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Certified Nursing Assistant Program

Get your Certification as a Nursing Assistant. With our accelerated program, you can accomplish this in as little as six weeks. We have weekday courses and weekend courses for your convenience. New job openings are happening every week.

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Upcoming course start dates

For Phoenix and Tucson

January 28, 2023


This is a weekend course.

Class times: Saturday & Sunday 8 AM  to 4:30 PM

February 27, 2023


This is a weekday evening course.

Class times: Monday - Friday 5 PM  to 9 PM

April 1, 2023


This is a weekend course.

Class times: Saturday & Sunday 8 AM  to 4:30 PM

Course Description 


A certified nursing assistant (CNA), also known as a nurse aide, takes care of patients' basic needs, including personal care, and provides support to other medical professionals in a healthcare or in-home setting. 

Nursing Assistants in Arizona can work in various healthcare settings such as Hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, Hospice, and in-home care.  

This state-approved approved program prepares candidates to take the Nursing Assistant exam; This Program is a Live in-person course divided into three sections. Lecture, skills training, and clinical rotation. All three must be passed satisfactorily to receive a certificate of completion. Total hours to be completed for this course is 125.  An additional 15 hours a week of study time is recommended to be successful.    

Computer and internet access is REQUIRED in order to complete this course. 

The minimum requirements for admission: 

No previous healthcare experience is required to take this course. 

  1. Pass an admissions exam administered by ACE. (we do not require a HS diploma or GED for this course) 

  2. Resident status documentation Documentation of citizenship or nationality for certification is required such as a current state-issued Photo ID, passport, tribal ID card, etc.  If the documentation does not demonstrate that the applicant is a United States citizen, national, or a person described in specific categories, the applicant will not be eligible for certification in Arizona. 

  3. Fingerprinting- Each applicant for initial licensure or certification is required to submit a full set of fingerprints. If they have not submitted a fingerprint card with their application, one will be mailed to them after AZBN receives their application. It is important for the applicant to use that specific fingerprint card because of the Arizona State Board of Nursing information printed on the card. It can take 3 to 4 weeks to receive fingerprint results. The applicant will not be certified until results are received. A copy of a fingerprint clearance card cannot be substituted for this requirement.

  4. Criminal Background  An applicant for certified nursing assistant is not eligible for certification if the applicant has any felony convictions and has not received an absolute discharge from the sentences for all felony convictions. This absolute discharge from the sentences for all felony convictions(s) must be received 3 or more years before submitting the CNA application. If the applicant cannot prove that the absolute discharged date is 3 or more years, the board will notify the applicant that they do not meet this requirements for certification.


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