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CNA Classes in Louisiana (LA)

To become a CNA in Louisiana, you must take the training and pass the test.

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals reviews and approves the program. The Pearson Vue Group administers the test.  After you pass the test, you will be listed on the Louisiana nursing aide registry.

Requirements:

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

To Apply:

You don’t need to take the training if you are:

  • a lapsed CNA in good standing who has been on the registry in the past and has taken a re-certification course;
  • a graduated nurse or student nurse who has the proper documents; or
  • a reciprocity candidate- a CNA from other states who is in good standing and has the required proof.

All others need to go through the program. Programs are 80 hours. They are divided between classroom and clinical training. After the training, you can apply to take the test. The test has a written section and a practical section.

Fees:

The cost is between $600 and $1000. Testing fees include:

  • Written and practical test- $90
  • Oral written and practical test- $100

If you are employed, your employer will pay for all fees.

Renewal:

Licenses expire every 24 months from the last day you worked as a CNA. It can be renewed only if you have worked as a CNA for at least 8 hours in a 2 year period.

Facts:

  • You can work as a CNA without a license for up to 120 days while in training. You have 120 days to finish training, pass the test, and get your license to keep working.

Traditional Classes Training Centers

School City Phone
Sowela Technical Community College Lake Charles (337) 491-2698 Request Information
Delta College Inc Covington (985) 892-6651 Request Information
Southeastern Louisiana University Hammond (985) 549-2156 Request Information
Grambling State University Grambling (318) 274-2672 Request Information
Louisiana State University, Shreveport Shreveport (318) 798-4173 Request Information
Northeast Louisiana Technical College Bastrop (318) 283-0836 Request Information
Louisiana Technical College, Northeast La Campus Winnsboro (318) 435-2163 Request Information
Healthcare Training Institute Kenner (504) 467-2155 Request Information
River Parishes Community College, Technical Education Center Sorrento (225) 675-5397 Request Information
Gretna Career College Gretna (504) 366-5409 Request Information
University of Louisiana, Monroe Monroe (318) 342-1640 Request Information
New Orleans Job Corps Center New Orleans (504) 484-3585 Request Information
South Central Louisiana Technical College, Lafourche Campus Thibodaux (985) 447-0924 Request Information
Baton Rouge Community College Baton Rouge (225) 216-8000 Request Information
Our Lady Of The Lake College Health Career Institute Baton Rouge (225) 768-1773 Request Information
Our Lady Of The Lake College-Lpn Only Baton Rouge (225) 768-1773 Request Information
Delgado Community College Harvey (504) 361-6464 Request Information
Delgado Community College New Orleans (504) 568-6411 Request Information
Camelot College Baton Rouge (225) 928-3005 Request Information
Louisiana Technical College, North Central Campus Farmerville (318) 368-3179 Request Information
Northwest Louisiana Technical College, Natchitoches Campus Natchitoches (318) 357-3162 Request Information
Louisiana Technical College, Oakdale Campus Oakdale (318) 335-3944 Request Information
Shreveport Job Corps Center Shreveport (318) 227-9331 Request Information
