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CNA Classes in North Carolina (NC)

To be a Certified Nursing Aide in North Carolina, you need to follow a process laid down by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) for the training of CNAs.

Before You Start.

Before you can start on any CNA training you need to meet the following;

  • Have CPR Certification.
  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Have a GED or a be a high School graduate.
  • Have a criminal background check.
  • You must also take a physical test that must include TB screening and drug screening tests.

Once you pass these you can apply to a state approved training program.

How to Apply.

Some candidates can skip the training part of the CNA process. You can miss the training if you are any of the following;

  • Candidates who took the CNA training in another state.
  • Candidates with lapsed certificates who have taken a refresher course.
  • Candidates who have equivalent healthcare knowledge and experience.
  • Candidates who are enrolled in the state’s approved training course.

If you don’t meet any of these you need to take the CNA training. Approved training programs are at least 75 hours with a minimum 16 hours for each hands on training and the rest classroom lectures. A list of the State approved training programs provided in North Carolina is available by following this link.

After training, you can apply for the exams.

Fees.

It will cost about $800 to $1000 to become a CNA in North Carolina.  This does not include the two exam costs.  There is a written and a practical exam. The written portion involves multiple choice questions and the practical part you need to perform chosen tasks.

Testing fee is as follows:

Both Practical and Written test: $ 101.
Written re-test: $ 24.
Practical re-test: $ 77.
Orally administered both Written and Practical test: $ 101.
Oral re-test: $ 24.

Certificate Renewal.

CNAs stay active on the state’s registry for 24 months from the date of registration. To renew this Nursing Assistants need to provide evidence of paid employment of a minimum of eight hours work in a skilled nursing facility.

Must Know Facts.

  • If you are enrolled in the nursing aide training course, you can have a job as a CNA in a nursing home or a healthcare center for a period of up to 4 months. In this time you must become qualified or face losing your job in nursing services.
  • To go to the DHHS official website follow this link.

