CNA/SRNA Classes In Kentucky

Working to become a state registered nursing assistant (or certified nursing assistant) can be a quick path to a rewarding career. Fortunately, it is easy to get started, as there are a number of places offering SRNA or CNA classes in Kentucky. So, whether you’re looking for CNA classes in Lexington, Louisville, Frankfort, or anywhere around Kentucky, the organizations listed below can help you on your way. Contact them directly to learn more about their classes and certification programs.


Who is the Regulatory Body for CNAs in Kentucky?

Certified Nurse Assistant certification and program coursework is regulated by the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services

Cabinet for Health and Family Services
275 E. Main St.
Frankfort, KY 40621
Phone:(502) 564-5497

Who Administers the CNA Exam in Kentucky?

The Kentucky Community and Technical College System is the administrator for the CNA certification exam. You can take a free CNA practice test on this site to help prepare yourself for the exam. The following are all of our CNA sample tests that are available for free.

How Do I Become an SRNA in Kentucky?

In Kentucky, the requirements state that SRNAs must undergo at least 75 hours of state-accredited nurse aide instructional classes on the way to earning their certification. This must include a minimum of 59 hours of classroom work combined with 16 hours of supervised practical learning.

Upon completion of the course, candidates must pass the state’s certified nurse aide exam. Once the Kentucky state nurse aide test has been passed, candidates will apply to be listed with the Kentucky Nurse Aide Registry as a licensed SRNA. The registry is regulated by the Kentucky Board of Nursing.

To maintain licensure, SRNAs must renew their license with the state board every two years.

Kentucky SRNA Exam Details

The Kentucky nurse aide test consists of a 75-question written section and a clinical test that covers 5 selected tasks. Topics that will be tested include:

  • Assisting resident in bladder restraining
  • Assisting resident with standing/walking
  • Practicing good personal hygiene
  • Adjust bed and side rails
  • Check the food tray against the patient’s diet list
  • Assist with partial bath
  • Turn and position the resident in bed

You can take the exam up to three times, though you’ll have to re-register and pay a fee to retake whichever portion of the exam you need to retake. The fee for re-testing is $15 for the written exam and $60 for the skills exam. In total, you should plan to spend about 5 hours completing your exam. 

You will receive your results by mail 4 weeks after completing the test.

How Much Does the Kentucky Nurse Aide Exam Cost?

The total cost of the Kentucky Nurse Aide Exam is $115. The written portion of the test costs $40 and the skills test costs $75.

Where Can I Take the SRNA Exam in Kentucky?

CNA exams in Kentucky can be taken at participating technical colleges and community colleges around the state with the Kentucky Community and Technical College System

How Much Does an SRNA Get Paid in Kentucky?

The average pay for a CNA in Kentucky is $32,180 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That comes out to $15.47 per hour.

Kentucky Nurse Aide Registry

Follow the link for all information you’ll need to contact the Kentucky Nurse Aide Registry. If you’re looking to verify if a CNA is in good standing on the registry, use the link below.

Kentucky CNA Registry Status Check

Free CNA Classes in Kentucky

Some organizations provide employer-sponsored classes or classes that are offset by external funding from grants and scholarships. Below is a list of programs in Kentucky that offer “free” CNA classes. We also offer a page dedicated to CNA classes in Louisville if you’d like to learn more about the options available there.

CNA Free Class LocationsCityPhone
Ashland Community and Technology College
Ashland, KY 41101606-326-2000
Boyd Nursing and Rehab Center
Ashland, KY 41102(606) 928-2963
Berea Health Care Center
Berea, KY 40403(859) 986-4710
Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College
Bowling Green, KY 42101270-901-1000
Signature HealthCARE of Georgetown
Georgetown, KY 40324(502) 863-3696
Madisonville Community College
Madisonville, KY 42431270-821-2250

CNA Program Locations in Kentucky

Listed below are institutions and organizations that offer tuition-based CNA classes in Kentucky. There is another list of CNA program locations in Kentucky here. 

AshlandCommunity & Technical College
Ashland, KY 41101-3617(606) 326-2000
Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College
Cumberland, KY 40823(606) 589-2145
Elizabethtown Community & Technical College
Elizabethtown, KY 42701(270) 769-2371
Hazard Community & Technical College
Hazard, KY 41701(800) 246-7521
Henderson Community College
Henderson, KY 42420(270) 827-1867
BluegrassCommunity & Technical College
Lexington, KY 40506-235(866) 774-4872
JeffersonCommunity & Technical College
Louisville, KY 40202(502) 213-5333
Madisonville Community College
Madisonville, KY 42431(270) 821-2250
Owensboro Community & Technical College
Owensboro, KY 42303(270) 686-4400
Big SandyCommunity & Technical College
Prestonburg, KY 41653(606) 886-3863
Somerset Community College
Somerset, KY 42501(877) 629-9722

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