CNA Classes in Colorado

Colorado CNA Training

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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.

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Colorado CNA Certification

Colorado CNA Certification Requirements

To get your CNA certificate in Colorado, you first need to complete the required course work and/ or training program. You will need to pass the Certified Nursing Assistant Exam. Applicants must then submit fingerprint cards. Licenses/certificates and will not be issued without the results of a state and federal background check coming back in good standing. If you happen to fail the Nurse Assistant Exam, there are several online test prep resources you can utilize to better your odds of passing. As prescribed by federal law, the typical Colorado CNA certificate program lasts approximately 8 to 13 weeks to gain 75 accredited hours of CNA course work and 100 hours of clinical rotation. Individual schools often have special requirements to begin training. After passing the Certified Nurse Assistant exam, you must be placed on the Colorado Nurse Aide Registry.

Required Hours for Colorado CNA Certification

In Colorado, you are required to complete a minimum of 75 hours of CNA course work and 100 hours of clinical rotation before challenging the state CNA licensing exam. The nurse aide classes typically last 2-6 months. Individual schools often have special requirements to begin the training program.

Colorado CNA Certification Prerequisites

In Colorado, CNA prerequisites include a current background check, two fingerprint cards, Photo ID, two photos (passport size). A negative TB test within the past 6 months and proof of immunizations will be required. You will also be required to show a high school diploma or GED.

Colorado CNA Licensing Resources

Warren Tech

  • 11325 Allendale Dr
    Arvada, CO 80004
    Programs: CNA

Pickens Technical College

  • 500 Airport Blvd.
    Aurora, CO 80011
    Programs: CNA, LPN

Boulder Technical Education Center

  • 6600 Arapahoe Rd
    Boulder, CO 80303
    Programs: CNA

Brighton High School – HSTE

  • 270 South 8th Avenue
    Brighton, CO 80601
    Programs: CNA

Morgan Community College

  • 340 S. 14th Street
    Burlington, CO 80807
    Programs: CNA

Hildebrand Care Center

Pueblo Community College

Heritage Park Care Center

  • 1200 Village Rd
    Carbondale, CO 81623
    Programs: CNA

Littleton Public Schools Health Sciences Technology

  • 7300 South Clermont
    Centennial, CO 80121
    Programs: CNA

South Denver School of Nursing Arts

  • 7853 E Arapahoe Ct
    Centennial, CO 80112
    Programs: CNA

Academy of Medical & Health Science

Beo Nurse Aide Training Program

Centennial Nurse Aide Training Program


Front Range Nurse Aide Training Program


Pikes Peak Community College

Pikes Peak Community College

College of Eastern Utah

  • 640 East 2nd Street
    Cortez, CO 81321
    Programs: CNA

Colorado Northwestern Community College

Delta Montrose School

  • 1765 US Highway 50
    Delta, CO 81416
    Programs: CNA, LPN


  • 1385 South Colorado Blvd. 5th floor
    Denver, CO 80222
    Programs: CNA

Community Health Institute

  • 4705 Paris Street #100
    Denver, CO 80239
    Programs: CNA

Emily Griffith School

  • 1250 Welton Street
    Denver, CO 80204
    Programs: CNA, LPN

Fred N. Thomas Career Education Center Middle College

  • 2650 Elliot Street
    Denver, CO 80211
    Programs: CNA

New Beginning Nursining

  • 6795 E Tennessee Ave, Ste 210
    Denver, CO 80224
    Programs: CNA

Pima Medical Institute

ReJUV Academy

  • 1642 S. Parker Rd, Ste 103
    Denver, CO 80231
    Programs: CNA

St. Joseph Hospital Foundation

  • 1835 Franklin Street
    Denver, CO 80218
    Programs: CNA

St. Lukes Ministry

  • 915 E. 9th Ave.
    Denver, CO 80218
    Programs: CNA

Stillwater Executive Institute

  • 4155 E Jewell Ave, Ste 405
    Denver, CO 80222
    Programs: CNA

Weisbrod Memorial County Hospital and Nursing Home

  • 1208 Luther Street
    Eads, CO 81036
    Programs: CNA

Colorado Mountain College

Caring Hands, Inc.

  • 1191 Woodstock Driver, Unit C
    Estes Park, CO 80517
    Programs: CNA

Estes Park Medical Center

  • 555 Prospect Ave
    Estes Park, CO 80517
    Programs: CNA

Pikes Peak Community College

  • 255 Lambert Rd
    Falcon, CO 80831
    Programs: CNA

Florence High School – HSTE

  • 2006 Highway 67
    Florence, CO 81226
    Programs: CNA

Front Range Community College

Geriatric Education Centre

Aims Community College

  • 260 College Avenue
    Fort Lupton, CO 80621
    Programs: CNA

Morgan Community College

Morgan Community College – HSTE

Summit High School Health Sciences

  • PO Box 7
    Frisco, CO 80443
    Programs: CNA

Larchwood Inns

Western Colorado Area Health Education Center

Western Colorado Community College

Aims Community College

  • 2040 Clubhouse Drive
    Greeley, CO 80632
    Programs: CNA

Aims Community College

Fairacres Manor

  • 1700 18th Ave
    Greeley, CO 80631
    Programs: CNA
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