CNA Classes in Colorado (CO)

To become a CNA in Colorado, you have to take the training program. You must also pass the test.

The State Board of Nursing reviews and approves the programs.  They use the Pearson Vue group for testing. The standards of the ‘National Nurse Aide Assessment Program’ (NNAAP) are used for written and skill testing.

Requirements:

  • Must have a high school diploma or GED
  • Must pass a physical with drug test and TB test
  • Show proof of immunizations
  • Turn in the required forms to DADS and received approval letter
  • Pass a background check
  • Have a current CPR card

To Apply: 

  • RN or LPN without CNA certification can apply without taking the training
  • LPT, LPN or RN from other states can apply without taking the training
  • A nurse who has gone through training outside of the US can take the test
  • Nurses from other states who lack CNA certification can take the test
  • A CNA whose license has expired can take the test to reactivate his/her license

All others must take the training before taking the test.

Fees: 

The cost is between a few hundred dollars to $1000. If you are working while training, your employer will pay the fees.

  • Written and skill test- $95
  • Skills and Oral in Spanish/English- $95
  • Oral English/Spanish- $25
  • Written only- $25
  • Skills only- $70

Facts:

  • Programs are between 90 and 160 hours. They are divided between classroom lectures and clinical skills.
  • You can find sample test questions here.
  • You have 120 days to complete the training and qualify for the test.
  • You will be registered on the Nurse Aide Registry after passing the written (oral) and skill tests. You must take the test within a period of 24 months.

The CNA certification expires in two years. It must be renewed every two years. You will get a notice in the mail 2-3 months before it expires. Contact the CNA registry to renew.

