CNA Classes In North Dakota

Now is a great time to get started on classes to become a Certified Nursing Assistant in North Dakota. Nursing assistants, aides, and other medical professionals are in high demand as medical centers continue to see higher numbers of patients on a yearly basis. We have listed certification and program locations throughout North Dakota as well as requirements and the process for becoming a CNA. Learn more:


Who is the Regulatory Body for CNAs in North Dakota?

CNA certification is managed by the North Dakota Board of Nursing.

Who Administers the CNA Exam in North Dakota?

In North Dakota, the CNA exam is the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program and is managed by Headmaster. Our CNA practice tests are a free way to help you prepare for the CNA multiple choice exam. Take as many of our other free practice tests as you like:

North Dakota State Requirements for CNAs

State approved programs in North Dakota offer a minimum of 75 hours of instruction, of which there are 16 hours of clinical on-site classes. Class content may include: patient care, patient rights and privacy, room protocol, feeding patients, vital signs, and ambulating patients. There are several institutions and organizations across the state of North Dakota that offer CNA classes and certification programs. The cost of CNA programs can range from $250 to $400. Unlike most other states in the U.S., aspiring CNAs do not need to complete a minimum amount of classes prior to taking the exam. Candidates may take it with no prior classwork or knowledge.

North Dakota CNA Exam Details

The NNAP consists of two sections. There is a written section of the exam, which comprises of 72 questions. There is also an oral option which can be taken in lieu of the written examination. Additionally, there is a clinical skills part that includes the proper demonstration of 5 skills.

How Much Does the North Dakota CNA Exam Cost?

The cost of the CNA exam from Headmaster in North Dakota for clinical skills and written test is $250.

Where Can I Take the CNA Exam in North Dakota?

CNA tests in North Dakota are offered at various locations around the state:

  • Bismarck
  • Devils Lake
  • Dickinson
  • Fargo
  • Grafton
  • Grand Forks
  • Jamestown
  • Mayville
  • Minot

How Much Does a CNA Get Paid in North Dakota?

The average hourly pay of a CNA in North Dakota is $18.37 and the average annual CNA salary is $39,480 according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics May 2022 report. 

North Dakota Nurse Aide Registry

Visit our North Dakota Nurse Aide Registry page for full contact information and details on the registry. To review a CNA’s status in North Dakota use the North Dakota CNA Registry Search.

CNA Classes In North Dakota

The following locations offer tuition-based CNA classes in North Dakota. Follow the link to find more CNA classes in North Dakota

Bismarck Public School District
Bismarck, ND 58501(701) 323-4000
Bismarck State College
Bismarck, ND 58506(701) 224-5400
Cooperstown Medical Center
Cooperstown, ND 58425(701) 797-2221
Lake Region State College
Devils Lake, ND 58301-1598(701) 662-1600
Saint Aloisius Medical Center
East Harvey, ND 58341(701) 324-4651
Maryhill Manor
Enderlin, ND 58027(701) 437-3544
Fargo Public Schools
Fargo, ND 58102(701) 446-1000
Marian Manor Healthcare Center
Glen Ullin, ND 58631(701) 348-3107
North Valley Career and Technology Center
Grafton, ND 58237(701) 352- 3705
North Dakota Veterans Home
Lisbon, ND 58054(701) 683-6500
Trinity Health
Minot, ND 58702-5020(701) 857-5000
Quentin N. Burdick Job Corps Center 
Minot, ND 58703(701) 857-9600
Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd 
New Rockford, ND 58356(701) 947-2944
Presentation Medical Center
Northeast Rolla, ND 58367-0759(701) 477-3161
Heart of America Medical Center
Rugby, ND 58368(701) 776-5261
Mountrail County Medical Center Hospital
Stanley, ND 58784(701) 628-2424
Sheyenne Care Center
Valley City, ND 58072(701) 845-8222
North Dakota State College of Science
Wahpeton, ND 58076-0002(800) 342-4325
McKenzie County Healthcare Systems, Inc.
Watford City, ND 58854(701) 842-3000

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

Free CNA Classes in North Dakota

Finding a career as a There are a number of organizations that offer free CNA classes in North Dakota. Check out our listings below and contact them directly to learn more about availability and requirements to be clear on what is being offered as many nursing homes and medical centers may have work agreements that accompany tuition reimbursement.

CNA Free Class LocationsCityPhone
Aneta Parkview Health Center
Aneta, ND 58212

(701) 326-4234
Ashley Medical Center
Ashley, ND 58413(701) 288-3433
Bismarck State College
Bismarck, ND 58506800-445-5073
Golden Acres Manor
Carrington, ND 58421(701) 652-3117
Cooperstown Medical Center Nursing Home
Cooperstown, ND 58425701-797-2221
Cooperstown Medical Center
Cooperstown, ND 58425(701) 797-2221
St. Aloisius Medical Center
East Harvey, ND 58341(701) 324-4651
Valley Senior Living
Grand Forks, ND 58201701-787-7900
Ave Maria Village
Jamestown, ND 58401(701) 252-5660
CHI Lisbon Health
Lisbon, ND 58054(701) 683-6400
Luther Memorial Home
Mayville, ND 58257-1698(701) 786-3401
Nelson County Health System
McVille, ND 58254(701) 322-4314
Quentin N. Burdick Job Corps Center
Minot, ND 58703701-857-9600
Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd
New Rockford, ND 58356(701) 947-2944
Elm Crest Manor
New Salem, ND 58563(701) 843-7526
Rolette Community Care Center
Rolette, ND 58366(701)246-3786
Bethany Retirement Living
SouthFargo, ND 58103(701) 239-3000
Pembilier Nursing Home
Walhalla, ND 58282(701) 549-3831
Bethel Lutheran Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
West Williston, ND 58801(701) 572-6766