Free CNA Training Classes In Tennessee

There are many opportunities in the state of Tennessee to become a CNA. If you are interested in obtaining your CNA certification, the table below provides a list of locations that provide free CNA training in Tennessee.

Finding Free CNA Training in Tennessee

There are paid CNA training locations around Nashville and across the state, and many of those facilities are listed at the bottom of the page. However, if you’re interested in taking a free CNA training course in Tennessee we’ve assembled the list below to help you find a program near you. For specific details on the availability and scheduling of free CNA classes, please contact the facility directly.

CNA Free Training LocationCityPhone
Life Care Center of Athens
Athens, TN 37303(423) 745-8181
Ave Maria Home
Bartlett,TN 38134(901) 386-3211
The Heritage at Brentwood
Brentwood TN 37027(615) 988-6277
Life Care Center of Bruceton-Hollow Rock
Bruceton, TN 38317(731) 586-2061
Life Care Center of Red Bank
Chattanooga, TN 37405(423) 877-1155
Chattanooga State Community College
Chattanooga,TN 37406(423) 697-4404
Durham-Hensley Health and Rehabilitation
Chuckey, TN 37641(423) 257-6761
Austin Peay State University
Clarksville, TN 37044(931) 221-7011
Life Care Center of Cleveland
Cleveland, TN 37312(423) 476-3254
Signature HealthCARE of Cleveland
Cleveland, TN 37312(423) 476-4444
Ivy Hall Nursing Home
Elizabethton, TN(423) 542-6512
Center on Aging and Health
Erwin, TN 37650(423) 743-7669
Etowah Health Care Center
Etowah, TN 37331(423) 263-1138
Claiborne and Hughes Health Care Center
Franklin, TN 37064 (615) 791-1103
Gallaway Health and Rehab
Gallaway, TN 38036(901) 867-8575
Harriman Care & Rehabilitation Center
Harriman, TN 37748(865) 882-9159
Signature HealthCARE of Fentress County
Jamestown, TN 38556(931) 879-5859
American Red Cross Tennessee Mountain Valley
Knoxville, TN 37909(865)584-2999
Shannondale Health Care Center
Knoxville, TN 37909(865) 690-3411
Manchester Center for Rehabilitation and Healing
Manchester, TN 37355(931) 723-8744
Blount Memorial Hospital
Maryville, TN 37804(865) 983-7211
BRIDGES
Memphis, TN 38105(901) 452-5600
Career Academy
Memphis, TN 38112(901) 761-4500
Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks Job Corps Center
Memphis, TN 38116(901) 396-2800
Quince Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, LLC
Memphis, TN 38119(901) 755-3860
Mountain City Care & Rehabilitation Center
Mountain City, TN 37683(423) 727-7800
AdamsPlace
Murfreesboro, TN 37129(615) 904-9111
Ridgeview Terrace of Life Care
Rutledge, TN 37861(865) 828-5295
Harbert Hills Academy
Savannah, TN 38372(731) 925-3098
Reelfoot Manor Health and Rehab
Tiptonville, TN 38079(731) 253-6681


Who is the Regulatory Body for CNAs in Tennessee?

The regulatory body for nursing assistants in the state of Tennessee is the Tennessee Department of Health.

Who Administers the CNA Exam in Tennessee?

In Tennessee, the CNA exam is managed by D & S Diversified Technologies/Headmaster LLP. 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. Take as many of our other free sample tests as you want:

Tennessee State Requirements for CNAs

In order to be verified on the CNA registry, candidates must have completed their CNA training within the last 24 months. Additionally, candidates may bypass the CNA test and apply to be verified on the CNA registry by providing transcripts by being enrolled in an LPN or RN program. Those that are military medic may also apply to challenge the test.

Candidates may also apply for reciprocity for the CNA registry from all states with the exception of Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina. Candidates from Georgia must provide verification of their status and apply to challenge the test. Individuals from Florida or North Carolina must retrain at a state-approved training program and take the test in order to become certified as a CNA in Tennessee.

Tennessee CNA Exam Details

The Tennessee Nursing Assistant Test is administered by D & S Diversified Technologies/Headmaster LLP. The test is consists of two sections – written and skills. The knowledge/oral section of the exam is 75 questions. Candidates will have 90 minutes to complete this knowledge section. The second section is the Skills Test. Candidates will have to complete 5 skills. The first skill will cover hygiene with hand washing. The next four skills will be assigned randomly from skills covered within CNA training sections. The Skills portion of the test will be 30 minutes. Skills that may be tested range from Making an Unoccupied Bed to Feeding the Dependent Resident.

How Much Does the Tennessee CNA Exam Cost?

The cost of the CNA exam in Tennessee is $93.

Where Can I Take the CNA Exam in Tennessee?

CNA tests in Tennessee are offered at set testing locations and times around the state. States are offered online via WebETest.

How Much Does a CNA Get Paid in Tennessee?

The average CNA salary in Tennessee is $27,250, with an average hourly wage of $13.10.

Tennessee Nurse Aide Registry

If you need to contact the Tennessee Nurse Aide Registry just follow that link.

Additional CNA Training In Tennessee

In addition to the free CNA classes listed above, there are also a number of organizations that offer CNA training in Tennessee for a fee. The listings below provide contact information for a number of these training centers. Please contact a CNA training location near you to learn more about pricing and availability. There is another list of CNA training in Tennessee here. 

