CNA Classes in Florida (FL)

There is no need for formal training to take the CNA test in Florida. There are steps to take in order to get a job as a CNA, though.

Requirements: 

Candidates must meet the requirements set by the Florida Department of Health before they can take a training program required to earn the certification:

  • 18 years old or older
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Pass a Level 2 background check with fingerprinting
  • No criminal record

To Apply:

You can get certified in one of the following ways:

  • If you have taken and failed the test three times, you have to take the training program;
  • Attend the training program and pass the test;
  • Enroll in a CNA program at a nursing home and qualify for the test; or
  • You may use “reciprocity” from other states pending approval by the state.

All the state approved training programs are listed here.

The National Council of State Boards require you to take a training program of at least 75 hours. It is divided between classroom and clinical lectures. Most of the programs run for around 6-12 weeks. On the job training is offered by some nursing homes.

Fees:

Training costs between $400 and $800.

Costs are as follows:

  • Processing fee- $25
  • Criminal background check- $40.50
  • Written and Skill Test- $93
  • Oral Written test and Skill test- $97

Renewal:

CNA certificates expire every two years and must be renewed. You will receive a reminder in the mail 120 days before it expires.

Facts:

  • The test can be taken in English or Spanish at the same cost.
  • Prometric administers the test. The test includes a written section and a clinical section. The written part has 50 multiple choice questions. Out of 19 clinical tasks, you choose and perform 3.
  • You must take the test within 24 months of completing the training program.
  • Certain crimes may prevent you from taking the test. You can apply for an exemption.
  • It costs $25 to change the given address with the state registry.
  • CNA certification remains valid only if you work at least 12 hours every calendar year.
  • If you don’t have a CNA license, you can work as a CNA for up to 120 days if:
    • you have enrolled in or finished a program;
    • you have taken the CNA exam but haven’t received the certificate yet; or
    • you have confirmation of valid CNA in another state.

