Hawaii CNA Facts

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Hawaii requires 100 hours of CNA training in a state approved program, including 30 hours of classroom, and 70 hours of clinical experiences. 

Summary: 100 hours training


PROMETRIC performs CNA testing in Hawaii. Qualifications for testing include: 

  1. You must complete the required hours of CNA training.
  2. You must have a cleared background check – must not be older than 6 months.
  3.  You must pay the following fees:
    Initial Application Processing Fee (nonrefundable): $25
    Clinical Skills test and Written test: $200 
    Clinical Skills test and Oral Written test: $210 
    Clinical Skills test: $150
    Written test: $50
    Oral Written test: $60 
    Recertification Fee: $25
    Reciprocity Fee: $25 
    Duplicate Score Report: $15
    Duplicate Certificate: $15
The written component of the exam consists of 60 multiple-choice questions. You’re given 90 minutes to take the written exam. There’s an oral option, which you must request at the time of application if you have difficulty reading English. Remember: You cannot request an oral exam on the day of the test. 
The skills test is also a timed test. The computer generates three skills at random, and you’ll have to perform those, in addition to Handwashing and Indirect Care skills. The length of the exam depends on the skills assigned by the computer. You must perform all five skills according to standards in order to pass the exam.
You can review the Candidate Handbook for more testing information.


Summary: Testing fee is $235


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

The cost to renew is $0 – free.

The requirements for renewal are:

  1. You must have a minimum 8 hours of paid work within 24 months.

Summary: 8 paid working hours required


The employment outlook for CNAs in California is good. As of 2018, there are 4,930 people employed as CNAs and it is projected to grow by 11% at 2028 making it to 5,480 employees. It’s projected annual job openings between 2018 – 2028 is 640.

Summary: 11% projected growth


The average pay rate for CNAs in Hawaii is $35,950 as of September 26, 2022, but the range typically falls between $32,760 and $39,690

Summary: $35, 950 average pay