CNA Training In Alabama

Entry into a certified nursing aide training program in Alabama does not require a high school diploma or GED, unless specified by the training facility. The Alabama Department of Health does not set this requirement. This allows high school students that are interested in entering the nursing field to complete the training before graduation. Upon graduation, students may find employment as a CNA while working towards another nursing degree if they desire. Most employers require that their CNAs are at least 18 years of age; so recent high school graduates may need to wait before applying for employment. Applicants to the program must fill out an application and have a clean criminal background.

Who is the Regulatory Body for CNAs in Alabama?

The Alabama Department of Public Health is in charge of certification and maintaining the status of CNAs in the state.

Who Administers the CNA Exam in Alabama?

The CNA exam in Alabama is administered by the NACES Plus Foundation in conjunction with Pearson VUE.

Where Can I Take the CNA Exam in Alabama?

The following locations offer certified exams for aspiring CNAs in Alabama:

  • Alexander City
  • Eufaula
  • Gadsden
  • Huntsville
  • Montgomery
  • Selma
  • Talladega
  • Tuscaloosa

Alabama State Requirements for CNAs

To become eligible for employment as a CNA, a candidate must complete training at a state-approved facility, such as one listed on this page. State approved training facilities will have a program code.

Alabama CNA Exam Details

After completing state-approved training, candidates have 24 months to pass the Alabama CNA exam, and must do so within three attempts. The exam has two parts, the clinical skills section and the written (or oral) section. If a candidate chooses to take the oral exam they will have the option to do so in English or Spanish, though Spanish speakers will be expected to know some basic spoken and written English.

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Once the candidate has passed the exam they are automatically added to the state registry. The state of Alabama does not offer physical certificates, but candidates can find their status in the online directory. To remain active on the registry, CNAs must accumulate a minimum number of qualifying work experience every two years. If a CNA loses their certification they will have to retake training and testing before returning to the registry.

How Much Does the Alabama CNA Exam Cost?

The cost of the CNA exam in Alabama depends on whether the candidate chooses the written or oral examination option. The cost for the written and skills evaluation is $100, while the cost of the oral and skills evaluation is $120.

How Much Does a CNA Get Paid in Alabama?

The average annual salary for a CNA in Alabama is approximately $21,271 based on averages from SimplyHired, Payscale and Indeed.

CNA Training Locations In Alabama

There are a number of locations for CNA training in Alabama including CNA classes in Birmingham, Montgomery, and Huntsville.

NHC Place
1335 Greenbrier Road
Anniston, AL 36207
(256) 835- 3959

Lawson State Community College
3060 Wilson Road SW
Birmingham, AL 35221
(905) 925-2515

Oaks on Parkwood
P.O. Box- 36187
Birmingham, AL 35236-0027
(205) 481-1271

Bevill State Community College
491 Tuscaloosa Avenue
Carrolton, AL 35447
(800) 648-3271

Morningside of Cullman
2021 Dahlke Drive Northeast
Cullman, AL 35058
(256) 737-1088

The Olive Home, Inc.
1100 Second Avenue
East Oneonta, AL 35121
(205) 625-3190

Reid State Technical College
P.O. Box- 588
Evergreen, AL 36401
(251) 578-1313

Morningside of Fayette
404 25th Street Northwest
Fayette, AL 35555
(205) 932-4003

Gadsden State Community College
1001 George Wallace Drive
Gadsden, AL 35903
(256) 549-8200

Victorian Manor
105 Michelle Street
Hanceville, AL 35077
(256) 352-3141

American Red Cross
1101 Washington Street Northwest
Huntsville, AL 35801
(256) 536-0084

Calhoun Community College
102 Wynn Drive NW
Huntsville, AL 35805
(256) 890-4700

Easter Seals Central Alabama
2125 East South Boulevard
Montgomery, AL 36116
(334) 288-0240

Northwest – Shoals Community College
800 George Wallace Boulevard
Muscle Shoals, AL 35585
(256) 331-5200

Brookdale Senior Living
2904 South Wilson Dam Road
Muscle Shoals, AL 35661
(256) 386-7177

J.F. Drake State Technical College
3421 Meridian Street
North Huntsville, AL 35811
(256) 539-8161

Southern Union State Community College
1701 LaFayette Parkway
Opelika, AL 36801
(334) 745-6437

Chattahoochee Valley Community College
2602 College Drive
Phoenix City, AL 36869
(334) 291-4900

Northeast Alabama Community College
P.O. Box- 159
Rainsville, AL 35986
(256) 228-6001 or (256) 638-4418

Morningside of Sheffield
413 Cox Boulevard
Sheffield, AL 35660
(256) 381-1058

Westminster Village
500 Spanish Fort Boulevard
Spanish Fort, AL 36527
(251) 626-2900

Shelton State Community College
9500 Old Greensboro Road
Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
(205) 391-2211