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Maine CNA Classes

Maine CNA Training

There was a time when returning to school meant committing to a four year degree program at a college or university. Now, there are certification programs can help people train for new careers faster than ever before. Anyone interested in a flexible training program that will allow them to achieve a career with upward mobility should definitely consider Maine CNA classes.

CNAs provide assistance to nurses, doctors, and other medical professionals in a variety of health care settings. Nursing assistants are responsible for taking patient vital signs and preparing them for treatment, explaining diagnoses and prevention methods, and recording patient histories. Anyone who likes working with people every day, and educating them about how to live healthier lives could find being a CNA to be the perfect career for them.

Becoming a CNA in Maine

In Maine, CNAs who are not listed in the Maine CNA registry are not eligible to work as a CNA. The one exception to this rule is if an individual wishes to work as a CNA in a nursing facility for less than 4 months, as long as he or she submits documentation to the registry proving that they have completed an approved CNA training program.

CNAs must be at least 16 years old to work in the state of Maine. If a licensed individual does not work as a CNA for at least 8 hours every 24 months, he or she will lose their certification and will need to be recertified.

If an individual was a CNA in the US Armed Services and wishes to be added to the Maine CNA registry, he or she must submit the following:

  • An application to the Maine CNA registry
  • Written proof that he or she has completed the military's equivalent of Maine's CNA training program
  • Documentation detailing the dates of his or her training and the number of clinical and classroom hours that were completed
  • Proof that he or she has completed school through at least the 9th grade
  • Evidence that he or she has passed the Maine CNA competency test
  • A copy of their training certification if he or she is on active duty (e.g. Navy Hospital Corpsman)
  • Additionally, the CNA must not have any employment restrictions due to criminal convicts or substantiated complaints which bar the individual from working as a CNA in Maine.

    If the individual wishing to work as a CNA is a nursing student, he or she must submit the following:

    • A certificate of equivalent training from the director of the school of nursing
    • An application to be added to the Maine CNA registry

    If the individual wishing to work as a CNA is a nurse, he or she must submit the following:

    • A copy of his or her diploma, degree, or transcripts
    • An application to be added to the Maine CNA registry

    If the individual wishing to work as a CNA was trained outside the United States, he or she must submit the following:

    • A copy of his or her diploma, degree, or transcripts (in English)
    • An application to be added to the Maine CNA registry
    • A copy of his or her criminal background check
    • A copy of his or her visa
    • A copy of his or her COGFNS information

    An EMT may not work as CNAs until he or she has completed the Maine CNA training program, passed the competency exams, and applied to be added to the Maine CNA registry.

    Licensure by Reciprocity

    If an individual was trained as a CNA in a state other than Maine, he or she must submit the following:

    • An application to the Maine CNA registry
    • Verification that he or she has passed an approve CNA training course
    • A copy of his or her "Certificate of Training" detailing the dates of the training and the number of clinical and classroom hours that were completed
    • Confirmation that he or she has passed an out of state CNA competency test
    • Proof that he or she has completed school through at least the 9th grade
    • Evidence that he or she worked as CNA 32 hours per week for at least 3 out of the past 5 years

    Additionally, the CNA must not have any employment restrictions due to criminal convicts or substantiated complaints which bar the individual from working as a CNA in Maine.

    Additional Resources:

    On-Campus & Online CNA Schools

    Other ME Schools with CNA Programs

    Lewiston Regional Technical Center
    156 East Avenue
    Lewiston, Maine 4240
    Madawaska Adult Education
    135 Seventh Avenue
    Madawaska, Maine 4756
    Madigan Home Health Care
    93 Military Street
    Houlton, Maine 4730
    Madison Adult Education
    61 Academy Circle
    Skowhegan, Maine 4976
    Madison Adult Education - Country Manor Nursing Home
    132 Main Street
    Coopers Mills, Maine 4341
    Madison Area Memorial High School
    486 Main Street
    Madison, Maine 4950
    Mars Hill Adult Education MSAD #42 - Aroostook Medical Center
    140 Academy Street
    Presque Isle, Maine 4769
    Massabesic Center For Adult Learning
    84 West Road
    Waterboro, Maine 4087
    Mayo Regional Hospital
    897 West Main Street
    Dover-Foxcroft, Maine 4426
    Merrymeeting Adult Education
    35 Republic Avenue
    Topsham, Maine 4086
    Mid Maine Tech Center
    3 Brooklyn Avenue
    Waterville, Maine 4901
    Mid-Coast School of Technology Adult Education
    1 South Main Street
    Rockland, Maine 4841
    MSAD #11 Adult Education - Gardiner Area High School
    40 West Hill Road
    Gardiner, Maine 4345
    MSAD #24 Adult & Community Education
    84 Pleasant Street
    Fort Kent, Maine 4743
    MSAD #53 ACE - Sebasticook Valley HCF
    33 Leighton Street
    Pittsfield, Maine 4967
    MSAD #9 ACE Program - Franklin Memorial Hospital
    111 Franklin Health Commons
    Farmington, Maine 4939
    MSAD #9 ACE Program - Orchard Park & Living Center
    107 Orchard Street
    Farmington, Maine 4938
    MSAD 52 Upper Androscoggin Collaborative
    486 Turner Center Road
    Turner, Maine 4282
    Mt. Blue RSD Franklin County Adult Basic Education
    108 Fairbanks Road
    Farmington, Maine 4938
    Noble Adult & Community Education - Noble High School
    388 Somersworth Road
    North Berwick, Maine 3906
    Northern Penobscot Tech Region III
    35 West Broadway
    Lincoln, Maine 4457
    Oceanview Nursing Home
    2 South Street
    Lubec, Maine 4652
    Orono Adult Community Education - Orono Commons
    117 Bennoch Road
    Orono, Maine 4473
    Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School
    256 Main Street
    South Paris, Maine 4281
    Penobscot Job Corps Academy
    1375 Union Street
    Bangor, Maine 4401
    Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative
    48 Morton Avenue
    Dover-Foxcroft, Maine 4426
    Portland Adult Education
    1600 Forest Avenue
    Portland, Maine 4103
    Portland Arts & Tech High School
    196 Allen Avenue
    Portland, Maine 4103
    Presque Isle Adult Education
    16 Griffin Street
    Presque Isle, Maine 4769
    Presque Isle Rehab & Nursing Center
    162 Academy Street
    Presque Isle, Maine 4769

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    Maine CNA Resources on NurseGroups.com

    Maine State Board of Nursing
    158 State House Station
    Augusta, ME 04333
    Phone: (207) 287-1133
    Fax: (207) 287-1149

    Maine State Nurses Association