CNA Classes in Kansas (KS)

To become a CNA in Kansas, you must take the state approved program and pass the test. You can work as a CNA only after your name appears on the state’s Nurse Aide Registry.

The Kansas Department for Aging and Diability Services manages the state’s CNA registry. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment oversees the process.

Programs can be taken in technical schools, community colleges, adult care homes, long-term care facilities, post-secondary schools, long term units of hospital, technical schools and nursing homes.


  • Must be 18 years old or older
  • Must pass a background check with fingerprinting
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED
  • Pass a physical with a TB and drug test.
  • Show proof of immunizations

To Apply:

If you are:

  • Lapsed- CNAs with an expired or inactive license can take the test after taking a short refresher course; or
  • Reciprocity- Candidates who are already placed on another states’ nursing registry can skip the training and take the test;

you do not have to take the training.

Those who need to take the training can find a list of approved programs here.

Programs are 75 hours divided between classroom study (60 hours) and practical work (15 hours). After training, you need to apply to take the test. The test has two parts, a written and practical.


The fees for the program vary per college, but the cost is usually about $1000. Testing fees are separate and are $20 for the written and skills test.

If you are employed, the fees will be paid by the employer.


A CNA certificate expires every 2 years. To renew, you must take CNA continuing education of at least 30 hours.


  • Paid fees are non-refundable.
  • You get three attempts to pass the test during the training program. If you do not pass in 1 year, then the training must be taken again.
  • You must pay the testing fee for every attempt.
  • Click here for a Sample Test

Traditional Classes Training Centers

School City Phone
Hutchinson Community College Hutchinson (620) 665-3551 Request Information
Colby Community College Colby (785) 462-3984 Request Information
Neosho County Community College Chanute (620) 431-2820 Request Information
Wichita Area Technical College Wichita (316) 677-1500 Request Information
Fort Scott Community College Fort Scott (620) 768-2908 Request Information
Butler Community College, El Dorado El Dorado (316) 320-7375 Request Information
Coffeyville Community College Columbus (620) 429-3896 Request Information
Garden City Community College Garden City (620) 276-9561 Request Information
Allen County Community College Iola (620) 364-1367 Request Information
Salina Area Technical College Salina (785) 309-3100 Request Information
Independence Community College Independence (620) 332-5498 Request Information
Manhattan Area Technical College Manhattan (785) 587-2800 Request Information
Highland Community College, Highland Highland (785) 442-3236 Request Information
Kansas City Kansas Community College Kansas City (913) 288-7465 Request Information
Coffeyville Community College, Technical Campus Coffeyville (620) 251-3910 Request Information
Council Grove Healthcare Center Council Grove (620) 767-5172
Holiday Resort Emporia (620) 343-9285
Trinity Career Institute Lawrence Lawrence
Brown Mackie College Lenexa Lenexa (913) 768-1900
Sccc Area Technical School Liberal (620) 626-3819
Meade District Hospital LTCU Meade (620) 873-2146
Moran Manor Moran
Moundridge Manor Moundridge (620) 345-6364
JCCC Health Occupations Dept Olathe (913) 469-2350
Midwestern College Overland Park Overland Park (913) 385-2144
Kansas Neurological Institute Topeka
Washburn Tech Topeka (785) 228-6392
Good Samaritan Society Valley Vista Wamego
Allied Health Career Training, LLC Wichita (316) 854-3892
Midwestern College Wichita (316) 684-5122
Cowley Co Comm College - Winfield Center Winfield (620) 441-6582

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