Indiana CNA Facts

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Indiana requires 105 hours of CNA training in a state approved program, including 30 hours of classroom instruction and 75 hours of clinical experiences. 

Summary: 105 hours training


Ivy Tech Community College performs CNA testing in Indiana. Qualifications for testing include:

  •  For new nurse aides
    • You must have completed an ISDH approved course comprising of 105 hours of classroom and clinical instruction.
    • You must the test within 2 years of completing the nurse aide program.
  • For aides certified in another state
    • You must be currently listed in good standing on another state’s registry.
    • A letter from your employer indicating that you have worked for at least an 8-hour shift in the past 24 months is required.
  • For nursing students
    • You must have an official transcript of credits, indicating a grade C or better, directly from the Registrar to the Ivy Tech Community College.
  • You must pay for the following fees:
    • One section of the test – $65.00
    • Both sections of the test – $75.00
    • Failure to appear for a scheduled exam – full loss of fees
    • Returned facility check – $25
    • Replacement of documentation – $15 per request

Summary: $75 testing fee


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

The cost to renew is free – $0.

The requirements for renewal are:

  1. You must have worked at least 8 hours as a nurse aide in the past 24 months.

Summary: Free renewal fee; 8 working hours required


The employment outlook for CNAs in Indiana is good. As of 2018, there are 63,440 people employed as CNAs and it is projected to grow by 0% at 2028 making it to 63,300 employees. It’s projected annual job openings between 2018 – 2028 is 7,090.

Summary: 7,090 projected annual job openings


The average pay rate for CNAs in Indiana is  is $33,469 as of September 26, 2022, but the range typically falls between $30,503 and $36,957.

Summary: $33, 469 average pay