Georgia CNA Facts

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STATE NAME requires 85 hours of CNA training in a state approved program, including 24 hours of clinical experiences.

Before you get hands-on experience with a patient at a nursing home you will need 16 training hours in the six following subjects:

  • Communication and interpersonal skills (include stress management)
  • Infection control
  • Safety/emergency/FBAO/Body Mechanics
  • Promoting residents’ independence
  • Respecting residents’ rights
  • Legal/ethical behavior and scope of practice

Summary: 85 hours training


CREDENTIA performs CNA testing in Georgia. Qualifications for testing include:

  1. You must have successfully completed a Georgia
    state-approved Nurse Aide training program.
  2.  You must have paid the following fees:
    Written Examination: $27
    Oral Examination (English): $27
    Oral Examination (Spanish): $27
    Skills Evaluation: $85

You can review the Candidate Handbook for more information.


Summary: $112 testing fee


CNAs in Georgia are required to renew their CNA certification every 2 years.

The cost to renew is:

The requirements for renewal are:



The employment outlook for CNAs in Georgia is good. As of 2018, there are 42,630 people employed as CNAs and it is projected to grow by 15% at 2028 making it to 86, 900 employees. It’s projected annual job openings between 2018 – 2028 is 5,020.

Summary: 15% projected growth


The average pay rate for CNAs in Georgia is  $33,150 as of September 26, 2022, but the range typically falls between $30,210 and $36,600.

Summary: $33, 150 average pay