CNA Classes in Connecticut

If you’re interested in becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant in the Constitution State, you’ll be pleased to learn that CNA classes in Connecticut are available both online and through traditional on-campus programs throughout the region. Accredited courses recognized by the Connecticut Department of Public Health are offered by vocational schools, community colleges and non-profit organizations (e.g. the United Way of Connecticut), and most of them can help you become eligible to test for your certification in as little as six weeks.

Completion of any of the courses highlighted below will make you eligible to challenge for certification. You may contact them through either the forms provided, or the direct contact information listed.

School Location(s) Phone Number Email
Bethel Health and Rehabilitation Center, LLC Bethel (203) 830-4180 [email protected]
St. Vincent’s College Bridgeport (800) 873-1013 [email protected]
American Red Cross – Bridgeport Bridgeport (203) 787-6721 xt. 237 [email protected]
Valley Medical Institute Bridgeport (203) 275-2761 [email protected]
Warren Harding High School Bridgeport (807) 475-6213 [email protected]
The Robert C. Geer Memorial Hospital, Inc. Canaan (860) 824-3832 [email protected]
Branford Hall Career Institute Danbury (203) 797-1461 [email protected]
Naugatuck Valley Community College – Danbury Danbury (203) 797-9361 [email protected]
Quinebaug Valley Community College Danielson (860) 412-7300 [email protected]
East Hartford High School East Hartford (860) 622-5312 [email protected]harford.org
Robert E. Fitch High School Groton 860) 449-4624 xt. 4624 [email protected]
Hamden High School Hamden (203) 407-2040 [email protected]
Manchester Community College Manchester (860) 512-2826 [email protected]
Maloney High School Meriden (203) 238-2334 [email protected]
Middlesex Community College Middletown (860) 343-5716 [email protected]
Jonathan Law High School Milford (203) 783-3574 [email protected]
New Haven Adult Education New Haven (203) 937-4375 [email protected]
Hill Regional Career Magnet High School New Haven (203) 214-7878 [email protected]
Kindred Nursing Centers East, LLC New London (860) 447-1416 [email protected]
New Milford High School New Milford (860) 350-6647 xt. 1163 [email protected]
BP Healthcare Vocational Training Norwalk (203) 857-7122 [email protected]
Norwalk Community College Norwalk (203) 375-5894 [email protected]
Lord Chamberlain College Stratford (613) 544-5400 [email protected]
Sacred Heart High School Waterbury (203) 753-1605 [email protected]
Northwestern Connecticut Community-Technical College Winsted (860) 738-6453 [email protected]

The statewide demand for nursing aides is projected to increase by 11% in Connecticut through the year 2020 according to the latest official data from the Connecticut Department of Labor. Coupled with a median CNA salary of $30,900, this makes certified nurse assisting one of the most attractive entry-level positions available in the healthcare industry.

State 2010 2020 Percent Change Projected Job Openings
Connecticut 23,300 25,850 11% 560

Source: Connecticut Occupational Employment & Wages

There are three main steps that must be completed in order for you to become recognized as a Certified Nursing Assistant in the state:

  1. Complete a training program that is accredited by the Connecticut Department of Public Health
  2. Test for certification through Prometric within 24 months of completing your training
  3. Become listed on the Connecticut Nurse Aide Registry
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