The first step to becoming a CNA is graduating from high school or obtaining a GED. Career centers, vocational schools, community colleges and some universities offer CNA training programs in Pennsylvania. The training program is required to be accredited by the state so prospective CNAs can take the state-mandated exam to become licensed. Nurses at clinics and hospitals might be able to recommend a good CNA program for your area.
Additional requirements vary from location to location, but it is common for CNA training programs in Pennsylvania to require a physical as well as a tuberculosis test. Background checks can also be a requirement.