Free CNA Training in Alabama

A career as a certified nursing assistant is one in which you will help patients with grooming, bathing, eating, walking and other activities of daily living.  You will help monitor vital signs and pertinent patient information.  You will need to find a training program that has been approved by Alabama as well as pass the state certified examination to become a CNA.  Most training programs are a few hundred dollars and so you might want to look for free training options. We’ve listed a few free training opportunities in Alabama below.

1) Employer: The most common way to receive free cna training is to train through an employer.  Most nursing care facilities and healthcare providers have a large demand for qualified nursing assistants.  Due to this fact, they will hire individuals who they can train to work as CNAs and pay for all the training.  If you use this method to receive training, you will be required to work for that same employer for an agreed upon amount of time.


2) Reimbursement: If you already paid for your cna training, it is sometimes possible to get your money back.  Most long-term care facilities will be required to reimburse you for the fees associated with your CNA training.  This is usually true as long as you gain your employment opportunity within one year of receiving your nursing assistant certification.  For this reason, it is important to keep your receipts for tuition and other training related expenses.

3) Armed Forces: You might be able to receive tuition assistance if you served in the armed forces.  It is often possible to receive help with tuition for training programs even those that are non-degree if you have military benefits.  You can use these benefits to start a new career when you are out of the military.  Free cna training will give you a good start in a new career after serving your country.

Direct Free Training Options

Sylacauga Health and Rehab
1007 W Fort Williams St, Sylacauga, AL 35150, Phone: +1 256-245-7402
This is a trainee position at a nursing home facility in Sylacauga. While the training isn’t necessarily free, you do get a job on the premise that you will get certified within 120 days. This is quite a risk free situation since you will be getting paid while you train. If you’re low on funds and are looking for a career in nursing this position might be good for you. The facility is located in close proximity to Coosa Valley Medical Center should physicians or other medical services be necessary. Our verdict: Good opportunity!

The University of West Alabama – Livingston
Livingston, Alabama 35470 Toll Free (800) 621-8044
They have a training program that has been created to improve job prospects of people who depend on welfare in the state of Alabama by training eople to become nurse aides. This program is little known but has trained a lot of graduates who have gone on to get satisfactory careers as CNA’s. The funding for this initiative is federal and comes as part of the WIA. (more details click here) They have a limit of roughly 50 students every year so it helps to apply quickly to retain a chance of qualifying. There are of course a few qualification requirements such as low income and welfare dependency.

Low Cost CNA Training Options in Alabama

Saad Healthcare
1515 University Boulevard South, Mobile, AL 36609. Call  343-9600 for more info. 
A very short course that sets you up to take the state exam. Tuition is just $320 so while it isn’t free, its as close as you’ll get. The state test is offered at the same center so you’ll be familiar with the location before you do the test. (a very high percentage of people taking the state test fail because they become nervous). once you’ve passed the exam, you can also get your continuing education from the same provider.

Wallace Community College
Wallace Campus, 1141 Wallace Drive, Dothan, AL 36303, 
Call (334) 556-2203 to register for classes in Dothan or (334) 556-2414 to register for classes in Eufaula.
They have a 25 day program. The cost is just $725 which is slightly higher than the above but much lower than the sub $1k that other centers charge. Since they are affiliated with the WIA you might qualify to have your fees paid for by the state. The schooling meets requirements for CNA training from both state and federal regulators.

Fortis Institute
100 London Pkwy-Birmingham, AL 35211
Fortis Institute Alabama offers a nursing assistant training program.  This program is designed to prepare students to work in various types of medical care settings.  Students will have the background they need to be able to work day or night with patients who are in acute or long-term health care situations. The school provides an outstanding learning environment by having lectures led by well qualified staff members.  The same is true of the hands on and simulated lab settings.  Men and women in the CNA program can also benefit from knowing that the clinical portion of the exam will take place at quality healthcare settings in and near Birmingham.

Past and present students commend Fortis Institute in Alabama for caring so much about their students.  Some individuals even remark on how much they feel like the school even cares about the family of the students.  They truly want people to be successful so that their entire family can benefit from their success. The school is not just looking to make money and not just seeing it as a business.  They work hard to be like a family to their students so that they have the mentorship and encouragement they need to do well in their training as a certified nursing assistant and then to pass all requirements to become fully certified. Students notice pretty early on that the instructors for their nursing assistant courses are people who are leaders in the nursing and related medical fields . They are learning from individuals who have worked on ‘the front lines’ with patients in various situations.  The teachers really know what they are talking about because they have worked in the healthcare industry.

Fortis Institute in Alabama is known for having good leadership.  The instructors and the advisors and everyone in between, really care about the students.  They have a vision of a brighter future for anyone who comes through their door.  Their nursing assistant program is no exception.  They help students to begin a stepping stone healthcare field where they can earn a decent income and gain some valuable experience.  More than one student mentioned that when the time came that they wanted to move up from being a nursing assistant, they returned To Fortis to train for another healthcare related field.  Their experience at the school was that good that they didn’t even give any or much thought to further their education at another school.

Nursing Related Scholarships in Alabamacnanotes2

Alabama Nursing Home Association Education Foundation – LPN Scholarship Program

A very popular scholarship in Alabama. If you’re serious about a career in nursing and had earmarked becoming a CNA as your stepping stone, this scholarship will give you a boost to a much better career. Look it up and see if you qualify for it.

American Cancer Society – Cancer Survivor Scholarship

The American Cancer Society is awarding $1000 scholarships to young cancer survivors who show leadership, academic achievement and have volunteered in the community. This opportunity is also not limited to nursing. it can be applied to a range of other vocational/tech careers.

