Michigan CNA Facts

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Michigan requires 75 hours of CNA training in a state approved program, including 59 hours of formal classroom training, and 16 hours of clinical experiences.

Summary: 75 hours training


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

  1. For Newly Trained, you must have completed a Michigan-approved training course within the last 24 months.
  2. For Lapsed, if you are lapsed for more than 24 months.
  3. For trained out-state, you must have completed an approved-state training program in your state for the last 24 months. See list of eligible  state in the Candidate Information Bulletin.
  4. You must pay the following fees:
    Written and Clinical Skills – $115
    One-time Registration Fee
    (Required each 24-month eligibility period) – $10
    Written or Oral Test ONLY
    (ADA packet required for Oral exam) for re-testers – $30
    Clinical Skills Test ONLY (Re-Tester) – $85
    Reciprocity Application Processing Fee – $20

You can review the Candidate Information Bulletin for more testing information.

Summary: $115 testing fee


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

The cost to renew is $20.

The requirements for renewal are:

  1. Acknowledge proof of employment providing nursing or nursing related services for monetary compensation (for a minimum of 8 hours in the last 24 months).

Summary: $20 renewal fee; 8 paid working hours required


The employment outlook for CNAs in Michigan is good. As of 2018, there are 51,660 people employed as CNAs and it is projected to grow by 2% at 2028 making it to 52,540 employees. It’s projected annual job openings between 2018 – 2028 is 5, 930.

Summary: 2% projected growth


The average pay rate for CNAs in Michigan $34,284 as of September 26, 2022, but the range typically falls between $31,246 and $37,858.

Summary: $34, 284 average pay