Free Sources of CNA Training Through Employer Training Programs

As you prepare to enter the fulfilling and challenge-filled world of Certified Nursing Assistants, you may already know there is a shortage of them in the U.S. Are you interested in knowing there are ways for you to get more training for free? It’s true. A great method to get your training without having to pay large tuition bills is through free CNA classes offered by employers and through additional training programs that other agencies offer.

Ways to find free CNA training

If you are either unemployed or underemployed, a fantastic way to find this free CNA training is to call the Workforce center in your location.  If you are able to show the Workforce Center that you are unable to pay for CNA training, but would still benefit from it, the Workforce will many times pay your cost for a majority of the training, or in some cases, the entire bill.

Additionally, there is the ‘Displaced Homemakers’ program.  It’s made for single parents, both male and female, who want a better job so they can provide more money for themselves and their children.  Once again, you have to show proof you can’t afford the training to become a CNA, and that the classes would help you to earn more money in a skilled career field.

Spots for these paid programs are limited, so apply as soon as you can. If you are accepted into one of these programs, it’s a fantastic way to get trained and move up to a better salaried job as a Certified Nursing Assistant.

Who provides free CNA training classes?

These free CNA classes are given by state, local and federal government agencies.  The Office of Adult and Continuing Education is a good place to begin your search, plus, they may also be able to help you find employers and other agencies that will also help you with your tuition needs.  Another possible route if you are interested in being a service member is to consider ROTC scholarships that allow you to go into the military at a higher pay grade once you are done with your training. You get your classes paid for and you have a guaranteed job when you graduate.

All in all, there are many programs out there that help you get your CNA training. You can always call the State Nursing Board for additional information or contact local colleges and universities to see if there are any programs that help pay for training.

If you take the time to get your degree through these methods, it will help you earn a bigger paycheck, have more job opportunities, and best of all it will help you to begin the most fulfilling career you will ever have.

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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.

7 Responses

  1. LaAndrea Garvin says:

    I am very interested in taking free CNA classes . I am looking forward to an career in this field. Please contact me with information on how to get started. I am in Jacksonville Florida.

  2. Stephanie Merchant says:

    I’m interested in taking a free CNA class to look maybe for a better job. Been through MFR and EMT-B classes and feels this is the next step to finding a better opportunity. Need one within 70 miles from Rogers City Michigan. e-mail me if u very serious information to help me, thank you

  3. Jacqueline Duford says:

    I am a high school graduate who is working in a fast food restaurant. i want to do something more and wants to be in the medical field. i live in florence alabama.

  4. kayla campbell says:

    I am interested in info on this program. Thank you.

  5. Lisa McClain says:

    I also would like more information on these resources. Thanks in advance!

  6. Priscilla says:

    Hi, my name is Priscilla I am currently a caregiver, & I would love to become a CNA but was unable to pay for the program on my own I was wondering what programs I could look into to try to apply for help for my intuition

  7. Donna says:

    I would like to become a CNA. Please contact me immediately, Thank You!

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