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CNA Classes in Wyoming (WY)

To be certified as a nurse aide in Wyoming, you need to complete a training program that’s approved by the state nursing board. Then you can sit for the NNAAP exam. Once you pass the test, your name is added to the state’s CNA registry. The Wyoming Department of Health manages the registry.

Eligibility

To apply for a CNA course, you must:

  • Be at least 18.
  • Pass a criminal background and fingerprint check that meets Board of Nursing specifications.
  • Have a high school diploma or GED.
  • Provide proof of up-to-date vaccines, including Hepatitis B.
  • Meet general health requirements.
  • Pass a complete physical, including a drug and TB test.

Training and Testing

The Wyoming Department of Health website has a full list of approved CNA training programs. Training entails at least 64 hours of classroom learning and 36 hours of clinical work.

Once you’re done with training, you can apply for the CNA exam. To do so, you’ll fill out two applications:

  • The Wyoming Nursing Assistant Certification Examination form. This is sent to the Wyoming Board of Nursing.
  • The Nurse Assistant Examination Registration form. This is sent to the American Red Cross.

The American Red Cross will send you a confirmation letter that you must present on the day of the exam. The American Red Cross and Pearson VUE jointly oversee the test.

You might be exempt from CNA training if:

  • You’re certified in another state.
  • You completed CNA training in another state.
  • You completed at least 1 semester of an RN or LPN program.

Fees

CNA courses in Wyoming cost $250-$400. If you work in a nursing home, you’re exempt from training and testing fees.

Exam fees are:

  • Written and skills testing (Spanish or English): $98
  • Oral and skills testing (Spanish or English): $98
  • Skills retesting: $65
  • Written retesting: $33
  • Oral retesting (Spanish or English): $33

Other fees include:

  • Criminal background check: $60
  • Application fee: $60

Certificate Renewal

In Wyoming, a CNA license is good for 1 year. A renewal form is published on the nursing board website on or before October 1. You must renew by December 31, or you’ll have to pay a late fee.

You also have to show that you’ve worked as a paid CNA for at least 16 hours, and took at least 24 hours of continuing education in the last year.

Key Facts

  • If you don’t pass the exam within 2 years of finishing your CNA program, you must reenroll in training.
  • If you’re hired by a nursing home with 12 months of getting your license, your employer will reimburse your training and testing fees.
  • You’re exempt from tuition and fees if you already work in a nursing facility when you start training.
  • You can work as a CNA in a nursing home for up to 4 months before you get your license. However, if you aren’t added to the state registry within those 120 days, you’ll have to stop working until you’re certified.

Traditional Classes Training Centers

School City Phone
Laramie County Community College Cheyenne 778-1267 Request Information
Northwest College Powell 754-6479 Request Information
Eastern Wyoming College Torrington 532-8247 Request Information
Casper College Casper 268-2717 Request Information
Central Wyoming College Riverton 855-2128 Request Information
Western Wyoming Community College Rock Springs 382-1801 Request Information
WWCC Outreach-Afton Afton 382-1801
NWC Outreach-Basin Basin 754-6479
Wyoming Retirement Center Basin 568-2431
NWCCD Outreach-Buffalo High School Buffalo 674-6446
NWCCD Sheridan College Outreach Buffalo Buffalo 674-6446
Climb Wyoming Casper Office Casper (307) 237-2855
CNA Cares Enterprises Casper 234-8381
Poplar Living Center Casper 237-2561
Central High School (LCSD #1) Cheyenne 771-2216
College of America Cheyenne 432-9200
East High School (LCSD #1) Cheyenne 7712663x2160
HCP Education Center Cheyenne 778-8861
Laramie County School District #1 – South High School Cheyenne 7712410ext.22607
Laramie County School District #1 – Triumph High School Cheyenne 771-2500
NWC Outreach – Cody Cody 754-6479
West Park Hospital LTC Cody 578-2415
EWC Outreach-Douglas Douglas 532-8247
Fremont County BOCES – Dubois Douglas 856-2028
JALH Health Services LLC – Douglas Outreach Douglas (307) 851-5000
Stapleton Consultants Douglas (970) 948-0221
Fremont County BOCES – WY Indian High School Ethete 856-2028
WWCC Outreach-Evanston Evanston 382-1801
Pioneer Manor/Campbell County Memorial Hospital Gillette 682-4709
Castle Rock ConvalescentCenter Green River 872-4600
CWC Outreach – Jackson High School Jackson (307) 855-2128
CWC Outreach-Jackson Jackson 855-2128
CWC Outreach-Jackson High School Jackson 855-2128
South Lincoln Nursing Center Kemmerer (307) 877-5717
WWCC Outreach-Kemmerer Kemmerer 382-1801
FCSD Outreach Pathfinder Lander 856-2024
Rothwell Training Center Lander 856-2028
Westward Heights Care Center Lander (307) 332-5560
Albany County School District #1 Laramie 742-5107
LCCC at Albany County Laramie 778-1267
Northwest College – Lovell Outreach Lovell 754-6479
Eastern Wyoming College – Lusk Campus Lusk (307) 532-8247
WWCC Outreach-Lyman Lyman 382-1801
WWCC Outreach-Mountain View Mountain View 382-1801
EWC Outreach-Newcastle Newcastle 532-8247
Weston County Health Services Newcastle 746-2793
Fremont County BOCES – Wind River High School Pavillion 856-2028
WWCC Outreach-Pinedale Pinedale 382-1801
Powell Valley Hospital Powell 754-2267
Carbon Co Higher Education Center – Vocational Core Rawlins 328-9274
Fremont County BOCES Riverton 856-2028
Fremont County BOCES – Riverton High School/BOCES Riverton 856-2028
JALH Health Services LLC Riverton (307) 851-5000
JALH Health Services LLC – Laramie Outreach Riverton (307) 851-5000
Sage View Care Center Rock Springs 362-3780
Stapleton Consultants – Rock Springs Program Rock Springs (970) 948-0221
Deseret Health and Rehab" Saratoga 851-5000
NWCCD Outreach-Sheridan H.S. Sheridan 674-6446
NWCCD -Sheridan College Sheridan 674-6446
Sheridan Manor Sheridan 674-4416
Fremont County BOCES – Shoshoni Shoshoni 856-2028
Eastern Wyoming College – Sundance Campus Sundance 532-8247
CWC Outreach-Thermopolis Thermopolis 855-2128
Stapleton Consultants – Thermopolis Program Thermopolis (970) 948-0221
Thermopolis High School Thermopolis 856-2028
Eastern Wyoming College- Wheatland Outreach Campus Wheatland 532-8247
Northwest College – Worland Outreach Worland 754-6474

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