CNA Classes in West Virginia (WV)

To work as a certified nurse aide in West Virginia, you need to meet the state’s training and testing standards. The West Virginia Division of Health manages CNA courses and the state nurse aide registry. An outside company administers the qualifying exam.

Eligibility

To sign up for an approved CNA program in West Virginia, you must:

  • Be at least 17.
  • Have a high school diploma or GED.
  • Pass a TB test.
  • Have a clean criminal background.

Training and Testing

Check out the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources website to find a list of state-approved CNA programs.

You’ll need to take at least 120 training hours, including 55 hours of hands-on practical skills and 65 hours of classroom study. It takes 4-6 weeks to complete the program. You also have to complete 32 hours of clinical experience in a certified nursing facility.

The state of West Virginia may waive the training requirement if:

  • You’re enrolled in an accredited LPN or RN program, and took a nursing fundamentals course in the last 24 months.
  • You have a valid CNA license in another state.

You apply for a waiver by filling out a form on the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources website.

When you’re ready to take the CNA exam, sign up for a test date with Professional Healthcare Development, LLC. The exam includes written and practical skills sections.

Fees

If you work at an approved health care facility, your employer should pay for your CNA training and testing costs. Your employer may also reimburse you for certification costs incurred before you were hired. You won’t be reimbursed if you don’t get a job as a CNA within 1 year of being added to the state nurse aide registry.

License Renewal

Your CNA license is good for 24 months. To renew it, you must prove that you worked as a paid CNA for at least 8 hours during that period.

Around 60 days before your license expires, the state registry will send you a renewal reminder. You can re-register on the 28th of any given month.

Key Facts

  • You have to pass your CNA exam within 24 months of training.
  • You can take the test 3 times. If you don’t succeed on the last try, you need to reenroll in a program.

