CNA Classes In Kentucky

Working to become a CNA can be a quick path to a rewarding career. Fortunately, it is easy to get started, as there are a number of places offering CNA classes in Kentucky. So, whether you’re looking for CNA classes in Lexington, Louisville, Frankfort or anywhere around Kentucky, the organizations listed below can help you on your way. Contact them directly to learn more about their classes and certification programs.

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

Who is the Regulatory Body for CNAs in Kentucky?

Certified Nurse Assistant certification and program coursework is regulated by the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Department of Medicaid Services

Who Administers the CNA Exam in Kentucky?

The Kentucky Community and Technical College System is the administrator for the CNA certification exam. You can take a free CNA practice test on this site to help prepare yourself for the exam. The following are all of our CNA sample tests that are available for free:

Kentucky State Requirements for CNAs

In Kentucky, nurse aides are referred to as State Registered Nurse Aides, or SRNAs. SRNAs must undergo at least 75 hours of state approved nurse aide instructional classes combined with 16 hours of supervised practical learning.

All program classes are administered by the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, and it available at the various locations across the state.

Upon completion, candidates must pass the certified nurse aide test. Once the Kentucky state nurse aide test has been passed, candidates will apply to be listed with the Kentucky Nurse Aide Registry as a state registered nurse aide, or (SRNA). The registry is regulated by the Kentucky Board of Nursing.

Kentucky CNA Exam Details

The Kentucky nurse aide test consists of a 75 question written section and a clinical test that covers 5 selected tasks. The Kentucky Community and Technical College System publishes a full SRNA exam study guide. Topics that will be tested on include:

  • Assisting resident in bladder restraining
  • Assisting resident with standing/walking
  • Practicing good personal hygiene
  • Adjust bed and side rails
  • Check food tray against diet list
  • Assist with partial bath
  • Turn and position resident in bed

How Much Does the Kentucky CNA Exam Cost?

The cost of the Kentucky Nurse Aide Exam is $75.

Where Can I Take the CNA Exam in Kentucky?

CNA exams in Kentucky can be taken at participating technical colleges and community colleges around the state with the Kentucky Community and Technical College System

How Much Does a CNA Get Paid in Kentucky?

The average pay for a CNA in Kentucky is $27,980 according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics.

Kentucky Nurse Aide Registry

Follow the link for all information you’ll need to contact the Kentucky Nurse Aide Registry. If you’re looking to verify if a CNA is in good standing on the registry, use the link below.

Kentucky CNA Registry Status Check

CNA Program Locations in Kentucky

Listed below are institutions and organizations that offer tuition based CNA classes in Kentucky. There is another list of CNA program locations in Kentucky here. 

AshlandCommunity & Technical College
Ashland, KY 41101-3617(606) 326-2000
Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College
Cumberland, KY 40823(606) 589-2145
Elizabethtown Community & Technical College
Elizabethtown, KY 42701(270) 769-2371
Hazard Community & Technical College
Hazard, KY 41701(800) 246-7521
Henderson Community College
Henderson, KY 42420(270) 827-1867
BluegrassCommunity & Technical College
Lexington, KY 40506-235(866) 774-4872
JeffersonCommunity & Technical College
Louisville, KY 40202(502) 213-5333
Madisonville Community College
Madisonville, KY 42431(270) 821-2250
Owensboro Community & Technical College
Owensboro, KY 42303(270) 686-4400
Big SandyCommunity & Technical College
Prestonburg, KY 41653(606) 886-3863
Somerset Community College
Somerset, KY 42501(877) 629-9722

Free CNA Classes in Kentucky

Some organizations provider employer sponsored classes, or classes that are offset by external funding from grants and scholarships. Below is a list of programs in Kentucky that offer “free” CNA classes.

CNA Free Class LocationsCityPhone
Ashland Community and Technology College
Ashland, KY 41101606-326-2000
Boyd Nursing and Rehab Center
Ashland, KY 41102(606) 928-2963
Bedford Health Care Center
Bedford, KY 40006502-255-3244
Signature HealthCARE of Trimble County
Bedford, KY 40006(502) 255-3244
Berea Health Care Center
Berea, KY 40403(859) 986-4710
Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College
Bowling Green, KY 42101270-901-1000
Signature HealthCARE of Georgetown
Georgetown, KY 40324(502) 863-3696
Glasgow Health and Rehabilitation Center
Glasgow, KY-42141(270) 651-3499
Life Care Center Of Lacenter
La Center, KY 42056(270) 665-5681
Madisonville Community College
Madisonville, KY 42431270-821-2250
Life Care Center Of Morehead
Morehead, KY 40351(606) 784-7518
Bourbon Heights, Inc.
Paris, KY 40361(859) 987-5750