CNA Classes In Washington

The state of Washington has a rapidly growing healthcare industry, and along with it comes a lot of job opportunities. One of the most needed positions in the state of Washington is that of a Certified Nursing Assistant. CNAs often work in nursing homes, assisted living centers, and hospitals. To gain a job as a CNA you must pass an accredited CNA program and the state of Washington CNA exam.

Who is the Regulatory Body for CNAs in Washington?

In the state of Washington, the CNA Registry is regulated by the Washington State Department of Health.

Who Administers the CNA Exam in Washington?

The Washington National Nurse Aid Assessment Program Examination is administered by Credentia. The CNA exam handbook from Credentia for Washington state is here.  You can take a free CNA practice test on this site to help prepare yourself for the exam. Get ready for the CNA test through the Washington National Nurse Aid Assessment Program with additional free practice tests.

Washington State Requirements for CNAs

In Washington, CNA candidates must complete a minimum of 85 hours of classes in a state-approved CNA program. There is a combination of both classroom and learning in a clinical structure. In Washington State, 7 of the 85 hours must consist of an HIV/AIDS classes.

Candidates may apply for the exam if they are Nursing Candidates in a PN or RN program, or are enrolled within the state of Washington, have an endorsement in another state’s CNA or LNA Registry, is a military nursing assistant, is a candidate who is an Out of State Trained Nurse, is a candidate who has a nursing assistant certification lapsed, or is a home care or medical assistant aide who has been approved through the state’s bridge program.

Washington CNA Exam Details

The Written portion of the exam is 70 multiple-choice questions. Candidates have 2 hours to complete these 70 questions. The Skills Evaluation mimics a real working environment. Candidates must demonstrate skills with actor clients. 5 randomly selected Nursing Assistant skills will be tested, with hand washing always being one of the skills tested. A candidate volunteer will be present for the test taker to use as an example patient.

How Much Does the Washington CNA Exam Cost?

The cost of the CNA exam in Washington is $128.

Where Can I Take the CNA Exam in Washington?

The Washington NNAAP test is offered at various regional locations around the state. Inquire with your program provider about your options to find the testing facility that’s most convenient for you.

How Much Does a CNA Get Paid in Washington?

The average salary of a CNA in Washington is $42,430.

Washington Nurse Aide Registry

Follow the link to contact the Washington Nurse Aide Registry or if you need to look up the individual state records and license status for a CNA you can use the Washington Nurse Aide Registry Search.

Free CNA Classes in Washington

Looking for online CNA classes in Washington state or an in-person program at a community college near you? If so, we’ve assembled a large database of providers who offer free CNA classes in Washington. If you’re in the greater Seattle area you want to check out our page dedicated specifically to CNA classes in Seattle. For program specifics use the contact information below to contact them directly.

CNA Free Class LocationsCityPhone
Canterbury House
Auburn, WA 98002(253) 939-0090
Mission Healthcare at Bellevue
Bellevue, WA 98007(425) 897-8800
Bothell Health Care
Bothell, WA 98021(425)481-8500
Riverside Nursing & Rehabilitation
Centralia, WA 98531(360) 736-2823
Regency at the Park Rehabilitation Center
College Place, WA 99324(509) 529-4480
Aldercrest Health & Rehabilitation
Edmonds, WA 98026(425) 775-1961
Life Care Center of the San Juan Islands
Friday Harbor, WA 98250(360) 378-2117
Frontier Rehabilitation and Extended Care Center
Longview, WA 98632(360) 423-8800
Christian Health Care Center
Lynden, WA 98264(360) 354-4434
Columbia Basin Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center
Moses Lake, WA 98837-3246(509) 762-5581
Martha & Mary Health Center
Poulsbo, WA 98370 (360) 779-7500
RedmondCare & Rehabilitation Center
Redmond, WA 98052-6813(425) 885-0808
Cascades Job Corps Center
Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284 (360) 854-3400
Shelton Health and Rehabilitation Center
Shelton, WA 98584(360) 427-2575
Riverview Retirement Community
Spokane, WA 99207(509) 483-6483
Franklin Hills Health & Rehabilitation
Spokane, WA 99208(509) 489-3323
Josephine Sunset Home
Stanwood, WA 98292(360) 629-2126
Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation – Vancouver
Vancouver, WA 98663-2238(360) 696-2561
Vashon Community Care
Vashon Island, WA 98070(206) 567-4421

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

Additional CNA Classes in Washington

If you can’t find a CNA program near you or can’t find one that works with your schedule, we have an additional list of tuition-based options you can look into. The following schools and medical centers also offer CNA classes in Washington. Contact them directly for details.

