Free CNA Training available through State Nursing Boards

All 50 states have a State Board of Nursing responsible for overseeing the nurses and the nursing career within that state. Most of the times, if someone wishes to work as a registered nurse, a licensed practical nurse or a certified nursing assistant, they are required to register and keep their license up to date via the State Board of Nursing.

There isn’t a single person who understands how bad the shortage of certified nursing assistants is better than the State Board of Nursing members. To cope with that shortage, they are now offering free CNA classes to people who wish to be certified nursing assistants.

Where to find Free CNA Training

In all 50 states, you should start your quest for a certified nursing assistant training program by calling the State Board of Nursing. They should have a list of programs that are accredited and approved for CNA training. The State Board of Nursing is also a great place to find programs that help you get funding for training.

Some of those programs are scholarships given by private groups, universities, and colleges; grants provided by state and federal government, and training and employment programs given by other agencies in your area. They may also be able to lead you to employers who will foot the cost if you agree to work with them for specific periods of time.

Also, some hospitals (especially those in big city areas) will offer free CNA training within the hospital. Any and all of these are great ways to help people become a CNA without having to worry about tuition and other fees.

Requirements to join free CNA Training

The State Board of Nursing is usually funded by money collected from nurses and facilities all over the state. They can also provide other ways to get free training. In some states students can petition the Board in regards to their tuition or other fee programs designed to help you get free training.

The best way to find out all you can about any of the programs in your area is to call the State Board of Nursing to get more information. You will, however, have to provide proof that you are unable to afford to pay for your own training.

The Board also in some cases gets money from the federal government especially for training and many use this to create grants and scholarships.

Carrer as a CNA

The career of a CNA is very rewarding and is seeing unprecedented growth in job availability. After you finish your training, you will find lots of jobs available all over the U.S. CNAs work in nursing homes, skilled living facilities, assisted living facilities, schools, daycares, doctor offices, hospitals, correction facilities, health departments, clinics and lots of other places.

Training and becoming a CNA is a great first step in a promising nursing career.

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Jakie S

I have been a CNA in the state of California since 1995. One of my passions in life is to help people and help others who want to expand their careers and become CNAs.

22 Responses

  1. April Haynesworth says:


  2. Latanya says:

    I’m very interested in a Cna training asap

  3. monica gilber says:

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  4. Romonia Lewis says:

    I am interested in getting contact information to take the free cna classes. Thank you.

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  6. Trishaude Conley says:

    I am in Chicago and would like more information about free cna programs in my city. Thank you.

  7. Stacey Simmons says:

    I live in jacksonville, Florida and I am very interested in getting certified as a CNA if there is any way that you could help me that would be amazing. Thank you.

  8. MELONY INGRAM says:

    Please provide organizations/locations that offer free CNA training in Atlanta, Georgia 30349.

  9. Afia says:

    I want to have free cna classes asap.any help available ….am in jersey city…so if I could know where to take the free classes?Thanks

  10. marta bialy says:

    im interested in free cna classes asap, any help please. im located in alhambra, california.. thanks

  11. ruth attika says:

    Please can anyone assist me in finding classes in florida for CNA,i appreciate thanks

  12. Liz says:

    Looking for more information on free CNA classes available in Colorado. Namely Denver Metro area.

    Thank you.

  13. D'end Spearman says:

    I live in West Palm Beach, FL. And I am looking for free C N A classes to take please if you have any information I would love to here it. Thank you

  14. Sabine victor says:

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  15. Sarah Pacheco says:

    I live in Littleton, Colorado and am interested in becoming CNA certified. If you could supply me with some more information regarding available CNA programs and/or jobs available near my area it would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you.

  16. Thong Le says:

    Hi, my name is Thong Le. I have read about your cna program and I’m very interested in learning more . I would like to start program as soon as possible . Please contact me at my email address.

  17. Alisha Hoffman says:

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  18. Kiara Hill says:

    i live in sterling heights Michigan and would like info on where to get free cna training

  19. Stacy Pyes says:

    I am looking for free cna classes, we are not a wealthy family and I can not afford them, but Im very interested. I live in Delaware but could also work in Salisbury ,Md. Please direct me and help me. Thank you for your time and help.

    Stacy Pyles

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  21. Nestor Rivera says:

    my name is nestor rivera im looking for school free cna class. i was a cna for 11 years when i was in California from 1995-2006. but i was been relocated here in Nevada since then i wasnt able to reniew my cna certificate…Thanks!!!!!

  22. Judy Elson says:

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