CNA Classes in Oregon (OR)

To become a CNA in the state of Oregon, you need to go through a training program accredited by the Oregon State Board of Nursing. Then, pass the CNA qualifying exam for your name to be entered in the state nurse aide registry.


To sign up for an accredited CNA training program, you need to:

  • Be 18 or older.
  • Have a high school diploma or GED.
  • Complete a criminal background check, including a felony screening and fingerprinting.
  • Have a clean bill of health, and pass a TB and drug test.
  • Provide proof of up-to-date vaccines.

CNA Training and Testing

Go to the Oregon State Board of Nursing website for a list of accredited CNA training programs.

In Oregon, you must complete at least 150 training hours. The program is split between 75 clinical hours and 75 lab and classroom hours.

You may be exempt from training if:

  • You have training as a military corpsman or medic, and worked at least 400 hours in a nursing-related job in the last 2 years.
  • You’re certified as a nurse aide in another state.
  • You completed a CNA training program in the last 2 years.
  • You graduated from an approved nursing program in the last 3 years.

Once you’re ready for the CNA exam, fill out an application with D&S Diversified.

The test has 77 multiple choice questions. A practical section will also test you on 5 randomly selected CNA skills.

If English isn’t your first language or you have a learning disability, you can apply to take an oral exam.


CNA training fees start at $1,000 in Oregon. You’ll also need to budget for textbooks and other study materials.

CNA exam fees are:

  • Written and skills testing: $106
  • Skills and oral testing: $141
  • Written and skills retesting: $70
  • Skills retesting: $45
  • Written retesting: $25

Certificate Renewal

Your CNA license is valid for 24 months. To renew it, you must submit an application and pay a fee. You also have to show that you worked as a paid CNA for at least 400 hours while you were certified.

If you don’t meet those requirements within 2 months of the expiration date, you’ll need to retake the CNA exam and pay an additional fee.

Key Facts

  • D&S Diversified provides sample CNA exams to help you study.

Traditional Classes Training Centers

School City Phone
Columbia Gorge Community College The Dalles (541) 506-6156 Request Information
Umpqua Community College Roseburg (541) 440-4614 Request Information
Umpqua Community College Roseburg 5414404600EXT4613 Request Information
Mt Hood Community College, Gresham Gresham (503) 491-7235 Request Information
Treasure Valley Community College, Ontario Ontario (541) 881-5000 Request Information
Clatsop Community College Astoria (503) 338-2436 Request Information
Chemeketa Community College Salem (503) 399-5058 Request Information
Klamath Community College Klamath Falls (541) 880-2271 Request Information
Klamath Community College Klamath Falls (541) 882-3521 Request Information
Southwestern Oregon Community College Coos Bay (541) 888-7298 Request Information
Central Oregon Community College Bend (541) 383-7285 Request Information
Oregon Coast Community College Newport (541) 961-7670 Request Information
Oregon Coast Community College Newport (541) 867-8548 Request Information
Linn Benton Community College Albany (541) 917-4514
Linn Benton Community College Albany (541) 917-4738
Blue Mountain Community College Baker City (541) 523-9127
Regency Pacific Bend (541) 388-4300
Life Care Of Oregon Coos Bay (541) 267-5433
Oregon Online Na Program Coos Bay (541) 888-1501
Coquille Valley Hospital Coquille (541) 396-3101
Samaritan Nurse Assistant Corvallis (541) 768-5949
Samaritan Nurse Assistant Corvallis (541) 768-5116
Knight’S Training Services Cottage Grove (541) 942-9295
Lane Community College Eugene Eugene (541) 915-8777
Lane Community College Eugene Eugene (541) 463-5252
Lane Community College Florence Florence (541) 997-8444
Pioneer Memorial Hospital Heppner (541) 676-9133
Hillsboro School District 1J Health Occupations Hillsboro (503) 844-1900
Holy Cross Nursing Assistant Ed Junction City (541) 998-1572
Marie Rose Center Lake Oswego (503) 675-2477
Lake District Hospital Lakeview (541) 947-7295
Lake District Hospital Lakeview (541) 947-7296
Lake District Hospital Lakeview (541) 947-7306
Asante Health System Medford (541) 789-4960
Rogue Community College Medford (541) 245-7504
The Job Council Medford (541) 324-2571
Clackamas Community College Milwaukie (503) 594-0663
Marquis Companies Milwaukie (971) 206-5200
Quick! Nursing Assistant Training Milwaukie (503) 709-6560
Providence Benedictine Nursing Center Mount Angel (503) 845-2733
Providence Benedictine Nursing Center Mount Angel (503) 845-6841
Baycrest Village North Bend (541) 756-4151
North Bend High School North Bend (541) 756-4151
Caregiver Training Institute LLC Portland (503) 257-0117
Cascade Medical School Portland (503) 788-3101
Cornerstone Care Option Portland (503) 761-6621
Madison High School Portland (503) 916-5220
Oregon Outreach Reach Out Portland (503) 281-9597
Pacific Healthcare School LLC Portland (503) 206-8182
Portland Community College Portland (503) 731-6640
Providence Health System Portland (503) 215-6218
Oregon State Hospital Salem (503) 945-2876
Salem Health Salem (503) 561-5736
Providence Seaside Hospital Seaside (503) 717-7117
Emt Associates Springfield (541) 430-7149
Pinnacle Healthcare Inc Springfield (541) 284-7095
Marian Estates Sublimity (503) 769-3499
Oregon Veteran’S Home The Dalles (541) 296-7190
Springdale Job Corp Center Troutdale (503) 695-2245

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