Being a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) can be a rewarding career. As the demand for high quality healthcare grows, especially in the areas of elderly care, the need for CNAs, nursing aids, and skipped practitioners will continue to grow. This will provide a rewarding and stable job environment for those that are properly trained and accredited as CNAs.
Locations Offering CNA Classes in Connecticut
Who is the Regulatory Body for CNAs in Connecticut?
In the state of Connecticut, CNA certification is overseen by the Connecticut Board of Nursing, which is underneath the Connecticut Department of Regulatory Agencies.
Who Administers the CNA Exam in Connecticut?
The CNA certification exam in Connecticut is administered by Prometric. If you’re interested in preparing for the exam we encourage you to take one of our free CNA practice test options available on this site. Prepare and practice using all of our free practice tests found below:
Connecticut State Requirements for CNAs
In Connecticut, CNAs must complete 100 hours of their nurse program with a Registered Nurse that has 2 years of experience. Additionally, 16 hours of the following modules must be completed in order to start having direct patient contact:
- Communication and Interpersonal Skills
- Residents Rights
- Residents Independence
- Safety and Emergency Procedures including the Heimlich Maneuver, and
- Infection Control.
Those that are not New Nurse Aide Candidates may also follow alternate paths for eligibility for taking the CNA exam. They include:
- Current nurse or student nurse
- Out of state nurse aide
- Lapsed certification of nurse aide
Those that fall into the following categories may bypass the CNA exam and complete a Nurse Aide Registry Application:
- Completed Nurse Aide Training and the Exam within the last 2 years
- Currently have a place on another official state registry
Connecticut CNA Exam Details
In the state of Connecticut, the CNA exam consists of two sections, a knowledge exam and a clinical skills exam. The written exam is 60 questions that must be completed in 90 minutes. As a part of the clinical exam, candidates will be tested on hand washing protocol, and then a variety of other clinical skills, such as dressing, bedpan assistance, ambulating a resident, mouth care, foot care and others.
How Much Does the Connecticut CNA Exam Cost?
The cost of the exam is $110 for both the written and skills section and $120 for those seeking to take the oral and skills section.
Where Can I Take the CNA Exam in Connecticut?
There are regional test sites throughout the state of Connecticut as managed by Prometric. They are:
- New London
- Waterbury (2 locations)
How Much Does a CNA Get Paid in Connecticut?
Once approved, practicing CNAs in the state of Connecticut make an average of $35,400 per year, with some earning more. This average hourly wage is $17.02, which actually ranks Connecticut at the 10th highest paying CNA salary state in the U.S.
Connecticut Nurse Aide Registry
Follow the link if you need to contact the Connecticut Nurse Aide Registry by phone, fax, or over the web.
Additional CNA Training Facilities in Connecticut
If you live in Connecticut and are seeking CNA classes in your area, the following accredited training facilities offer CNA certification. Browse our listings to find free CNA training in Hartford, Bristol and throughout the state. Some of these listings may include nursing homes or other care facilities that will provide free training with a conditional work agreement. In these cases, in exchange for your free CNA classes, you agree to work for the organization for a set period of time. Before signing up for any free CNA program in Connecticut we advise that you contact the facility directly to inquire about the specifics of their program.
|CNA Free Class Locations||City||Phone|
|Jewish Senior Services||Bridgeport, CT 06604||203-365-6400|
|Housatonic Community College||Bridgeport, CT 06604||203-332-5000|
|Northbridge Health Care Center||Bridgeport, CT 06606||203-336-0232|
|Bullard-Haven Regional Vocational Technical School||Bridgeport, CT 06610||203-579-6333|
|Sheriden Woods Health Care Center||Bristol, CT 06010||860-583-1827|
|Quinebaug Valley Community College||Danielson, CT 06239||860-932-4000|
|Tunxis Community College||Farmington, CT 06032||860-773-1300|
|Avery Nursing Home||Hartford, CT 06106||(860) 527-9126|
|Northeast Medical Institute- Hartford Campus||Hartford, CT 06108||(203) 391-6766|
|Apple Rehab Coccomo||Meriden, CT 06450||203-238-1606|
|Milford Employment and Training Office ||Milford, CT 06460||(203) 783-3243|
|Centro de la Comunidad, Inc.||New London, CT 06320||860-442-4463|
|New Milford Nursing Home||New Milford, CT 06776||860-354-9365|
|Northeast Medical Institute- Stamford Campus||Stamford, CT 06901||(203) 391-6766|
|Naugatuck Community College||Waterbury, CT 06708||203-575-8000|
|Northeast Medical Institute- New Haven Campus||Woodbridge, CT 06525||(203) 391-6766|
If you can’t find a free CNA program near you, there are also a number of paid options throughout Connecticut in our list below. There are also additional CNA classes listed here.