Traditional Classes Training Centers

School City Phone
Mayland Community College Spruce Pine (828) 765-7351 Request Information
Mayland Community College Spruce Pine (828) 765-7312 Request Information
Wake Technical Community College Raleigh (919) 866-5800 Request Information
Pitt Community College Greenville (252) 321-4225 Request Information
Pitt Community College Winterville (252) 355-4293 Request Information
Sampson Community College Clinton (910) 592-7176 Request Information
Sampson Community College Clinton (910) 592-8081 Request Information
Johnston Community College Smithfield (919) 934-3051 Request Information
James Sprunt Community College Kenansville (910) 296-1341 Request Information
Durham Technical Community College Durham (919) 536-7239 Request Information
Bladen Community College Dublin (910) 879-5500 Request Information
Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College Asheville (828) 254-1921 Request Information
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Salisbury (704) 637-0760 Request Information
Lenoir Community College Kinston (252) 527-6223 Request Information
Haywood Community College Clyde (828) 627-2821 Request Information
Rockingham Community College Reidsville (336) 342-4261 Request Information
Carolinas College Of Health Sciences Charlotte (704) 355-0975 Request Information
Nash Community College Rocky Mount (252) 443-4011 Request Information
Pamlico Community College Grantsboro (252) 249-1851 Request Information
Sandhills Community College Pinehurst (910) 692-6185 Request Information
Davidson County Community College Thomasville (336) 249-8186 Request Information
College of the Albemarle, Elizabeth City Elizabeth City (252) 335-0821 Request Information
Catawba Valley Community College Hickory (828) 327-7000 Request Information
Surry Community College Dobson (336) 386-8121 Request Information
Tri-County Community College Murphy (828) 837-6810 Request Information
Martin Community College Williamston (252) 792-1521 Request Information
Mcdowell Technical Community College Marion (828) 652-6021 Request Information
Vance-Granville Community College Henderson (252) 492-2061 Request Information
Wayne Community College Goldsboro (919) 735-5151 Request Information
Southwestern Community College, Sylva Sylva (828) 586-4091 Request Information
Forsyth Technical Community College Winston-Salem (336) 734-7734 Request Information
Carteret Community College Morehead City (252) 222-6203 Request Information
Robeson Community College Lumberton (910) 738-7101 Request Information
Stanly Community College Albemarle (704) 991-0342 Request Information
Central Carolina Community College Sanford (919) 775-2122 Request Information
Western Piedmont Community College Morganton (828) 448-3532 Request Information
Richmond Community College, Hamlet Hamlet (910) 410-1891 Request Information
Halifax Community College Weldon (252) 536-7291 Request Information
Guilford Technical Community College Greensboro (336) 334-4822 Request Information
Guilford Technical Community College Jamestown (336) 334-4822 Request Information
Queens University of Charlotte Charlotte (704) 337-2537 Request Information
Cape Fear Community College Wilmington (910) 362-7180 Request Information
Gaston College, Dallas Dallas (704) 922-6372 Request Information
Gaston College, Dallas Dallas (704) 922-6365 Request Information
Isothermal Community College Spindale (828) 286-3636 Request Information
Edgecombe Community College Tarboro (252) 823-5166 Request Information
Piedmont Community College Roxboro (336) 599-1181 Request Information
Coastal Carolina Community College Jacksonville (910) 455-1221 Request Information
Brunswick Community College Bolivia (910) 755-7337 Request Information
Montgomery Community College Troy (910) 576-6222 Request Information
Cabarrus College Of Health Sciences Concord (704) 403-1555 Request Information
Central Piedmont Community College Charlotte (704) 330-4377 Request Information
Fayetteville Technical Community College Fayetteville (910) 678-8423 Request Information
Fayetteville Technical Community College Fayetteville (910) 678-8432 Request Information
Wilson Community College Wilson (252) 291-1195 Request Information
Mitchell Community College Statesville (704) 978-9443 Request Information
Mitchell Community College Statesville (704) 978-5443 Request Information
Mitchell Community College Statesville (704) 873-3783 Request Information
Blue Ridge Community College, Flat Rock Flat Rock (828) 694-1735 Request Information
Caldwell Community College And Technical Institute Hudson (828) 726-2200 Request Information
Roanoke-Chowan Community College Ahoskie (252) 332-5921 Request Information
Stanly Community College/Hybrid Albemarle (704) 991-0341
Randolph Community College/Trinity Campus Archdale (336) 633-0248
Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College/Goodwill Asheville (828) 254-1921
Gaston College – East Campus Belmont (704) 922-6372
Caldwell Community College And Ti -Boone Campus Boone (828) 726-2242
Blue Ridge Community College/Transylvania Center Brevard (828) 694-1761
City Southwestern Community College/Swain Center Bryson City (828) 488-6413
Cape Fear Community College/Burgaw Campus Burgaw (910) 343-0481
Mayland Community College – Yancey Campus Burnsville (828) 682-7315
Mayland Community College/Yancey Campus Burnsville (828) 682-7315
Asheville-Buncombe Tech Community College/Enka Campus Candler (828) 254-1921
Southwestern Community College/Cashiers Center Cashiers (828) 586-4091
