Free CNA Training

Is there really such a thing as Free CNA Training? For those who are unable to afford the training, they may wonder if indeed there is. To answer the question, you have to do a little more work than someone who could pay for the training themselves.

Does the word “free” really mean free today? I suppose the definition would depend upon who is stating it and the circumstances that are involved. For most of us, when something is free there is generally a catch that goes with it. The catch is typically your time and if you meet certain criteria in order for the service/product to be free.

Not many places will offer Free CNA Training however it never hurts to ask. You can begin by starting at the source that needs services a qualified CNA can provide. Contact your local hospitals, nursing homes and vocational training offices to see if they offer this type of program. Most medical environments will only hire those who have already had the proper training so that they don’t have to use their own resources to train.

Another option for you is to obtain financial assistance from state or a government agency. There are numerous scholarship programs that you can apply for; some may be generalized while others are specifically geared towards those who want to become a certified nursing assistant. To locate scholarships that you can apply for, you can look online or contact your local educational institutions financial office for more information.

Following along with scholarships, there are grants that you can apply for and the best way to see if you are eligible is by applying through the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at their website This website has a lot of great information and it is all free.

There are avenues you can take to obtain Free CNA Training however make sure that you thoroughly check out the organization offering the free classes to ensure that they are licensed to provide such a service and that you will receive quality instruction. If you don’t, you may end up having to pay fees later on during the program that you were not advised of and will feel that you have to pay as you have spent a great deal of your time getting to the current point within your training.

Another thing to consider when taking a free program is that if the organization is not accredited or approved by the state in which you intend to work, your time and efforts will be worthless even though you may have gained some knowledge on becoming a qualified certified nursing assistant. You should also inquire if the final exam will be free as well otherwise if you are not prepared, you will have to put off taking your exam until you can afford it. Don’t forget to read all of the fine print; this may be time consuming but in the long run it could save you time and money you don’t have.

I would also like to discuss that some websites have indicated that you can obtain free classes from the American Red Cross. This is not necessarily true as many offices across the United States require a fee to take their classes. If you are interested in taking your courses from the Red Cross, please contact them directly. Their contact information can be obtained by entering your zip code on their website at

When finances are tight and you want to expand your education to enter a new field, getting free services certainly can help. Obtaining Free CNA Training can give you a head start on a career in the medical industry that you have been hoping for.

One Response to “Free CNA Training”

  • Elena says:

    CNA’S do more than just set by the bedside we are biaacslly doing nursing assistant duties, and probably even more, and get paid much less, it is a rewarding job, if you are not worried about the job duties, I’ve been in this field for twelve years as a HHA, getting paid the minimum $10.50 hourly, and I get treated like a slave by my client and the only reason is, the agency I work for do not protect the provider just the recipient but enough of the down fall of the jobs, it is rewarding

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