CNA Classes in Arkansas (AR)

To become a CNA in Arkansas you need to take training classes. After passing the exam, you will be placed on the state Nursing Assistant Registry. Then you will be able to work as a CNA.

Requirements

  • 16 years old
  • High school or GED diploma
  • CPR certified
  • Proof of immunization
  • Pass a criminal background check with fingerprinting

Costs

The cost of the training program is $800 to $1000. If you work in a nursing home, the costs will be paid by the state. Include a letter from your employer.

Testing fees include:

  • Eligibility screening – $10
  • Written/Oral and Skills – $79
  • Written/Oral only – $34
  • Skills test only – $45
  • Practice exam – $10

How to Apply for the Test

You may be able to take the exam without the training if you:

  • Have a current out-of-state CNA certification
  • Have an LPN or RN license in another state
  • Are a nursing student or a graduate nurse.

Training classes take about one year to finish. They require 75 hours of classroom learning and 100 hours of practical skills.

Apply to Prometric to take the exam after completing the training. You must pass the exam within one year. Three attempts are allowed. If you do not pass, you will need to retrain.

An online practice test is at the Prometric website. A sample test can also be found here.

Renewal

Your CNA certification is valid for two years. You must renew it within 60 days before it expires.

Traditional Classes Training Centers

School City Phone
Southeast Arkansas College Pine Bluff (870) 543-5986 Request Information
College Of The Ouachitas Malvern (501) 332-3658 Request Information
University of Arkansas at Monticello College of Technology, McGehee Mcgehee (870) 222-5360 Request Information
Mid-South Community College West Memphis (870) 733-6700 Request Information
Arkansas State University, Searcy Searcy (501) 278-3189 Request Information
University of Arkansas Community College, Morrilton Morrilton (501) 977-2152 Request Information
Rich Mountain Community College Mena (479) 394-7622 Request Information
South Arkansas Community College El Dorado (870) 862-8131 Request Information
University of Arkansas at Monticello College of Technology, Crossett Crossett (870) 364-6414 Request Information
Southern Arkansas University, Magnolia Magnolia (870) 235-4006 Request Information
University of Arkansas Community College, Batesville Batesville (870) 612-2070 Request Information
Black River Technical College, Pocahontas Pocahontas (870) 248-4000 Request Information
National Park Community College Hot Springs (501) 760-4160 Request Information
NorthWest Arkansas Community College Bentonville (479) 986-6790 Request Information
University of Arkansas, Fort Smith Fort Smith (479) 788-7843 Request Information
Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas, De Queen De Queen (870) 584-4471 Request Information
Crowley's Ridge Technical Institute Forrest City (870) 633-5411 Request Information
University of Arkansas Community College, Hope Hope (870) 777-5722 Request Information
Arkansas State University, Mountain Home Moutain Home (870) 508-6154 Request Information
Clark County Community Education Arkadelphia (870) 246-6337
Ash Flat Healthcare And Rehabilitation Center Ash Flat (870) 994-2341
Ahec-North Central Batesville (870) 621-2149
Ar Career Training Of The Ozarks Bella Vista (479) 876-5974
Arkansas Career Training Of The Ozarks Bella Vista (479) 831-2221
NorthWest Arkansas Community College Bentonville (479) 444-3058
Blytheville Charter School Blytheville (870) 763-7191
H.O.P.E. Healthcare CNA School Bryant (501) 213-0511
Arkansas Northeastern College – Burdette Burdette (870) 763-1486
Sau Tech – Magnolia High School Camden (870) 574-4490
Sau Tech Career Academy Camden (870) 574-4490
Clarksville Community Health And Rehab, LLC Clarksville (479) 754-8611
Ozark Health Foundation Clinton (501) 745-7004
Conway High School Conway (501) 450-4888
Crossett High School Crossett (870) 364-2625
Phillips Community College Of The U Of A Dewitt (870) 946-3506
Dierks Nursing And Rehab Inc. Dierks (870) 286-3100
Preferred Medical Staffing – Education Div Fayetteville (479) 582-0000