Hill Durham Technical Community College/Chapel Hill Chapel (919) 536-7239
Hill Durham Technical Community College/Chapel Hill Hybrid Chapel (919) 536-7239
American Academy Of Healthcare, LLC Charlotte (704) 525-3500
Caregivers Institute, Inc Charlotte (704) 373-0954
Chosen Healthcare Institute, Inc. Charlotte (704) 547-1988
Divine Health Academy Charlotte (704) 566-2955
Health Care Institute Of Charlotte Charlotte (704) 716-9898
Nurse Aide Institute Of Excellence Charlotte (704) 509-4714
Serenity Nurse Aide Academy Charlotte (704) 567-8000
Umanah Healthcare Institute Charlotte (704) 287-8534
Bladen Community College/Clarkton Clarkton (910) 879-5500
Isothermal Community College/Polk Campus Columbus (828) 894-3092
Catawba Valley Community College – Goodwill Site Conover (828) 327-7000
Vance-Granville Community College/Granville Site Creedmoor (252) 492-2061
Gericare Education & Training, Inc. Durham (919) 479-3000
Optimal Health College, Inc. Durham (919) 596-6811
College Of The Albemarle/Chowan Campus Edenton (252) 482-7900
Surry Community College/Elkin Center Elkin (336) 386-3372
Halifax Community College – Off Site Programs Enfield (252) 536-7291
Southwestern Community College/Angel Medical Center Franklin (828) 369-7331
Cherry Hospital Goldsboro (919) 731-3200
Alamance Community College Graham (336) 538-7000
Alamance Community College Graham (336) 578-2002
Priority Nursing Academy Greensboro (336) 272-4952
Richmond Community College Hamlet (910) 582-7062
Richmond Community College-Scotland Center-Hybrid Hamlet (910) 410-1833
Vance-Granville Community College/Franklin Cty Campus Henderson (252) 492-2061
Blue Ridge Community College/Goodwill Hendersonville (828) 694-1761
Wilkes Community College/Ashe Campus Jefferson (336) 246-3900
Healthcare Professional Education Institute Kannapolis (980) 322-5352
Rowan-Cabarrus, Kannapolis Campus Kannapolis (704) 788-3197
Forsyth Tech Community College~Swisher Center Kernersville (336) 734-7734
Forsyth Technical Community College-Nw Forsyth Center King (336) 734-7734
Richmond Community College/Scotland Center Laurinburg (910) 410-1833
Central Carolina Community College Harnett County Lillington (910) 893-9101
Gaston College/ Lincoln Campus Lincolnton (704) 922-6372
Gaston College/Lincoln Campus Lincolnton (704) 922-6372
Stanly Community College, Off-Site Program Locust (704) 888-8848
College Of The Albemarle/Roanoke Island Campus Manteo (252) 473-2264
Asheville-Buncombe Tech Community College/Marshall Camp Marshall (828) 254-1921
Central Piedmont Community College – Levine Campus Matthews (704) 330-4377
Davidson Community College/Mocksville Campus Mocksville (336) 249-8186
South Piedmont Community College/East Campus Monroe (704) 272-7635
South Piedmont Community College/Online Hybrid Monroe (704) 290-5217
South Piedmont Community College/West Campus Monroe (704) 289-8588
Mitchell Community College/Mooresville Mooresville (704) 663-1923
Mitchell Community College/Mooresville Mooresville (704) 878-4368
Broughton Hospital Morganton (828) 433-2111
Mayland Community College/Avery Campus Newland (828) 733-5883
Robeson Community College/Pembroke Pembroke (919) 272-3700
Mountain Surry Community College/Pilot Center Pilot Mountain (336) 386-3372
Central Carolina Community College/Pittsboro Pittsboro (919) 542-6495
Sandhills Community College/Raeford Campus Raeford (910) 875-8589
Care One Health Training Institute, Inc. Raleigh (919) 773-7165
Guiding Lights Nurse Aide I Program Raleigh (919) 371-2062
Healthcore Resource School Raleigh (919) 872-1178
Providence Training Institute, Inc. Raleigh (919) 647-9021
Thomas Health Care, Inc. Raleigh (919) 790-9084
Wake Technical Community College/Psec Raleigh (919) 866-6100
Square Roanoke-Chowan Comm. Coll. Rich Square Campus Rich (252) 862-1200
Bladen Community College/East Arcadia Riegelwood (910) 879-5500
Tri-County Community College – Robbinsville Campus Robbinsville (828) 837-6810
Edgecombe Community College/Rocky Mt. Campus Rocky Mount (252) 446-0436
Level Carteret Community College/Taylor Extended Care Facil. Sealevel (252) 222-6200
Cleveland Community College Shelby (704) 484-6661
Cleveland Community College Shelby (704) 484-4000
Central Carolina Community College/Siler City Siler City (919) 742-2715
Hill Lenoir Community College/Green Co Division Snow (252) 747-3434
Wilkes Community College/Alleghany Campus Sparta (336) 372-5061
Lake Fayetteville Technical Community College/Spring Lake Spring (910) 436-1443
Catawba Valley Community College – Alexander Campus Taylorsville (828) 327-7000
Lenoir Community College/Jones County Center Trenton (252) 448-5021
Mitchell Community College – CATS Center Troutman (704) 978-5443
Vance-Granville Community College/Warren County Campus Warrenton (252) 738-3366
Beaufort County Community College/Beaufort Campus Washington (252) 946-6194
Southeastern Community College Whiteville (910) 642-7141
Wilkes Community College/Wilkesboro Campus Wilkesboro (336) 838-6204
Martin Community College/Bertie Campus Windsor (252) 794-4861
Salem Caduceus Nightingale Academy Winston (336) 765-9925
Salem Forsyth Tech Community College~Woodruff Center Winston (336) 734-7734
Forsyth Tech Community College~Off Site Programs Winston Salem (336) 734-7734
Mount Eagle Institute Winston-Salem (336) 776-0357
Mount Eagle Institute/Hybrid Winston-Salem (336) 776-0357
Surry Community College, Yadkinville Center Yadkinville (336) 386-3224

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