Traditional Classes Training Centers

School City Phone
Southwest Colorado Community College Mancos (970) 564-6207 Request Information
Aims Community College, Greeley Greeley (970) 330-8008 Request Information
Northeastern Junior College Sterling (970) 351-6701 Request Information
Morgan Community College Fort Morgan (970) 542-3100 Request Information
Arapahoe Community College Littleton (303) 797-5962 Request Information
Pima Medical Institute, Denver Denver (303) 426-1800 Request Information
Colorado Northwestern Community College Craig (970) 824-1104 Request Information
Pikes Peak Community College Colorado Springs (719) 502-3034 Request Information
College Of Eastern Utah Cortez (970) 565-1601 Request Information
Front Range Community College Westminster (303) 404-5261 Request Information
Delta Montrose Technical College Delta (970) 874-6519 Request Information
Pickens Technical College Aurora (303) 344-4910 Request Information
Pueblo Community College Pueblo (719) 549-3295 Request Information
Trinidad State Junior College, Alamosa Alamosa (719) 589-7000 Request Information
Community College Of Denver Denver (303) 365-8394 Request Information
Emily Griffith Technical College Denver (720) 423-4700 Request Information
Lamar Community College Lamar (719) 336-6642 Request Information
Warren Tech – North Arvada (303) 982-8642
Pickens Technical College – Hste Aurora (303) 344-4910
Boulder Technical Education Center Boulder (720) 561-5588
Brighton High School – Hste Brighton (303) 655-4126
Agape Angelicum School Of Nursing Arts, Inc. Broomfield (720) 938-6734
Morgan Community College — Burlington Burlington (719) 346-9300
Hildebrand Care Center Canon City (719) 275-8656
Pueblo Community College – Fremont Campus Canon City (719) 296-6117
Littleton Public Schools Health Sciences Technology Centennial
South Denver School Of Nursing Arts Centennial (303) 945-4203
Academy Of Medical & Health Science Colorado Springs (719) 358-6074
Avanza Training Colorado Springs (719) 362-7711
Beo Nurse Aide Training Program Colorado Springs (719) 385-0200
Centennial Nurse Aide Training Program Colorado Springs (719) 597-7601
Collegeamerica – Colorado Springs Colorado Springs (719) 622-3600
Front Range Nurse Aide Training Program Colorado Springs (719) 648-1020
Ntsoc Nurse Aide Training Program (Formerly Tsoc) Colorado Springs (719) 574-5562
Pikes Peak Community College – Post Secondary Colorado Springs (719) 502-3339
Collegeamerica – Denver Denver (303) 300-8740
Community Health Institute Denver (303) 307-8855
Emily Griffith Technical College – Extended Home Health Aide Denver (720) 423-4700
Emily Griffith Technical Collegehome Health Aide Denver (720) 423-4700
Fred N. Thomas Career Education Center Middle College Denver (720) 423-6630
National American Univeristy Denver (303) 876-7100
New Beginning Nursing Assistant Program Denver (303) 333-2748
Rejuv Academy Denver (303) 337-6030
St. Joseph Hospital Foundation Denver (303) 837-7435
St. Lukes Ministry Denver (720) 937-7023
Stillwater Executive Institute – Denver Denver (303) 753-7577
Weisbrod Memorial County Hospital And Nursing Home (Kiowa County District Hospital) Eads (719) 438-5401
Colorado Mountain College Vail Edwards (970) 569-2900
Caring Hands, Inc. Estes Park (970) 586-3118
Estes Park Medical Center Estes Park (970) 586-2317
Pikes Peak Community College – Falcon Nurse Aide Training Program Falcon (719) 495-1149
Florence High School – Hste Florence (719) 784-6414
Front Range Community College Larimer – Med Fort Collins (970) 204-8222
Geriatric Education Centre (Formerly Columbine Health Systems) Fort Collins (970) 494-6455
Aims Community College — Fort Lupton Fort Lupton (970) 330-8008
Morgan Community College – Hste Fort Morgan (970) 542-3100
Summit High School Health Sciences Frisco (970) 368-1100
Larchwood Inns Grand Junction (970) 245-0022
Western Colorado Area Health Education Center Grand Junction (970) 434-5474
Western Colorado Community College Grand Junction (970) 255-2600
Western Colorado Community College Med Prep Grand Junction (970) 255-2600
Aims Community College – Hste Greeley (970) 330-8008
Fairacres Manor Greeley (970) 353-3370
Senior Living Community At Gunnison Valley Health Gunnison (970) 641-0702
Holly Nursing Care Center Holly (719) 537-6555
Red Rocks Community College Lakewood (303) 914-6627
Stillwater Institute – Lakewood Lakewood (303) 233-8488
St. Vincent Nurse Aide Training Program Leadville (719) 486-0230
Morgan Community College – Limon Limon (719) 775-8873
Career Development Center Longmont (303) 772-3333
Front Range Community College Longmont Longmont (303) 678-3891
Life Care Center Of Longmont Longmont (303) 776-5000
Aims Community College — Loveland Loveland (970) 339-6281
Front Range Community College Larimer – Post Secondary Loveland (970) 613-7580
Valley Inn Mancos (970) 533-9031
New Directions Northglenn (303) 920-1170
Pagosa Springs Medical Center Pagosa Springs (719) 731-3700
Academy Of Medical & Health Science Pueblo (719) 565-0020
Colorado Mountain College – West Garfield Rifle (970) 625-1871
Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home Rifle (970) 625-0842
Good Samaritan Society – Simla Simla (719) 541-2269
Southeast Colorado Hospital & Long Term Care Ctr Springfield (719) 523-4501
Yampa Valley Medical Center/Doak Walker Care Center Steamboat Springs (970) 870-1208
Devonshire Acres Ltd Sterling (970) 522-4888
Northeastern Junior College – Hste Sterling (970) 521-6748
Bollman Technical Education Center Thornton (720) 972-5845
Katelens Health Care Education Walsenburg (719) 248-6914
Ann Rose School Of Nursing Arts, Inc. Westminster (303) 650-2994
Westminster High School Health Studies Westminster (303) 428-9541
Wheat Ridge Regional Center Wheat Ridge (303) 463-2500
Morgan Community College – Wray Wray (970) 332-5755
Yuma Life Care Center Yuma (970) 848-5804

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