Utah CNA Facts

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


Utah requires 80 hours of CNA training in a state approved program, including 16 hours of clinical experiences. 

Summary: 80 hours training


SELECTED TRAINING CENTERS performs CNA testing in Utah. Qualifications for testing include:

  1. Candidate must have successfully finished a state-approved training for 80 hours.

Candidates can challenge the state exam if:

  1. they are a nursing student who has completed the first semester of nursing school within the past
    2 years. An official, sealed transcript showing completion of a ‘nursing fundamentals’ class must
    accompany the waiver request. 
  2. they are an expired licensed nurse and can show proof of previous licensure in any state in good standing with your professional board. You only have 1 attempt to pass the exam.
  3. they are a previously certified Utah CNA who is less than 12 months expired and in good standing with UNAR. You only have 1 attempt to pass the exam.

You can also visit the Utah Registry for more testing information.


Exam Description
Knowledge Exam
Skill Exam

Summary: $90 testing fee


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

The cost to renew is $20.

The requirements for renewal are:

  1.  CNA must complete a minimum of 200 paid hours of nursing assistant related work.

Summary: $20 renewal fee


The employment outlook for CNAs in Utah is good. As of 2020, there are 12,820 people employed as CNAs and it is projected to grow by 21% at 2030 making it to 15,520 employees. It’s projected annual job openings between 2020 – 2030 is 1,980.

Summary: 21% projected growth


The average pay rate for CNAs in Utah is $32,456 as of September 26, 2022, but the range typically falls between $29,580 and $35,839.

Summary: $32,456 average pay