In order to become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), students will be required to meet certain education and licensure requirements. The first step of the process is to complete a high school diploma or a GED. This is followed by completing a state-approved CNA training program which is typically available in hospitals or community colleges. Students will then have to complete in-person clinical training requirements and subsequently pass the certification exam to be eligible to practice in your state. Please note that the educational requirements for becoming a CNA would vary by state, therefore, students are advised to check with their local nursing boards before enrolling in a program.