CNA Training in South Carolina

If you want to become a CNA, you will need to complete an accredited nursing assistant training course and to pass the certification exam. Read school reviews below.

You can also become a certified nursing assistant in South Carolina if you have received certification in another state.  In order to do so, you will need to apply for reciprocity.  This is a process by which the state of South Carolina will review your nursing assistant credentials from another state and determine if they can grant your certification in South Carolina without requiring you to complete training or take the competency exam again.

Every nursing assistant must renew their certification every couple years as regulated by the state.  If you work as a nursing assistant in a nursing facility that is Medicaid improved, the employer will pay any fees for recertification.  You will simply need to make certain you submit any associated paperwork on time.  If you are a certified nursing assistant, you will also need to make certain that you work for a minimum of eight hours during each two year period.  Otherwise, your certification will expire.  Certified nursing assistants in the state of South Carolina are listed in the Nurse Aide Registry for North Carolina.

Featured CNA Training Classes in South Carolina

Envision Healthcare Training LLC

100 East Lee Road, Suite A, Taylors, SC 29687 Phone: 864-329-5613  Web: www.envisionhealthcaretraining.comThis 80 hour training program will provide students with both the theory and practice training needed to become a certified nursing assistant.  Students will receive classroom instruction as well as the hands on clinical experience they need.  An application for the program and all requested documents will need to be submitted for consideration into the training program.  Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to sit for the SC Certified Nurse Aide Exam. Tuition for the training program is $525.00. Payment plans are available.

Technical College of the Low Country

921 Ribaut Road Beaufort, SC 29901

 The college offers Allied Health course options.  Students can receive the training needed to sit for the examination to become a state certified nursing assistant.  Courses are offered at various locations.  The students will receive classroom instruction as well as hands on training in nursing care or healthcare facilities.  Those interested in the program must contact Marilynn Koerber at 843-525-8368.  Tuition is in the amount of $740 though there can be other associated fees.

Trident technical college PO Box 118067

Charleston, SC 29423

The Trident Technical College offers nursing assistant training for $799.  There are different class times and schedules available to help meet a student’s schedule for training.  The course provides students with 70 hours of instructions in the classroom.  After completing training in the classroom, students will need to finish 50 hours of clinical instruction.  Interested students can contact 843-574-6111.  Students will be able to sit for the competency exam to become certified after the course.

Northeastern Technical College South Carolina

1201 Chesterfield Highway, Cheraw SC 29520

Most of the nursing assistant programs offered through this college last for about 4 ½ weeks for those attending day classes. The night class schedule usually lasts for 15 weeks.  Students will sometimes need to complete some of their clinical instruction is going on the weekend.  A total of 60 hours of clinical instruction must be completed in addition to the 60 hours of classroom studies.  Students will learn the skills they need to carry out their duties.

Technical College of the Low Country CNA Training Classes- Beaufort
P.O. Box 1288, Beaufort, South Carolina 29902

Marlboro County High School HST Extension CNA Training Program – Bennettsville
951 Fayetteville Ave., Bennettsville, SC 29512

Barnwell County Career Center Health Occupations – Blackville
5214 Reynolds Road, Blackville, South Carolina 29817

Technical College of the Low Country Nurse Assistant Training Course – New River Campus
P.O. Box 1288, Beaufort, SC 29902

Blythewood High School Nurse Aide Classes
10910 Wilson Blvd., Blythewood, South Carolina 29016

Ridge View High School Nursing Aide Course – Columbia
4801 Hard Scrabble Rd., Columbia, South Carolina 29229

Still Hope Episcopal Retirement Community C.N.A. Training Class – West Columbia
One Still Hope Drive, West Columbia, SC 29169

Academy for Technology and Academics – Conway
5639 Highway 701 North, Conway, South Carolina 29526

Conway Manor CNA Training Course
3300 4th Ave., Conway, South Carolina 29526

Horry-Georgetown Technical College at Conway
2050 Hwy 501 East, Conway, SC 29526

Cope Area Career Center Nursing Assistant Training
6052 Slab Landing Road, Cope, SC 29038

Medford Nursing Center CNA Training Classes  – Darlington
105 Medford Drive, Darlington, South Carolina 29532

Georgetown High School Nursing Aide Course Course
2500 Anthuan Maybank Dr., Georgetown, South Carolina 29440

Horry-Georgetown Technical College at Georgetown
4003 South Fraser Street, Georgetown, SC 29440

The Occupational Outlook Center  – Georgetown
P.O. Box 843, Georgetown, South Carolina 29440

Gilbert High School
Main Street, Gilbert, South Carolina 29054

Goose Creek High School Nursing Assistant Training Classes
1137 Red Bank Road, Goose Creek, SC 29445

Advance Nursing Health Education Center C.N.A. Training Class – Greenville
4318 East North Street, Greenville, SC 29607

P.A.T.C.H. – People Advocating To Change Humanity – North Charleston
2931 Spruill Ave., North Charleston, SC 29405

Refresher CNA Classes in SC

Professional Medical Training Center
Located in Florence and Conway, they offer refresher classes to those who have had their license expired or have undergone a full training program without appearing for the state exam. For more info on fees and class schedules please call 843-678-9135 (Florence) or 843-488-1970 (Conway)

Make sure you visit:
CNA License Transfer FAQ to South Carolina
How to get Free CNA Classes in South Carolina


30 Responses to CNA Training in South Carolina

  1. Joy Winn June 22, 2010 at 4:26 am #


    I am interested in finding out about the CNA classes that are offered in Greenville, SC and where I can take them. If you could let me know, I would greatly appreciate it.