Crestwood Convalescent
66 North Sixth Street Pomeroy, WA 99347(360) 452-9206
Grays Harbor College
Aberdeen, WA 98520(360) 532-9020
Green River Community College
Auburn, WA 98092-3622(253) 833-9111
Sammamish High School
Bellevue, WA 98005(425) 456-7600
Bellevue College
Bellevue, WA 98007-6484(425) 564-1000
Bellingham Health Care and Rehabilitation Services
Bellingham, WA 98225-1302(360) 734-9295
Northwest Indian College
Bellingham, WA 98226(360) 676-2772
DT&T Nursing Assistant Training School
Burien, WA 98166(206) 439-6715
Centralia College
Centralia, WA 98531-4099(360) 736-9391
Chelan High School
Chelan, WA 98816(509) 682-4061
Everett Community College
Edmonds, WA 98026(425) 388-9100
Prestige Care and Rehabilitation
Edmonds, WA 98026(425) 778-0107
Medprep Training Center
Everett, WA 98201(425) 257-9888
Sno-Isle Tech Skills Center
EVerett, WA 98201(425) 348-2220
Forks Hospital
Federal Way, WA 98003(360) 374-6271
Life Care Centers of America
Gig Harbor, WA 98335(253) 851-5433
Kelso School District
Kelso, WA 98626(360) 501-1900
Health Professionals Institute
Kent, WA 98032(425) 988-2675
Lake Washington Institute of Technology
Kirkland, WA 98034(425) 739-8100
Pierce County Skills Center
Lakewood, WA 98498(253) 683-5950 
Clover Park Technical College
Lakewood, WA 98499(253) 589-5800
Frontier Rehabilitation and Extended Care Center
Longview, WA 98632(360) 423-8800
Lower Columbia College
Longview, WA 98632(360) 442-2311
Christian Health Care Center
Lynden, WA 98264(360) 354-4434
Edmonds Community College
Lynnwood, WA 98036(425) 640-1459
Big Bend Community College
Montesano, WA 98563(509) 793-2222
Columbia Basin Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center
Moses Lake, WA 98837(509) 762-5581
Walla Walla Community College
Moses Lake, WA 98837-3246(509) 522-2500
Island Health & Rehabilitation
North Bainbridge, WA 98110(206) 842-4765
North Seattle Community College
North Seattle, WA 98133(206) 934-3600 
Odessa Memorial Healthcare Center
Oak Harbor, WA 98227(509) 982-2611
South Puget Sound Community College
Olympia, WA 98502(360) 754-7711 
Puget Sound Healthcare
Olympia, WA 98502(360) 754-9792
North Valley Hospital District
Olympia, WA 98504-5130(509) 486-2151
Wenatchee Valley College
Olympia, WA 98512(509) 682-6800 
Garfield County Public Hospital District
Pasco, WA 99301(509) 843-1591
Care Plus Home Health Care
Port Angeles, WA 98362(877) 670-0098 
Peninsula College
Port Angeles, WA 98363(360) 452-9277 
Martha & Mary
Port Orchard, WA 98366(360) 779-7500 
South Kitsap School District
Port Orchard, WA 98366(360) 874-7000
Pierce College
Poulsbo, WA 98370(253) 964-6500 
Renton Technical College
Redmond, WA 98052(425) 235-2352 
North Central Care & Rehabilitation
Renton, WA 98057(509) 328-6030 
South Seattle Community College
Seattle, WA 98103(206) 934-5300
Cascades Job Corps Center 
Seattle, WA 98106(360) 854-3400
Oak Harbor High School
Seattle, WA 98122(360) 279-5800
Yakima Valley Community College
Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284(509) 574-4600
Nursing Assistant Training Institute
Shelton, WA 98584(206) 546-1120 
Shoreline Community College
Shoreline, WA 98133(206) 546-4101
Seattle Central Community College
Snohomish, WA 98290(206) 934- 3800
Warm Beach Senior Community
Spokane Valley, WA 99206-3510(360) 652-7585 
Royal Plaza Retirement Center
Spokane, WA 99205(509) 483-7136
Providence Health & Services
Spokane, WA 99207(425) 525-3355 
Spokane Community College
Spokane, WA 99208(509) 533-7000 
New Tech Skill Center
Spokane, WA 99208(509) 354-7470
Tacoma Community College
Tacoma, WA 98409(253) 566-5000 
Washington State Department of Social and Health Services
Tacoma, WA 98466(800) 737-0617 
Clark College
Turnwater, WA 98501-6536(360) 699-NEXT (6398) 
Prestige Care, Inc.
Vancouver, WA 98665(360) 693-1474
Mary Ann’s CNA Training School of Nursing
Vancouver, WA 98682(360) 546-0098
Highline Community College
Walla Walla, WA 99362(206) 878-3710
Living Care Retirement Community
Wenatchee, WA 98801(509) 965-5260
Shelton Health and Rehabilitation Center
Yakima, WA 98902(360) 427-2575
Willow Springs Care & Rehabilitation
Yakima, WA 98902(509) 966-4500 
Josephine Sunset Home
Yakima, WA 98908(360) 629-2126