Institutions That Can Help You Get Free Training

1) Workforce Investment Act Program

401 Adams Avenue, P.O. Box 5690, Montgomery, AL 36103

2) Gadsden Job Corps Center

600 Valley Street, P O Box 286, Gadsden, AL 35902

Nursing homes in Alabama that might offer CNA training At No Cost

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.

  1. Beverly Healthcare – Lanett – 702 South 13th Street   Lanett, Alabama 36863 Phone: (334) 644-1111
  2.  Bibb Med Center Hospital & Nh – 208 Pierson Ave   Centreville, Alabama 35042 Phone: (205) 926-3308
  3.  Big Springs Specialty Care Ctr – 500 St. Clair Avenue Southwest   Huntsville, Alabama 35801 Phone: (256) 539-5111
  4.  Birmingham Nursing And Rehabilitation – 1000 Dugan Avenue   Birmingham, Alabama 35214 Phone: (205) 798-8780
  5.  Brown Nursing Home – 2334 Washington Street   Alexander City, Alabama 35010 Phone: (256) 329-9061
  6.  Burns Nursing Home, Inc – 701 Monroe Street Nw   Russellville, Alabama 35653 Phone: (256) 332-4110
  7.  Greenbriar At The Altamont – 2831 Highland Avenue South   Birmingham, Alabama 35205 Phone: (205) 323-2724
  8.  Greene County Nursing Home – 509 Wilson Ave   Eutaw, Alabama 35462 Phone: (205) 372-4545
  9.  Haleyville Health Care Center – 2201 11th Avenue   Haleyville, Alabama 35565 Phone: (205) 486-9478
  10.  Hanceville Nursing Home – 420 Main Street Ne   Hanceville, Alabama 35077 Phone: (256) 352-6481
  11.  Hanover Health And Rehabilitation – 39 Hanover Circle   Birmingham, Alabama 35205 Phone: (205) 933-1828
  12.  Hartford Health Care – 217 Toro Road   Hartford, Alabama 36344 Phone: (334) 588-3842
  13.  Hatley Health Care Inc – 300 Medical Center Drive   Clanton, Alabama 35045 Phone: (205) 755-4960
  14.  Lighthouse Convalescent Home – 2911 Earl Goodwin Parkway   Selma, Alabama 36703 Phone: (334) 875-1868
  15. Limestone Health Facility – 1600 West Hobbs Street   Athens, Alabama 35611 Phone: (256) 278-4549
  16.  Lineville Health And Rehabilitation – 88073 Highway 9   Lineville, Alabama 36266 Phone: (256) 396-2104
  17.  Little Sisters Of The Poor – 1655 Mcgill Avenue   Mobile, Alabama 36604 Phone: (251) 476-6335
  18.  Luverne Health And Rehabilitation – 142 West Third Street   Luverne, Alabama 36049 Phone: (334) 335-5331
  19.  Lynwood Nursing Home – 4164 Halls Mill Road   Mobile, Alabama 36693 Phone: (251) 661-5404
  20.  Madison Manor Nursing Home – 3891 Sullivan St   Madison, Alabama 35758 Phone: (256) 772-9243
  21.  Magnolia Haven Nursing Home – 603 Wright Street   Tuskegee, Alabama 36083 Phone: (334) 727-4960
  22.  Salem Nursing & Rehab Ctr Of T – P O Drawer 830599   Tuskegee, Alabama 36083 Phone: (334) 727-1945
  23.  Sea Breeze Health Care Center – 550 Congress Street   Mobile, Alabama 36603 Phone: (251) 433-5471
  24.  Self Nursing Home Inc – 131 East Crest Road   Bessemer, Alabama 35023 Phone: (205) 491-2411
  25.  Shadescrest Health Care Center – 2600 Old Parrish Highway   Jasper, Alabama 35501 Phone: (205) 384-9086
  26.  Shelby Ridge – 881 3rd Street Northeast   Alabaster, Alabama 35007 Phone: (205) 620-8500
  27.  South Hampton Nursing And Rehab – 213 Wilson Mann Road   Owens Cross Roads, Alabama 35763 Phone: (256) 725-3400
  28.  South Haven Health & Rehab Ctr – 1300 East South Boulevard   Montgomery, Alabama 36116 Phone: (334) 288-0122

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6 Responses to Free CNA Training in Alabama

  1. jameria blackwell November 20, 2011 at 8:18 pm #

    I want to take CNA classes in birmingham al

  2. Linda D Jones December 28, 2012 at 9:29 pm #

    I Took the training in Sllacauga, Al. 2009. I passed the test with high marks. I dont think I was ever registered in Albama. Where can I take the test again. I am RMA;RPT (AMT). I took the classes at the Alabama, Health Dept. Can you please advise. Linda Diane Jones @205-362-6868 or Thank you very much

  3. Marisol Milam January 14, 2013 at 3:06 am #

    I would like to get CNA Training if possible and work for a specific time for a respective employer who might that be in Birmingham, Alabama. Please contact me at my e-mail address.

  4. Michelle M. Williams April 22, 2013 at 4:59 am #

    I am very interested in receiving free or government assisted cna training in birmingham,al. Could someone contact me with information in retrieving this information

  5. Brittany May 6, 2014 at 5:32 am #

    I need a nurseing home to pay for my cna training i will work for them….i live in phenix city Alabama…and iam also close to Columbus Georgia so either one would be great thanks in advance…

  6. meshika thomas August 20, 2014 at 12:37 am #

    I had been certified as a CNA before but it has been two years since i have done CNA work. I am looking for employment in the medical field and have just recently graduated with a diploma as a Healthcare Administrative Specialist. I would love to start somewhere but would also love to have my cna certification again so i can at least gain that employment. i would love to have training through a nursing home or school that provides free or government assisted classes.

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