Free CNA Inservices

Find out how you can get free CNA inservices. If you are working as a nursing assistant, you have probably realized that your training is never completely done once you receive your nursing assistant certification.  If you work as a CNA, there will be times when you need to complete more continuing education credits and to attend CNA related inservices.  In fact, these things are sometimes required in order to keep your certification active or when it is time to renew your certification.

A CNA inservice is often a class that lasts for one day or more and helps you to obtain the necessary continuing education credits to retain your CNA license.  These inservices might be offered through the Red Cross, at the healthcare facility where you work or even at a local community college.  Some CNA inservices and course requirements will also be available online.

A selection of free CEU’s available online

Power-PAC, CE
Power-Pac focuses on providing continuing education options for a variety of healthcare professionals.  There are opportunities to locate and take continuing education training online to meet licensing maintenance and renewal requirements.  CE tests can also be taken through the website.  It is rather easy to complete testing after going through a training course.  The company strives to offer an assortment of free continuing educational courses.  When an individual looks up a CE course or test, they will see a payment symbol if that particular CE option requires payment, otherwise the option is for free.
This online Center for Clinical Excellence is intended to provide continuing education options for individuals who work as registered nurses and respiratory therapists.  Individuals will have the ability to take various courses for free.  The course list is updated quite often to provide courses with the latest information and to make certain that new opportunities for professional development are available regularly.  Many of these courses meet CEU requirements to maintain or renew licensing in these career areas.  The courses are intended to be able to be accessed any time of the day or night throughout the year.

ANA Nurse CE provides continuing education training options for nursing professionals.  Nurses can use independent study modules as a method to receive some of the necessary Contact Hours to maintain an active nursing license.  Individuals can further develop their knowledge and skills through this training.  If an individual is a member of the ANA, they can actually receive free contact hours in the amount of 40 hours.  This helps to reduce the cost of CE training for nursing professionals.  There are many affordable choices for CE training for individuals who are not members.  In fact, some courses are as little as $20 to be completed.

MedicalEd provides quality continuing education options for nurses and other healthcare professionals.  Many of the courses are free for qualified healthcare professionals. This makes it easy for individuals to obtain continuing education that they need as part of their licensing requirements and as required by their employer.   Some of the training programs are available through special grants and funding.  There are CE courses for various subject areas.  Some of the areas most readily covered include pain management, ADHD and oncology.  There are courses that an individual can complete online.  Some teleconference classes are also offered.

Medscape Nurses CE Center
Medscape provides continuing education training options for nurses as well as individuals working in other medical careers.  This educational resource makes it possible for professionals to access a range of continuing education classes and development courses.  Some courses are worth more contact or credit hours than others.  There are also a range of training options that are not for credit.  Individuals can locate courses in many ares of study and interest as it pertains to their healthcare profession.    It is always possible for professionals to find a large assortment of free training classes.

There will be times when you will be joining other healthcare workers for a required inservice.  These inservices might not be specific to nursing assistants.  If your employer is requiring an inservice program, it will probably be free.  This is especially true if it is a program that is for everyone working at the facility.  You might even be able to complete the inservice during a regular workday, thus actually receiving pay for your training.

When you need additional training as a result of a change in requirements by your employer, they might also pay for these costs.  They will want to make sure you are committed to the continuation of employment with their company.  If you are, they will probably provide you the training you need at no cost to you.

Job placement agencies and unemployment agencies might also be able to help you pay for any CNA inservices.  They would rather see you be able to keep your job rather than becoming unemployed.  This is something to look into especially if you received help paying for your original CNA certification through these resources.

Low Cost CNA CEU’s

Online In-Services Courses for CNAs:

Nursing assistants are able to easily complete CEU’s in a range of topic areas.  All work can be completed online.  CNAs will read the course materials they need.  They will then take an exam to test the knowledge.  Individuals can complete 24 hours of continuing nursing assistant studies at a great low price.  The cost is only $19.95.  Students receive quality training they can easily apply to their careers.

CNA Zone:

CNA Zone clients are able to work on and obtain unlimited credits each year.  In order to do so, all they need to do is to pay $24.99 for a year’s membership to CNA Zone.  An additional deal allows CNAs to receive one CEU course for free.  Students will have the ability to access their training no matter where they are located and no matter what time or day of the week it is at the time.  The website allows students to study at their own pace before taking the certificate of completion course.

In the Know:

Each topic of study is only $7.  There are options to pay for packages of multiple courses for extended savings.  Many different topic areas are covered to help meet the educational needs and interests of all CNAs.  Some categories include multiple study topics and courses.  “In the Know” even allows CNAs to try one topic of study without needing to pay a fee.

