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Georgia CNA Classes

Georgia CNA Training

It's no secret that the country is suffering through some difficult economic times right now. For many people, it can be hard to find a job, especially for people who lack specific training and experience that will make them competitive in today's crowded job market. For individuals who have always wanted a career that would challenge them and give them the opportunity to help people create better lives for themselves, it might be time to think about attended CNA Classes in Georgia.

For those who are unfamiliar with the type of career for which Georgia CNA classes will prepare them, it might be a good idea to learn more about the responsibilities of a certified nursing assistant. In most cases, it is the job of the certified nursing assistant to provide support for doctors and nurses in a health care setting.

In hospitals and public clinics, the nurse's assistant might be responsible for taking patients' vital signs, explaining treatment procedures, and educating patients about preventative care techniques. In nursing homes and mental health facilities, CNAs might be responsible for maintaining patient schedules and checking on treatment progress.

Becoming a CNA in Georgia

In Georgia, CNAs are certified through the Georgia Medical Care Foundation (GMFC). In order to begin the process of becoming a CNA, one must first complete a state-recognized Nurse Aide/Assistant Training Program (NATP) with a classroom, lab, and clinical component. After the training program is completed, the student can become licensed through a competency exam.

Renewing a CNA License

In order to remain a CNA, one must renew his or her certification every 2 years. The individual qualifies to do so under the circumstances that he or she has performed at least 8 hours of nursing work for pay within the 2 year period. If the license is allowed to expire 3 or more years from the date of the last certification, the individual must retrain and retest before becoming licensed again.

Licensure by Reciprocity

A CNA registered in another state can apply for reciprocity in Georgia under the following conditions:

  • The individual is active on another state's registry.
  • The individual has no recorded or pending convictions of neglect, abuse, or misappropriation of property.
  • The individual has a valid social security card with a name matching that which is active on another state's registry.
  • The individual has performed nursing duties for pay at least 8 hours in the past 2 years.

Additional Resources:

On-Campus & Online CNA Schools

Other GA Schools with CNA Programs

Atlanta Technical College - Perry Center
137 Spring Street
Jonesboro, Georgia 30236
Atlanta Technical College - Tech High School
1043 Memorial Drive SE
Atlanta, Georgia 30316
Augusta Technical College
3200 Augusta Tech Dr.
Augusta, Georgia 30906
Avett Quality Services, Inc.
1730 Austell Road Southeast
Marietta, Georgia 30008
Azalea Health & Rehab
300 Cedar Street
Metter, Georgia 30439
B.E.D.S. Beneficial Educational Developmental System
3218 Hillsview Drive
Augusta, Georgia 30909
Bacon County High School
901 North Pierce Street
Alma, Georgia 31510
Bainbridge College
2500 East Shotwell Street
Bainbridge, Georgia 39819
Baptist Village Inc
2650 Carswell Avenue
Waycross, Georgia 31503
Berrien High School
500 East Smith Avenue
Nashville, Georgia 31639
Blessed Assurance Healthcare
112 E 2nd Street
Jackson, Georgia 30233
Bradwell Institute
100 Pafford Street
Hinesville, Georgia 31313
Brentwood Terrace Health Care
115 Brentwood Drive
Waynesboro, Georgia 30830
Brian Center of Canton
150 Hospital Circle
Canton, Georgia 30114
Brightmoor Health Care
3235 Newnan Road
Griffin, Georgia 30223
Brunswick Job Corps Center
4401 Glynco Parkway
Brunswick, Georgia 31525
Bryant Health Care Center
134 6th Street SW
Cochran, Georgia 31014
Cairo High School - Grady County Vocational Center
455 5th St. SE
Cairo, Georgia 39828
Calhoun Health Care Center
1387 US 41 North
Calhoun, Georgia 30701
Camden County High School
6300 Laurel Island Pkwy
Kingsland, Georgia 31548
Camellia Health & Rehabilitation Center
700 E. Long Street
Claxton, Georgia 30417
Career Start Institute
3133 Golf Ridge Blvd
Douglasville, Georgia 30135
Caregiver Solutions Training Institute
1835 East Park Place Blvd
Stone Mountain, Georgia 30087
Cass High School
738 Grassdale Road
Cartersville, Georgia 30121
Cedar Grove High School
2360 River Road
Ellenwood, Georgia 30294
Cedar Valley Nursing & Rehab Center
225 Philpot Street
Cedartown, Georgia 30125
Cedartown High School
167 Frank Lott Drive
Cedartown, Georgia 30125
Center For Progressive Training Inc
1805 Highway 138 SW
Riverdale, Georgia 30296
Central Georgia Technical College
640 GA Highway 128
Roberta, Georgia 31078
Central Georgia Technical College
375 Watson Dr
Jeffersonville, Georgia 31044


Georgia CNA Resources on

Georgia State Board of Licensed Practical Nurses
237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA 31217-3858
Phone: (478) 207-1640
Fax: (478) 207-1633

Georgia Board of Nursing
237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA 31217-3858
Phone: (478) 207-1640
Fax: (478) 207-1660

Georgia Nurses Association