South Carolina Patient Care Technician

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


Basic requirements for becoming a Nurse Aide in South Carolina.

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.

South Carolina Contact Information:
SC Nurse Aide Registry
SC Department of Health and Human Services
Division of Community and Facility Services
PO Box 8206
1801 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29202
Phone: 803-898-2587
Registry Managed by Pearson VUE
PO Box 13785
Philadelphia, PA 19101-3785
Phone: 800-475-8290
http://www.asisvcs.com/services/registry/search_generic.asp?CPCat=0741NURSE
http://cnacertificationclass.org/south-carolina-cna-certification-test/
http://www.llr.state.sc.us/POL/Nursing/
http://www.llr.state.sc.us/POL/Nursing/index.asp?file=cna.htm


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