Nursing Unlimited:

Nursing Unlimited provides Medicare and Medicaid approved CNA In-Service courses. Nursing Unlimited has various locations where they offer their In-Service training.  Many training courses only take one day to complete.

Prices for courses vary depending on the course being taken. There are group rates and a range of other discounts available through Nursing Unlimited.  Additionally, individuals can sign up to be entered into Free Course Give-A-Way contests where they can potentially receive a free course at no cost.

18 Responses to Free CNA Inservices

  1. Renee October 8, 2010 at 5:03 pm #

    I will complete the CNA testing soon in the state of IL. I work in a small doctor’s office that does not have access or offer continuing education. How do I obtain continuing education units to maintain my CNA status in the state of IL?

    • Admin October 24, 2010 at 2:22 pm #

      Hi Renee,
      You can get a list of Free CEU providers at

      • brenda November 18, 2012 at 6:47 am #

        hi renee i was reading about your story right know i work in an alzhiemer facility and my problem is finding free inservices buy chance would you be able to give me any ideas

  2. sara fields June 14, 2011 at 2:44 am #

    I am really wanting to be a cna, i don’t have the money for the classes and financial aid wont pay for it. i want to become a rn eventually but i have a 2 month old son and don’t want to get into it just yet. once he is older it will be no problem. but i just need help paying for the class, i can get everything else. can anyone help me please.

    • Admin June 18, 2011 at 1:03 pm #

      Hi Sara, You can read up on how to get free training at There are a lot of options available.

    • Tonya May 8, 2013 at 6:02 am #

      You can go to a tech school that offers cna and financial aid will pay for it. Also, you can go to the Dept. of Labor in your area, and ask about the WIA program, and it will pay for your schooling as well! Good Luck!!!

  3. Paul June 21, 2011 at 1:37 pm #

    I am a cna in weatherford , texas who needs to make up all my ce’s for the year so far(it has been hard for me to make afternoon meetings since I work nights and am asleep by then).What are my options (preferably free and fast of course since I make less than $20,000 a year and we are in our window for our state inspection)


  4. darlene harding September 26, 2011 at 7:16 pm #

    I am an unemployed cna looking for help to get my inservices in order to keep my certification papers. Thank you so much for your help.

  5. Geri Scott February 18, 2012 at 2:24 am #

    I am a certified nursing assistant, in Georgia. But I work for myself by referrals. How can I get my in-service training, working for myself. My license comes up for renewal in April, 2012. And, I need in-service training to get them renewed. Any suggestions. Thanks!!

  6. carla February 22, 2012 at 4:58 pm #

    i have been off work for several mnths and i was wondering if of how i can do inservices online that way i can keep my CNA or is that even possible thank you and any info will help thanks again

  7. Denise Seguin March 31, 2012 at 8:38 pm #

    I am working as a CNA in a private home…can this experience qualify for the hours needed to renew my license in MICHIGAN by Jan. 28, 2013??? What type of verification would I need from my employer to have this experience counted by the registry dept. in MI.?
    Also, do I need CEU’s to renew my license in MI.? If so, how many and where can I find classes to take that are inexpensive in my area…at a community college??? any special skill areas required??? Thanks, Denise Seguin

  8. Francisco May 26, 2012 at 2:55 am #

    I need atleast 48 inservice hours in order to keep my hha cert i was wondering if you knew of any free courses i can take online or at a place in San Bernardino CA. i need this information asap. thank you for taking the time to read this message. and thank you in advance for your prompt response.

  9. Sara Jimenez July 17, 2013 at 11:09 pm #

    I have completed my observed hours but the the D.S.D refuses to sing my hours and I can’t get my certificate and work

  10. Barbara Duenas March 28, 2014 at 5:12 pm #

    I need to find out where I can obtain the 48 hours in-service credits without paying anything and it needs to be approved by the licensing board of California because just recently I applied for my CNA license renewal and they want me to submit this 48 hours in service and I am not working right now anywhere.

  11. Kiley June 10, 2014 at 9:04 pm #

    I am a CNA in Michigan and just received news that I am supposed tohave so many hours of inservises in order to beable to renew my certification. This is all new news to me being I did not have these requirements for my last renewal. How would I go about these inservises? I am unsure if my job offers the inservices.

  12. Robyn August 24, 2014 at 12:16 am #

    My CNA certification expires next month. I am currently unemployed. I need 24 hours approved by the state of Texas. I think I understand that I cannot get all 24 hours taking online courses. I was employed at a local hospital in the newborn nursery. Do these hours qualify as CEUs? If not, where can I get my necessary hours before my cert expires?

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