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Colorado CNA Classes

Colorado CNA Training

When individuals graduate from high school, they often have no idea which career they should pursue. While in college, many people just choose a major that will make their class load easy, and they fail to comprehend that it's often hard to promote themselves to prospective employers when they don't have any marketable skills.

Individuals who are thinking about going back to school to choose a new career should seriously consider Colorado CNA classes. One of the best reasons to become a CNA is that the demand for the services of a certified nursing assistant is guaranteed to grow quickly over the next ten years.

Becoming a CNA in Colorado

One can become licensed as a CNA in Colorado either by examination or endorsement. It is mandatory to be certified prior to working as a CNA, but one can work in a nursing home or home care facility for up to 4 months prior to certification.

One qualifies to be a CNA by endorsement if he or she is a CNA in another state and requests reciprocity. In order to qualify to be a CNA by examination, one of the following criteria must be met:

  • The individual completed a training program in another state but is not yet certified.
  • The individual completed a Board-approved training program is CO.
  • The individual is already a Licensed Psychiatric Technician.
  • The individual is currently enrolled in a nursing program and has completed 5 nursing fundamentals credits.
  • The individual has been trained outside of the U.S. (This is only true in some cases).

Renewing a CNA License

CNAs in Colorado must renew their licenses every 2 years. If the license is made inactive or it expires, the individual must complete continued competency testing requirements in order to be re-licensed.

Additional Resources:

On-Campus & Online CNA Schools

Other CO Schools with CNA Programs

Pima Medical Institute
7475 Dakin Street, Suite 100
Denver, Colorado 80221
Pueblo Community College
51320 W Highway 50
Canon City, Colorado 81212
Pueblo Community College
900 W. Orman Ave
Pueblo, Colorado 81004
Red Rocks Community College
13300 W. 6th Ave.
Lakewood, Colorado 80228
ReJUV Academy
1642 S. Parker Rd, Ste 103
Denver, Colorado 80231
Senior Living Community at Gunnison Valley Health
1500 W. Tomichi Ave
Gunnison, Colorado 81230
South Denver School of Nursing Arts
7853 E Arapahoe Ct
Centennial, Colorado 80112
Southeast Colorado Hospital & Long Term Care Center
373 E. 10th St.
Springfield, Colorado 81073
Southwest Colorado Community College
33057 Highway 160
Mancos, Colorado 81328
St. Joseph Hospital Foundation
1835 Franklin Street
Denver, Colorado 80218
St. Lukes Ministry
915 E. 9th Ave.
Denver, Colorado 80218
St. Vincent General Hospital
822 W 4th St.
Leadville, Colorado 80461
Stillwater Executive Institute
4155 E Jewell Ave, Ste 405
Denver, Colorado 80222
Stillwater Institute
7550 W. Yale Ave, Unit A200
Lakewood, Colorado 80227
Summit High School Health Sciences
PO Box 7
Frisco, Colorado 80443
Trinidad State Junior College - Valley Campus
1012 Main St
Alamosa, Colorado 81102
Valley Inn
211 3rd Ave
Mancos, Colorado 81328
Warren Tech
11325 Allendale Dr
Arvada, Colorado 80004
Weisbrod Memorial County Hospital and Nursing Home
1208 Luther Street
Eads, Colorado 81036
Western Colorado Area Health Education Center
744 Horizon St, Ste 220
Grand Junction, Colorado 81506
Western Colorado Community College
2508 Blickmann
Grand Junction, Colorado 81505
Westminster High School Health Studies
6993 Raleigh Street
Westminster, Colorado 80030
Wheat Ridge Regional Center
10285 Ridge Rd
Wheat Ridge, Colorado 80033
Yampa Valley Medical Center
1100 Central Park Dr.
Steamboat Springs, Colorado 80487
Yuma Life Care Center
323 W. 9th Ave
Yuma, Colorado 80759


Colorado CNA Resources on

Colorado Board of Nursing
1560 Broadway, Suite 880
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: (303) 894-2430
Fax: (303) 894-2821

Colorado Nurses Association