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Washington State Nursing Assistant Training

We approve and regulate all nursing assistant (NA) training programs in Washington state.

WABON is responsible for:

  • Standards for nursing assistant training and practice.
  • Approval and oversite of nursing assistant training programs.
  • The state certification exam (or testing) for nursing assistants.

Other state agencies handle licensing, discipline, and other aspects of regulating nursing assistants in Washington.

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