CNA Classes in Mississippi (MS)

If you want to work as a Certified Nursing Assistant in Mississippi, you must take the training program approved by the ‘Mississippi State Department of Health Bureau of Health Licensure and Certification’. After taking the number hours of CNA training you need, you then have pass an exam to get on the state’s registry. Only after you do can you work as a CNA in Mississippi.

The exam you have to pass follows national guidelines.

Before You Start.

You can apply to an approved training programs only if:

  • You are least 18.
  • You have a GED or High School graduation.
  • When you finish your course you will get permission to take the exam.
  • You must not have a criminal history. You need to have the criminal background check.
  • You have to pass complete physical testing, including drug screening and TB skin testing.

How to Apply.

You do not have to take the training if you are any of these;

  • A Graduate  Nurses.
  • You have been a CNA before.
  • You are a foreign or out of state RN.
  • There is an agreement that if you are a CNA from somewhere else, you can work in Mississippi.

In any of these cases you can take the exam without training. If you pass you will get registered. Then you will appear on Mississippi’s registry.

If you have to take the training you must go to the official website of the state’s CNA certification.
The Mississippi approved training course takes about 3-to-6 months to finish. You are allowed to work during the training. For example, you can have a job in a medical center or nursing home.


To get the nursing aide training, you need to spend nearly $1000. This does not count testing fees. The fees for the testing are as follows:

  • Written and Skills Test- $101.
  • Written only- $ 32.
  • Skills and Oral- $ 101.
  • Skills only- $ 69.
  • Oral English- $ 32.

Certificate Renewal.

If CNAs have been out of the work for the past 2 years then their CNA license lapses. If this happens you need to get it renewed. The certificate can be renewed if you have worked for at least 8 hours every 2 years. A renewal is mailed to your address before the license runs out.

Must know Facts.

  • You get 2 years after you have done your training to pass the exam. This include the Written and Skills sections. If you do not pass, you need to retrain and test again.
  • Mississippi needs employability assessments.
  • If you are trained and are also working at skilled nursing facilities, you have to get the CNA license of the state within 120 days of doing your training course. If you don’t then you are taken out of the nursing service.
  • Mississippi says that all long term nursing care facilities must not hire CNA students unless they are enrolled in an approved training program or are state approved certified nursing aides.

