CNA Classes In Pennsylvania

The healthcare industry is one of the fastest growing industries for jobs in the United States, and that holds true for Pennsylvania. This means more job opportunities for doctors, registered nurses and nursing assistants. Having a properly trained workforce is critical to keep hospitals, nursing homes, long-term care facilities staffed with CNAs. We’ve provided this resource to help aspiring CNAs in Pennsylvania find CNA classes in Pittsburgh, CNA classes in Philadelphia, and in every city across the state.

Who is the Regulatory Body for CNAs in Pennsylvania?

The regulatory body for CNAs in the state of Pennsylvania is the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Nurse Aide Training Program, underneath the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

Who Administers the CNA Exam in Pennsylvania?

In Pennsylvania, the CNA exam is the Nursing Assistant Test is managed by Credentia. The handbook for the CNA exam is here

Pennsylvania State Requirements for CNAs

The state of Pennsylvania requires 80 hours of classes, of which 37.5 hours must be hands-on learning in a clinical setting. Classes must occur in state-approved programs. Once coursework is completed, candidates will then be eligible to take the NNAP exam. Additionally, candidates that are listed on other state registries are eligible to take the test without completing a program in Pennsylvania, as are those that have lapsed CNA certification as they have not worked in 24 months may be eligible to take the exam.

Pennsylvania CNA Exam Details

The Pennsylvania Nursing Assistant Test is administered by Credentia and is the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program examination. The test consists of two sections – written and skills. Both sections are taken in the same day. The written section of the exam is 70 questions. The knowledge section consists of the proper demonstration of 5 skills. In addition to hygiene and hand washing, skills will be possibly selected from the areas of assists with use of bedpan, recording radial pulse, applies one knee-high stocking, cleans upper or lower denture and other skills. Our CNA practice tests are a free way to help you prepare for the CNA multiple choice exam. Below you will find all of our CNA practice exams:

How Much Does the Pennsylvania CNA Exam Cost?

The cost of the CNA exam in Pennsylvania is $135.

Where Can I Take the CNA Exam in Pennsylvania?

CNA tests in Pennsylvania are offered at the following locations:

  • Altoona
  • Butler
  • Elizabethtown
  • Greensburg
  • Harleysville
  • Harrisburg
  • Hanover
  • Johnstown
  • Oil City
  • Philadelphia
  • Scranton
  • Selinsgrove
  • Lancaster
  • Upper Darby
  • Jefferson Hills
  • Pittsburgh
  • Erie

How Much Does a CNA Get Paid in Pennsylvania?

The average salary for a CNA in Pennsylvania is $36,400, and the average hourly pay rate is $17.50 according to the United States Bureau of Labor and Statistics.

Pennsylvania Nurse Aide Registry

Follow the link for all the information you need to contact the Pennsylvania Nurse Aide Registry. Click on the following link to check a CNA’s records in the registry – Pennsylvania Nurse Aide Registry Search.

CNA Classes in Philadelphia

If you’re looking for information specific to classes in Philadelphia, you can skip ahead to our dedicated page on CNA classes in Philadelphia.

Paid CNA Classes in Pennsylvania

The following locations offer tuition-based CNA classes in Pennsylvania as well. There are is also a list of classes in Pennsylvania here