    Thank you,

    Joy Winn

    • Admin July 5, 2010 at 4:28 am #

      Joy, see if you can contact the following training center:
      Advance Nursing Health Education Center C.N.A. Training Class – Greenville
      4318 East North Street, Greenville, SC 29607

      • monique johnson July 14, 2010 at 2:40 pm #

        what about in charleston sc?

        • Admin August 8, 2010 at 10:34 pm #

          Hi Monique,
          Check out
          Trident Technical College Nursing Division Nurse aide training – Charleston
          7000 Rivers Ave., Charleston, South Carolina 29423

  2. Kim Weanquoi August 8, 2010 at 10:02 pm #

    I’m interested in finding a program in the Rock Hill, Sc, Charlotte, Nc area.


  3. Tramaina Dennis September 21, 2010 at 10:23 pm #

    What other programs are in Columbia, SC

    • Kimberly Jackson September 15, 2011 at 12:13 pm #

      Allheart Nursing Service of Sumter and Columbia (2139 Bull St.) offer 2 week c.n.a. classes that are SC state licensed and DHHS approved. Call for more info. (803) 834-5017

  4. Jim Haney November 8, 2010 at 9:00 pm #

    Looking for CNA classes, close to Fort Mill SC.

    • Admin November 11, 2010 at 6:25 pm #

      Hi Jim, i can’t find anything close to Fort Mill right now. I’ll keep looking and alert you when I do.

  5. larissa jenkins February 6, 2011 at 11:53 pm #

    what about myrtle beach, sc?

    • Admin February 13, 2011 at 9:52 pm #

      Check out: Horry-Georgetown Technical College – Myrtle Beach Campus
      743 Hemlock Ave., Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

  6. Christy Blaszak August 26, 2011 at 1:30 am #

    I have 12 years work experience as a CNA. I was Certified in the state of Ohio, but moved away from Ohio due to military transfer with my spouse and therefore my certification expired. I am interested in re-taking the course and test locate at the Goose Creek High School in Goose Creek, SC. Please let me know how I can get enrolled.
    Thank you,

  7. Stephanie Cady January 16, 2012 at 8:14 pm #

    I was wondering if they offer classes in Union, SC

  8. Samantha February 3, 2012 at 12:31 am #

    I’ am looking for CNA classes in North myrtle beach, SC i really don’t want to go to a collage i have a three year old and want something pretty quick. I would prefer a hospital or nursing home. Please let me know if you find anything

  9. Rebecca February 6, 2012 at 6:28 pm #

    Do you have to already be in the nursing field to take this training course for CNA or is this where I can start training in the field?

    • Admin March 17, 2012 at 6:04 pm #

      You can start your career as a CNA. You need no prerequisite qualification.

  10. Kim February 20, 2012 at 8:19 pm #

    Hi do you know of any classes in Rock Hill,SC?

  11. monneta June 19, 2012 at 2:07 pm #

    I just gradudated from college in feb for medical assisting but unfortunately cant find a job because of no experience. is there anyway i can apply for the cna exam and take that first in order to get a job then take the med assist exam later.

  12. susan August 16, 2012 at 8:08 pm #

    Me and my family are moving to aiken S.C. And I wanted to know what was the closest,facility to train at.

  13. natasha August 24, 2012 at 6:48 pm #

    what number could i call to find out more information

  14. Hannah October 23, 2012 at 11:10 am #

    I am looking for a CNA program that I can take over my Christmas break. My school lets out Dec. 15th. I will then have a four week break before the next school semester starts. Do you know of any CNA courses that run during that time?

  15. Jeanna November 16, 2012 at 3:36 am #

    I am 48 year old deaf woman. If I take CNA, would I be able to work @ hospital or nursing homes without being discriminate for my deafness.

  16. sharon February 11, 2013 at 4:24 pm #

    I am interesting taking the CNA exam. I have completed the CNA course but never took the state exam. I have worked for a home health care agency out of Florence SC by the name of Nightinggale. Just want to know what I would have to go about obtaining my license, and if I would need a refresher course.

    • Amy Ellingsworth April 26, 2014 at 3:27 pm #

      Sharon, Excuse us for the delayed response. How long has it been since you took the training course? Also, have you been in contact with your employer to see if there is something they might offer to you in terms of getting you licensed?

  17. Marie March 25, 2013 at 12:43 am #

    I trying to find the information on the Goose Creek high CNA course..does anyone have a website to this course

    • Amy Ellingsworth April 26, 2014 at 3:24 pm #

      Marie, As of right now, I have not found a direct website to this training course. However, here is their phone number (843-553-5300). I hope that helps. Sorry for the delayed response. Please let us know if you have any further questions.

  18. Amber August 16, 2013 at 12:36 pm #

    CNA Programs for Dillon or Florence, SC? Besides Northeastern Tech?

    • Amy Ellingsworth April 26, 2014 at 3:21 pm #

      Amber, Have you tried contacting any local facilities in your area, or any that are close to you? Such as: nursing homes and long term care facilities?

  19. Tyechia Bomar February 12, 2014 at 2:17 am #

    I have already went to the buck mickel center through Greenville tech, and completed a 100 hours in Nursing assistant training, but I have not taken the state exam yet. but i am interested in doing so. If I was wanting to take the exam directly without the classes can I do so?

    • Amy Ellingsworth April 26, 2014 at 3:20 pm #

      Tyechia, Have you contacted the Greenville Tech school and asked them about the exam? If you completed the training through them, they should have provided you with the next available testing date for the exam. I highly suggest contacting them and asking. If you have any further questions please let us know.

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