Traditional Classes Training Centers

School City Phone
Florida Gateway College Lake City (386) 754-4362 Request Information
Cambridge Institute of Allied Health & Technology Altamonte Springs (407) 265-8383 Request Information
Washington - Holmes Technical Center Chipley (850) 638-1180 Request Information
Locklin Technical Center Milton (850) 983-5700 Request Information
Palm Beach State College Lake Worth (561) 868-3560 Request Information
Total International Career Institute Hialeah (305) 681-6622 Request Information
Lee County High Tech Center - Central Ft Myers (239) 334-4544 Request Information
Daytona College Ormond Beach (386) 267-0565 Request Information
Atlantic Technical Center Coconut Creek (754) 321-5156 Request Information
Santa Fe College, Gainesville Gainesville (352) 395-5731 Request Information
First Coast Technical College Palatka (386) 326-9000 Request Information
First Coast Technical College St Augustine (904) 547-3470 Request Information
Indian River State College Fort Pierce (772) 462-7570 Request Information
Indian River State College Fort Pierce (772) 462-7570 Request Information
Orlando Tech Orlando (407) 246-7060 Request Information
Manatee Technical Institute, Main Campus Bradenton (941) 752-8100 Request Information
Lorenzo Walker Institute of Technology Naples (239) 377-0900 Request Information
Miami Dade College Miami (305) 237-4039 Request Information
Robert Morgan Educational Center Miami (305) 253-9920 Request Information
Advance Science Institute Hialeah (305) 827-5452 Request Information
Daytona State College Daytona Beach (386) 506-3726 Request Information
Charlotte Technical Center Port Charlotte (941) 255-7500 Request Information
International Training Careers Miami (305) 263-9696 Request Information
Institute Of Healthcare Professions West Palm Beach (561) 758-2299 Request Information
Mcfatter Technical Center Davie (754) 321-5864 Request Information
Saint Johns River State College Palatka (386) 312-3417 Request Information
Brevard Community College Cocoa (321) 433-7584 Request Information
Azure College Miami (850) 751-0001 Request Information
Florida Keys Community College Tavernier (305) 809-3268 Request Information
Pasco - Hernando Community College New Port Richey (727) 847-2727 Request Information
Traviss Career Center Lakeland (863) 499-2700 Request Information
North Florida Community College Madison (850) 973-9427 Request Information
Angley College, Deland Deland (386) 740-1215 Request Information
Withlacoochee Technical Institute Inverness (352) 726-2430 Request Information
Pensacola State College Pensacola (850) 484-2254 Request Information
Lake Technical Center Eustis (352) 589-2250 Request Information
Sheridan Technical Center Hollywood (754) 321-5480 Request Information
Camelot Healthcare Training Institute Altamonte Springs (407) 770-0445
Seminole State College Altamonte Springs (407) 404-6081
Desoto County Nursing Program Arcadia (863) 993-1333
Desoto High School Health Science Academ Arcadia (863) 494-3434
Luster All Pastoral Care And Cultural Ce Bartow (863) 533-2359
Bell High School Academy Of Health Relat Bell (352) 463-3232
Techni-Pro Institute Boca Raton (561) 395-1444
Palm Beach Vocational Institute Boynton Beach (561) 966-0551
South Tech Academy Boynton Beach (561) 301-4926
Sunshine Academy Boynton Beach (561) 715-6217
Manatee Technical Institute- East Campus Bradenton (941) 752-8100
Manatee Technical Institute- Nursing Hom Bradenton (941) 752-8100
Manatee Technical Institute- Practical N Bradenton (941) 752-8100
Med-Life Institute Bradenton (941) 896-8883
Southwest Florida Technical Institute Bradenton (941) 447-5308
Brandon Adult Community School Brandon (813) 744-8131
Bronson High School Bronson (352) 493-6011
Central High School Brooksville (352) 797-7020
Hernando High School Brooksville (352) 797-7015
Nature Coast Technical High School Brooksville (352) 797-7000
West Nassau High School- Nassau County Callahan (904) 879-3461