Sau Tech – Fordyce Fordyce (870) 574-4585
Golden Years Training Program Forrest City (870) 633-4260
Concept Professional Services Fort Smith (479) 434-6971
Prn Medical Services Educational Div Fort Smith (479) 785-9222
Gravette Med Pro CNA Program Gravette (479) 787-4180
Ahec-Nw At Harrison Harrison (870) 391-3140
Ar Career Training Institute – Hsrc Hot Springs (501) 624-4411
Aana – Cabot Jacksonville (501) 940-1914
Aana – Des Arc Jacksonville (501) 940-1914
Aana – Heber Springs Jacksonville (501) 940-1914
Aana – Lonoke Jacksonville (501) 940-1913
Aana – Mccrory Jacksonville (501) 940-1913
Aana – Melbourne Jacksonville (501) 940-1912
Aana – Pulaski County Jacksonville (501) 940-1912
Aana – Rison Jacksonville (501) 940-1911
Aana – Searcy Jacksonville (501) 940-1911
Aana – Star City Jacksonville (501) 940-1910
Heartbeat To Heartbeat Cna School Jacksonville (501) 562-6540
Nea Career And Technical Center Jonesboro (870) 933-5891
Nettleton High School Jonesboro (870) 910-7805
Schmieding Home Caregiver Training- Jonesboro Jonesboro (870) 207-7600
Lakeside Training Center Lake City (870) 237-8151
North Central Career Center Leslie (870) 447-6111
Arkansas State Hospital Little Rock (501) 683-0317
Dr. Emma K Rhodes Education Center Little Rock (501) 372-5490
Little Rock Job Corps Center Little Rock (501) 618-2534
Medlinc, Inc Little Rock (501) 492-7200
St. Vincent Health System Little Rock (501) 552-4890
Compassion Certified Nursing Assistant School Magnolia (870) 235-1414
Sau – Hot Springs Magnolia (870) 235-5073
Sau-Magnolia Continuing Education Magnolia (870) 235-4006
Sau-Quitman High School Magnolia (870) 235-5073
The Green House Cottages Of Wentworth Place Magnolia (870) 234-1361
Phcta – Arkadelphia Malvern (501) 249-0960
PHCTA – Ouachita Co Malvern (501) 304-1909
PHCTA – Saline County Malvern (501) 337-9155
Phcta-Malvern Malvern (501) 337-9155
Cna School Of Northeast Arkansas Marked Tree (870) 318-6961
New Educational Beginnings Mcgehee (870) 222-6442
Ozarka Technical College Melbourne (870) 368-2079
Rich Mountain Nursing & Rehab Center Mena (479) 394-3511
Monticello Occupational Education Center Monticello (870) 367-4060
Monticello Workforce Training Center Monticello (870) 367-7882
Mt View High School Career Center Mountain View (870) 269-7750
North Little Rock High School-West Natp N. Little Rock (501) 771-8100
Arkansas State University – Newport Newport (870) 512-7833
Arkansas Tech University – Ozark Ozark (479) 508-3340
Arkansas Northeastern College – Paragould Paragould (479) 239-3200
Rsb Nursing Assistant Training Program Paragould (870) 926-9496
Perry County C.N.A. Training Center Perryville (501) 889-2400
Integrity Healthcare Providers Pine Bluff (870) 718-0609
Olympic Healthcare Pine Bluff (870) 536-7060
Schmieding Home Caregiver Training – P.B. Pine Bluff (870) 879-1440
Southern Gff Career Pathways Pine Bluff (870) 535-6233
Hillcrest Community Education Prescott (870) 887-3811
Northeast Ar Innovative Trng Ctr Rector (870) 595-2300
Ouachita Job Corp Royal (501) 767-2707
River Valley Natp – Ola Russellville (479) 858-2290
Stella Manor Nursing & Rehab Center Russellville (479) 968-4141
Southfork River Therapy And Living Center Salem (870) 895-3817
White County Medical Center Searcy (501) 278-3189
Northwest Ar Community College Reg Tech Ctr Siloam Springs (479) 524-5134
Petra Allied Health – Hot Springs Springdale (501) 627-1906
Petra Allied Health – Springdale Springdale (479) 750-9876
Petra Allied Health-Fort Smith Springdale (479) 750-9876
Schmieding Home Caregiver Ttraining Center Springdale (479) 751-3043
M & M Education, Inc – Clarendon Stuttgart (870) 673-1657
M & M Education, Inc – Stuttgart Stuttgart (870) 673-1657
Schmieding – Texarkana Texarkana (870) 773-2030
Texarkana Nursing Academy Texarkana (870) 772-6860
Tuckerman High School Tuckerman (870) 349-2312
Walnut Ridge Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Walnut Ridge (870) 886-9022
Schmieding Home Caregiver Trng- W Memphis West Memphis (870) 735-1500
White Hall Nursing & Rehab Center White Hall (870) 247-0800
Sisters Education Wynne (870) 238-7941
St Cross Health Care Ed, LLC Wynne (870) 588-5772

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