Traditional Classes Training Centers

School City Phone
Marion County Technical Center Farmington (304) 986-3590 Request Information
McDowell County Career and Technology Center Welch (304) 436-6180 Request Information
Roane-Jackson Technical Center Leroy (304) 372-7335 Request Information
Monongalia County Technical Education Center Morgantown (304) 291-9240 Request Information
Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College Moorefield (304) 434-8000 Request Information
West Virginia Northern Community College Wheeling (304) 233-5900 Request Information
Garnet Career Center Charleston (304) 348-6195 Request Information
Fayette Institute of Technology Oak Hill (304) 469-2911 Request Information
Putnam Career and Technical Center Eleanor (304) 586-3494 Request Information
Wyoming County Career & Technical Center Pineville (304) 732-8050 Request Information
West Virginia University at Parkersburg Parkersburg (304) 424-8385 Request Information
Mercer County Technical Education Center Princeton (304) 425-9551 Request Information
United Technical Center Clarksburg (304) 326-7583 Request Information
E. A. Hawse Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, LLCr Baker (304) 897-5903
Matam Educational Foundation, Inc Berkeley (304) 258-3673
Community Action of South Eastern WV (CASE) Bluefield (304) 324-8397
Mercer Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Bluefield (304) 325-5448
U. S. Nursing Network Bridgeport (304) 623-5777
Fred W Eberle Technical Center Buckhannon (304) 472-1259
Fred W. Eberle Technical Center – Adult Buckhannon (304) 472-1259
Cameron Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, LLC Cameron (304) 686-3318
Shenandoah Center (formerly Shenandoah Health Village Ctr) Charles Town (304) 724-1101
Kanawha Valley CTC @ Valley Fork School Charleston (304) 766-5112
Greenbrier West High School Charmco (304) 438-6191
Health Consultants Plus Clarksburg (304) 782-3765
Heartland of Clarksburg Clarksburg (304) 624-6401
Med-Care Training Center Cora (304) 239-3869
Nicholas County Career & Technical Center Craigsville (304) 742-5416
Raleigh Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Daniels (304) 763-3051
Boone Career & Technical Center Danville (304) 369-4585
Elkins Regional Convalescent Center Elkins (304) 636-1391
Nella’s Nursing Home, Inc. Elkins (304) 636-2033
Randolph County Vo-Tech Center Elkins (304) 636-9195
Arbors at Fairmont Fairmont (304) 363-5633
Tygart Center Fairmont (304) 363-2273
Fayette Nursing & Rehabilitation Fayetteville (304) 574-0770
Brightwood Center Follansbee (304) 527-1100
Paramedical Consultants, LLC Follansbee (304) 527-5400
McDowell Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Gary (304) 448-2121
Golden Living- Glasgow Glasgow (304) 595-1155
Glenville Care and Rehabilition Center Glenville (304) 462-5718
Sunbridge Care & Rehabilitation for Glenville Glenville (304) 462-5718
Grafton City Hospital-Wallace B Murphy NF Grafton (304) 265-0400
Taylor County Technical Center Grafton (304) 265-1050
Calhoun-Gilmer Career Center Grantsville (304) 354-6151
Pineview Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Harrisville (304) 643-2712
Summers County High School Hinton (304) 466-6040
Summers Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, LLC Hinton (304) 466-0332
Heritage Center Huntington (304) 525-7622
Huntington Health & Rehabilitation Huntington (304) 529-6031
Spring Valley High School Huntington (304) 429-1699
Putnam Care & Rehabilitation Center (formerly Putnam) Hurricane (304) 757-6805
Kanawha Valley CTC Insititute (304) 766-5112
Mineral County Vo-Tech Center Keyser (304) 788-4240
Heartland of Preston County Kingwood (304) 329-3195
Preston High School formerlyPreston Educational Center Kingwood (304) 329-0400
Lakin Hospital Lakin (304) 675-0860
Greenbrier East High School Lewisburg (304) 647-6469
Greenbrier Manor Lewisburg (304) 645-3076
Monroe County Technical Center Lindside (304) 753-9971
Pocahontas Center-Genesis Health- Care Marlinton (304) 799-7375
Marmet Center-Genesis Health Care Marmet (304) 949-1580
Care Haven Center Martinsburg (304) 263-0933
Bridgemont Community & Technical College Montgomery (304) 414-4402
Montgomery General Elderly Care Montgomery (304) 442-2469
Eastern WV CTC – Grant County Moorefield (304) 434-8000
Sundale Nursing Home Morgantown (304) 599-0497
Mound View Health Care, Inc. Moundsville (304) 843-1035
John D. Rockefeller IV Vo-Tech Center New Cumberlan (304) 564-3337
WV Northern Community College; New Martinsville Campus New Martinsville (304) 455-4684
Wyoming Nursing and Rehabilitation Center New Richmond (304) 294-7584
Hidden Valley Center Oak Hill (304) 465-1903
Ohio Valley Health Care Parkersburg (304) 485-5137
The Willows Center Parkersburg (304) 428-5573
Wood County Technical & Career Center Parkersburg (304) 420-9500
WVU @ Parkersburg – Roane General Hospital Parkersburg (304) 424-8385
WVU @ Parkersburg – St. Mary’s Parkersburg (304) 424-8385
WVUP- Ravenswood Parkersburg (304) 424-8385
WVU-Parkersburg- Jackson Co. Campus Parkersburg (304) 424-8385
South Branch Career & Technical Center Petersburg (304) 257-1331
South Branch Technical Career Ctr – Helping Hands Petersburg (304) 530-4995
Barbour County Technical Education Center (adult) Philippi (304) 457-4807
Barbour County Vocational Center (High School) Philippi (304) 457-4807
Mason County Vocational Center Point Pleasant (304) 675-3039
Princeton Health Care Center Princeton (304) 487-3458
Heartland of Rainelle (Classroom at City Hall building) Rainelle (304) 438-6127
Ravenswood – Genesis HealthCare Ravenswood (304) 428-5573
Nicholas County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Richwood (304) 846-2668
Diversified Nurse Aid Program Romney (304) 822-3979
Brier Rehabilitation and Nursing Center Ronceverte (304) 645-7270
Salem Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Salem (304) 782-3000
Sistersville Center Sistersville (304) 652-1032
Capital Resource Agency – Comforts of Home So. Charleston (304) 720-5413
Miletree Center Spencer (304) 927-1007
Mid-Ohio Valley Technical Institute St. Mary’S (304) 684-2464
Braxton County High School Sutton (304) 765-7331
Braxton County High School – Adult (Connections After School Program) Sutton (304) 765-7331
Hopemont Hospital Terra Alta (304) 789-2411
Cortland Acres Nursing Home Thomas (304) 463-4181
Webster Co High School Upper Glade (304) 226-5772
Webster County High School Dept ofVo-Tech Upper Glade (304) 226-5772
Wayne County Board ofEducation/Wayne High School Wayne (304) 272-5639
Wayne Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Wayne (304) 697-7007
McDowell County Vocational TechCtr Welch (304) 436-3488
Brooke High School Wellsburg (304) 527-1410
Valley Haven Geriatric Center, Inc. Wellsburg (304) 394-5322
Good Shepherd Nursing Home Wheeling (304) 242-1093
Ohio County Adult Continuing Education Wheeling (304) 243-0420
Peterson Rehabilitation Hospital & Geriatric Center Wheeling (304) 234-0556
Wheeling Park High School Wheeling (304) 243-0400
Mingo Central High School Williamson (304) 235-3333
Tug Valley High School Williamson (304) 235-2266

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