Are you looking for a career in the state of Maine that will be rewarding and provide a path for future growth? Becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant opens doors to future job openings and only takes a few weeks of classes. With many programs and schools across Maine that provide classes, there may be a certification location closer to you than you think. You can find program locations and certification requirements below:
Who is the Regulatory Body for CNAs in Maine?
In Maine, the CNA Registry is regulated by the Division of Licensing and Certification, a division of the Maine Department of Health and Human Services.
Maine State Requirements for CNAs
Candidates must undergo classes at a nurse aide competency program with 180 hours of class time. This includes 90 hours of classroom, 20 hours of clinical work and 70 hours of supervised clinical practice. If you were trained as a CNA in another state, you may also apply for the Main CNA Registry, so long as specific document requirements that cover out of state exam and education certifications are met. These requirements may be found here.
Upon completion, candidates must apply to the Maine Registry of Certified Nursing Assistants & Direct Care Workers.
Is there a CNA Exam in Maine?
There is no CNA exam for candidates applying to be listed in the Maine Registry of Certified Nursing Assistants & Direct Care Workers. If you’re interested in preparing for the for your courses with a practice exam we encourage you to take one of our free CNA practice test options available on this site. You’ll find a complete list of our CNA sample tests here:
How Much Does a CNA Get Paid in Maine?
The average annual pay for CNAs in Maine is $32,670 according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics.
Maine Nurse Aide Registry
Use the following link should you have to get in touch with the Maine Nurse Aide Registry. The following link will take you to the website where you can review the state’s status for a CNA – Maine CNA Registry lookup.
CNA Program Locations Maine
There are several locations across the state of Maine where tuition-based CNA classes are offered, they are listed below. There is an additional list of CNA program locations in Maine here.
Free CNA Program Locations in Maine
There are a number of organizations that offer free CNA classes in Maine. Classes can fill up quickly and programs may only be offered during certain times of the year. To learn more about their programs, call or email them directly.
|CNA Free Class Locations||City||Phone|
|Auburn Adult Education||Auburn, ME 04210||207-784-9220|
|Augusta Center for Health & Rehabilitation||Augusta, ME 04330||(207) 622-3121|
|Ross Manor||Bangor, ME 04401||(207) 941-8400|
|United Technologies Center||Bangor, ME 04401||207-942-5296|
|Bangor Adult Education||Bangor, ME 04401||207-941-6315|
|Brewer Center for Health & Rehabilitation||Brewer, ME 04412||(207) 989-7300|
|Washington County Community College||Calais, ME 04619||207-454-1000|
|Hibbard Nursing and Rehabilitation Center||Dover-Foxcroft ME 04426||(207) 564-8129|
|Falmouth by the Sea||Falmouth, ME 04105||(207) 781-4714|
|St. John Valley Technology Center||Frenchville, ME 04745||207-543-6606|
|Fryeburg Health & Residential Care Center||Fryeburg, ME 04037||(207) 935-3351|
|Gorham House||Gorham, ME 04038||(207) 839-5757|
|Presque Isle Rehab & Nursing Center||Presque Isle, ME 04769||(207) 764-0145|
|Rumford Hospital||Rumford , ME 04276||(207) 369-1000|
|Brentwood Center for Health & Rehabilitation||Yarmouth, ME 04096||(207) 846-9021|