Rhode Island Patient Care Technician

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


Basic requirements for becoming a Nursing Assistant in Rhode Island.

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.

Rhode Island Contact Information:
RI Nurse Aide Registry
RI Department of Health Professionals
3 Capitol Hill, Room 105
Providence, Rl 02908-5097
Phone: 401-222-5888
Fax: 401-222-3352
https://healthri.mylicense.com/Verification/
http://www.health.ri.gov/for/nurses/
http://www.health.ri.gov/licenses/healthcare/#nursing
http://www.asisvcs.com/publications/pdf/074001.pdf


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