Idaho Patient Care Technician

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


Basic requirements for becoming a Nursing Assistant in Idaho:

To become a Nursing Assistant, one must do 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.

Idaho Contact Information:
ID Nurse Aide Registry
ID Department of Health & Welfare
Division of Medicaid
Bureau of Facility Standards
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0036
Phone: 208-334-6620,
800-748-2480
Fax: 208-334-6629
https://registry.prometric.com/registry/publicID
http://www.healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/Medical/LicensingCertification/FacilityStandards/CertifiedNursingAssistants/tabid/282/Default.aspx
https://www.prometric.com/en-us/clients/idaho/Pages/landing.aspx
https://www.prometric.com/en-us/clients/Nurseaide/Documents/Idaho/IDCNAAppForm20100511C.pdf


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