How to become a CNA

To become a Certified Nurse Aid - CNA (in Texas) and be eligible to work in a Texas nursing home unit, you must: 

  • Successfully complete a state-approved nurse aide training and competency evaluation program, and

  • Successfully complete the competency evaluation program examination; or

  • Qualify to be placed on the Texas Nurse Aide Registry by waiver or reciprocity.

Learn more about becoming a Certified Nurse Aid from the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services.