Hawaii Patient Care Technician

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

Basic requirements for becoming a Nurse Aide in Hawaii:

To become a Nurse Aide, one must do the following:

  • Completing Nurse Aide 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.

Hawaii Contact Information:

HI Nurse Aide Registry
HI Department of Commerce & Consumers Affairs
Professional & Vocational Licensing Branch
PO Box 3469 Honolulu, HI 96801
Phone: 808-739-8122
Fax: 808-734-8318

Registry Managed by:
American Red Cross
4155 Diamond Head Road
Honolulu, HI 96816
Phone: 808-734-2101
Fax: 808-735-8626