CNA classes in Idaho are currently accepting new students interested in becoming part of the state’s rapidly-expanding healthcare industry. Certified Nursing Assistant programs are offered through local community colleges, non-profit organizations and vocational schools and, those recognized by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare feature an approved curriculum that allows their graduates to challenge for certification at the completion of their training.

Whether your preference is take attend an online CNA course, or to attend a campus-based program, it is possible to complete your training and test for certification in as little as six weeks. The following programs are currently accepting applications for the next semester.

According to the Idaho Department of Labor, nurse assisting professionals, who earned a median wage of $22,300 across the state in 2012, are currently some of the most-sought after caregivers in the state. Job openings for CNAs in Idaho’s hospitals, assisted living facilities and private practices are expected to increase by 29% through 2020 (

State 2010 2020 Percent Change Projected Job Openings
Idaho 7,320 9,470 29% 310
Type Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Idaho Hourly $8.07 $9.12 $10.69 $12.69 $14.39
Idaho Yearly $16,800 $19,000 $22,200 $26,400 $29,900

The CNA certification process in Idaho consists of three steps. Completion of each step is required in order to become eligible to work at most caregiving facilities in the state.

  1. Enroll in and complete a training course approved by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
  2. Pass the Idaho Nurse Aide Exam given by Prometric
  3. Get listed in the Idaho CNA Registry in order to verify your certification status for employers
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