Louisiana Technical College, Mansfield Campus Mansfield (318) 872-2243 Request Information
Dillard University New Orleans (504) 816-4717 Request Information
Compass Career College Suite 16 Hammond (985) 419-2050 Request Information
Delta College of Arts & Technology Baton Rouge (225) 928-7770 Request Information
Louisiana Technical College, Shelby Jackson Campus Ferriday (318) 757-6501 Request Information
Louisiana Technical College, Alexandria Campus Alexandria (318) 487-5443 Request Information
Acadiana Technical College-Gulf Area Campus Abbeville (337) 893-4984
Acadiana Technical College-Gulf Area Campus-Lpn Only Abbeville (337) 893-4984
Livingston Parish School Board-Albany Hs Albany (225) 686-7044
Central Louisiana Medical Academy, L.L.C. Alexandria (318) 445-4006
Central Louisiana Technical College-Alexandria Campus Alexandria (318) 487-5443
Central Ltc-Alexandria Campus-Lpn Only Alexandria (318) 487-5443
Central Ltc-Ward H. Nash@Peabody Magnet Hs Alexandria (318) 876-2701
Promise Pride Career College Baker (225) 774-3385
Advance Healthcare Institute Baton Rouge (225) 751-4705
Alpha Medical College Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge General Hospital School Of Nsg-Rn Only Baton Rouge (225) 387-7623
Capital Area Technical College-Baton Rouge Campus Baton Rouge (225) 359-9310
Capital Area Technical College-Baton Rouge Campus-Lpn Only Baton Rouge (225) 359-9201
Glen Oaks Hs Baton Rouge (225) 356-4306
God’S Way, Inc. Project Excell Baton Rouge (225) 272-5894
Pelican Training Institution Baton Rouge (225) 356-9040
Southeastern Louisiana University-Baton Rouge Campus Rn Only Baton Rouge (225) 765-2324
Northshore Tcc-Sullivan Campus Bogalusa (985) 732-6640
Northshore Tcc-Sullivan Campus Lpn Only Bogalusa (985) 732-6640
Central Ltc Ward H. Nash Avoyelles Campus@Bunkie Hs Bunkie (318) 876-2401
Central Ltc Ward H. Nash Avoyelles Campus@Lasas Bunkie (318) 876-2401
Nunez Community College-Generic College Students Chalmette (504) 278-6380
Nunez Community College-Lpn Only Chalmette (504) 278-6380
Northeast Ltc-Northeast La Campus @ Caldwell Parish Hs Columbia (318) 435-2163
Central Ltc Ward H. Nash Avoyelles Campus Lpn Only Cottonport (318) 876-2401
Central Ltc Ward H. Nash-Avoyelles Campus Cottonport (318) 876-2401
Red River Parish School Board-Red River Hs Coushatta (318) 932-4157
Acadian Technical College Acadian Campus-Practical Nursing Crowley (337) 788-7521
Acadiana Technical College Acadian Campus Crowley (337) 788-7521
Livingston Parish School Board-Denham Springs Hs Denham Springs (225) 686-7044
Ascension Public School@Donaldsonville Hs Donaldsonville (225) 391-7000
Jw Training Center Donaldsonville (225) 473-1760
Louisiana Technical College-Alexandria Campus@Grant Hs Dry Prong (318) 487-5443
St.John The Baptist Parish School Board-West St.John Hs Edgard (985) 497-3271
Eunice Career And Technical Education Center Eunice (337) 457-8686
Central Ltc Shelby M. Jackson Campus Lpn Only Ferriday (318) 757-6501
South Central Ltc-Young Memorial Franklin Campus Franklin (337) 828-1448
Northshore Tcc-Sullivan Campus/Pine Hs Franklinton (985) 732-6640
Coastal Medic Healthcare Gonzales (225) 450-3381
Northshore Tcc-Florida Parishes Campus Greensburg (225) 222-4251
Northshore Tcc-Florida Parishes Campus Lpn Only Greensburg (225) 222-4251
Crescent City Coders Medical Career School Gretna (504) 391-2271
Northshore Tcc-Hammond Area Campus Hammond (985) 543-4120
Livingston Parish Public Schools-Holden Hs Holden (225) 686-7044
South Louisiana Healthcare Careers Houma (985) 991-4194
Terrebonne Vocational Technical Hs Houma (504) 851-1163
