What is the difference between Acumen 16 hour course and a 120 hour course?

A 120 hour course is taken at a State Approved school.  State Approved means the curriculum is approved by the  Dept of Education.  That course is required to be 120 hours.  Acumen 16 hour Exam Prep service that is designed to help prepare you for you Cna Exam only.  Service means Acumen is NOT a traditional school.  Acumen has only one GOAL, that’s to get YOU CERTIFIED!

Are there any age restrictions for getting a CNA license?
Yes. You must be at least 18 years old (17 with parental permission).  There is no maximum age limit. We have had many students who are in their 50s and 60s.

Do I need a high school diploma?
No. You can have a GED or equivalent and still be eligible.  If you are 18 or older, you may take the state CNA exam without having either.

I have challenged the Florida State exam and failed; am I eligible to enroll in your class?
Yes. You may enroll in our class if you have taken the test up to 2 times and failed. If you have taken the exam 3 times and failed to pass either part, you must take a course that consist of 120-hours.

Do I ever have to renew my CNA license?
Yes.  Your Florida CNA license is good for 2 years.  Or it expires every Odd year(ex. 2017, 2019  & etc.).  The Board of Nursing sends out renewal letters to your last known address.  It is your responsibility to keep your address current with the Nursing Assistant Registry.
For more information on CNA license renewal, go to:  http://www.floridasnursing.gov/renewals/certified-nursing-assistant/

Am I required to have a background check?
Yes. All candidates will have to pass a background check.  You can have you live scan conducted at Acumen.  The background check cannot begin until your fingerprints are scanned and your photo is taken by L-1 Indentity Solutions Agency.  After fingerprints have been scanned, L-1 will send your information to the FL DOH (Florida Department of Health) to determine if you are eligible to test. The fees for the screening are NOT included in your tuition. You must register to have your fingerprints online only: https://www.indentogo.com/

Are there any requirements for renewing my Florida CNA license?
Yes. You must have 12 hours per year of continuing education.  In addition to that, you must have worked a minimum of 1 day (for pay) in the capacity of a nursing assistant or its equivalent.  http://floridasnursing.gov/renewals/certified-nursing-assistant/


Will my CNA license give me credit toward nursing school?
No.  Some colleges accept students on a point system for which your CNA license is counted in points.  Some colleges will give you credit for years of service as a certified nursing assistant.  However, the most valuable thing about having a CNA license and applying for nursing school is the experience you will acquire that is invaluable as you pursue your nursing degree.

Is the fee for the state exam included in Acumen CNA tuition?
No.  The fee for the state exam is not included in the tuition, the fees are separate.  However, you can make your state exam payment here at Acumen. You must keep in mind that after you pay the fees for testing those fees are ONLY good for one year, even if you haven’t begun the fingerprinted process yet.

What are the fees for the Florida CNA Exam? *Effective July 1, 2016 the fee for FLCNA Clinical Skills Exam will be $120.00. Combined testing (Clinical and Written) will change to $155.00. ALL applications received in our office July 1, 2016 and beyond MUST have the new test fee to be processed. Applications received with old test fees will be deemed incomplete and will delay the testing process. FOR MORE INFO LOG ONTO www.prometric.com.

FBI screening:  The fee for Background Screening is $82.12.

How long does it take for me to take the Exam after I pay the testing fees?

It takes about 30-90 days.  To be approved for testing by the Department of Health.  You can take your State Exam here at Acumen, we are a Florida APPROVED testing center for CNA’s.

Is my license good if I move out of Florida?
Yes! Each state has a unique certification process.  You must contact the Board of Nursing in that state to obtain information regarding their process for transferring your certification.  All states will not allow you to transfer your certification.

How can I register for the Florida CNA Exam?
You could register for your FL CNA  Exam here at Acumen CNA Exam Prep Training.  We are happy to assist you with the application process.  Florida Exam fees are NOT included in tuition.  ANYONE can test here at Acumen.  https://www.prometric.com/en-us/clients/Nurseaide/Pages/FL.aspx

Where do I take my FL Nurses Aide Exam or FL CNA Exam?
Your Exam is given here at Acumen.  You take your exam and hands-on training in the same classroom!  This is what allows us have a 98% passing rate here at Acumen.

What is CNA by Reciprocity?

CNAs with active status in other states can be certified by reciprocity provided that they meet Florida’s background check requirements. Reciprocity candidates are not required to take the Prometric CNA Exam.

Reciprocity applications are available for download on the Board of Nursing website (http://floridasnursing.gov/resources/).

Reciprocity applications are mailed to the Department of Health. There are two addresses shown on the application, a post office box and a physical address. The post office box address is for the application itself; the physical address is for additional supporting documentation.

In most cases, the Board of Nursing will carry out the verification process. In some cases, the CNA will be sent a verification form to submit to the appropriate out-of-state agency.

An out-of-state nursing assistant who is not current will be required to pass the Prometric CNA Exam. The candidate will select pathway ‘E5: Lapsed Nursing Assistant’ when applying to Prometric.

Clinical Skills

  • Ambulation
  • Bedpan
  • Catheter Care
  • Change An Occupied Bed
  • Change Of Position
  • Dressing
  • Feeding (While sitting in a chair)
  • Foot Care
  • Hand & Nail Care
  • Measure Urine Contents
  • Mouth Care- Brush Teeth
  • Mouth Care- Denture
  • Partial Bed Bath
  • Perineal Care
  • Measure & Record a Radial Pulse
  • Respirations
  • ROM Elbow, Wrist
  • ROM Hip, Knee, Ankle
  • ROM Shoulder
  • Transfer from Bed to wheelchair