Oregon CNA Facts

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Oregon requires 80hours of CNA training in a state approved program, including 75 hours of clinical experiences. 

Summary: 80 hours training


HEADMASTER performs CNA testing in Oregon. Qualifications for testing include:

  1. Candidate must have completed an Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN) approved nursing assistant level 1 training program, or
  2. Candidate must have completed a military corpsman or medic training with evidence of at least 400 hours of paid employment, in a nursing-related capacity in the two years immediately preceding application date, or
  3. Candidate is a graduate from a nursing program outside the United States must submit a transcript or other documentation, in English, to the OSBN documenting nursing education with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform CNA1 authorized duties. The OSBN shall determine eligibility to test from the documents submitted.


Exam description
Initial Examination (Knowledge and Skill Tests)
Reactivation by Examination (Knowledge and Skill Tests)
Retake or Reschedule of both Knowledge and Skill Test
Retake or Reschedule of Knowledge Test Only
Retake or Reschedule of Skill Test Only

Summary: $106 testing fee


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

The cost to renew is $65.

The requirements for renewal are:

  1. CNA must attest to having at least 2 (two) hours of cultural competency education in the two years preceding the receipt of a completed application.
  2. CNA must have worked at least 400 hours in a paid position within the last two years with active CNA certification.

Summary: $65 renewal fee


The employment outlook for CNAs in Oregon is good. As of 2020, there are 13,550 people employed as CNAs and it is projected to grow by 13% at 2028 making it to 15,310 employees. It’s projected annual job openings between 2018 – 2030 is 1,650.

Summary: 13% projected growth


The average pay rate for CNAs in Oregon is $34,120 as of September 26, 2022, but the range typically falls between $31,096 and $37,676.

Summary: $34,120 average pay