Free CNA Training In Maine

Are you looking for a career in the state of Maine that will be rewarding and provide a path for future growth? Becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant opens doors to future job openings and only takes a few weeks of classes. With many programs and schools across Maine that provide classes, there may be a certification location closer to you than you think. You can find program locations and certification requirements below:

Who is the Regulatory Body for CNAs in Maine?

In Maine, the CNA Registry is regulated by the Division of Licensing and Certification, a division of the Maine Department of Health and Human Services.

Maine State Requirements for CNAs

Candidates must undergo classes at a nurse aide competency program with 180 hours of class time. This includes 90 hours of classroom, 20 hours of clinical work and 70 hours of supervised clinical practice. If you were trained as a CNA in another state, you may also apply for the Main CNA Registry, so long as specific document requirements that cover out of state exam and education certifications are met. These requirements may be found here.

Upon completion, candidates must apply to the Maine Registry of Certified Nursing Assistants & Direct Care Workers.

Is there a CNA Exam in Maine?

There is no CNA exam for candidates applying to be listed in the Maine Registry of Certified Nursing Assistants & Direct Care Workers. If you’re interested in preparing for the for your courses with a practice exam we encourage you to take one of our free CNA practice test options available on this site. You’ll find a complete list of our CNA sample tests here:

How Much Does a CNA Get Paid in Maine?

The average annual pay for CNAs in Maine is $32,670 according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics.

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

Maine Nurse Aide Registry

Use the following link should you have to get in touch with the Maine Nurse Aide Registry. The following link will take you to the website where you can review the state’s status for a CNA – Maine CNA Registry lookup.

CNA Program Locations Maine

There are several locations across the state of Maine where tuition-based CNA classes are offered, they are listed below. There is an additional list of CNA program locations in Maine here. 

Auburn Adult and Community Education
Auburn, ME 4210(207) 333-6661
Augusta Adult and Community Education
Augusta, ME 4330(207) 626-2470
Bangor Adult & Community Education
Bangor, ME 4401(207) 992-5523
Penobscot Job Corps Center
Bangor, ME 4401(207) 990-3000
United Technologies Center
Bangor, ME 4401(207) 942-5296
Biddeford Adult Education
Biddeford, ME 4005(207) 282-3883
RSU 25 Adult & Community Education
Bucksport, ME 4416(207) 469-2129
Washington County Community College
Calais, ME 4619(207) 454-1000
Eastern Aroostook Adult and Community Education
Caribou, ME 4736(207) 493-4272
Central Lincoln County Adult Education
Damariscotta, ME 4543(207) 563-2811
Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative
Dover Foxcroft, ME 4426(207) 564-6525
RSU 24 Adult Education
Ellsworth, ME 4605(207) 667-6499
Mount Blue RSD Franklin County Adult Basic Education
Farmington, ME 4938(207) 778-3460
MSAD #11 Adult Education
Gardiner, ME 4345(207) 582- 3774
Northern Penobscot Tech Region III
Lincoln, ME 4457(207) 794-3004
Portland Adult Education
Portland, ME 4103(207) 775-0432
RSU 54/MSAD 54 Adult and Community Education
Skowhegan, ME 4976(207) 474-7553
Oxford Hills/Buckfield Adult Education
South Paris, ME 4281(207) 743-8842
Southern Maine Community College
South Portland, ME 4106(207) 741-5500
Merrymeeting Adult Education
Topsham, ME 4086(207) 729-7323
Waldo County Technical Center
Waldo, ME 4915(207) 342-5231
York County Community College
Wells, ME 4090-5341(800) 580-3820
Westbrook Regional Vocational Center
Westbrook, ME 4092(207) 854-0822

Free CNA Program Locations in Maine

There are a number of organizations that offer free CNA classes in Maine. Classes can fill up quickly and programs may only be offered during certain times of the year. To learn more about their programs, call or email them directly.

CNA Free Class LocationsCityPhone
Auburn Adult Education
Auburn, ME 04210207-784-9220
Augusta Center for Health & Rehabilitation
Augusta, ME 04330(207) 622-3121
Ross Manor
Bangor, ME 04401(207) 941-8400
United Technologies Center
Bangor, ME 04401207-942-5296
Bangor Adult Education
Bangor, ME 04401207-941-6315
Brewer Center for Health & Rehabilitation
Brewer, ME 04412(207) 989-7300
Washington County Community College
Calais, ME 04619207-454-1000
Hibbard Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Dover-Foxcroft ME 04426(207) 564-8129
Falmouth by the Sea
Falmouth, ME 04105(207) 781-4714
St. John Valley Technology Center
Frenchville, ME 04745207-543-6606
Fryeburg Health & Residential Care Center
Fryeburg, ME 04037(207) 935-3351
Gorham House
Gorham, ME 04038(207) 839-5757
Presque Isle Rehab & Nursing Center
Presque Isle, ME 04769(207) 764-0145
Rumford Hospital
Rumford , ME 04276(207) 369-1000
Brentwood Center for Health & Rehabilitation
Yarmouth, ME 04096(207) 846-9021