Ida S. Baker High School Cape Coral (239) 458-6690
Lee County High Tech Center North Cape Coral (239) 466-0757
Mariner High School Cape Coral (239) 772-3324
Chiefland High School Chiefland (352) 493-6011
College Of Central Florida Chiefland (352) 493-9533
Noel Academic For Health Career City Of Sunrise (954) 530-5895
Ultimate Medical Academy-Clearwater Clearwater (727) 298-8685
East Ridge High School Clermont (352) 242-2080
Lake-Sumter Community College-South Lake Clermont (352) 243-5722
Coconut Creek High School Coconut Creek
Florida Medical Training Institute- Cora Coral Springs (954) 752-1414
Wakulla High School Crawfordville (850) 926-7125
Dixie Academy Of Health Careers Cross City (352) 498-6150
Academy Of Health Careers- Crystal River Crystal River (352) 795-4641
Vintex Training Institute, Inc. – Cutler Cutler Bay (786) 293-0092
Moore-Mickens Education Center Dade City (352) 524-9000
Pasco High School Dade City (352) 524-5500
A.N.I. Vocational Health Institute Davie (954) 990-5483
Professional Development And Training Ce Daytona Beach (386) 239-9755
Deerfield Beach High School Deerfield Beach
Walton Career Development Center Defuniak Springs (850) 892-1241
Alpi Technical Education Center Deland (863) 956-3491
Flc Healthcare Academy Delray Beach (561) 414-0269
Jn Vocational Academy, Inc. Delray Beach (561) 330-6530
Lazarre And Duverger School Of Health An Delray Beach (561) 455-7740
Caregiver Education East Naples (239) 331-4923
Lincoln Technical Institute Fern Park (407) 673-7406
Fernandina Beach High School- Nassau Cou Fernandina Beach (904) 261-5713
Ankod Technical Institute Fort Lauderdale (954) 776-4110
Coral Ridge Training School Fort Lauderdale (954) 561-2022
Florida Nursing Assistance Academy Fort Lauderdale (954) 733-5334
Marlene’S Training Center Fort Lauderdale (954) 533-9608
Stranahan High School Fort Lauderdale
South Fort Myers High School Fort Myers (239) 561-0060
West Lawrence School Of Nursing Fort Myers (239) 672-0288
St. Lucie West Centennial High School Fort Pierce (772) 429-3600
Express Training Services Ft Myers (239) 278-3800
Horizon Healthcare Institute Ft Myers (239) 839-0979
Academy Of Health Professions Gainesville (352) 955-6707
City College-Gainesville Gainesville (352) 335-4000
Express Training Services, LLC Gainesville (352) 338-1193
Gainesville Job Corps Gainesville (352) 377-2555
South Lake High School Groveland (352) 394-1972
Hallandale High School Hallandale
Compu-Med Vocational Careers, Corp.- Hia Hialeah (305) 888-9200
Hialeah Adult Education Center Hialeah (305) 822-1500
Hialeah Senior High School Hialeah (305) 822-1500
Miami Lakes Senior High- Hialeah Hialeah (305) 823-1330
More Tech Business Hialeah (305) 231-2520
Westland Hialeah Senior High School Hialeah (305) 818-3000
Anclote High School Holiday (727) 246-3000
Hollywood Hills High School Hollywood
Pines Vocational Training Institute, Inc Hollywood (954) 367-6733
Homestead Senior High School Homestead (305) 245-7000
South Dade Magnet High School Homestead (305) 247-4244
Fivay High School- Pasco County Hudson (727) 246-4000
Hudson High School Hudson (813) 794-2201
Immokalee Technical Center Immokalee (239) 377-4531
A. Philip Randolph Health Science Academ Jacksonville (904) 924-3011
Albert Z. Fleet Geriatric Training Cente Jacksonville (904) 260-1818
All Saints Vocational School, Inc Jacksonville (904) 772-1220
Andrew Jackson High School Jacksonville (904) 630-6950
Concorde Career Institute Jacksonville (904) 725-0525
Florida Coast Career Tech Jacksonville (904) 766-6524
Florida Medical Training Institute- Jack Jacksonville (904) 779-6000
Rose Training Institute, Inc-Jacksonvill Jacksonville (904) 722-0082
Southern Career College Jacksonville (904) 724-2229
Jensen Beach High School Jensen Beach (772) 232-3500
Jupiter High School Jupiter (561) 744-7978
Keystone Heights High School Keystone Heights (352) 473-1489
