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South Carolina CNA Classes

South Carolina CNA Training

Currently, thousands of people are out of work and finding it difficult to get interviews for positions that are appropriate for their knowledge and expertise. Anyone who's interesting in starting over and finding a new career that will allow them to help people live healthier lives should consider South Carolina CNA classes.

Designed to prepare students for the fast-paced career of a certified nursing assistant, these classes train students to work in the highly rewarding field of healthcare. Although every industry from clothing to car manufacturing is experiencing a downturn thanks to the sluggish economy, the health care industry is continuing to grow.

Experts at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predict that the demand for qualified nursing assistants will increase by over 18 percent in the next decade. This means that thousands of new positions will be available for certified nursing assistants.

The South Carolina CNA Exam

In South Carolina, an individual wishing to become a CNA must pass both the written and skills examinations within two years of completing his or her CNA training from an approved 100-hour state-approved CNA course (including 40 hours of clinical training). If the individual does not pass the evaluations after 3 attempts, he or she will have to retake an approved 100-hour CNA training course before being eligible to retest.

The written exam consists of 70 multiple choice questions. Testers also have the option to receive an oral exam in place of a written exam. This oral exam is made up of 60 multiple choice questions and 10 multiple-choice reading comprehension questions that are played on a cassette tape. During the skills examination, each applicant will be asked to perform 5 randomly selected skills. His or her performance is graded by a Nurse Aide Evaluator. All five skills must be performed correctly in order to pass the skills evaluation.

Military Eligibility

If an individual is an LPN, RN, or in the military, he or she must contact the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services to determine their eligibility to test. If an individual wishing to work as a CNA is from out of state but has completed a 100-hour state-approved CNA program that includes clinical hours within the past 24 months, he or she must submit an Application for Registration by Examination along with a copy of his or her diploma/certification verifying completion of CNA training.

The diploma or certificate must include the number of classroom and clinical hours that were required by the course. The individual must be considered to be in good standing by the CNA registry of in his or her home state.

An individual whose CNA license has been expired for less than 24 months is required to retake and pass the written and skills examinations renew his or her certification.

Additional Resources:

On-Campus & Online CNA Schools

Other SC Schools with CNA Programs

Columbia High School
1701 Westchester Drive
Columbia, South Carolina 29202
Columbia School of Nursing Assistants
6615-B Two Notch Road
Columbia, South Carolina 29223
Conway Manor
3300 4th Avenue
Conway, South Carolina 29526
Cope Area Career Center
6052 Slab Landing Road
Cope, South Carolina 29038
Daniel Morgan Technology Center
201 Zion Hill Road
Spartanburg, South Carolina 29307
Denmark Technical College
664 Joey Zorn Blvd.
Barnwell, South Carolina 29812
Denmark Technical College
1126 Solomon Blatt Blvd., Science Bldg. 028
Denmark, South Carolina 29042
Denmark Technical College
PO Box 327
Denmark, South Carolina 29042
Dillon County Technology Center (H/O)
PO Box 1130 Highway 9 East
Dillon, South Carolina 29536
Donaldson Career Center
100 Vocational Drive
Greenville, South Carolina 29605
Dorchester County Career School
449 Old Trolley Road
Summerville, South Carolina 29485
Dorchester County Career School Dorchester Site
507 Schoolhouse Road
Dorchester, South Carolina 29437
Enoree Career & Technology Center
108 Scalybark Road
Greenville, South Carolina 29617
F.E. Dubose Career Center
3351 Sumter Hwy.
Manning, South Carolina 29102
Fairfield Career & Technology Center
1451 US Highway 321 North
Winnsboro, South Carolina 29180
Florence Career Center
126 East Howe Springs Rd.
Florence, South Carolina 29505
Florence-Darlington Technical College
278 West Cole Street
Lake City, South Carolina 29560
Florence-Darlington Technical College
2715 W. Lucas Street
Florence, South Carolina 29502
Floyd D. Johnson Technology Center
275 E. Alexander Love Hwy
York, South Carolina 29745
Forrest Junior College
601 East River St.
Anderson, South Carolina 29624
G.Frank Russell Career & Technology Center
601 East Northside Drive
Greenwood, South Carolina 29649
Georgetown High School (H/O)
PO Box 1778 2500 Anthuan Maybank Dr.
Georgetown, South Carolina 29440
Gilbert High School - HST
Main Street
Gilbert, South Carolina 29054
Golden Strip Career Center
1120 E Butler Road
Greenville, South Carolina 29607
Goose Creek High School
1137 Red Bank Road
Goose Creek, South Carolina 29445
Greenville Technical College
620 South Pleasantburg Drive
Greenville, South Carolina 29607
Hamilton Career Center
100 Vocational Drive
Seneca, South Carolina 29672
Hanahan High School
6015 Murray Drive
Hanahan, South Carolina 29406
Health Services 2000, Inc.
11 Palmetto Parkway, Suite 203
Hilton Head, South Carolina 29926
Health Technical NATP
400 C South Main Street
Mauldin, South Carolina 29662


South Carolina CNA Resources on

South Carolina State Board of Nursing
110 Centerview Drive
Suite 202
Columbia, SC 29210
Phone: (803) 896-4550
Fax: (803) 896-4525

South Carolina Nurses Association