CNA Classes in Maryland (MD)

To become a CNA in Maryland, first you need to meet some basic requirements. Then you pass your certification exam. This exam is managed by the Maryland Board of Nursing. Finally, your name will be added to the Maryland nurse aide registry.  Once added, you can start working as a CNA.

Eligibility

To enroll in a certification program in Maryland, you must:

  • Be at least 18.
  • Have a high school diploma or GED.
  • Clear a state and federal criminal background check.

Training and Testing

State-accredited CNA training programs take 3 months to complete. You’ll take 100-120 course hours.  This is divided between hands-on training and classroom study. You might be able to take the certification exam without first enrolling in a program if you:

  • Have an expired CNA license.
  • Earned a CNA license from another NNAAP state.
  • Completed a CNA training program in the past 12 months.
  • Are currently enrolled in nursing school.
  • Have completed course work in a nursing program and worked as a CNA in the past year.
  • Have a nursing degree from an accredited US institution.
  • Have a nursing degree from a foreign university and have an up-to-date foreign license.

Once you finish training, you have 4 attempts and 12 months to pass the exam.  If you fail, you must go through a CNA training program again.You can take a job as a nurse aide before being certified in Maryland. If you enroll in an approved CNA program, you can work in a health care center or nursing home for up to 120 days before getting your license. If you’re not certified within 120 days, however, you must cease work until you pass the exam.

Fees

CNA training in Maryland costs about $1,000. You also need to pay testing fees.If you work at an approved nursing home or care facility, your employer may pay for your training and testing fees. Exam fees are:

  • Written and skills test: $95
  • Written test only: $40
  • Skills test only: $55
  • Oral and skills test: $115
  • Oral exam only: $60
  • Background check fee: $57.25

License Renewal

Your CNA license will expire after 24 months. The Maryland Board of Nursing will send you a notification via USPS about 2 months before your license invalidates. You can renew your license by proving employment as a CNA.  If you’re not working at a nursing facility and haven’t worked as a CNA for the past 24 months, then you must pay a $40 reactivation fee.