Gateway High School Health And Medical S Kissimmee (407) 935-3600
Osceola High School Kissimmee (407) 518-5400
Professional Academy Of Health Kissimmee (407) 870-9423
Rose Training Institute-Kissimmee(Previo Kissimmee (863) 292-8101
Technical Education Center Osceola Kissimmee (407) 344-5080
Edison State College-Hendry/Glades Cente Labelle (239) 489-9214
Union County High School- Health Occupat Lake Butler (386) 496-3040
Columbia High School Lake City (386) 755-8080
Capscare, Inc Dba Capscare Academy For H Lake Worth (561) 346-0547
Haitian-American West Indies Training Ce Lake Worth (561) 540-9070
Lake Worth Community High School Lake Worth (561) 533-6300
Medical Institute Of South Florida Lake Worth (561) 493-5022
Park Vista Community High School Lake Worth (561) 491-8400
Tropical Medical Training Institute Lake Worth (561) 201-8259
Elite Health Care Institute, Inc. Lakeland (863) 669-5373
Christian International School Of Health Largo (727) 498-8200
Mary Seacole Vocational Lauder Hill (954) 964-7674
Boyd Anderson High School Lauderdale Lakes (754) 322-0200
Center For Career Training Lauderdale Lakes (954) 731-7475
Faith Christian Fellowship Training Inst Lauderdale Lakes (954) 484-8440
West Broward School For Nursing Assistan Lauderhill (954) 572-8955
Lake-Sumter Community College Leesburg (352) 365-3516
South Dade Skill Center Leisure City (305) 247-7839
Suwannee Hamilton Technical Center Live Oak (386) 647-4200
O’Reggio Technical Career Institute, Inc Margate (561) 876-9221
Sunshine Career Institute Margate (954) 582-5332
Chipola College-Health Sciences Program Marianna (850) 718-2278
Marianna High School Marianna (850) 482-9605
Brevard Community College- Melbourne Hig Melbourne (321) 952-5880
Brevard Community College- Palm Bay High Melbourne (321) 952-5900
Harris Casel Institute Melbourne (321) 676-4066
Florida Medical Training Institute- Melb Melbourne (321) 751-9696
Keiser University-Melbourne Melbourne (321) 409-4801
Harris Casel Institute Merritt Island (321) 676-4066
Active Health Review Training Miami (305) 648-3293
American Adult Community Education Cente Miami (305) 557-3770
American Senior High School Miami (305) 557-3770
Booker T. Washington Senior High School Miami (305) 324-8900
Compu-Med Vocational Careers, Corp- Miam Miami (305) 553-2898
Cope Center North Miami (305) 836-3300
Coral Reef Senior High School Miami (305) 232-2044
D.A. Dorsey Education Center Miami (305) 693-2490
Dmw Cope Center South Miami (305) 233-1044
English Center Miami (305) 445-7731
Felix Varela Senior High School Miami (305) 752-7900
Florida Education Institute Miami (305) 263-9990
Florida Medical Training Institute- Miam Miami (305) 715-0377
Florida Vocational Institute Miami (305) 665-1911
G. Holmes Braddock Senior High School Miami (305) 225-9729
Genesis Vocational Institute Miami (786) 473-9691
Health Education Training School Miami (305) 742-5545
Health Tech Learning Center Miami (754) 423-5482
Institute For Nursing Assistants Miami (305) 883-0633
Interamerican Technical Institute Miami (305) 554-9281
International Institute For Health Care Miami (561) 394-5822
John A. Ferguson Senior High School Miami (305) 408-2700
Life Line Med Training Miami (305) 273-0011
Lindsey Hopkins Technical Education Cent Miami (305) 324-6070
Miami Central Senior High School Miami (305) 696-4161
Miami Edison Senior High School Miami (305) 751-7337
Miami Jackson Adult Education Miami (305) 634-2621
Miami Jackson Senior High School Miami (305) 634-2621
Miami Lakes Education Center High School Miami (305) 557-1100
Miami Northwestern Adult Center Miami (305) 836-0991
Miami Northwestern Senior High Miami (305) 836-0991
Miami Sunset Adult Education Miami (305) 385-4255
Miami-Dade County Public Schools Miami (305) 995-1835
North Miami Adult Center Miami (786) 229-7782
Sunshine Training Center Miami (305) 338-2957
Vintex Training Institute, Inc.- Miami Miami (305) 981-0303
Vocational Institute Of Florida Miami (305) 200-9379
