CNA Classes in Missouri (MO)

To be on the CNA registry of Missouri you must take a training program and pass two exams. The Department of Health and Senior Services looks after the certification programs of Certified Nursing Assistants. The exams are usually taken where you do your training, but exams can also be taken at some community colleges and training schools.

Before you Start.

You can apply for the CNA training programs if you meet the following;

  • You must be at least 18 years old, or you must be enrolled in the program of ‘occupational health career’ in an accredited high school.
  • You must have a GED or be a high School graduate.
  • You must not have any criminal background. You must take a fingerprint and background check.
  • You must undertake a physical test, and pass a TB and drug screening test.
  • You must not be banned by ‘Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services’.

How to Apply.

You may be able to skip the CNA training course and take the exam straight away if you are any of these below;

  • A LPN or RN candidates that failed to pass the exam.
  • Are enrolled for the RN/LPN program, that contained a clinical rotation in the past 5 years.
  • You have done the training program in another country.
  • You are enlisted on the ‘Missouri State Certified Nurse Assistant Register’  with an inactive status.
  • You are active on an out-of-the state registry.

Missouri gives only one chance pass the exam if one of the above applies to you. If you fail to pass the exam then you need to take the training again and then do the exam again. If you need to do the nursing aide training, a list of the state approved programs can be had from the ‘Department of Health’- Follow this link.  Every state approved program needs at least 75 hours in the classroom and 100 hours of practical training. You can apply for the exam after you have done the training. There are two exams. One exam tests clinical skills and the other is written questions. Prometric conducts the exam. You can find a sample test here.


In Missouri, the cost of training depends on if you work in skilled nursing or at a long term care facility or not. If you do you have to pay $ 500, that covers the exam fees as well. If you do not, you have to pay about $1400 for training and the exam.

Certificate Renewal.

The certificate of the certified nursing assistant lasts two years. The license can be renewed if you have evidence of at least 8 hours as a paid CNA during the past 2 years.

Must know Facts.

  • Candidates must take and pass the exams of the certified nursing assistant within six months after you finish your training.
  • If you do not pass the exams you are allowed to take it two more times within three months.
  • If your license expires, you can either re-take the training course or give proof of employment.
  • Under the Federal Law, if you are working in a skilled nursing facility you are not meant to pay the training and exam fees. Your employer should pay it for you.

If you do not pass both parts of the exam in 90 days you have to do the training again.

