Montana CNA Facts

Looking for CNA information that is specific to your state? Look no further!

Scroll down to find out more about CNA Training requirements, Testing processes, Renewal Procedures and Employment Options for your state!


Montana requires 75 hours of CNA training in a state approved program, including 50 classroom hours, and 25 hours of clinical experiences. 

Summary: 75 hours training


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

  1. Training program completion must be within six (6) months of test date.

Challenging the state exam is allowed in Montana. If you fail in the exam, you are not allowed to retest until you have completed a MT DPHHS approved training program. A list of approved training programs is available on the MT DPHHS website,


Exam Description
Knowledge Test or Retake
Oral Knowledge Test or Retake
Skill Test or Retake

Summary: $97 testing fee


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

The cost to renew is free – $0.

The requirements for renewal are:

  1. Worked and received a wage as a CNA in the past 24 months.

Summary: Free renewal


The employment outlook for CNAs in Montana is good. As of 2018, there are 6, 170 people employed as CNAs and it is projected to grow by 8% at 2028 making it to 6,630 employees. It’s projected annual job openings between 2018 – 2028 is 760.

Summary: 8% projected growth


The average pay rate for CNAs in Montana is $29,695 as of September 26, 2022, but the range typically falls between $26,991 and $33,361.

Summary: $29,695 average pay