William H. Turner Technical Arts High Sc Miami (305) 691-8324
Yechanlaz Instituto Vocacional Miami (305) 264-4941
5 Star Training Center, Inc. Miami Beach (305) 947-8141
Miami Carol City Sr. High School Miami Gardens (305) 621-5681
Miami Lakes Educational Center Miami Lakes (305) 557-1100
Middleburg High School Middleburg (904) 272-3831
Concorde Career Institute Miramar (954) 731-8880
Everglades High School Miramar
Miramar High School Miramar
Trinity Vocational School Miramar (954) 986-1794
Med-Life Institute- Naples Naples (239) 732-1300
Gulf High School New Port Richey (727) 774-3300
James W. Mitchell High School New Port Richey (727) 774-9200
Marchman Technical Education Center New Port Richey (727) 774-1700
Affordable Training D/B/A Of Faye T. Eva North Jacksonville (904) 378-0102
Center For Professional Training And Dev North Miami (305) 895-6544
Excel Institute North Miami (305) 892-6666
Fmi Career School North Miami (305) 655-0013
International Academy Training Center, I North Miami (786) 303-8181
Lincoln Technical Institute North Saint Petersburg (407) 673-7406
Sunlake High School O Lakes (813) 346-1000
Caregivers Of Broward Training Institute Oakland Park (954) 733-7211
Beeline Medical Training Ocala (352) 624-0283
College Of Central Florida Ocala (352) 854-2322
College Of Central Florida-Hampton Ocala (352) 854-2322
Community Technical And Adult Education Ocala (352) 671-7200
Indian River State College- Dixie Hendry Okeechobee (772) 462-7570
Okeechobee High School Okeechobee (863) 462-5000
Orange Park High School-Academy Of Healt Orange Park (904) 272-8110
Sts Training Services Orange Park (904) 272-4330
Center For Professional Training And Dev Orlando (407) 841-2860
Concorde Career Insitute- Orlando Orlando (407) 812-3060
Cypress Creek High School Medical Academ Orlando (407) 852-3400
Duval Training Institute Orlando (407) 558-6124
Florida Healthcare Academy Orlando (407) 275-5880
Matrix Educational Center Orlando (407) 420-2125
Orlando Academy School Of Health Profess Orlando (407) 240-2800
William R. Boone High School-Health Care Orlando (407) 893-7200
Brevard Community College- Bayside High Palm Bay (321) 956-5000
Brevard Community College- Palm Bay Camp Palm Bay (321) 433-7584
Vocational Training Institute Palm Bay (754) 423-5482
Academy For Nursing And Health Occupatio Palm Beach (561) 683-1400
Palm Beach Gardens High School Palm Beach (561) 434-7300
Royal Palm Beach Community High School Palm Beach (561) 792-8659
Flagler Technical Institute Palm Coast (386) 447-4345
Palm Harbor University High School Palm Harbor (727) 669-1131
Tom P. Haney Technical Center Panama City (850) 747-5500
George Stone Technical Center Pensacola (850) 941-6200
Pensacola School Of Massage Therapy And Pensacola (850) 474-1330
West Florida High School Of Advanced Tec Pensacola (850) 941-6221
Plant City Adult And Community School Plant City (813) 707-7147
Plant City High School Plant City (813) 757-9370
Simmons Career Center Plant City (813) 707-7430
Carleen Home Health School Plantation (954) 476-9090
Safety Keeper Career Training Institute Plantation (954) 584-5862
Advanced Health Care Institute Pompano Beach (754) 246-8175
Blanche Ely High School Pompano Beach
James International Academy Of Health Pompano Beach (954) 785-4459
Med-Life Insitute- Pompano Beach Pompano Beach (954) 943-8667
Progressive Training Center Pompano Beach (954) 946-2022
Gulf Coast State College Port Saint Joe (850) 227-9670
Treasure Coast High School Port Saint Lucie (772) 807-4320
Gadsden Technical Institute Quincy (850) 875-8324
Homer Altidor Riviera Beach (561) 840-9643
Inlet Grove Community High School Riviera Beach (561) 881-4600
Estero High School Road Estero (239) 947-9400
American Red Cross- Space Coast Chapter Rockledge (321) 890-1007
Brevard Community College- Rockledge Hig Rockledge (321) 636-3711
East Lee County High School S. Lehigh Acres (239) 369-2932
St. Cloud High School Saint Cloud (407) 891-3100
