Montana Patient Care Technician

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


Basic requirements for becoming a Nurse Aide in Montana:

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.

Montana Contact Information:
MT Nurse Aide Registry
MT Department of Public Health & Human Services
2401 Colonial Drive, 2nd Floor
P.O. Box 202953
Helena, MT 59620-2953
Phone: 406-444-4980
Fax: 406-444-3456
https://app.mt.gov/lookup/index.html
http://www.dphhs.mt.gov/cna/index.shtml
http://www.hdmaster.com/testing/cnatesting/montana/MT_CNA_Home.htm


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