Capital Area Technical College-Folkes Campus Jackson (225) 634-2636
Jefferson Parish School Board-Riverdale Hs Jefferson (504) 833-7288
Cltc Huey P.Long@Rod Brady-Lpn Only Jena (318) 992-2910
Jennings High School-Jefferson Davis Parish School Board Jennings (337) 824-1834
Sowela Technical Community College-Morgan Smith Jennings (337) 824-4811
Sowela Technical Community College-Morgan Smith Lpn Only Jennings (337) 824-4811
Jackson Parish School Board-Jonesboro Hodge Hs Jonesboro (318) 259-4456
Central Ltc-Oakdale@Kinder High School Kinder (318) 335-3944
Acadiana Technical College-Lafayette Campus Pct Program Lafayette (337) 262-5962
Acadiana Technical College-Lafayette Campus-Lpn Only Lafayette (337) 262-5962
Delta College Of Arts&Technology-Lafayette Campus-Lpn Only Lafayette (337) 988-5455
Infinity College Lafayette (337) 261-9009
W.D. Smith Career Center Lafayette (337) 233-2026
Washington-Marion Magnet Hs Lake Charles (337) 217-4080
Louisiana Delta Community College-Lake Providence Campus Lake Providence (318) 559-0864
Central Ltc-Lamar Salter Campus Lpn Only Leesville (318) 537-3135
Leesville Hs Leesville (337) 239-3464
Pointe Coupee Parish School Board-Livonia Hs Livonia (225) 638-9036
Northeast Ltc-Northeast La Campus @ Mangham Hs Mangham (318) 435-2163
Northwest Ltc-Mansfield Campus Lpn Only Mansfield (318) 872-2243
Northwest Ltc-Sabine Valley Campus Many (318) 256-4101
Central Ltc Ward H.Nash Avoyelles Campus@Marksville Hs Marksville (318) 876-2401
J.A.Cuillier,Sr.Career Center Marrero (504) 340-6963
Delgado Community College Jefferson Metairie (504) 736-7072
Delgado Community College-Charity School Of Nrsg Lpn Only Metairie (504) 671-6755
East Jefferson Hs Metairie (504) 888-7171
Northwest Ltc, Minden Campus Minden (318) 371-3035
Northwest Ltc, Minden Campus Lpn Only Minden (318) 371-3035
Louisiana Technical College-Delta Ouchita@Whittley Life Monroe (318) 397-6100
Monroe City Schools @ Carroll Magnet Hs Monroe (318) 387-6511
University Of Louisiana@Monroe-The Oaks Monroe (318) 547-3241
University Of Louisiana@Monroe-Willow Ridge Nsg & Rehab Ctr Monroe (318) 342-1033
Central Ltc Ward H.Nash Avoyelles Campus@Avoyelles Hs Moreauville (318) 876-2401
St. Mary Parish School Board@Morgan City Hs Morgan City (337) 836-9661
Assumption Parish School Board@Assumption Hs Napoleonville (985) 369-9758
Northwest Ltc Natchitoches Campus@Natchitoches Central High School Natchitoches (318) 357-3162
University Of Louisiana@Monroe-Natchitoches Nsg & Rehab Ctr Natchitoches (318) 342-3023
Acadiana Technical College Teche Area Campus New Iberia (337) 373-0059
Acadiana Technical College Teche Area Campus New Iberia (337) 373-0011
Iberia Parish Career Center New Iberia (337) 365-7231
A&W Healthcare Educators New Orleans (504) 242-2013
Dryades Ymca School Of Commerce New Orleans (504) 568-5299
Dryades Ymca-Lpn Only New Orleans (504) 568-3466
Fleur De’ Lis Healthcare Training Center New Orleans (504) 942-7171
Louisiana Technical College-Jefferson Campus@Sarah T Reed Hs New Orleans (504) 671-6700
Lsu Health Sciences Center-Son (Rn Only) New Orleans (504) 568-4196
N.A.N.A. New Orleans (504) 891-8088
Our Lady Of Holy Cross College – Rn Only New Orleans (504) 394-7744
Southern Security Vocational School – Cna Program New Orleans (504) 821-7891
Capital Area Technical College-Jumonville New Roads (225) 638-8613
West Carroll Memorial Hospital Oak Grove (318) 428-6130
Louisiana Technical College-Oakdale@Oberlin Hs Oakdale (318) 335-3944
Central Ltc-Oakdale@Oakdale High School Oberlin (318) 335-3944