Baker County High School Saint Mary (904) 259-6286
Academy Of Health Careers At Seminole Hi Sanford (407) 320-5063
American Red Cross, Southwest Florida Ch Sarasota (941) 379-9300
Sarasota County Technical Institute- Hig Sarasota (941) 924-1365
Sarasota County Technical Institute- Psa Sarasota (941) 924-1365
Sarasota County Technical Institute-Pn 4 Sarasota (941) 924-1365
Sebastian River High School Sebastian (772) 564-4253
Armwood High School Seffner (813) 744-8040
Freedom Square Learning Center Seminole (727) 398-0199
Career Learning Institute South Clearwater (800) 301-2104
Boca Ciega High School South Gulfport (727) 893-2780
Taylor Technical Institute South Perry (850) 838-2545
Pinellas Technical Education Center South Saint Petersburg (727) 893-2500
Springstead High School Spring Hill (352) 797-7010
Bradford-Union Area Career Technical Cen Starke (904) 966-6764
Plantation High School Street Plantation
Indian River State College- Chastain Cam Stuart (772) 462-7570
Martin County High School Stuart (772) 219-1800
South Fork High School Stuart (772) 219-1840
Lake-Sumter Community College-Sumter Sumterville (352) 568-0001
Sumter County Adult Community Education Sumterville (352) 793-5719
Piper High School Sunrise
Florida State University Schools Tallahassee (850) 245-3700
Lively Technical Center Tallahassee (850) 487-7648
Southeastern School Of Health Sciences Tallahassee (850) 222-0020
Tallahassee Community College 444 Appley Tallahassee (850) 201-8313
Aguilas International Medical Institute, Tampa (813) 871-2407
Alonso High School Tampa (813) 356-1525
Bowers/Whitley Career Center Tampa (813) 558-1750
Concorde Career Institute- Tampa Tampa (813) 874-0094
Erwin Technical Center Tampa (813) 231-1848
Erwin Technical Center Tampa (813) 231-1800
Florida Medical Training Institute- Tamp Tampa (813) 871-3684
Gaither High School Tampa (813) 975-7340
Hillsborough Community College-Brandon Tampa (813) 259-6520
Hillsborough Community College-Dale Mabr Tampa (813) 259-6520
Learey Technical Center Tampa (813) 231-1847
Leto Adult And Community School Tampa (813) 356-1010
Leto High School Tampa (813) 872-5300
South County Career Center- School Distr Tampa (813) 231-1886
Tampa Bay Tech (Tbt) Health Academy (Day Tampa (813) 744-8360
Tampa Bay Tech Adult And Community Schoo Tampa (813) 744-8360
Ultimate Medical Academy-Tampa Tampa (813) 386-6350
Wharton High School Tampa (813) 631-4710
Leesburg High School- Lake County School Tavares (352) 253-6515
Tavares High School Tavares (352) 253-6515
Brevard Community College- Astronaut Hig Titusville (321) 264-3000
Brevard Community College- Titusville Ca Titusville (321) 433-7584
Brevard Community College- Titusville Hi Titusville (321) 264-3100
Bloomingdale High School Valrico (813) 744-8018
Indian River State College- Mueller Camp Vero Beach (772) 462-7570
School District Of Indian River County- Vero Beach (772) 564-4970
Treasure Coast Medical Academy, Inc. Vero Beach (772) 564-7190
Vero Beach High School Vero Beach (772) 564-5509
Choice Technical Center Walton Beach (850) 833-3544
Hardee Senior High School Wauchula (863) 773-3181
Wiregrass Ranch High School Wesley Chapel (813) 346-6091
Excelsior School Of Health Careers West Palm Beach (561) 543-2859
Family Care Training Center West Palm Beach (561) 242-0150
Palm Beach Lakes Community High School 3 West Palm Beach (561) 640-5000
T&T Academy Of Health Services, Inc. West Palm Beach (561) 688-5113
Victoria Medical College West Palm Beach (561) 253-1277
Williston High School Williston (352) 493-6011
J & J Healthcare Institute Winter Haven (407) 839-3363
Ridge Career Center Winter Haven (863) 419-3060
Rose Training Institute, Inc.-Orlando Winter Park (407) 412-5972
Winter Park Tech Winter Park (407) 281-5100
Yulee High School – Nassau County Yulee (904) 225-8641
Zephyrhills High School Zephyrhills (813) 794-6100

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