Traditional Classes Training Centers

School City Phone
Saline County Career Center Marshall (660) 886-6958 Request Information
University of Missouri, Kansas City Kansas City (816) 471-2330 Request Information
University of Central Missouri Warrensburg (660) 543-4674 Request Information
Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center Cape Girardeau (573) 334-0826 Request Information
Boonslick Technical Education Center Boonville (660) 882-5306 Request Information
Kennett Career and Technology Center Kennett (573) 717-1123 Request Information
Pike-Lincoln Technical Center Eolia (573) 485-2900 Request Information
Eldon Career Center Eldon (573) 392-8060 Request Information
Rolla Technical Institute/Rolla Technical Center Rolla (573) 458-0150 Request Information
Metropolitan Community College, Blue River Independence (816) 604-4022 Request Information
East Central College Union (636) 583-5195 Request Information
Northland Career Center Platte City (816) 858-5505 Request Information
Sikeston Career and Technology Center Sikeston (573) 472-8887 Request Information
Metropolitan Community College, Maple Woods Kansas City (816) 604-4022 Request Information
Cox College Springfield (417) 269-3401 Request Information
Moberly Area Community College Moberly (660) 263-4110 Request Information
Lake Career and Technical Center Camdenton (573) 346-9260 Request Information
Lebanon Technology and Career Center Lebanon (417) 532-5494 Request Information
State Fair Community College, Sedalia Sedalia (660) 530-5800 Request Information
Mineral Area College Park Hills (573) 518-2172 Request Information
Crowder College, Neosho Neosho (417) 451-2070 Request Information
Kirksville Area Technical Center Kirksville (660) 665-2865 Request Information
St Louis College of Health Careers, Fenton Fenton (636) 529-0000 Request Information
Lex La - Ray Technical Center Lexington (660) 259-2264 Request Information
Ozark Mountain Technical Center Mountain Grove (417) 926-3177 Request Information
Jefferson College Hillsboro (636) 942-3000 Request Information
Excelsior Springs Area Career Center Excelsior Spring (816) 630-9240 Request Information
Nichols Career Center Jefferson City (573) 659-3100 Request Information
Davis H. Hart Career Center Mexico (573) 581-5684 Request Information
Hannibal Career and Technical Center Hannibal (573) 221-4430 Request Information
Cass Career Center Harrisonville (816) 380-3253 Request Information
Northwest Technical School Maryville (660) 562-4181 Request Information
Moberly Area Technical Center Mexico (573) 582-0817 Request Information
Metropolitan Community College, Longview Lee's Summit (816) 604-4022 Request Information
Gibson Technical Center Reed Springs (417) 272-3271 Request Information
Jefferson College-Imperial Arnold (636) 797-3000
North Central Career Center (Cmt Also) Bethany (660) 425-2196
Bolivar High School Health Occup Cl Bolivar (417) 326-5228
Bolivar Technical College (Cmt Also) Bolivar 775062These
Unitec Career Ctr (Cmt Also) Bonne Terre (573) 358-3011
Linn County Area Career & Tech Ctr (Cmt Also) Brookfield (660) 258-2682
Carrollton Area Career Center Carrollton (660) 542-0000
Carthage Technical Center (Cmt Also) Carthage (417) 359-7026
Crowder College-Cassville Campus Cassville (417) 847-1706
Jefferson College-Northwest Cedar Hill (636) 797-3000
Grand River Technical School (Cmt Also) Chillicothe (660) 646-3414
Clinton Vo-Tech School (Cmt Also) Clinton (660) 885-6101
Bryan College-Columbia Columbia (573) 777-5550
Columbia Area Career Center Columbia (573) 214-3800
Job Point-Columbia Columbia (573) 474-8560
St Charles County Comm College (Cmt Also) Cottleville (636) 922-8000
Current River Avts Doniphan (573) 996-2915
Excelsior Springs Job Corp Excelsior Spring (816) 630-5501
Farmington High School Farmington (573) 701-1310
Hazelwood High Sch Central Florissant (314) 953-5400
North Tech High School (Cmt Also) Florissant (314) 989-7600
Pemiscot County Career & Tech Ctr (Cmt Also) Hayti (573) 359-2601
Hazelwood School District/West Hazelwood (314) 953-5071
Texas County Technical Institute (Cmt Also) Houston (417) 967-5466
Career & Technical Ctr At Ft Osage (Cmt Also) Independence (816) 650-7180
Arcadia Valley Career Tech Ctr (Cmt Also) Ironton (573) 546-3907
Job Point Jefferson City (573) 777-1534
Missouri Assoc.Of Nursing Home Admin. Jefferson City (573) 634-5345
Missouri Health Care Association Jefferson City (573) 893-2060
Excelsior Springs Job Corp/Kc Kansas City 612353These
Heartfelt Training Program Kansas City (816) 678-8061
Manual Career Technical Center Kansas City (816) 418-5211
Meds-Medical Educ Dev And Support Inc Kansas City (816) 373-6337
Penn Valley Community College (Cmt Also) Kansas City (816) 604-4022
University Of Mary-Aahcc Kansas City (816) 741-9797
Crowder College-Lamar Lamar (417) 455-5537
Lamar Area Vo-Tech School (Cmt Also) Lamar (417) 682-3384
Summit Technology Academy (Cmt Also) Lee's Summit (816) 986-3410
Univ Of Central Mo-Summit Center (Cmt Also) Lee's Summit (660) 422-8377
Dallas Cnty Avts Louisburg (417) 752-3491
Macon R-1 Vo-Tech School (Cmt Also) Macon (660) 385-2158
Crowder College-Monett Monett (417) 455-5537
Southwest Area Career Center (Cmt Also) Monett (417) 235-7022
Mtn View-Birchtree R-Iii Hwy E Mountain View (417) 934-2020
Crowder College-Nevada Campus Nevada (417) 667-0518
Madrid New Madrid Technical Skills Ctr (Cmt Also) New Madrid (573) 688-2161
Perryville Area Career & Technology Perryville (573) 547-7500
Poplar Bluff Technical Career Center Poplar Bluff (573) 785-2248
Mingo Job Corps Ccc Puxico (573) 222-3537
Herndon Career Center (Cmt Also) Raytown (816) 268-7140
Savannah R-Iii High School Savannah (816) 324-3128
Franklin Tech (Cmt Also) Southern Joplin (417) 659-4400
Bryan College Springfield (417) 862-5700
Ozarks Tech Comm College Springfield (417) 447-8882
Hillyard Technical Center (Cmt Also) St Joseph (816) 671-4170
Beaumont Technical High School St Louis (314) 533-2410
Clay School Adult Ed (Cmt Also) St Louis (314) 231-9249
Daruby School (Cmt Also) St Louis (314) 454-6933
Gateway Inst Of Technology St Louis (314) 776-3300
Hi-Tech Charities St Louis (314) 389-5737
International Institute Of St Louis St Louis (314) 773-9090
Miller Career Academy St Louis (314) 371-0394
Sigel Community School St Louis (314) 865-5050
St Louis College Of Health Careers/Metro St Louis (314) 652-0300
St Louis Comm College/Forest Park (Cmt Also) St Louis (314) 644-9272
St Louis Job Corps St Louis (314) 652-8907
Walbridge Community Educ Ctr St Louis (314) 261-8282
Yeatman Community Education Ctr (Cmt Also) St Louis (314) 261-8134
South Technical School (Cmt Also) Sunset Hills (314) 989-7452
North Central Mo College (Cmt Also) Trenton (660) 359-3948
Morgan Co Rii School Dist (Cmt Only Versailles (573) 378-4231
Preferred Futures Healthcare Academy Warrensburg (660) 422-8377
Warrensburg Area Career Center (Cmt Also) Warrensburg (660) 747-2283
Four Rivers Career Center (Cmt Only Washington (636) 239-7777
Waynesville Career Center Waynesville (573) 774-6106
Crowder College-Webb City Campus Webb City (417) 573-2345
Metropolitan Educ & Training Ctr Wellston (314) 989-7500
Nevada Regional Tech Ctr/N Campus (Cmt Also) West Nevada (417) 448-2090
South Central Career Ctr (Cmt Also) West Plains (417) 256-8883

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