNA Requirements as of February 2023.

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

South Dakota 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.
  • Renewal & In-Service Requirements
    • In-service requirements are the same as federal.
    • To renew certification, the nurse aide shall submit to the department a verification of a minimum of 12 hours of training per year and a minimum of 12 hours of monetary compensation as a nurse aide during the preceding 24 months.
  • Hours
    • 75 hours
  • Curriculum
    • Same as federal