|Avon Health Center||Avon, CT 06001||(860) 673-2521|
|Apple Rehabilitation, Inc.||Avon, CT 06001||(860) 678-9755|
|Bethel Health and Rehabilitation Center||Bethel, CT 06801||(203) 830-4180|
|Branford Hills Health Care Center||Branford, CT 06405||(203) 481-6221|
|Valley Medical Institute||Bridgeport, CT 06606||(203)-378-2210|
|Northbridge Health Care Center||Bridgeport, CT 06606||(203) 336-0232|
|Bullard-Havens Technical High School||Bridgeport, CT 06610||(203) 579-6333|
|Bridgeport Hospital||Bridgeport, CT 06610||(203) 384-3000|
|Sheriden Woods Health Care Center||Bristol, CT 06010||(860) 583-1827|
|Cherry Brook Health Care Center||Canton, CT 06019||(860) 693-7777|
|Elim Park||Cheshire, CT 06410||(203) 272-7550|
|Filosa for Nursing and Rehabilitation||Danbury, CT 06810||(203) 794-9466|
|Pope John Paul II Care and Rehabilitation Center||Danbury, CT 06810||(203) 797-9300|
|East Hartford High School||East Hartford, CT 06118||(860) 622-5200|
|Goodwin College||East Hartford, CT 06118||(860) 528-4111|
|Enfield Adult and Continuing Education||Enfield, CT 06082||(860) 763-7032|
|The Jewish Home for the Elderly||Fairfield, CT 06825||(203) 365-6400|
|Housatonic Valley Regional High School||Falls Village, CT 06031||(860) 824-5123|
|Tunxis Community College||Farmington, CT 06032||(860) 255-3500|
|Meadow Brook of Granby||Granby, CT 06035||(860) 653-9888|
|Griswold Public Schools||Griswold, CT 06351||(860-376-7640)|
|Genesis HealthCare||Groton, CT 06340||(860) 446-9960|
|Robert E. Fitch High School||Groton, CT 06340||(860) 449-7200|
|Odd Fellows Home of Connecticut||Groton, CT 06340||(860) 445-7478|
|Capital Community College||Hartford, CT 06103||(860) 906-5000|
|Eastern Connecticut Health Network||Manchester, CT 06040||(860) 646-1222|
|Manchester Community College||Manchester, CT 06040||(860) 512-3000|
|Francis T. Maloney High School||Meriden, CT 06450||(203) 238-2334|
|O.H. Platt High School||Meriden, CT 06451||(203) 235-7962|
|Middletown Adult Education||Middleton, CT 06457||(860) 343-6044|
|Milford Public Schools||Milford, CT 06460||(203) 783-3400|
|The Consolidated School District of New Britain||New Britain, CT 06050-1960||(860) 827-2200|
|Yale-New Haven Hospital Saint Raphael Campus||New Haven, CT 06511||(203) 789-3000|
|Candlewood Valley Health & Rehabilitation Center||New Milford, CT 06776||(860) 355-0971|
|Norwalk Community College||Norwalk, CT 06854||(203) 857-7000|
|Three Rivers Community College||Norwich, CT 06360||(860) 886-0177|
|Villa Maria Nursing and Rehabilitation||Plainfield, CT 06374||(860) 564-3387|
|Matulaitis Nursing Home||Putnam, CT 06260||(860) 928-7976|
|Noble Horizons||Salisbury, CT 06068||(860) 435-9851|
|Mc Lean Care Center||Simsbury, CT 06070||(860) 658-3700|
|Southington Care Center||Southington, CT 06489||(860) 621-9559|
|Lord Chamberlain Nursing and Rehabilitation Center||Stratford, CT 06614||(203) 375-5894|
|Wallingford Adult Education||Wallingford, CT 06492||(203) 294-3900|
|Wilby High School||Waterbury, CT 06704||(203) 574-8100|
|Crosby High School||Waterbury, CT 06705||(203) 574-8061|
|Kaynor Technical High School||Waterbury, CT 06708||(203) 596-4302|
|Naugatuck Valley Community College||Waterbury, CT 06708||(203) 575-8040|
|Stone Academy||West Haven, CT 06516||(203) 288-7474|
|West Haven Public Schools||West Haven, CT 06516||(203) 967-4300|
|Northwestern Connecticut Community College||Winsted, CT 06098||(860) 738-6300|
|Wolcott View Manor Health & Rehabilitation Center||Wolcott, CT 06716||(203) 879-8066|