CNA Programs and Classes In Connecticut

Being a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) can be a rewarding career. As the demand for high quality healthcare grows, especially in the areas of elderly care, the need for CNAs, nursing aids, and skipped practitioners will continue to grow. This will provide a rewarding and stable job environment for those that are properly trained and accredited as CNAs.

Locations Offering CNA Classes in Connecticut

Who is the Regulatory Body for CNAs in Connecticut?

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

Who Administers the CNA Exam in Connecticut?

The CNA certification exam in Connecticut is administered by Prometric. If you’re interested in preparing for the exam we encourage you to take one of our free CNA practice test options available on this site. Prepare and practice using all of our free practice tests found below:

Connecticut State Requirements for CNAs

In Connecticut, CNAs must complete 100 hours of their nurse program with a Registered Nurse that has 2 years of experience.  Additionally, 16 hours of the following modules must be completed in order to start having direct patient contact:

  • Communication and Interpersonal Skills
  • Residents Rights
  • Residents Independence
  • Safety and Emergency Procedures including the Heimlich Maneuver, and
  • Infection Control.

Those that are not New Nurse Aide Candidates may also follow alternate paths for eligibility for taking the CNA exam. They include:

  • Current nurse or student nurse
  • Out of state nurse aide
  • Lapsed certification of nurse aide

Those that fall into the following categories may bypass the CNA exam and complete a Nurse Aide Registry Application:

  • Completed Nurse Aide Training and the Exam within the last 2 years
  • Currently have a place on another official state registry

Connecticut CNA Exam Details

In the state of Connecticut, the CNA exam consists of two sections, a knowledge exam and a clinical skills exam.  The written exam is 60 questions that must be completed in 90 minutes.  As a part of the clinical exam, candidates will be tested on hand washing protocol, and then a variety of other clinical skills, such as dressing, bedpan assistance, ambulating a resident, mouth care, foot care and others.

How Much Does the Connecticut CNA Exam Cost?

The cost of the exam is $110 for both the written and skills section and $120 for those seeking to take the oral and skills section.

Where Can I Take the CNA Exam in Connecticut?

There are regional test sites throughout the state of Connecticut as managed by Prometric. They are:

  • Hamden
  • Litchfield
  • New London
  • Wethersfield
  • Waterbury (2 locations)
  • Derby
  • Norwich

How Much Does a CNA Get Paid in Connecticut?

Once approved, practicing CNAs in the state of Connecticut make an average of $38,280 per year, with some earning more. This average hourly wage is $18.40, which actually ranks Connecticut in the top 20 of highest paying CNA salary states in the U.S.

Connecticut Nurse Aide Registry

Follow the link if you need to contact the Connecticut Nurse Aide Registry by phone, fax, or over the web.


Additional CNA Training Facilities in Connecticut

If you live in Connecticut and are seeking CNA classes in your area, the following accredited training facilities offer CNA certification. Browse our listings to find free CNA training in Hartford, Bristol and throughout the state. Some of these listings may include nursing homes or other care facilities that will provide free training with a conditional work agreement. In these cases, in exchange for your free CNA classes, you agree to work for the organization for a set period of time. Before signing up for any free CNA program in Connecticut we advise that you contact the facility directly to inquire about the specifics of their program.

CNA Free Class LocationsCityPhone
Jewish Senior Services
Bridgeport, CT 06604203-365-6400
Housatonic Community College
Bridgeport, CT 06604203-332-5000
Bullard-Haven Regional Vocational Technical School
Bridgeport, CT 06610203-579-6333
Quinebaug Valley Community College
Danielson, CT 06239860-932-4000
Tunxis Community College
Farmington, CT 06032860-773-1300
Avery Nursing Home
Hartford, CT 06106(860) 527-9126
Northeast Medical Institute- Hartford Campus
Hartford, CT 06108(203) 391-6766
Northeast Medical Institute- Waterbury Campus
Middlebury, CT 06762(203) 391-6766
Milford Employment and Training Office
Milford, CT 06460(203) 783-3243
Centro de la Comunidad, Inc.
New London, CT 06320860-442-4463
New Milford Nursing Home
New Milford, CT 06776860-354-9365
Northeast Medical Institute- Stamford Campus
Stamford, CT 06901(203) 391-6766
Northeast Medical Institute- New Haven Campus
Woodbridge, CT 06525(203) 391-6766

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

If you can’t find a free CNA program near you, there are also a number of paid options throughout Connecticut in our list below. There are also additional CNA classes listed here

Avon Health CenterAvon, CT 06001(860) 673-2521
Apple Rehabilitation, Inc.Avon, CT 06001(860) 678-9755
Branford Hills Health Care CenterBranford, CT 06405(203) 481-6221
Valley Medical InstituteBridgeport, CT 06606(203)-378-2210
Bridgeport HospitalBridgeport, CT 06610(203) 384-3000
Elim ParkCheshire, CT 06410(203) 272-7550
Filosa for Nursing and RehabilitationDanbury, CT 06810(203) 794-9466
Goodwin CollegeEast Hartford, CT 06118(860) 528-4111
Enfield Adult and Continuing EducationEnfield, CT 06082(860) 763-7032
Housatonic Valley Regional High SchoolFalls Village, CT 06031(860) 824-5123
Tunxis Community CollegeFarmington, CT 06032(860) 255-3500
Griswold Public SchoolsGriswold, CT 06351(860-376-7640)
Robert E. Fitch High SchoolGroton, CT 06340(860) 449-7200
Capital Community CollegeHartford, CT 06103(860) 906-5000
Eastern Connecticut Health NetworkManchester, CT 06040(860) 646-1222
Manchester Community CollegeManchester, CT 06040(860) 512-3000
Francis T. Maloney High SchoolMeriden, CT 06450(203) 238-2334
O.H. Platt High SchoolMeriden, CT 06451(203) 235-7962
Middletown Adult EducationMiddleton, CT 06457(860) 343-6044
Milford Public SchoolsMilford, CT 06460(203) 783-3400
The Consolidated School District of New BritainNew Britain, CT 06050-1960(860) 827-2200
Candlewood Valley Health & Rehabilitation CenterNew Milford, CT 06776(860) 355-0971
Norwalk Community CollegeNorwalk, CT 06854(203) 857-7000
Three Rivers Community CollegeNorwich, CT 06360(860) 886-0177
Villa Maria Nursing and RehabilitationPlainfield, CT 06374(860) 564-3387
Matulaitis Nursing HomePutnam, CT 06260(860) 928-7976
Noble HorizonsSalisbury, CT 06068(860) 435-9851
Mc Lean Care CenterSimsbury, CT 06070(860) 658-3700
Lord Chamberlain Nursing and Rehabilitation CenterStratford, CT 06614(203) 375-5894
Wallingford Adult EducationWallingford, CT 06492(203) 294-3900
Wilby High SchoolWaterbury, CT 06704(203) 574-8100
Crosby High SchoolWaterbury, CT 06705(203) 574-8061
Stone AcademyWest Haven, CT 06516(203) 288-7474
West Haven Public SchoolsWest Haven, CT 06516(203) 967-4300
Northwestern Connecticut Community CollegeWinsted, CT 06098(860) 738-6300
Wolcott View Manor Health & Rehabilitation CenterWolcott, CT 06716(203) 879-8066