Delaware Patient Care Technician

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

Basic requirements for becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant in Delaware:

To become a Certified Nursing Assistant, one must do the following:

  • Completing Certified 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.

Delaware Contact Information:
DE CNA Registry
DE Department of Health and Social Services
Division Long Term Care Residents Protection
24 N.W. Front Street
Milford, DE 19963-1463
Phone: 302-577-6666
Fax: 302-424-2939