How much does it cost?

There is no cost to you for taking the course. The healthcare partners we have in skilled nursing, home health, and therapy invest in the course and students and cover all registration costs, training, materials, books, etc. Upon completion of the course and receiving your certification, they will be available to interview all students for employment opportunities.

How long does the course take to complete?

The training course is seven weeks.

What are the course qualifications?
  1. Must be at least 18 years of age with an eighth (8th) grade education level.
  2. Proof of valid Social Security Card and legal to-work status.
  3. Pass an entrance exam consisting of English reading comprehension and basic math by 75%
  4. Upon enrollment and prior to direct contact with residents, a candidate must: submit a training and examination application and the fingerprint cards to the state department to receive a criminal record review and Tuberculosis testing and physical exam within 90 days. The report should indicate that the student does not have any health condition that would create a hazard to himself, fellow employees or residents.
  5. An applicant shall provide information as to whether or not the person has any prior criminal convictions, has had any arrests within the past 12-month period, or has any active arrests, and shall certify that, to the best of his or her knowledge, the information provided is true. Every applicant shall provide information on any prior administrative action taken against him or her by any federal state or local government agency and shall certify that to the best of his or her knowledge that the information provided is true.
  6. The student must sign a waiver stating that he/she has never been convicted of a criminal offense other than a minor traffic violation. No nursing facility shall permit students to practice their clinical skills training or have contact with patients unless they have been screened and there is no indication they have been convicted of crimes listed on the Conviction of Penal Code.
  7. The Nurse Assistant Program requires a level of maturity and self-sufficiency that will help guarantee “patient safety.” The Health care field is demanding, tedious, yet very rewarding. Potential students need to stop and analyze the reality of working in a convalescent setting. If the student has any questions or concerns, contact the instructor prior to enrollment.
  8. Purchase of uniforms, gait belt, watch, and shoes.
  9. Completion of American Heart Association – Basic Life Support.
What is the average salary of a graduate from the CNA program?

$42,500 average annual salary.

How do I sign up?

Please fill out the form on our website.

Can I take the course if English is my second language?

Yes! The state mandates that we teach CNA training courses in English, but we work hard to teach anyone who speaks English as a second language.