Traditional Classes Training Centers

School City Phone
Garrett College Mchenry (301) 387-3000 Request Information
College of Southern Maryland, La Plata La Plata (301) 934-2251 Request Information
Harford Community College Bel Air (443) 412-2000 Request Information
Hagerstown Community College Hagerstown (240) 500-2000 Request Information
Frederick Community College Frederick (301) 846-2400 Request Information
Coppin State University Baltimore (410) 951-3000 Request Information
Anne Arundel Community College Arnold (410) 777-2222 Request Information
Baltimore City Community College Baltimore (410) 462-8300 Request Information
Montgomery College Takoma Park (301) 562-1398 Request Information
Carroll Community College Westminster (410) 386-8000 Request Information
The Community College of Baltimore County, Cantonsville Catonsville (443) 840-2222 Request Information
Wor-Wic Community College Salisbury (410) 334-2800 Request Information
Cecil College - North East North East (410) 287-1000 Request Information
Allegany College of Maryland, Cumberland Cumberland (301) 784-5000 Request Information
Chesapeake College, Wye Mills Wye Mills (410) 822-5400 Request Information
Howard Community College, Columbia Columbia (443) 518-1000 Request Information
Northern High School (Garrett County) Accident (301) 746-8668
Anne Arundel Medical Center Annapolis (443) 481-1000
Genesis Eldercare – Spa Creek Annapolis (410) 269-5100
American Red Cross Baltimore (410) 624-2000
Caroline Center Baltimore (410) 563-1303
Edmondson-Westside High School Baltimore (410) 396-0685
Gandhi-S Institute Of Health Found Baltimore (443) 341-6171
Genesis Eldercare – Cromwell Center Baltimore (410) 661-5955
Genesis Eldercare – Franklin Woods Baltimore (410) 391-2600
Genesis Eldercare- Heritage Center Baltimore (410) 282-6310
Johns Hopkins Bayview Geriatric Ctr. Baltimore (410) 550-0100
Levindale Geriatric Center Baltimore (410) 601-2400
Maryland Center For Arts & Tech Baltimore (410) 728-0679
Milford Mill Academy Baltimore (410) 887-0660
Patterson High School Baltimore (410) 396-9276
Sojourner-Douglas College Baltimore (410) 276-0306
Sollers Point High School Baltimore (410) 887-7075
St. Ambrose Outreach Ctr Baltimore
St. Elizabeth Reh & Nursing Center Baltimore (410) 646-6539
Bel Air Health & Rehab Bel Air (410) 879-1120
Harford Technical High Bel Air (410) 838-7300
Miss Healthcare Beltsville (301) 931-3235
Bladensburg High School Bladensburg (301) 887-6700
Fahrney Keedy Home Boonsboro (301) 733-6284
Tlc Nurse Aide Training Program Brentwood (301) 675-3480
Genesis Eldercare – Hammonds Lane Brooklyn Park (410) 636-3400
St. Thomas More Buckeystown (301) 874-9014
Dorchester County School Of Tech Cambridge (410) 901-6950
Genesis Eldercare – Chesapeake Woods Cambridge (410) 221-1400
Spring Grove Hospital Catonsville (410) 402-6000
Genesis Eldercare – Corsica Hills Centreville
Queen-S Anne County High School Centreville (410) 758-0500
Charlotte Hall Veterans Home Charlotte Hall (301) 884-8171
Columbia Nursing Assistant Columbia (443) 546-1240
Howard Community College & Howard County Public Schools Columbia (443) 518-1000
Center For Career & Technical Ed Cresaptown (301) 729-6486
Crofton Care & Rehab Center Crofton (410) 721-1000
Devlin Manor Cumberland (301) 724-1400
The Lion Center For Rehab & Extended Care Cumberland (301) 722-6272
Genesis Eldercare – The Pines Easton (410) 822-4000
Center Of Applied Technology-South Edgewater (410) 956-5900
Baltimore Academy Of Nursing Assistants Essex (410) 391-6668
Suitland High School Forestville (301) 817-0500
Frederick County Career & Tech Ctr Frederick (240) 236-8500
Genesis Eldercare – College View Frederick (301) 663-5181
Homewood At Crumland Farms, Frederick1 Frederick
Frostburg Village Frostburg (301) 689-7500
Morning Star Academy Gaithersburg (301) 977-7393
Prime Health Institute Gaithersburg (301) 208-3700
Baltimore Washington Medical Ctr. Glen Burnie (410) 787-4000
Goodwill Retirement Home Grantsville (301) 895-5194
Washington County Tech. High School Hagerstown (301) 766-8050
Western Maryland Hospital Center Hagerstown (301) 745-4200
Citizens Care Center Havre De Grace (410) 939-5500
Bethel Health Care Institute Hyattsville (301) 559-0200
Cambridge Nrsg. Asst. Trng. Academy Hyattsville (301) 853-9100
Fomen Nursing Asst Training Academy Hyattsville (301) 328-0423
Quality First Training Center Hyattsville (301) 270-5105
Genesis Eldercare – Laplata La Plata (301) 870-3125
Dominion Academy, Inc. Lanham (240) 770-7774
Nurseone, Inc. Lanham (301) 459-8899
Prince George-S Community College Largo (301) 336-6000
Aspire School Of Learning, Nursing Assistant Laurel (301) 604-3330
Demas Academy Laurel (301) 604-0008
Laurel High School Laurel (301) 497-2050
Dr. James A. Forrest Career & Tech Ctr Leonardtown (301) 475-0242
Egle Nursing & Rehab Lonaconing (301) 463-5451
Longview Nursing Home Manchester (410) 239-7139
Worcester Technical High School Newark (410) 632-5050
Cecil County School Of Technology North East (410) 996-6250
Dennett Road Manor Oakland (301) 334-8700
Oakland Nursing And Rehab Oakland (301) 334-2319
Southern High School (Garrett County) Oakland (301) 334-9447
Maryland Healthcare Training Center Owings Mills (410) 356-1353
Stein Academy Pikesville (410) 602-0666
Stein Academy – Cnna/Nurse Tech Pikesville (410) 602-0666
Calvert County Nursing Center Prince Frederick (410) 535-2300
Career & Tech Ctr/Calvert Public Schools Prince Frederick (410) 535-1700
Genesis Eldercare-Randallstown Randallstown (410) 655-7373
Caroline Career & Technology Center Ridgely (410) 479-0100
Calvert Manor Health Care Center Rising Sun (410) 658-6555
Genesis Eldercare- Crescent City Riverdale
Goldenstar Education Center Riverdale (301) 985-6050
The Nursing Assistant Academy Riverdale Park (240) 770-8251
Montgomery County Schools (Thomas Edison, Sherwood, Paint Branch, Watkins Mills, Kennedy High Schools) Rockville (301) 279-3617
Deer-S Head Hospital Center Salisbury (410) 543-4000
Genesis Eldercare – Salisbury Center Salisbury (410) 749-1466
Parkside High School/Wicomico County Public Schools Salisbury (410) 677-5143
Parkside High School-Health Occupations Salisbury (410) 677-5143
Center Of Applied Technology North Severn (410) 969-3100
Genesis Eldercare – Severna Park Severna Park (410) 544-4220
Care -Xpert Academy, LLC Silver Spring (301) 384-6011
Genesis Eldercare – Layhill Silver Spring (301) 871-2000
Genesis Eldercare – Woodside Silver Spring (301) 588-5544
Kahak Health Care Academy Silver Spring (301) 933-0050
Knowledge First Institute Silver Spring (301) 933-7474
Montgomery County Refugee Training Program At Northwood (Montgomery College) Silver Spring (301) 649-8050
Crossland High School Temple Hills (301) 449-4800
Healthcare Training Solutions Temple Hills (866) 745-0007
Stella Maris Timonium (410) 252-4500
Vision Allied Health Institute Towson (410) 321-5880
North Point High School For Science, Tech And Industry Waldorf (301) 753-1759
Moran Manor Westernport (301) 359-3000
J. M. Tawes Technical High School Westover (410) 651-2285
Kent County High School Worton (410) 778-4540

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