Virginia Patient Care Technician

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


Basic requirements for becoming a Nurse Aide in Virginia.

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.

Virginia Contact Information:
VA Nurse Aide Registry
VA Board of Nursing
Perimeter Center
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico, Virginia 23233-1463
Phone: 804-367-4569
Fax: 804-527-4455
Automated: 804-270-6836
http://www2.vipnet.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi
http://www.dhp.virginia.gov/nursing/
http://www.asisvcs.com/indhome.asp?CPCAT=0753NURSE
http://www.asisvcs.com/publications/pdf/075303.pdf


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