Traditional Classes Training Centers

School City Phone
Holmes Community College Goodman (662) 472-9105 Request Information
Holmes Community College Grenada (662) 226-0830 Request Information
East Mississippi Community College, Golden Triangle Mayhew (662) 243-1998 Request Information
East Mississippi Community College Scooba (662) 476-5103 Request Information
East Mississippi Community College Scooba (662) 243-2682 Request Information
Jones County Junior College Ellisville (601) 477-4219 Request Information
Northeast Mississippi Community College Senatobia (662) 720-7249 Request Information
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Crystal Springs (228) 897-4372 Request Information
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Gulfport (228) 897-4379 Request Information
Itawamba Community College Fulton (662) 862-8000 Request Information
Itawamba Community College Tupelo (662) 620-5202 Request Information
Mississippi Job Corps Center Nurse Aide Training Program Whitfield (601) 892-3348 Request Information
Hinds Community College Jackson (601) 376-4958 Request Information
Hinds Community College Jackson (601) 376-4951 Request Information
Allied Health Institute Ciystal Springs (601) 672-5133 Request Information
Northwest Mississippi Community College Yazoo City (662) 236-2023 Request Information
Coahoma Community College Clarksdale (662) 627-2571 Request Information
Mississippi Delta Community College Greenville (662) 246-6322 Request Information
Mississippi Delta Community College Greenwood (662) 453-6323 Request Information
Mississippi Delta Community College Gulfport (662) 332-8011 Request Information
Mississippi Delta Community College Moorhead (662) 246-6432 Request Information
Mississippi Delta Community College Moorhead (662) 246-6417 Request Information
Meridian Community College, Meridian Meridian (601) 483-8241 Request Information
Gulfport Job Corps Center Gulfport (228) 863-7236 Request Information
Southwest Mississippi Community College Summit (601) 276-3864 Request Information
East Central Community College, Decatur Decatur (662) 536-1150 Request Information
Care Center Of Aberdeen Aberdeen (662) 369-6431
Finch-Henry Job Corps Center Batesville (662) 563-4656
Friends Of Children Of Ms Inc. Belzoni (662) 247-4288
Humphreys County Nursing Home Belzoni (662) 247-1821
Biloxi High School Career Technology Center Formerly R.D.Brown Voc. Cntr Biloxi (228) 435-6105
Mississippi State Hospital Booneville (601) 351-8000
Northeast Ms Community College Booneville (662) 720-7249
Brandon Court Brandon (601) 664-2259
Brandon Nursing And Rehabilitati Brandon (601) 825-3192
Silver Cross Nh Brookhaven (601) 833-2361
Trinity Mission H & R Great Oaks Byhalia (662) 838-3670
Leake County Vo-Tech Center Carthage (601) 267-8442
Wilkinson County Senior Care Centreville (601) 645-5253
Choctaw Residential Center Choctaw (601) 656-2582
Trinity Mission Health And Rehab Clinton (601) 924-7043
Covington Co Nursing Center Collins (601) 765-8262
Myrtles Nursing Center The Columbia (601) 731-1745
Ms Care Center Of Alcorn County Corinth (662) 287-8071
Copiah Living Center Crystal Springs (601) 892-1880
East Central Community College Decatur (601) 635-2111
Cna Training Center Delta Region (662) 254-9911
Corporate Management Inc. Diamondhead (228) 255-4832
Jones County Rest Home Ellisville (601) 477-3334
Jefferson County Vo-Tech Center Fayette (601) 786-3642
Itawamba County Voc Ctr Fulton (662) 862-3137
Meadows The Fulton (662) 862-2165
Greenwoodam Greenville
Crystal Health And Rehab Of Gree: Greenwood (662) 453-9173
Pearl River Connn. College Hattiesburg (601) 554-5537
Windham House Of Hattiesburg Hattiesburg (601) 264-0058
Pine Crest Guest Home Inc Hazlehurst (601) 894-1411
Trinity Mission Health And Rehab Holly Springs (662) 252-1141
Keplere' Institute Of Technology Indianola (662) 887-6199
Tishomingo Manor Iuka (662) 423-9112
Cna Training Center Jackson (601) 364-1188
Healthcare Institute Of Jackson Jackson (601) 956-3940
Attala County Nursing Center Kosciusko (662) 289-1200
Kosciusko-Altala County Voc-Tech Center Kosciusko (601) 289-2689
Kosciusko-Attala County Voc-Tech Center Kosciusko (662) 289-2689
A. P. Fatherree Vocational School Laurel (601) 425-2378
Care Center Of Laurel Laurel (601) 649-8006
Pine Belt Education Service Center Laurel (601) 649-4141
Greene Rural Health Center Leakesville (601) 394-2371
Leakesville Rehabilitation And Nu Formerly Brookwood Manor Nh Leakesville 60I394233
Stepping Stones Career College Louisville (662) 773-7631
Madison Career & Tech Center Madison (601) 859-6847
Hillcrest Nursing Center, LLC Magee (601) 849-0384
East Mississippi Coll1Lllunity College Mayhew (662) 243-1998
Camellia Estates Mccomb (601) 250-0066
Mccomb Nursing And Rehabilitatic Mccomb (601) 684-8700
Meadville Nursing Home Meadville (601) 384-5861
East Mississippi State Hospital Meridian (601) 482-6186
Queen City Nursing Center Meridian (601) 483-1467
Lawrence Co Nursing Center Monticello (601) 587-2593
Ms Care Center Of Morton Morton (601) 732-6361
Adams County Nursing Center Natchez (601) 446-8426
Northwest Ms Community College Oxford (662) 562-3361
Plaza Nursing Center Pascagoula (228) 762-8960
Covenant Health & Rehab Ofpicayl Picayune (601) 798-1811
Claiborne County Votech Complex Polt Gibson (601) 437-3800
Pearl River Co Nursing Home Poplarville (601) 795-4543
Claiborne County Vo-Tech Complex Port Gibson (601) 437-3800
Clarke County Vocational Center Quitman (601) 776-5219
Rolling Acres Retirement Cente Raleigh (601) 782-4244
Tippah County Nursing Home Ripley (662) 837-9221
Sardis Community Nh Sardis (662) 487-2720
Senatobia Convalescent Center Senatobia (662) 562-5664
Millsaps Career & Technology Center Starkville (662) 324-4170
Meridian Community College Summer & Hctraining Grant Meridian (601) 484-8745
Ita Wamba Community College Tupelo (662) 620-5202
Ms Methodist Senior Services Training Center Tupelo (662) 844-1441
Tupelo Training Center Tupelo (662) 841-6814
Hilltop Manor Inc Union (601) 774-8233
Covenant Health & Reahb Of Vicksj Vicksburg (601) 638-9211
Heritage House Nursing Center Vicksburg (601) 638-1514
Yalobusha County Nursing Home Water Valley (662) 473-1411
Wayne County Voc-Tech Center Waynesboro (601) 735-5036
Copiah-Lincoln Community College Wesson (601) 849-0133
Copiah-Lincoln Community College Wesson (601) 643-8709
Winona Career & Tech Center Winona (662) 283-3601

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