Louisiana Patient Care Technician

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


Basic requirements for becoming a Nurse Aide in Louisiana:

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.

Louisiana Contact Information:
LA Nurse Aide Registry
LA State Board of Examiners for Nursing Facility Administrators
5647 Superior Drive
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70816-6049
Phone: 225-295-8575
Fax: 225-295-8578
https://bhsfweb.dhh.louisiana.gov/tlcweb/frmSearchWeb.aspx
http://www.lsna.org/
http://www.lsbn.state.la.us/Licensure,Renewals.aspx
http://www.labenfa.com/
http://www.asisvcs.com/indhome.asp?CPCAT=0719NURSE


Top