Free CNA Training in Idaho

Have you decided to train for certification as a nursing assistant in Idaho?  You will be searching for a state approved training program.  The programs are approved by the Department of Health and Welfare for the state of Idaho.  This department maintains a list of all training programs in the state. To get free training in Idaho, see the options available below:

1) DOH and Welfare: You should contact the Department of Health and Welfare if you are searching for free cna training.  Most programs are a few hundred to several hundred dollars.  If there are currently any special training programs offering free training, the Department should be able to provide you with details.  They are also likely to know of any programs available in your state that could help you to pay for the cost of your nursing assistant training.Of course, you will need to contact the administrators of training programs directly if you locate any that offer free training or financial assistance options.  You will be able to determine if you should apply to one of these training classes or if you should apply to receive financial help.


2) Nursing Care Facilities: Many care facilities and even some hospitals in the state of Idaho provide cna training programs.  You should contact such facilities in your area.  Ask the administrators of such programs if you can apply for employment as a nursing assistant before receiving your certification.

Many of these places will actually hire you to work for them and will subsequently pay for your training.

3) Adult Education Centers: Locate training programs at colleges and adult education schools as well.  Contact the financial aid department to ask about any financial assistance that is available for these programs.  You should receive details on any programs for which you might qualify. It will be necessary to fill out an application for grants as well as scholarships.

Institutions That Might Be Of Assistance:

1) Western Idaho Training Company

3919 E Ustick Rd, Caldwell, ID – 83605

Individuals with developmental disabilities are served by the Western Idaho Training Company.  The organization works to help identify jobs that would be a good fit for the individuals.  They can help with various aspects of helping a person to obtain employment.  Vocational services including  job skills training can also be accessed through this organization for individuals with disabilities who are looking to be employed.

2) Community Council of Idaho

201 21st Ave, Caldwell, ID – 83605, Phone: 208-454-8604

The Community Council of Idaho is intended to help pave a better life for migrant and seasonal workers-specifically farm workers.  Men and women can receive help to develop better academic skills including reading and English skills.  There are also options to obtain higher education to have more gainful and year round employment.  This can include opportunities to train for other careers outside of farming for no cost.

3) Trade Act Assistance Program-Idaho

317 W. Main Street, Boise, ID  83735

Sometimes men and women lose their job because their manufacturing company sends operations overseas rather than staying US based.  When this is the case, those individuals can apply to receive training to become employable once again through the Trade Act Assistance Program.  If a man or women must move to find good employment, they can also request financial assistance to make that move under this program.

4) Centennial Job Corps Center

3201 Ridgecrest Drive, Nampa, ID – 83687,  Phone: 208-442-4500

Centennial Job Corps Center provides a great opportunity for qualifying teens and young adults who fall between 16 and 24.  The program is intended to help those with obstacles to graduating school, obtaining higher education or accessing a a good job. The Job Corps helps to ensure that all participants have a high school diploma or GED and that all can receive free job training in one of the training areas offered

Nursing homes in Idaho that might offer free CNA training

Note: These nursing homes DO NOT Provide CNA training directly. It is however common for nursing homes to employ you and then pay for your training at another facility.

Bear Lake Memorial Snf – 164 S Fifth St   Montpelier, Idaho 83254
(208) 847-1630

Bingham Extended Care Facility – 98 Poplar St   Blackfoot, Idaho 83221
(208) 785-4101

Blaine Manor – Po Box 927   Hailey, Idaho 83333
(208) 788-7180

Boise Samaritan Village – 3115 Sycamore Dr   Boise, Idaho 83703
(208) 343-7726

Boundary County Nrs Home – Hcr 61 – Box 61a   Bonners Ferry, Idaho 83805

Bridgeview Estates – 1828 Bridgeview Boulevard   Twin Falls, Idaho 83301
(208) 736-3933

Id Elks Rehab And Sa Hosp – Po Box 1100   Boise, Idaho 83701
(208) 489-4444

Idaho County Nursing Home – 722 W N St   Grangeville, Idaho 83530
(208) 983-1470

Idaho Falls Care Center – 3111 Channing Way   Idaho Falls, Idaho 83404
(208) 529-0067

Idaho Falls Good Samaritan Ctr – 840 E Elva St   Idaho Falls, Idaho 83401
(208) 523-4795

Isvh – Boise – Po Box 7765   Boise, Idaho 83707
(208) 334-5000

Isvh – Lewiston – 821 21st Ave   Lewiston, Idaho 83501
(208) 799-3422

Isvh – Pocatello – 1957 Alvin Ricken Dr   Pocatello, Idaho 83201
(208) 236-6340

Mountain Valley Care & Rehab – 601 W Cameron Ave   Kellogg, Idaho 83837
(208) 784-1283

Mountain View Care Ctr – 500 Polk St E   Kimberly, Idaho 83341
(208) 423-5591

Nampa Care Center – 404 N Horton St   Nampa, Idaho 83651
(208) 466-9292

Oneida County Hospital Ltc – Po Box 126   Malad City, Idaho 83252
(208) 766-2231

Owyhee Health & Rehab – Po Box A   Homedale, Idaho 83628
(208) 337-3168

Parke View Care & Rehab – 2303 Parke Ave   Burley, Idaho 83318
(208) 677-3073

Twin Falls Care Center – 674 Eastland Drive   Twin Falls, Idaho 83301
(208) 734-4264

Valley View Retirement Community – 1130 North Allumbaugh   Boise, Idaho 83704
(208) 322-0311

Valley Vista Care Of Sandpoint – 220 S Division   Sandpoint, Idaho 83864
(208) 265-4514

Valley Vista Care Of St Maries – 820 Elm St   Saint Maries, Idaho 83861
(208) 245-4576

Weiser Rehab & Care Ctr – 331 E Park St   Weiser, Idaho 83672
(208) 549-2416

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One Response to Free CNA Training in Idaho

  1. Tiffanie DeMarco August 31, 2011 at 10:21 pm #

    I am interested in getting my CNA and possibly working at a retirement home.

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