Red Cross CNA Training

If you are considering a career as a CNA, you should consider attending training through the American Red Cross. There are CNA training classes through the Red Cross in 36 cities throughout the United States.  You will benefit from a training course with a solid reputation that will prepare you will for a career as a nursing assistant if you are fortunate enough to have Red Cross training available in your area.

You will be more than ready to sit for the certified nursing assistant certification examination after completing a course offered by the Red Cross.  Your training will include classroom experience as well as practical skills training.  The CNA training course will teach you to take vital signs and provide a range of services for patients who are sick or injured.  For example, you will learn to help feed patients, to reposition those who are unable to move on their own and to change patients who are unable to use the restroom on their own.

Quick Tip: Not every state has a Red Cross CNA Class. To get a list of classes in your state, check out out database of CNA Classes by State

A Red Cross CNA Course will help you learn how to communicate with patients including those who are having difficulty understanding you or those who are frightened and anxious.  You will learn how to protect the privacy of each of your patients.  The course will help you to learn the best ways to aid a patient in maintaining their dignity.

It is important for you to realize that you should attend every scheduled class during your training.  It is possible that you will not be allowed to complete the course if you are missing classes or always arriving late.  When you take the certification exam, you will need to earn an 80% or better in order to pass the test and receive your certification.

The basic curriculum for Red Cross CNA training will be the same throughout the country.  If you live in a state where you are able to perform more duties than a certified nursing assistant in another state, you will also learn how to complete those tasks.  All Red Cross CNA training programs are designed to meet all state and federal requirements for certification.

The hours of training you must complete for your CNA training, will also vary among states.  Some courses will be as short as 3 weeks of full time training, while others will be more than 6 weeks of training.  Some Red Cross chapters are able to offer both daytime and evening courses in order to fit in with your schedule.

You should also be aware that the cost for CNA training will also depend on the city where you are attending training.  Some cities offer training for as little as $660 while other programs cost over $1700.  The price will often depend on the number of hours that you must receive training in that particular state.  This training is still not expensive when you consider the high quality of education you will receive through the Red Cross.  It is well worth the investment if you are looking to be well prepared for your certification examination and then for your new career.

Enrolling in a Red Cross Training Course

If you are interested in receiving nursing assistant training through the American Red Cross, you will need to search for any chapters in your area that offer training.  You can do so by contacting the Red Cross chapter in your area and asking for a referral to chapters in your state that offer nursing assistant training.

You cannot attend CNA training through the Red Cross until you are 18 years of age or older.  In order to complete training, you will need to be in overall good health.  If you have a health condition that you believe could hinder your abilities to work as a CNA, you should discuss this with the instructor for the course to determine if training is a good fit for you.

Generally speaking, you cannot enter into the Red Cross training program if you have been convicted of a felony within the last 7 years.  You should also note that certain crimes committed will prevent you from ever being able to work as a certified nursing assistant.  You should not have any communicable diseases and will need to be tested for TB in order to be enrolled in the course.

You are well on your way to starting a career in healthcare when you enroll in The Red Cross program.  This is one of the best training programs available and will have you well prepared for your certification exam.

Red Cross CNA Classes Accross the US

Chapter NameCityStatePhone
Madison/Marshall CountyHuntsvilleAL256-536-0084
American Red Cross of Central AlabamaMontgomeryAL334-260-3980
American Red Cross of Greater Los AngelesLos AngelesCA310-445-9900
Inland EmpireSan BernardinoCA909-888-1481
American Red Cross, Sonoma & Mendocino CountiesSanta RosaCA707-577-7600
South Central ConnecticutNew HavenCT203-787-6721
Northeast FloridaJacksonvilleFL904-358-8091
Central PanhandlePanama CityFL850-763-6587
Space CoastRockledgeFL321-890-1002
Tampa BayTampaFL813-348-4820
Southwest GeorgiaAlbanyGA229-436-4845
Northeast GeorgiaGainesvilleGA770-532-8453
Coosa ValleyRomeGA706-291-6648
Hawaii StateHonoluluHI808-734-2101
Louisville AreaLouisvilleKY502-589-4450
American Red Cross of Massachusetts BayCambridgeMA617-274-5200
Berkshire CountyPittsfieldMA413-442-1506
Pioneer ValleySpringfieldMA413-737-4306
Greater WestfieldWestfieldMA413-562-9684
American Red Cross of Central MassachusettsWorcesterMA508-595-3700
Central MarylandBaltimoreMD410-624-2000
Southeastern MichiganDetroitMI313-833-4440
Central MinnesotaSt. CloudMN320-251-7641
American Red Cross of the Twin Cities AreaMinneapolisMN612-871-7676
Elizabeth H. Dole ChapterSalisburyNC704-633-3854
New Hampshire GatewayNashuaNH603-889-6664
New Hampshire WestKeeneNH603-352-3210
Great BayPortsmouthNH603-766-5440
Greater ClevelandClevelandOH216-431-3010
Southeastern PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaPA215-299-4000
Allegheny RegionRenoPA814-677-2024
Black HillsRapid CitySD605-342-4010
Hiwassee ChapterClevelandTN423-472-1595
Knoxville AreaKnoxvilleTN865-584-2999
Greater RichmondRichmondVA804-780-2250
Green MountainBenningtonVT802-442-9458
Chippewa ValleyAltoonaWI715-834-4182
LakelandGreen BayWI920-468-8535

37 Responses to Red Cross CNA Training

  1. Lisa Sackman February 22, 2010 at 8:20 pm #

    Please tell me where I can get Red Cross CNA training where I live.
    (address hidden for privacy reasons)

    • lynard sparks December 18, 2012 at 3:05 am #

      i need email and address of nearest school and how much tuition fees and included and near location here my home adress 530 berendo st 127 apt. los angeles california..