Pampering Plus Nurse Aide Institute
Abington, PA 19001(215) 881-8902
Lehigh County
Allentown, PA 18101(610) 782-3000
A.W. Beattie Career Center
Allison Park, PA 15101(412) 366-2800
Penn State Altoona
Altoona, PA 16601(814) 949-5105
Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center
Altoona, PA 16602(814) 946-8450
Monroe Career & Technical Institute
Bartonsville, PA 18321(570) 629-2001
Bethlehem Area Vocational-Technical School
Bethlehem, PA 18020(610) 866-8013
Northampton Community College
Bethlehem, PA 18020(610) 861-5300
Columbia-Montour Area Vocational-Technical School
Bloomsburg, PA 17815(570) 784-8040
Bradford Manor
Bradford, PA 16701(814) 362-6090
Bradford Area School District
Bradford, PA 16701-0375(814) 362-3841
Quality Life Services
Butler, PA 16001(724) 431-0770
Western Area Career & Technology Center
Canonsburg, PA 15317(724) 746-2890
Franklin County Career and Technology Center 
Chambersburg, PA 17202(717) 263-9033
Concordia Lutheran Ministries
Cheswick, PA 15024(412) 767-5808
Mountain View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Coal Township, PA 17866(570) 644-4438
Cornwall Manor
Cornwall, PA 17016(717) 273-2647
Sweden Valley Manor
Coudersport, PA 16915(814) 274-7610
Sherwood Oaks
Cranberry Township, PA 16066(724) 776-8100
Keystone Job Corps Center
Drums, PA 18222-2410(570) 788-1164 
Admiral Peary Vocational Technical School
Ebensburg, PA 15931-7628(814) 472-6490
Erie Public Schools
Erie, PA 16502(814) 874-6000
Pleasant Ridge Manor
Erie, PA 16504(814) 825-0000
Fairview Manor
Fairview, PA 16415(814) 838-4822
Hempfield Manor
Greensburg, PA 15601(724) 836-4424
Saint Anne Home
Greensburg, PA 15601(724) 837-6070
Saint Paul’s Care Community
Greenville, PA 16125(724) 588-7610 
Dauphin County Technical School  
Harrisburg, PA 17109(717) 652-3170
HACC Harrisburg Campus
Harrisburg, PA 17110(717) 780-2300
Training for Long Term Care
Harrisburg, PA 17112(717) 671-7110
Hazleton Area School District 
Hazle Township, PA 18202-1647(570) 459-3111 
Country Meadows Retirement Communities
Hershey, PA 17033(800) 322-3441 
Middle Bucks Institute of Technology 
Jamison, PA 18929(215) 343-2480
William Penn Care Center
Jeannette, PA 15644(724) 327-3500
Carbon Career & Technical Institute
Jim Thorpe, PA 18229(570) 325-3682
The Lutheran Home
Kane, PA 16735-9673(814) 837-6706
Conestoga View Nursing & Rehabilitation
Lancaster, PA 17602(717) 299-7850
Living Branches
Lansdale, PA 19446(215) 368-4438
Eastern Westmoreland Career & Technology Center
Latrobe, PA 15650(724) 539-9788
Albright Care Services
Lewisburg, PA 17837(570) 522-3880
Fair Acres Geriatric Center
Lima, PA 19037(610) 891-5610
Western Montgomery Career and Technology Center
Limerick, PA 19468(610) 489-7272
Susque-View Home, Inc.
Lock Haven, PA 17745(570) 748-9377
Homewood Retirement Centers
Martinsburg, PA 16662(814) 793-3728
Holy Redeemer Hospital 
Meadowbrook, PA 19046(215) 947-3000
Cumberland Perry Area Vocational Technical School
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050(717) 697-0354
Central Montco Technical High School
Meeting, PA 19428(610) 277-2301
Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center
Mill Creek, PA 17060(814) 643-0951
Community College of Beaver County
Monaca, PA 15061(724) 480-2222
Forbes Road Career & Technology Center
Monroeville, PA 15146(412) 373-8100
Mount Carmel Senior Living Community 
Mount Carmel, PA 17851(570) 339-2501
Luzerne County Community College
Nanticoke, PA 18634-3899(800) 377-5222
Sun Area Technical Institute
New Berlin, PA 17855(570) 966-1031
Central Westmoreland Career and Technology Center
New Stanton, PA 15672(724) 925-3532
Bucks County Community College
Newtown, PA 18940(215) 968-8000
Parkway West Career and Technology Center
Oakdale, PA 15071(412) 923-1772
Upper Bucks County Technical School
Perkasie, PA 18944(215) 795-2911
New Courtland
Philadelphia, PA 19103(888) 530-4913
Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter
Philadelphia, PA 19103(215) 299-4000
Successful Aging Career Institute
Philadelphia, PA 19124(215) 744-4800
The Schuylkill Center
Philadelphia, PA 19128(215) 482-7300
Mercy Vocational High School
Philadelphia, PA 19129-1803(215) 226-1225
Philadelphia  Job Corps Center
Philadelphia, PA 19145-5001(267) 386-2888
Windy Hill Village
Phillipsburg, PA 16866(814) 342-8800
Pittsburgh Job Corps Center
Pittsburgh, PA 15206(412) 441-8700
Southwinds, Inc.
Pittsburgh, PA 15220(412) 446-1080
Vincentian Collaborative System 
Pittsburgh, PA 15237(412) 630-9980 
Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science & Technology
Pleasant Gap, PA 16823(814)359-2793
Southwestern Group, Ltd.
Pleasant Hills, PA 15122(412) 466-0600
Reading Area Community College
Reading, PA 19603(610) 372-4721
Rochester Manor & Villa
Rochester, PA 15074(724) 775-6400
Elk Haven Nursing Home
Saint Marys, PA 15857(814) 834-2273
Lehigh Career & Technical Institute
Schnecksville, PA 18078(610) 799-2300
Lehigh Career and Technical Institute
Schnecksville, PA 18078(610) 799-2300
Lehigh Carbon Community College
Schnecksville, PA 18078(610) 799-2121
Mountain View Care Center
Scranton, PA 18505(570) 341-0050
Lackawanna College
Scranton, PA 18509(877) 346-3552
Marywood University
Scranton, PA 18509(570) 348-6211
Rockhill Mennonite Community
Sellersville, PA 18960(215) 257-2751
Clarison County Career Center
Shippenville, PA 16254(814) 226-4391
Clarview Nursing and Rehabilitation
Sligo, PA 16255(814) 745-2031
Slippery Rock University
Slippery Rock, PA 16057(800) 929-4778
Sena Kean Manor
Smethport, PA 16749(814) 887-5601
Elk Regional Health System
St. Marys, PA 15857(814) 788-8000
Northern Tier Career Center
Towanda, PA 18848-9731(570) 265-8111
The Bradford County Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Troy, PA 16947(570) 297-4111
Fayette County Community Action 
Uniontown, PA 15401(724) 437-6050  
Mt. Macrina Manor
Uniontown, PA 15401(724) 437-1400
Career and Technical Institute
Uniontown, PA 15401(724) 437-2721
Friendship Village of South Hills
Upper Clair, PA 15241(724) 941-3100
Golden Living Center
Warren, PA 16365(814) 726-0820
ACTS Life Care Retirement Community
West Point, PA 19486-0090(215) 660-8330
Communicare Health Services
Wexford, PA 15090(412) 366-7900
Lancaster County Career & Technology Center
Willow Street, PA 17584(717) 464-7050
Berks Technical Institute
Wyomissing, PA 19610(866) 591-8384
York County School of Technology
York, PA 17402(717) 741-0820
Rouse Home
Youngsville, PA 16371(814) 563-7565

