CNA Classes in New York (NY)

To become a CNA in New York you need to take training classes. After passing the exam, you will be placed on the state Nurse Aide Registry. Then you will be able to work as a CNA.


  • No required minimum age
  • High school or GED diploma
  • Pass a health exam with a TB and a drug test
  • Pass a criminal history record check


The cost of the state-approved training program is $700 to $1000.

Testing fees include:

  • Written and Clinical Skills – $115
  • Clinical Skills Oral – $135

Visit the state CNA information page for a complete list of fees.

How to Apply

Training classes take 12 to 14 weeks to finish.

Other ways to be certified are as:

  • A CNA from another state
  • A graduate nurse
  • A Licensed RN or LPN
  • A nurse with foreign training
  • A trained CNA with lapsed certification.

Apply to Prometric to take the exam after completing the training. You must pass the exam within 2 years.

Renewal (Recertification)

  • Your CNA certification is valid for 24 months.
  • Provide proof of at least 7 hours’ paid employment to renew.
  • Your employer must recertify you and pay the fee.
  • A renewal notice will be mailed about 45 days before it expires.

Traditional Classes Training Centers

School City Phone
Suny College Of Technology At Alfred Alfred (607) 587-3672 Request Information
Schenectady County Community College Albany (518) 621-4007 Request Information
Schenectady County Community College Schenectady (518) 621-4007 Request Information
Erie Community College Buffalo (716) 849-6737 Request Information
Finger Lakes Community College Canandaigua (585) 394-3500x7664 Request Information
Jamestown Community College Jamestown (716) 665-5220 x 294 Request Information
Niagara County Community College Sanborn (716) 731-3271 Request Information
Cochran School of Nursing Yonkers (914) 964-4283 Request Information
Mandl School - The College of Allied Health New York (212) 247-3434 Request Information
Columbia-Greene Community College Hudson Request Information
Mohawk Valley Community College, Utica Branch Utica (315) 792-5375 Request Information
Fulton-Montgomery Community College Johnstown (518) 762-4651x306 Request Information
Corning Community College Corning (607) 962-9241 Request Information
Monroe College, Bronx Bronx (646) 393-8625 Request Information
Broome Community College Binghamton (607) 778-5060 Request Information
Capital District Eoc Albany (518) 273-1900
Queensborough Community College Bayside (718) 631-6343
Long Island Eoc Farmingdale State College Brentwood Campus Brentwood (631) 434-3740
Bronx Community College Bronx (718) 289-5420
Hostos Community College Department Of Continuing Education Bronx (914) 793-5882
Hostos Community College/ Lehman College Continuing Education Bronx (914) 793-5882
Asa College Brooklyn (877) 470-9638
Kingsborough Community College Brooklyn (718) 368-5052
Medgar Evers College- Adult & Continuing Education Brooklyn (718) 804-8846
Nyc College Of Technology Division Of Continuing Ed Brooklyn (718) 552-1180
University Hospital At Suny Stony Brook Department Of Clinical Education East Setauket (631) 444-4319
Long Island Eoc Farmingdale State College Hooper Hall Farmingdale (631) 420-2275
Finger Lakes Community College Geneva Extension Center Geneva (585) 394-3500x7664
Marion S. Whelan School Of Practical Nursing Geneva (315) 787-4003
Long Island Eoc Farmingdale State College Hempstead Campus Hempstead (516) 489-8705
Mohawk Valley Community College At Folts Home Herkimer (315) 792-5305
York College Jamaica (718) 262-2790
Fiorello H. Laguardia Community College Long Island City (718) 482-5351
Finger Lakes Community College Wayne County Nursing Home And Rehabilitation Center Lyons (585) 394-3500x7664
Finger Lakes Community College At The Hill Haven Assisted Living, Nursing And Rehabilitation Center Mount Morris (585) 394-3500x7664
Manhattan Eoc New York (212) 961-4320
Long Island Eoc Farmingdale State College Nacec North Amityville (631) 842-5376
Mohawk Valley Community College At Oneida Healthcare Ecf Oneida (315) 792-5305
Westchester Community College Ossining Extension Site Ossining (914) 606-7400
Finger Lakes Community College Rural Metro Site Rochester 5853943500x7664
Finger Lakes Community College The Shore Winds Rochester 5853943500x7664
Rochester Educational Opportunity Center Rochester 5855468660x223
Westchester Eoc Spring Valley (845) 425-4623
The College Of Staten Island Staten Island (718) 982-2182
Suny Syracuse Eoc Syracuse (315) 472-0130
Capital District Eoc Troy (518) 273-1900
Vocational Education And Extension Board Uniondale (516) 572-1704
Finger Lakes Community College Victor Campus Center Victor
Finger Lakes Community College At The Hill Haven Assisted Living, Nursing And Rehabilitation Center Webster (585) 394-3500x7664
Westchester Eoc Yonkers (914) 606-7646
Yonkers (914) 964-4283 Request Information
Yonkers (914) 606-7646

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