CNA Classes In Colorado

Being a Certified Nursing Assistant can be a very rewarding career. Working with patients means building relationships and helping people when they need it. No two days are the same, and while being a CNA can be quite challenging, it can be fulfilling as well. As the population in Colorado ages, the demand for certified nursing assistants is rising.


If you are looking to become a CNA in Colorado, please read through all of our listings for the following locations around the stat along with many more:

  • CNA classes in Colorado Springs
  • CNA classes in Denver
  • Aurora, CO CNA classes

Who is the Regulatory Body for CNAs in Colorado?

In the state of Colorado, CNA certification is overseen by the Colorado Board of Nursing, which is under the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies.

Who Administers the CNA Exam in Colorado?

Credentia administers the CNA certification exam in Colorado. Credentia has a handbook for CNA candidates in Colorado. Our CNA practice tests are a free way to help you prepare for the CNA multiple-choice exam.

Colorado State Requirements for CNAs

There are many opportunities for CNA classes in the state of Colorado. Additionally, many of the classes and program options are employer-sponsored, and some offer job offers at the successful conclusion of the program. CNA classes are available at long-term health care facilities, nursing homes, and community colleges. Candidates must complete a minimum of 75 hours of classes. These 75 hours are broken up into 59 hours of classroom learning, and then 16 hours of on-site clinical learning. Once classes are completed, candidates may apply with Credentia to register for the CNA exam.

For those that were formerly RNs, certified in another state, were a nurse who has trained outside of the U.S., is seeking to be reinstated, or is currently a practicing RN, there are different eligibility requirements that may not require the 75 hours of classes at a state-approved program. These can be found in the Credentia handbook.

Colorado CNA Exam Details

In the state of Colorado, the exam is the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program exam. It consists of two sections, a written exam and a clinical skills exam. There are five skills assigned in the clinical skills section, test takers must complete these skills within 25 minutes. The written exam is 70 questions that must be completed in 90 minutes. Content covered in the written exam include the role of the nurse aid, communication, client rights, psychosocial care skills, and physical care skills.

How Much Does the Colorado CNA Exam Cost?

The cost of the exam is $135 for both the written and skills section, with the written only cost at $50 and the skills only cost at $85. There is also an oral option, for the same cost.

Where Can I Take the CNA Exam in Colorado?

There are regional test sites throughout the state of Colorado as delegated by Pearson Vue.

How Much Does a CNA Get Paid in Colorado?

The average pay of a Certified Nursing Assistant in the state of Colorado is $39,050 according to data from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, May of 2022. 

Colorado Nurse Aide Registry

Follow this link if you need to contact the Colorado Nurse Aide Registry. To check the status of a current CNA on the Colorado registry, follow this link.

Free CNA Classes and Classes Near You

If you’re looking for free CNA classes in Colorado, the following accredited facilities offer free courses. There are free CNA classes available in Denver, Pueblo, Colorado Springs, Boulder, Aurora and throughout the state. Please note that some of these locations may be nursing homes or other medical care facilities that require trainees to accept a position with that organization upon successfully completing their Colorado CNA exam and certification. For specific details on the availability and scheduling of free CNA courses, please contact these facilities directly.

CNA Free Class LocationsCityPhone
Hildebrand Care Center
Canon City CO 81212719-275-8656
Mountain View Care Center
Colorado Springs, CO 80904(719) 632-7474, (719) 359-9384
Cheyenne Mountain Care Center
Colorado Springs, CO 80906(719) 576-8380
Delta-Montrose Technical College
Delta CO 81416970-874-7671
National American University
Denver CO 80222303-876-7101
College America - Denver
Denver CO 80222303-691-9756
Mullen Home/Little Sisters Of The Poor
Denver, CO 80211(303) 433-7221
Christian Living Campus-University Hil
Denver, CO 80222(303) 758-4528
Four Corners Health Care Center
Durango, CO 81301(970) 247 2215
Columbine Health Systems
Fort Collins, CO 80526(970) 492-6238, (970) 494-6462
Red Rocks Community College
Lakewood CO 80228303-914-6273
St. Vincent Hospital
Leadville, CO 80461(719) 486-0230
New Directions Nurse Aide Training
Northglenn CO 80233303-920-1170
Colorado Northwestern Community College
Rangely CO 81648970-824-1151
Simla Good Samaritan Center
Simla, CO 80835(719) 541-2269
Front Range Community Boulder
Westminster, CO 80031(303) 404-5000

The CNA schools displayed in this section offer tuition-based programs.

Additional Locations Offering CNA Classes in Colorado

If our list of locations offering CNA classes in Colorado doesn’t have one that will work for you, we have a full list of institutions from Denver to Pueblo and across the state that provide paid CNA classes. We have an additional list of locations offering CNA classes in Colorado here

Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital
Aurora, CO 80011(303) 367-1166
Pueblo Community College
Canon City, CO 81212(719) 296-6100
Hildebrand Care Center
Canon City, CO 81212(719) 275-8656
South Denver School of Nursing Arts
Centennial, CO 80112(303) 945-4203
National American University
Centennial, CO 80122(877) 628-5211
Pikes Peak Community College
Colorado Springs, CO 80906(719) 502-2000
St. Luke’s Ministry Office
Colorado Springs, CO 80909(800) 477-PIMA
Community College of Denver
Denver, CO 80217-3363(303) 556-2600
College America
Denver, CO 80222(303) 534-0226
Columbine Health Systems
Fort Collins, CO 80526(970) 482-0198
Front Range Community College
Fort Collins, CO 80526(970) 226-2500
Jeffco Public Schools
Golden, CO 80401(303) 982-6500
Larchwood Inns Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing
Grand Junction, CO 81506(970) 245-0022
Aims Community College
Greeley, CO 80634(970) 330-8008
Red Rocks Community College
Lakewood, CO 80228(303) 914-6600
Lamar Community College
Lamar, CO 81052(719) 336-2248
Littleton Public Schools
Littleton, CO 80120(303) 347-3300
Arapahoe Community College
Littleton, CO 80120-1801(303) 797-4222
New Directions Nurse Aide
Northglenn, CO 80233(303) 920-1170
Pagosa Springs Medical Center
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147(970) 731-3700
Colorado Northwestern Community College
Rangely, CO 81648(800) 562-1105
Yampa Valley Medical Center
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487(970) 879-1322
Northeastern Junior College
Sterling, CO 80751(970) 521-6600
Trinidad State Junior College
Trinidad, CO 81082(800) 621-TSJC
Agape Angelicum School of Nursing Arts
Westminster CO, 80031(720) 470-6563