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CNA Programs in Maine

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:

    Maine CNA Resources on NurseGroups.com

    On-Campus & Online CNA Schools

    Auburn Adult Education

    • 77 Harris Street
      Auburn, ME 04210
      Programs: CNA

    Augusta Adult & Community Education

    • 33 Union Street
      Augusta, ME 04330
      Programs: CNA

    Capitol Area Tech Center

    • 40 Pierce Drive
      Augusta, ME 04330
      Programs: CNA

    Kennebec Learning Center

    • 33 Union Street
      Augusta, ME 04330
      Programs: CNA

    Bangor Adult Education

    • 885 Broadway
      Bangor, ME 04401
      Programs: CNA

    Penobscot Job Corps Academy

    • 1375 Union Street
      Bangor, ME 04401
      Programs: CNA

    United Technologies Center

    • 200 Hogan Road
      Bangor, ME 04401
      Programs: CNA

    Bath Regional Career and Technical Center

    • 800 High Street
      Bath, ME 04530
      Programs: CNA

    Southern Maine Community College

    • 11 Park Street
      Bath, ME 04530
      Programs: CNA

    Biddeford Adult Learning Center

    • 189 Alfred Street
      Biddeford, ME 04005
      Programs: CNA

    Biddeford Regional Center of Technology

    • 10 Maplewood Avenue
      Biddeford, ME 04005
      Programs: CNA

    Boothbay Region ACE

    St. Andrews Village

    Region Ten, Brunswick

    • 68 Church Road
      Brunswick, ME 04011
      Programs: CNA

    St Croix Regional Technical Center

    • 34 Blue Devil Hill
      Calais, ME 04619
      Programs: CNA

    Washington County Community College

    Caribou Adult Education

    • 308 Sweden Street
      Caribou, ME 04736
      Programs: CNA

    Caribou Nursing Home

    • 10 Bernadette Street
      Caribou, ME 04736
      Programs: CNA

    Crooked River Adult and Community Education Center

    • 1437 Poland Spring Road
      Casco, ME 04015
      Programs: CNA

    Central Lincoln County Adult Education

    Central Lincoln County Adult Education

    Deer Isle Adult & Community Education

    • 251 North Deer Isle Road
      Deer Isle, ME 04627
      Programs: CNA

    Tri County Tech Center

    • 14 Abbott Hill Road
      Dexter, ME 04930
      Programs: CNA

    Hibbard Nursing Home

    Mayo Regional Hospital

    Washington Academy

    Courtland Rehabilitation Center

    • 42 Bucksport Road
      Ellsworth, ME 04605
      Programs: CNA

    Hancock County Technology Center

    • 112 Boggy Brook Road
      Ellsworth, ME 04605
      Programs: CNA

    Southern Maine Community College

    • 191 Foreside Road
      Falmouth, ME 04105
      Programs: CNA

    Foster Technology Center

    • 374 High Street
      Farmington, ME 04938
      Programs: CNA

    MSAD #9 ACE Program – Franklin Memorial Hospital

    • 111 Franklin Health Commons
      Farmington, ME 04939
      Programs: CNA

    Mt. Blue RSD Franklin County Adult Basic Education

    • 108 Fairbanks Road
      Farmington, ME 04938
      Programs: CNA

    MSAD #24 Adult & Community Education

    • 84 Pleasant Street
      Fort Kent, ME 04743
      Programs: CNA

    Southern Maine Community College

    • 6 Old Country Road
      Freeport, ME 04032
      Programs: CNA

    St John Valley Technology Center

    Auburn Adult Education – Great Falls School

    • 41 Morrill Avenue
      Gorham, ME 04038
      Programs: CNA

    Gorham Adult Education

    • 106 Weeks Road
      Gorham, ME 04038
      Programs: CNA

    Gorham House

    • 50 New Portland Road
      Gorham, ME 04038
      Programs: CNA

    Greenville Adult Education

    • 150 Pritham Avenue
      Greenville, ME 04441
      Programs: CNA

    Madigan Home Health Care

    • 93 Military Street
      Houlton, ME 04730
      Programs: CNA

    Region Two School of Applied Technology

    • P.O. Box 307
      Houlton, ME 04730
      Programs: CNA

    Central Maine Medical Center

    Lewiston Adult Education

    • 145 Birch Street
      Lewiston, ME 04240
      Programs: CNA

    Lewiston Regional Technical Center

    • 156 East Avenue
      Lewiston, ME 04240
      Programs: CNA

    Northern Penobscot Tech Region III

    • 35 West Broadway
      Lincoln, ME 04457
      Programs: CNA
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