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

Where To Find Free CNA Classes Near You in Pennsylvania

There are paid CNA programs across Pennsylvania, those listings are further down the page, but if you are interested in taking a free CNA course we’ve assembled the list below to help you find the right program for you. Other websites also provide details about free CNA classes in Philadelphia for those seeking employer sponsored or programs with financial prerequisites. For specific details on the availability and scheduling of free CNA classes, please contact these facilities directly.

CNA Free Class LocationsCityPhone
Grandview Nursing & Rehabilitation
Danville, PA 17821(570) 275-5240
Keystone Job Corps Center
Drums, PA 18222-2410(570) 788-1164
Edinboro Manor
Edinboro, PA 16412(814) 734-5021
Saint Mary’s Home of Erie
Erie, PA 16504(814) 459-0621
Redstone Highlands Communities
Greensburg, PA 15601(724) 832-8400
Arbutus Park Retirement Commuity
Johnstown, PA 15904(814) 266-8621
Cedar Haven Healthcare Center
Lebanon, PA 17042-9154(717) 274-0421
Landis Homes Retirement Community
Lititz, PA 17543-9206(717) 569-3271
Belle Reve Senior Living
Milford, PA 18337(570) 832-2858
Valley View Nursing Center
Montoursville, PA 17754(570) 433-3161
Garden Spot Village
New Holland, PA 17557(717) 355-6000
Philadelphia Job Corps Center
Philadelphia, PA 19145-5001(267) 386-2888
Windy Hill Village
Philipsburg, PA 16866(814) 342-8400
Spring Mill Senior Living
Phoenixville, PA 19460(610) 933-7675
Canterbury Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15201(412) 622-9000
Pittsburgh Job Corps Center
Pittsburgh, PA 15206(412) 441-8700
Harlee Manor
Springfield, PA 19064(610) 544-2200