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West Virginia CNA Classes

West Virginia CNA Training

These days, the job market can be an intimidating place for students graduating from high school. While college can lead to many job opportunities, there are some great jobs that do not require a college education at all and can be even more rewarding. One of these careers is becoming a CNA.

West Virginia CNA classes are special training courses that allow you to work toward becoming a certified nursing assistant. CNAs are eligible to obtain jobs in hospitals, nursing homes, and mental health facilities. They are actively involved in public health education as well as taking vital signs, recording medical histories, and preparing patients for treatment.

Becoming a CNA in West Virginia

The first step in becoming a CNA, also referred to as a nurse aide, in West Virginia is to take a state-approved training course that is a minimum of 120 hours overall. Of those 120 hours (some courses may be longer), at least 65 must be classroom hours and at least 55 must be spent in a Medicare/Medicaid clinical setting. Students may not complete the CNA coursework online. If a student drops out part-way through the program, he or she must start over.

If an individual completes a training course in another state, he or she can become a CNA in West Virginia in one of the following ways: by taking the exam in the state where the training is done, and then requesting reciprocity or by taking a WV approved course and passing the WV exam. Persons who are trained outside of the U.S. cannot request reciprocity in WV.

After CNA Training

After the coursework is completed, students must pass West Virginia's competency exam within the next 2 years, which features both an oral/written and hands on demonstration section. An individual has three chances to take and pass this test before he or she must complete the CNA training again.

Renewing a CNA License

Once registered as a nurse aide, an individual must renew his or her registry every 2 years, documenting any nursing-related work experience in the past 3 years. He or she must have worked at least a consecutive 8 paid hours as a CNA.

Additional Resources:

On-Campus & Online CNA Schools

Other WV Schools with CNA Programs

Ansted Center
P.O. Box 400
Ansted, West Virginia 25812
Berkeley Springs Rehabilitation and Nursing
456 Autumn Acres Rd.
Berkeley Springs, West Virginia 25411
Beverly Health Care
120 Melrose Dr.
Glasgow, West Virginia 25086
Boone Career Center
HC 81 Box 50 B
Danville, West Virginia 25053
Broaddus Hospital
Mansfield Hill
Philippi, West Virginia 26416
Cameron Nursing and Rehabilitation
Route 4
Cameron, West Virginia 26033
Canterbury Center
Rt. 1 Box 5
Shepherdstown, West Virginia 25443
Care Haven of Pleasants
506 Riverview Dr.
Belmont, West Virginia 26134
Cedar Ridge Center
302 Cedar Ridge Rd.
Sissonville, West Virginia 25320
Clarksburg Nursing and Rehabilitation
801 Davisson Run Road
Clarksburg, West Virginia 26301
Cortland Acres
HC 60
Thomas, West Virginia 26292
Elkins Rehabilitation and Care Center
1175 Beverly Pike
Elkins, West Virginia 26241
Grant County Nursing Home
27 Early Ave.
Petersburg, West Virginia 26847
Greenbrier Manor
Maplewood Ave.
Lewisburg, West Virginia 24901
Hampshire Center
HC 63 Box 2580
Romney, West Virginia 26757
Heartland of Charleston
3819 Chesterfield Ave.
Charleston, West Virginia 25304
Heartland of Clarksburg
100 Parkway Dr.
Clarksburg, West Virginia 26301
Heartland of Preston County
300 Miller Road
Kingwood, West Virginia 26537
Heartland of Rainelle
606 Pennsylvania Ave.
Rainelle, West Virginia 25962
Hidden Valley Health Care
422 23rd Street
Oak Hill, West Virginia 25901
Hopemont Hospital
RR 3 Box 330
Terra Alta, West Virginia 26764
John D Rockefeller Career Center
95 Rockyside Road
New Cumberland, West Virginia 26047
Logan Park Care Center
1000 West Park Avenue
Logan, West Virginia 25601
McDowell Nursing and Rehabilitation
P.O. Box 220
Gary, West Virginia 24836
Meadowview Manor
41 Crestview Terrace
Bridgeport, West Virginia 26330
Med Care Training Center
Valleyview Dr.
Cora, West Virginia 25614
Mercer County Technical Center
1397 Stafford Drive
Princeton, West Virginia 24740
Mercer Nursing and Rehabilitation
P.O. Box 410
Bluefield, West Virginia 24701
Miletree Center
825 Summit St.
Spencer, West Virginia 25276


West Virginia CNA Resources on

West Virginia State Board of Examiners for Licensed Practical Nurses
101 Dee Drive
Charleston, WV 25311
Phone: (304) 558-3572
Fax: (304) 558-4367

West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses
101 Dee Drive
Charleston, WV 25311
Phone: (304) 558-3596
Fax: (304) 558-3666

West Virginia Nurses Association