Arkansas Patient Care Technician

In Arkansas, Patient Care Technicians are required to be listed on the Arkansas Nurse Aide Registry. Certain basic criteria must be met first before applying.


Basic requirements for becoming a Nursing Assistant in Arkansas:

To become a Nursing Assistant, one must the following:

  • Completing Nursing Assistant training and passing both written and skills exams

Other Requirements that May Be Helpful:

  • Strong desire to help people
  • Excellent Communication skills
  • Good physical conditioning

You must also obtain national certification as a Patient Care Technician. We highly recommend seeking certification through the National Healthcare Association (NHA).

Eligibility requirements to take an NHA certification exam:

  • Possess a high school diploma or GED
  • Have completed a training program or have one year work experience in the field
  • Be at least 18 years of age

Note: The current fee for taking the exam is $149. Check with your PCT training program to see if this is included in your tuition and fees.

Questions that were not answered in the documents and information above can be emailed to ARCNA@prometric.com. In order for your question to be answered in an accurate and timely manner, your email should include your name, address, date of birth and Prometric ID (if known).

Prometric – AR Nurse Aide
7941 Corporate Dr.
Nottingham MD 21236
Phone: 800.818.8917
Fax: 800.813.6670

Arkansas Contact Information:
AR Nurse Aide Registry
AR Department of Human Services
Office of Long-term Care
PO Box 8059, Slot S405
Little Rock, AR 72203-8059
Automated Line: 501-682-8484
Direct Line: 501-682-1807
Fax: 501-682-8551

Registry Managed by:
Prometric
1260 Energy Lane
St. Paul, MN 55108
Phone: 800-818-8917
Fax: 800-813-6670
https://registry.prometric.com/registry/publicARK
https://www.prometric.com/en-us/clients/Nurseaide/Pages/AR.aspx
http://humanservices.arkansas.gov/dms/Pages/oltcRegulations.aspx


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