Acadiana Technical College-T.H.Harris Campus Opelousas (337) 948-0364
Acadiana Technical College-T.H.Harris Campus-Lpn Only Opelousas 3379480239ext.128
Louisiana College – Rn Only Pineville (318) 487-7011
Capital Area Technical College-Westside Campus Plaquemine (225) 342-8228
Julian Certified Nursing Assistant Plaquemine (225) 636-8294
Capital Area Technical College-Port Allen Campus Port Allen (225) 359-9233
Healthcare And More Rayville (318) 728-8989
Northeast Ltc-Northeast La Campus@Rayville Nh Rayville (318) 435-2163
South Central Ltc-River Parishes Reserve (985) 536-4418
South Central Ltc-River Parishes Campus Lpn Only Reserve (985) 536-4418
St.John The Baptist Parish School-East St.John Hs Reserve (985) 536-4226
Northeast Ltc-Ruston Campus Ruston (318) 251-4145
Northeast Ltc-Ruston Campus Lpn Only Ruston (318) 251-4145
An Exceptional Academy Of Higher Learning Shreveport (318) 688-2118
Bossier Parish Technical School-Bossier Hs Shreveport (318) 549-6810
Caddo Career & Technology Center Shreveport (318) 636-5332
LSU Shreveport CNA Class Shreveport (318) 797-5263
Medical Careers College Shreveport (318) 459-1600
Northwest Ltc Shreveport Campus Shreveport (318) 676-7811
Northwest Ltc Shreveport Campus-Lpn Only Shreveport (318) 676-7811
Southern University – Shreveport (Rn Only) Shreveport (318) 670-6941
Southern University At Shreveport-School Of Nursing Shreveport (318) 670-6641
Willis Knighten Health System Shreveport (318) 212-8080
Delta College-Slidell Campus Lpn Only Slidell (985) 643-7730
Ascension Parish School Board-St. Amant Hs St. Amant (225) 473-7981
Louisiana Technical College-Evangeline Campus St. Martinville (337) 394-6466
Kenner Health Careers Institute, LLC Suite 10 Kenner (504) 712-1552
Compass Career College-Lpn Only Suite 16 Hammond (985) 419-2050
Calcasieu Parish School Board-Sulphur Hs Sulphur (337) 217-4430
Louisiana Delta Community College-Tallulah Campus Tallulah (318) 574-4820
Louisiana Delta Community College-Tallulah@Delhi Hs Tallulah (318) 559-0864
Louisiana Delta Community College-Tallulah@Rayville Hs Tallulah (318) 559-0864
Central Ltc-Ward H. Nash@Tioga Hs Tioga (318) 876-2401
Central Ltc Shelby M.Jackson Campus@Vidalia Hs Vidalia (318) 757-6501
Acadiana Technical College-Cb Coreil Campus Ville Platte (337) 363-2197
Acadiana Technical College-Cb Coreil Campus (Lpn Only) Ville Platte (337) 363-2197
Acadiana Technical College-Cb Coreil@Sacred Heart Hs Ville Platte (337) 363-2197
Evangeline Parish School Board Ville Platte-Hs Ville Platte (337) 363-6651
Livingston Parish School Board-Walker Hs Walker (225) 664-4825
Washington Career & Technical Educational Center Washington (337) 826-7360
Livingston Parish School Board-Live Oak Hs Watson (225) 686-7044
Northeast Ltc-Delta Ouachita West Monroe (318) 397-6100
Northeast Ltc-Delta Ouachita Practical Nursing Lpn Only West Monroe (318) 397-6100
Central Louisiana Technical College-Huey P.Long Campus Winnfield (318) 628-4342
Central Louisiana Technical College-Huey P.Long@Winnfield Hs Winnfield (318) 628-4342
Central Ltc-Huey P. Long Campus-Lpn Only Winnfield (318) 628-4342
Cltc-Huey P. Long Campus Winnfield (318) 628-4342
Northeast Ltc-Northeast Campus Winnsboro (318) 435-2163
Central Louisiana Technical College-Huey P.Long Campus Winnfield (318) 628-4342
Central Louisiana Technical College-Huey P.Long@Winnfield Hs Winnfield (318) 628-4342
Central Ltc-Huey P. Long Campus-Lpn Only Winnfield (318) 628-4342
Cltc-Huey P. Long Campus Winnfield (318) 628-4342
Northeast Ltc-Northeast Campus Winnsboro (318) 435-2163

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