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Michigan CNA Classes

Michigan CNA Training

For those who did not attend a traditional four-year college or university, there are still opportunities for careers in the medical industry. Although doctors, nurses, surgeons and administrative staff at a hospital typically have advanced degrees, they depend on the support of other health care professionals, such as certified nursing assistants.

For someone who has always wanted to have a job that would be different and challenging each day, and dream of helping people learn how to take better care of their loved ones, Michigan CNA classes might be the solution.

CNAs are medical professionals perform integral tasks in a health care setting. While there are some institutions that will allow a person to train on the job while preparing to become a full time employee, in most cases, it will be required to become certified before getting hired.

Becoming a CNA in Michigan

In Michigan, an individual wishing to become a CNA must complete a 75-hour training course that has been approved by the state. Online training programs are not recognized by the state of Michigan. Upon completion of a training course of at least 75 hours, the individual is issued a certificate of completion. Then, he or she may apply to take the State of Michigan Competency Evaluation. The individual's registration form and test must be submitted within one year of his or her training.

An individual who is enrolled in an LPN or RN program and has completed a fundamental nursing course with a least a "C" grade within the past year is able to become a CNA in Michigan without completing any additional training. He or she will, however, have to pass both the written and clinical nurse aide exams in order to be added to the CNA registry and be eligible to work as a CNA.

Once an individual has submitted an exemption from training, he or she has 6 months to pass the written and clinical exams. If he or she does not pass in 3 attempts or less, the individual will be required to take the required 75-hour CNA training course a state-approved facility.

After Completing the Training

The testing fee (including both tests) for first-time testers is $176.50. A retest costs $119.00 and $45.50 for the clinical and knowledge portions respectively. There is no fee to apply for an exemption for CNA training.

The testing process includes both a clinical and written CNA exam. After passing these examinations, the individual will be issued a CNA certification, which is valid for 2 years. The individual may renew his or her certification as long as they have worked at least 8 hours doing the past 24 months (with a valid certification) under the supervision of a licensed registered nurse.

Licensure by Reciprocity

If the individual wishing to be work as a CNA in Michigan is already a registered CNA in a different state, he or she must submit a "Request for Exemption from Nurse Aide Training" form along with proof of CNA licensure in another state. Once this is accepted, the applicant is able to the clinical and written examination in order to be added to the Michigan CNA registry.

Additional Resources:

On-Campus & Online CNA Schools

Other MI Schools with CNA Programs

Abcott Institute
16250 Northland Drive, Suite 205
Southfield, Michigan
Acadia Career Institute
3625 Metro Mall
Wayne, Michigan 48184
Advance Medical Training, Inc.
5317 Alpine NW
Comstock Park, Michigan
Allegan County Area Tech Ed Center
2891 116th Avenue
Allegan, Michigan
American Red Cross
1401 S. Grand Traverse
Flint, Michigan
Aress Academy
20755 Greenfield Road, Suite 506
Southfield, Michigan 48075
Avanti Career Institute
37650 Professional Center Drive,
Livonia, Michigan
Back to Basics Wellness, Life
812 East State Street
Cassopolis, Michigan
Baker College Auburn Hills
1500 University Drive
Auburn Hills, Michigan
Baker College of Cadillac
9600 East 13th Street
Cadillac, Michigan
Baker College of Flint
1050 West Bristol Road
Flint, Michigan 48507
Baker College of Owosso
1020 South Washington Street
Owosso, Michigan 48867
Barnabas Healthcare School
24865 Five Mile Road, Suite 1
Redford, Michigan
Bay Bluffs-Emmet County Medical Care Facility
750 E. Main Street
Harbor Springs, Michigan 49740
Bay de Noc Community College
2001 North Lincoln Road
Escanaba, Michigan 49829
Bay Nurse Assistant Program
1111 N. Sherman
Bay City, Michigan
Bay-Arenac Career Center - Adult Education
4155 Monitor Road
Bay City, Michigan
Benton Harbor Area Schools
870 Colfax
Benton Harbor, Michigan
Bishop NOA Home for Senior Citizens
2900 3rd Avenue South
Escanaba, Michigan
Bortz Health Care of Traverse City
2828 Concord Street
Traverse City, Michigan 49684
Bortz Health Care on Green Lake
6470 Alden Drive
Orchard Lake, Michigan 48324
Canterbury on the Lake
5601 Hatchery Road
Waterford, Michigan 48329
Capital Area Career Center Voc Ed
611 N. Hagadorn Road
Mason, Michigan
Career Advancement Studies
230 North Avenue, Suite 10
Mt. Clemens, Michigan
Career Essentials Learning Center
9349 Telegraph Road
Redford, Michigan
Career Health Studies
21420 Gratiot Avenue
Eastpointe, Michigan 48021
Career Quest Learning Centers
3214 S. Pennsylvania Avenue
Lansing, Michigan 48909
Career Quest Learning Centers
208 E. Washington Avenue, Ste. 241
Jackson, Michigan 49201
Career Quest Learning Centers
5115 Portage Road
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Career Tech Center - Ad Education
880 Parsons Road
Traverse City, Michigan


Michigan CNA Resources on

Michigan/DCH/Bureau of Health Professions
Ottawa Towers North
611 W. Ottawa, 1st Floor
Lansing, MI 48933
Phone: (517) 335-0918
Fax: (517) 373-2179

Michigan Nurses Association