  2. Admin February 22, 2010 at 8:55 pm #

    Hi Lisa. Unfortunately there are no Red Cross Chapters in your area that offer CNA training. You can check out these other accredited training institutes:

    The Center for Allied Health and Nursing Education – Hackensack
    387 Main Street, Hackensack, New Jersey 07601

    The HoHoKus School at Bergen Regional Medical Center Nursing Assistant Course
    230 East Ridgewood Ave., Paramus, NJ 07652

    Bergen Community College Division of Continuing Education – Paramus
    400 Paramus Road, Paramus, NJ 07652

    Hope this helps. Wishing you success as a future certified nursing assistant.

  3. savanah hill March 19, 2010 at 12:09 am #

    how can I get sined up for cna traing today

    • Admin March 21, 2010 at 12:10 pm #

      Hi Savannah,
      Simply call up a Red Cross Chapter from the list above and ask them when they have their next round of Red Cross Nurse Aide classes.

  4. shannon April 15, 2010 at 9:30 pm #

    is there any by where i live? i would like to take the class

    • Admin June 2, 2010 at 8:34 pm #

      Shannon, Unfortunately there is none in your area. You could opt for a nursing home or a community college.

  5. shirl May 24, 2010 at 3:05 pm #

    what if i can not come up with the tuition for the cna training? do you offer a pay as you go or a payment plan?

    • Admin June 2, 2010 at 8:17 pm #

      Hi Shirl, I’m afraid we’re not the Red Cross.
      I’m sure if you call them up they might be willing to take you on on a Pay as you go plan.

  6. sharetta June 12, 2010 at 4:27 am #

    Are there any red cross training classes in my area please let me know as soon as you can.

    • Admin June 13, 2010 at 7:40 pm #

      Hi Sheratta, I guess you forgot to mention where you live 🙂

  7. Jessica June 15, 2010 at 6:58 pm #

    To elaborate: I’m in Chicago and would prefer a 3 week Red Cross class in any location. Would also be interested recommendations for a shorter summer CNA class in the Chicago area or an online course. I start school full time in September I would like to complete a course before then. Thanks again for any advice!!

    • Admin June 18, 2010 at 3:11 pm #

      I’m afraid there are no Red Cross chapters near Chicago or for that matter in the whole state of Illinois. You might want to check out our list of chapters above to see if you’ll be able to take classes in another state.

  8. Tenasia herring June 18, 2010 at 9:54 pm #

    Hi i am located in newjersey and would like to know are there any cna classes offered from the red cross

    • Admin June 18, 2010 at 9:59 pm #

      Hi Tenesia, Unfortunately there are no Red Cross chapters in new Jersey. You might want to check out other Cna Classes in New Jersey

  9. Miss Rudi July 30, 2010 at 10:32 pm #

    I was would like to know of any cna programs that offer free training or financial aid/ scholarships. I reside in Knoxville, TN.

  10. Char August 1, 2010 at 2:44 am #

    Are, there any red cross chapters. in long Beach, Calif.

    • Char August 1, 2010 at 2:45 am #


    • Admin August 8, 2010 at 10:02 pm #

      Hi Char,
      Unfortunately there aren’t. The only centers in CA are in LA, San Bernardino and Santa Rosa

  11. Brittany October 22, 2010 at 9:20 pm #

    Is there any classes around Baltimore Maryland anywhere?

    • Admin October 24, 2010 at 2:12 pm #

      Hi Brittany,
      Yes there is 🙂
      Central Maryland,
      Baltimore MD
      Phone: 410-624-2000

  12. Laprincess November 1, 2010 at 10:35 pm #

    Hey! I found a red cross in Alexandria Va and they do the Cna training but i was wondering if it’s free? do anybody knows? Thanks

    • Admin November 11, 2010 at 6:36 pm #

      Red Cross CNA training isn’t free. It is however one of the best places to get trained.

  13. Sirjana September 10, 2011 at 2:20 pm #

    Hi is there any classes by red cross in DC? I want to join.

  14. Heather February 8, 2012 at 2:13 am #

    Just wondering how I would go about getting assistance and or scholarships to help me take the cna course, currently living in Massachusetts.

  15. natasha August 13, 2012 at 10:42 pm #

    What if I cannot come up with the tuition stated here in Massachusetts but I really wanna take the CNA class is there another way. Red cross can help me out on payments plans??

  16. Teeoni January 31, 2013 at 12:17 pm #

    There’s not one in Va Beach either ?

  17. lio February 13, 2013 at 1:21 am #

    where is the red cross training in Central Michigan?

  18. Lilly February 20, 2013 at 8:38 pm #

    Is there is CNA school / training by Red Cross or associate with Red Cross around Avenel , NJ ? Thank you so much

  19. Mary February 22, 2013 at 7:22 pm #

    Hmm, does the Los Angeles Red Cross CNA training accept FInancial Aid? If not how what are the prices for the program participation?

  20. Anna Lee April 9, 2013 at 1:08 pm #

    Can You please let me know if I can get training as a CNA in Chicago. I live in the city and I am also in the Medical Serivce Army too.

  21. Angela July 30, 2013 at 8:50 pm #

    Are there any chapters in Louisiana.

  22. Anastasia Klesser October 25, 2013 at 6:47 pm #

    Can you use FAFSA on the tuition fee?

  23. getrude November 16, 2013 at 11:51 pm #

    i was wondering if there were any places that do CNA classes in stockbrdge GA.

  24. Jenny Garcia April 27, 2016 at 1:50 pm #

    I see there are no CNA training classes in my area, Tomball/Houston Tx area, has that changed? If not where do you recommend I go that is an accredited training institute? I heard Red Cross is the best place 🙁

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