CNA Classes In Mississippi

Nursing aids, practitioners, and other medical care professionals are currently in high demand across the state of Mississippi. As hospitals, nursing homes, and other medical care centers in Mississippi continue to see a constant increase in patients, the need for high knowledgeable and skilled Certified Nursing Assistants continues to grow. Below you will find programs and certification information on becoming a CNA in the state of Mississippi:

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


Who is the Regulatory Body for CNAs in Mississippi?

The CNA Registry in Mississippi is maintained by the Mississippi State Department of Health.

Who Administers the CNA Exam in Mississippi?

The National Nurse Aide Assessment Exam in Mississippi is administered by Pearson Vue. You can take a free CNA practice test on this site to help prepare yourself for the exam. Get used to questions found on the test by taking several of our free CNA sample exams:

Mississippi State Requirements for CNAs

Nurse aides may be listed on the CNA Mississippi Registry they have completed a nurse aide certification program and passed the nurse aide assessment exam. Candidates must pass a National Nurse Aide Assessment Exam once they complete state-approved CNA classes.  Additionally, with the proper documentation candidates may be eligible to take the NNAAP if they are:

  • Nurse aide candidate trained in a Mississippi Nursing Home
  • Student Nurse
  • Graduate Nurse
  • Out of state or foreign LPN or RN
  • Reciprocity candidate from another state
  • Lapsed Nurse Aide Certification
  • A candidate whose has petitioned for the removal for finding of neglect

Mississippi CNA Exam Details

Candidates in Mississippi take the National Nurse Aide Assessment Exam. The written exam has two parts, a 70 question multiple choice test and a clinical skills consisting of the demonstration of 5 core sample clinical CNA skills.  Candidates may also take an Oral version of the exam. Both sections of the exam are taken on the same day.

How Much Does the Mississippi CNA Exam Cost?

The cost of the written or oral and skills evaluation is $101.

Where Can I Take the CNA Exam in Mississippi?

Testing for the CNA exam in Mississippi is hosted by Pearson Vue at a variety of regional test sites around the state.

How Much Does a CNA Get Paid in Mississippi?

The average salary for a CNA in Mississippi is $24,400 according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics.

Mississippi Nurse Aide Registry

The following link will provide you with the contact information for the Mississippi Nurse Aide Registry. The following link will take you to the website where you can review the state’s status for a CNA – Mississippi CNA Registry status check.

Additional CNA Classes in Mississippi

The following locations offer fee-based classes and programs for CNA certification. There are also CNA classes listed on our sister site. 

LocationCityPhone
Finch-Henry Job Corps Center
Batesville, MS 38606(662) 563- 4656
Itawamba Community College
Belden, MS 38826(662) 620-5000
Biloxi Public Schools
Biloxi, MS 39530(228) 374-1810
Brandon Court
Brandon, MS 39042(601) 664-2259
Leake County Career & Technical Center
Carthage, MS 39051(601) 267-8442
Coahoma Community College
Clarksdale, MS 38614(662) 627-2571
Mississippi Job Corps Center
Crystal Springs, MS 39059(601) 892-7000
East Central Community College
Decatur, MS 39327(601) 635-2111
Jones County Junior College
Ellisville, MS 39437(601) 477-4025
Itawamba Career and Technical Center
Fulton, MS 38843(662) 862-3137
Holmes Community College
Goodman, MS 39079(662) 472-2312
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
Gulfport, MS 39507(228) 896-3355
Kosciusko- Attala Development Corporation
Kosciusko, MS 39090(662) 289-2981
Care Center of Laurel
Laurel, MS 39440(601) 649-8006
Leakesville Rehabilitation & Nursing Center
Leakesville, MS 39451(601) 394-2331
McComb Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, LLC
McComb, MS 39648(601) 684-8700
East Mississippi State Hospital
Meridian, MS 39307(601) 581-7600
Mississippi Delta Community College
Moorhead, MS 38761662-246-MDCC (6322)
Pearl River Community College
Poplarville, MS 39470(601) 403-1000
Hinds Community College
Raymond, MS 39154(800) HINDSCC
East Mississippi Community College
Scooba, MS 39358(662) 476-8442
Northwest Mississippi Community College
Senatobia, MS 38668(662) 562-3200
Starkville School District
Starkville, MS 39759(662) 324-4050
Southwest Mississippi Community College
Summit, MS 39666(601) 276-2000
Methodist Senior Services, Inc.
Tupelo, MS 38802-1567(662) 844-8977
Yalobusha General Hospital and Nursing Home
Water Valley, MS 38965(662) 473-1411
Copiah-Lincoln Community College
Wesson, MS 39191(601) 643-5101
Mississippi State Hospital
Whitfield, MS 39193(601) 351-8262
Winona School District
Winona, MS 38967(662) 283-3731

Locations That Offer Employer Sponsored CNA Classes

The locations listed below offer free CNA training in Mississippi through employment sponsorship or other methods. The various medical centers, schools and nursing homes may have specific requirements and tuition reimbursement programs so contact them directly for details.

CNA Free Class LocationsCityPhone
Ashland Health and Rehabilitation
Ashland, MS 38603(662) 224-6196
Finch-Henry Job Corps Center
Batesville, MS 38606(662) 563-4656
Landmark Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
Booneville, MS 38829(662) 720-0972
Madison County Nursing Home
Canton, MS 39046(601) 855-5760
Carthage Health and Rehab Center
Carthage, MS 39051601-267-1352
Mississippi Job Corps Center
Crystal Springs, MS 39059(601) 892-3348
Grenada Living Center
Grenada, MS 38901(662) 226-9554
Care Center of Laurel
Laurel, MS 39440(601) 649-8006
Highland Home
Ridgeland, MS 39157(601) 853-0415
Hilltop Manor Inc.
Union, MS 39365(601) 774-8233