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Alabama CNA Classes

Alabama CNA Training

It's no secret that many people are struggling with unemployment and finding a way to provide for their families in the long term. Frustrated by companies that are reluctant to hire those with limited education, many people are choosing to return to school in an effort to expand their knowledge and skill set.

There are many different career paths to choose from, but for a person wanting to ensure that he or she is going to have a job at graduation, it might be a good idea to consider Alabama CNA Classes. A certified nursing assistant is someone who is qualified to provide assistance to registered nurses and doctors in a health care setting.

Those who are not familiar with the process of seeking certification as a nurse's assistant should know that each state has very specific requirements for preparing for and achieving this designation.

Becoming a CNA in Alabama

In order to become a CNA in Alabama and be listed in the Alabama Nurse Aide Registry, it is required that the individual complete a state-approved nurse aide training and competency evaluation program. Additionally, he or she must pass both the written and skills exams. If he or she does not pass the exams after three attempts or within 24 months of his training, then the prospective CNA must complete another state-approved nurse aide training program to be considered eligible to retake the competency exam.

Renewing a CNA License

A CNA wishing to work in Alabama will also need to be listed in good standing on the Alabama Nurse Aide Registry. After becoming certified, a CNA must work at least 8 hours every 24 month period in a nursing home, hospital, home health agency, hospice agency, or mental health facility for paid compensation. Failure to do so will result in a loss of certification, and the individual will need to be retrained and retested in order to regain his or her certification and be eligible to work.

Licensure by Reciprocity

If a CNA is licensed to work in another state and wants to be eligible to work in Alabama, he or she must gain employment at a nursing home. Then, the CNA will be allowed to transfer his or her active certification from an outside state to the Alabama Nurse Aide Registry.

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On-Campus & Online CNA Schools

Other AL Schools with CNA Programs

Bevill State Community College
1411 Indiana Avenue
Jasper, Alabama 35501
Calhoun Community College
6250 Hwy. 31 North
Decatur, Alabama 35671
Gadsden State Community College
1001 George Wallace Dr
Gadsden, Alabama 35903
Lawson State Community College
3060 Wilson Road
Birmingham, Alabama 35221
Lurleen B Wallace Community College
1708 N. Main Street
Opp, Alabama 36467
Northwest-Shoals Community College
800 George Wallace Blvd.
Muscle Shoals, Alabama 35661
Shelton State Community College
9500 Old Greensboro Road
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35405
South University
5355 Vaughn Road
Montgomery, Alabama 36116
Southern Union State Community College
1701 LaFayette Parkway
Opelika, Alabama 36801
Trenholm State Technical College
1225 Air Base Boulevard
Montgomery, Alabama 36108

Alabama CNA Resources on

Alabama Board of Nursing
770 Washington Avenue
RSA Plaza, Suite 250
Montgomery, AL 36130-3900
Phone: (334) 242-4060
Fax: (334) 242-4360

Alabama State Nurses Association