Training LocationCityPhone
Advanced Nurse Assistant Training
Antioch, TN 37013(615) 717-1116
Greystone Healthcare Center
Blountville, TN 37617(423) 323-7112
Ravenwood High School
Brentwood, TN 37027(615) 472-4800
Haywood County Schools
Brownsville, TN 38012(731) 772-9613
American Red Cross of Southeast Tennessee
Chattanooga, TN 37403(423) 265-3455
Chattanooga College
Chattanooga, TN 37411(423) 305-7781
Red Bank High School
Chattanooga, TN 37415(423) 874-1900
Hamilton County Department of Education
Chattanooga, TN 37421(423) 209-8400
The Health Center at Standifer 
Chattanooga, TN 37421(423) 490-1599
Consulate Health Care
Chattanooga, TN 37421(423) 892-1716
Church Hill Health Care and Rehabilitation Center
Church Hill, TN 37642(423) 357-7178
Tennessee Health Careers, LLC
Clarksville, TN 37040(931) 648-2424
Bradley County Schools
Cleveland, TN 37311(423) 476-0620
Walker Valley High School
Cleveland, TN 37312(423) 336-1383
Anderson County Career and Tech Center
Clinton, TN 37716(865) 457-4205
Maury County Public Schools
Columbia, TN 38401(931) 388-8403
NHC Healthcare
Cookeville, TN 38501(931) 528-5516
Tennessee Tech University
Cookeville, TN 38505(931) 372-3101
Wyndridge Health & Rehabilitation Center
Crossville, TN 38555(931) 484-6120
Life Care Centers of America
Crossville, TN 38555(931) 484-4782
Weakley County Nursing Home
Dresden, TN 38225(731) 364-3158
Dresden High School
Dresden, TN 38225(731) 364-2949
Sequatchie County High School 
Dunlap, TN 37327(423) 949-2154
Ivy Hall Nursing Home
Elizabethton, TN 37643(423) 542-6512
Signature Health Care of Erin
Erin, TN 37061(931) 289-4141
Lincoln County High School
Fayetteville, TN 37334(931) 433-6505
Claiborn-Hughes Health Center
Franklin, TN 37064(615) 791-1103
Page High School
Franklin, TN 37064(615) 472-4730
Centennial High School
Franklin, TN 37067(615) 472-4270
Green Technology Center
Greenville, TN 37743(423) 639-0171
Laughlin Memorial Hospital
Greenville, TN 37745(423) 787-5000
Tri-State Health & Rehabilitation Center 
Harrogate, TN 37752(423) 869-5376
McKendree Village
Hermitage, TN 37076(615) 871-8200
Campbell County
Jacksboro, TN 37757(423) 562-8377
Jackson-Madison County School 
Jackson, TN 38305(731) 664-2500
Signature Healthcare of Fentress County
Jamestown, TN 38556(931) 879-5859
York Institute
Jamestown, TN 38556(931) 879-8101
Beech Tree Manor
Jellico, TN 37762(423) 784-6626
American Red Cross of Northeast Tennessee
Kingsport, TN 37660(423) 378-8700
Holston Manor
Kingsport, TN 37664(423) 246-2411
Knoxville Area Chapter
Knoxville, TN 37909(865) 584-2999
American Red Cross- Knoxville Area Chapter
Knoxville, TN 37909(865) 584-2999
Fulton High School
Knoxville, TN 37917-4568(865) 594-1240
South-Doyle High School
Knoxville, TN 37920(865) 577-4475
Lawrence County Schools
Lawrenceburg, TN 38464(931) 762-3581
Manchester Center for Rehabilitation and Healing
Manchester, TN 37355(931) 723-8744
Blount Memorial Hospital
Maryville, TN 37804(865) 983-7211
Bridges
Memphis, TN 38105(901) 452-5600
Harbor View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Memphis, TN 38107(901) 272-2494
Career Academy
Memphis, TN 38112(901) 761-4500
Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks Job Corps Center
Memphis, TN 38116(901) 396-2800 
MaySept Health Care Services
Memphis, TN 38122(901) 474-7687
Standing Stone Care and Rehabilitation Center
Monterey, TN 38574(931) 839-2244
Walters State Community College
Morristown, TN 37813-6899(423) 585-2600
Mountain City Care & Rehabilitation Center
Mountain City, TN 37683(423) 727-7800
Community Care of Rutherford County
Murfreesboro, TN 37127(615) 893-2624
AdamsPlace
Murfreesboro, TN 37129(615) 904-2449
National Healthcare Corporation
Murfreesboro, TN 37130(615) 890-2020
American Red Cross- Nashville Area Chapter
Nashville, TN 37203(615) 250-4300
Saint Thomas Hospital
Nashville, TN 37205(615) 222-2111
Friendship Healthcare Systems, Inc.
Nashville, TN 37217(615) 365-4424
The Bridge at Highland
Portland, TN 37148(615) 325-9263
Giles County High School
Pulaski, TN 38478(931) 363-6532
Hardin Medical Center
Savannah, TN 38372(731) 926-8000
Harbert Hills Academy
Savannah, TN 38372(731) 925-3098
Bedford County Schools
Shelbyville, TN 37160(931) 684-3284
Independence High School
Thompson’s Station, TN 37179(615) 472-4600
Westmoreland Care & Rehabilitation Center
Westmoreland, TN 37186(615) 644-5111
Whitwell High School
Whitwell, TN 37397(423) 658-5141