CNA Classes Classes In Oregon

A career in healthcare can be rewarding financially and personally. With a booming population, the state of Oregon has a growing need for healthcare professionals like registered nurses and certified nursing assistants. Passing the CNA exam and taking classes to gain your Oregon CNA certification can open the door to many job opportunities in the healthcare and medical industry.


Who is the Regulatory Body for CNAs in Oregon?

The Oregon State Board of Nursing regulates the CNA registry in Oregon. You can review their website for the latest information on CNA licensing and regulation.

Oregon State Board of Nursing
17938 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd, Suite 100
Portland, OR 97224

Who Administers the CNA Exam in Oregon?

In Oregon, the CNA exam is the Nursing Assistant Test is managed by D & S Diversified Technologies. You can take a free CNA practice test on this site to help prepare yourself for the exam. You can also get ready by taking additional free multiple choice CNA exams here.

How Do I Become a CNA in Oregon?

There are a few requirements for CNAs in Oregon before they can be added to the state registry and begin providing care and getting paid for their services. In Oregon, there are three levels of CNA certification. There is a CNA 1 certification, a CNA 2 certification, and a Certified Medical Assistant certification. A CNA 1 certification is a more standard CNA certification process. Candidates must complete a state-accredited CNA program of at least 75 hours and pass the CNA 1 Examination. CNA 2 candidates must already possess a CNA 1 certification, complete a CNA 2 program and pass a competency exam.

Finally, Certified Medical Assistants must take the following steps:

  • Possess an Oregon CNA certification
  • Must successfully complete an OSBN-approved medication aide training program
  • Pass a national criminal background check
  • Successfully pass the OSBN-approved Medication Aide Competency Examination

Oregon CNA Exam Details

The Oregon Nursing Assistant Test is administered by D & S Diversified Technologies. The test consists of two sections – knowledge and skills. The knowledge section of the exam is 80 questions and must be completed within 90 minutes. To pass, applicants must score at least 73%.

Knowledge areas tested include Safety, Inspection, Control, Data Collection, Patient Rights, and Personal Care.

The skills section of the exam requires the proper demonstration of skills from the following areas:

  • Perineal Care of a Female with Hand Washing
  • Bed Pan & Output with Hand Washing
  • Catheter Care of a Male with Hand Washing
  • Gown and Gloves, Emptying a Urinary Drainage Bag with Hand Washing
  • Perineal Care of a Male with Changing a Soiled Brief with Hand Washing

How Much Does the Oregon CNA Exam Cost?

The cost of the CNA exam in Oregon is $106, and that includes the knowledge and skills tests. If you prefer to take the knowledge test as an oral exam, that costs an additional $35.

Rescheduling fees:

  • Both tests: $70
  • Skills test: $45
  • Knowledge test: $25

Where Can I Take the CNA Exam in Oregon?

CNA tests in Oregon are offered at various locations administered by D & S Diversified Technologies around the state. You can find the latest locations and available testing dates at

How Much Does a CNA Get Paid in Oregon?

The average hourly pay of a CNA in Oregon is $20.65 and the average annual salary for a CNA is $42,960 according to the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Oregon Nurse Aide Registry

Follow the link for contact information for the Oregon Nurse Aide Registry. To review a CNA’s status in Oregon you can use the Oregon Nurse Aide Registry Search.

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

Find Free CNA Classes in Oregon

If you’re interested in becoming a CNA, you may want to contact one of the following locations offering free CNA classes in Oregon. If you find a listing that’s out of date or have another facility that provides free CNA classes in Oregon, please let us know. We have a page dedicated to CNA classes in Portland if you’d like to learn more about local programs there.

CNA Free Class LocationsCityPhone
Tongue Point Job Corps Center
Astoria, OR 97103(503) 325-2131
Dallas Retirement Village
Dallas, OR 97338(503) 623-5581
Wolf Creek Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center
Glide, OR 97443-9733(800) 588-9003
LaGrandePost Acute Rehab
Grande, OR 97850(541) 963-8678
Fair View Transitional Health Center
Grants Pass, OR 97526(541) 479-2606
Laurel Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Grants Pass, OR 97526(541) 479-3700
Independence Health and Rehabilitation Center
Independence, OR 97351(503) 838-0001
Milton FreewaterHealth and Rehabilitation Center
Milton Freewater, OR 97862(541) 938-3318
Treasure Valley Community College
Ontario, OR 97914(541) 881-8822
Blue Mountain Community College
Pendleton, OR 97801(541) 276-1260
Tierra Rose Senior Living Community
Salem, OR 97301(503) 585-4602
WindsorHealth and Rehabilitation Center
Salem, OR 97301(503) 399-1135
The DallesHealth and Rehabilitation Center
The Dalles, OR 97058(541) 298-5158
Springdale Job Corps Center
Troutdale, OR 97060(503) 695-2245
Cascade View Nursing Center
Wilson Bend, OR 97702(541) 382-7161

Additional CNA Classes In Oregon

There are a number of tuition-based CNA classes in Oregon to help you obtain your CNA certification. Check out the listings below to find a program near you. Follow the link to find additional options for CNA programs in Oregon

Clatsop Community College
Astoria, OR 97103(503) 325-0910
Central Oregon Community College
Bend, OR 97701(541) 383-7700
Southwestern Oregon Community College
Coos Bay, OR 97420(541) 888-2525
Lane Community College
Eugene, OR 97405(541) 463-3000
Rogue Community College
Grants Pass, OR 97527-9291(541) 956-7500
Mount Hood Community College
Gresham, OR 97030(503) 491-6730
Hillsboro School District
Hillsboro, OR 97124(503) 844-1500
Klamath Community College
Klamath Falls, OR 97603(541) 882-3521
Mary’s Woods Retirement Community
Lake Oswego, OR 97034(503) 635-7381
Oregon Coast Community College
Lincoln City, OR 97367(541) 996-6222
Medford, OR 97504(541) 789-7000
Marquis Companies
Milwaukie, OR 97222(971) 206-5200
Treasure Valley Community College
Ontario, OR 97914(541) 881-8822
Blue Mountain Community College
Pendleton, OR 97801(541) 276-1260
Cascade Medical School
Portland, OR 97206(503) 788-3101
Portland Public Schools
Portland, OR 97227-1807(503) 916-2000
Portland Community College
Portland, OR 97280-0990(971) 722-6111
Umpqua Community College
Roseburg, OR 97470(541) 440-4600
Salem Hospital
Salem, OR 97301(503) 561-5200
Chemeketa Community College
Salem, OR 97309(503) 399-5000
Marian Estates
Sublimity, OR 97385(503) 769-3499
Linn-Benton Community College
Sweet Home, OR 97386(541) 367-6901