CNA Training in Pennsylvania

Before you can become a certified nursing assistant in Pennsylvania, you will need to take the National Aide Assessment Program (certification exam).  There are several criteria under which you can be eligible to sit for this certification exam.  If you fall under one of these categories, you will need to apply to take the exam.  Once approved, you will receive details on the date, time and location of your testing.  An average salary of $24,000 per year is expected for nursing assistants in Pennsylvania.  The opportunity to earn more is available for individuals who work in their field for an extended period of time. Read school reviews below.

You can apply to sit for the certified nursing assistant exam if you have completed a CNA training program that is approved by the state of Pennsylvania.  You might be eligible to challenge the CNA certification exam if you are a nursing student in Pennsylvania.  Individuals who have received certification as an aide in another state are often able to sit for the certification exam in Pennsylvania.  The same is true of individuals who have an expired nursing assistant certification in one of the other states.  It will be necessary to retake the certification exam if you have allowed your certification to expire.

Featured CNA Training Classes in Pennsylvania

Parkway West Area Vocational Technical School – Oakdale
7101 Steubenville Pike, Oakdale, PA 15071

This vocational school offers a health assistant course for students.  The course will provide instruction for those who wish to start a career in the healthcare industry.  Students will receive classroom and lab related instruction. They will also have the opportunity for job shadowing in addition to their hands on clinical experience.  Students will be well prepared to enter into various entry-level healthcare jobs including those as a certified nursing assistant.

Steel Center Area Vocational Technical School Nurse Aide Program – Clairton
565 Lewis Run Rd., Jeff Boro, Clairton, PA 15025

The vocational center offers various career training opportunities including those for individuals looking to be eligible to sit for the CNA test.  Classroom training is offered 3 evenings per week.  Students then work on their clinical instruction on the weekends.  This training program is designed to help adults to become self-sufficient through a new career.  Individuals will receive classroom studies in addition to their clinical hands on time to be well prepared for the CNA certification exam.

Community College of Beaver County

Main Campus
1 Campus Drive
Monaca, PA 15061

Individuals can complete a fast track nursing aide program.  Individuals will learn to help patients with their activities of daily living. They will also learn to carry out other basic nursing duties.  This program is one that is approved by the state of PA and as such allows individuals to sit for the nursing assistant exam to be listed on the nurse aide registry.  Students will be well prepared to work as nursing assistants after completing the classroom and clinical instruction.

Highland Park Care Nursing Aide Classes – Pittsburgh
745 North Highland, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Marian Manor Nursing assistant Classes – Pittsburgh
2695 Winchester Drive, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15220

Parkway West Area Vocational Technical School – Oakdale
7101 Steubenville Pike, Oakdale, PA 15071

Pittsburgh Job Corps Center CNA School
7175 Highland Drive, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15206

Riverside Nursing Center  – Mckeesport
100 8th Street, Mckeesport, PA 15132

Berks Career and Technology Center – Leesport
1057 County Road, Leesport, PA 19533

Berks County Home Berks Heim – Leesport
1011 Berks Road, Leesport, Pennsylvania 19533

Reading Area Career Center
10 South Second St., Reading, PA 19603

Reading-Muhlenberg Career and Technical Center Nursing Aide Training
2615 Warren Road, Reading, Pennsylvania 19604

Admiral Peary Area Vocational Technical School CNA Training Classes – Ebensburg
948 Ben Franklin Highway, Ebensburg, PA 15931

Commonwealth Technical Nurse Assistant Classes – Johnstown
727 Goucher Street, Johnstown, Pennsylvania 15905

Gr. Johnstown High School Nursing Assistant Training Course
222 Central Ave., Johnstown, PA 15902

Greater Johnstown Area Vocational Technical School
445 Schoolhouse Road, Johnstown, Pennsylvania 15904

Chester County Opportunities Center – West Chester
790 East Market Street, West Chester, PA 19382

Center For Arts and Technology CNA Course – Coatesville
1635 East Lincoln, Coatesville, Pennsylvania 19320

Pocopson Home – West Chester
1695 Lenape Road, West Chester, PA 19382

Saint Martha Manor Nurse Aide Class – Downingtow
470 Manor Ave., Downingtow, Pennsylvania 19335

Tel Hai Nursing Center, Inc. – Honey Brook
Beaver Dam Rd. Honey Brook, PA 19344

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17 Responses to CNA Training in Pennsylvania

  1. kristina wallace July 12, 2010 at 6:18 pm #

    hello i am tring to find a free or low cost cna class that starts very soon. i would appreciate it if some one could get back to me at my email address. krisgiggles2002 (at) thank you again

    thank you

  2. Mindi Cohick July 18, 2010 at 5:06 am #

    I am interested in taking CNA classes ASAP and free if possible and am unsure of required steps I need to complete to do this.

  3. Shawna August 15, 2010 at 11:36 pm #

    I am interesten in taking a CNA class Near my location if possible. Red Cross isnt offering any classes close enough to my location and I was wondering if you could provide me with a closer class.

    Chambersburg PA

    • Admin August 31, 2010 at 11:04 pm #

      Hi Shawna, Check these out:

      Franklin County Career and Technical Center Nurse Aide training – Chambersburg
      2463 Loop Road, Chambersburg, PA 17201

      Institute for Caregiver Education Nurse Aide program – Chambersburg
      612 Chambersburg Mall, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania 17202

  4. tamika Thompson January 21, 2011 at 9:15 pm #

    I need help in finding free can classes near me I’m in desperate need of getting in a class ASAP. Do you know where I can go

  5. Lisa Winesickle February 13, 2011 at 9:03 pm #

    Hello? I was wondering how I take the exam and find something in my area.

    • Admin February 13, 2011 at 9:12 pm #

      Hi Lisa, You might want to contact a few of the training providers above and see who has classes at a time that is convenient for you.

  6. Chelsea March 3, 2011 at 5:53 am #

    I am interested in taking CNA training classes but am having a hard time finding something and i need it to be semi close to me. I am located in Mechanicsburg and looking to start as soon as possible.Help! Thanks

  7. Kris Cain May 23, 2011 at 6:38 pm #

    Hi, I am currently a HHA and am wondering where I could take CNA training classes , perferably free of charge, or affordable.

    I would love to work in a assisted living facility

  8. Rebecca September 14, 2011 at 3:58 pm #

    Wanted to know what the phone numbers of the centers in PA were…. If possible could I get a phone number or email address of the training centers located in Reading, Pa ?
    Thank you,

  9. christina contegiacomo October 4, 2011 at 3:46 pm #

    I am interested in becoming a CNA. I live in lancaster,pa. I am a single parent so I am trying to find free or low-cost classes offered in my area. Please get back to me as soon as possible.

  10. Tivona Lemar October 12, 2011 at 3:53 pm #


    I’m having a hard time finding classes near where I live. Would you be able to assist me in finding some locations near Drexel Hill, PA of Philadelphia, PA?


  11. Annette June 8, 2012 at 7:22 pm #

    i would like information on CNA classes at a low cost or free. i tried red cross in my area they dont give that class. i tried online but all it does is give me college classes please help e-mail the information to thanks in need asap. i already took a na class back in 1989 at the time you didnt have to be certified and now we do.

  12. immacula June 27, 2013 at 12:25 am #

    i am interested a free cna classes in my area .can you please help me .i am leaving on E stroudsburg pa

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