CNA Classes in Michigan

Accredited CNA classes in Michigan help interested individuals become eligible to challenge the state’s Nurse Aide Competency Evaluation in as little as 13 weeks.

While much of its labor market continues to struggle through the after effects of the latest economic downturn, “The Great Lake State” features a rapidly-growing healthcare industry that is expected to create thousands of new jobs over the remainder of the decade.

Name Address Type Graduation Rate
Abcott Institute 16250 Northland Drive, Suite 205, Southfield, Michigan 48075-5227 < 2-year, Private for-profit 82%
Baker College of Auburn Hills 1500 University Dr, Auburn Hills, Michigan 48326-2642 4-year, primarily associate’s, Private not-for-profit 7%
Baker College of Jackson 2800 Springport Rd, Jackson, Michigan 49202-1290 4-year, primarily associate’s, Private not-for-profit 13%
Career Quest Learning Center-Kalamazoo 5115 Portage Road, Kalamazoo, Michigan 49002-1711 2-year, Private for-profit NA
Career Quest Learning Centers-Jackson 209 E Washington Ave, Ste 241, Jackson, Michigan 48901 2-year, Private for-profit NA
Career Quest Learning Centers-Lansing 3215 S. Pennsylvania Avenue, Lansing, Michigan 48910 2-year, Private for-profit NA
Dorsey Business Schools-Farmington Hills 33533 W. 12 Mile Road, Suite 152, Farmington Hills, Michigan 48331 < 2-year, Private for-profit 33%
Dorsey Business Schools-Madison Heights 30821 Barrington, Madison Heights, Michigan 48071 < 2-year, Private for-profit 55%
Dorsey Business Schools-Roseville 31542 Gratiot, Roseville, Michigan 48066 < 2-year, Private for-profit 44%
Dorsey Business Schools-Southgate 15755 Northline Rd, Southgate, Michigan 48195 < 2-year, Private for-profit 51%
Dorsey Business Schools-Waterford Pontiac 440 N Telegraph Rd, Pontiac, Michigan 48341 < 2-year, Private for-profit 53%
Everest Institute-Dearborn 23400 Michigan Ave – Ste 200, Dearborn, Michigan 48124 < 2-year, Private for-profit 63%
Everest Institute-Detroit 300 River Place Dr.,Ste 1000, Detroit, Michigan 48207-4291 < 2-year, Private for-profit 64%
Everest Institute-Southfield 21107 Lahser Road, Southfield, Michigan 48033 < 2-year, Private for-profit 58%
Lansing Community College 419 N Capitol Ave, Lansing, Michigan 48901-7210 2-year, Public 8%
Michigan Career and Technical Institute 11611 West Pine Lake Road, Plainwell, Michigan 49080-9254 < 2-year, Public 79%
Mott Community College 1401 E Court St, Flint, Michigan 48503-2089 2-year, Public 9%
North Central Michigan College 1515 Howard St, Petoskey, Michigan 49770 2-year, Public 12%
Schoolcraft College 18600 Haggerty Road, Livonia, Michigan 48152-2696 2-year, Public 17%
Washtenaw Community College 4800 E Huron River Dr, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105-4800 2-year, Public 16%
West Shore Community College 3000 N Stiles Rd, Scottville, Michigan 49454-0277 2-year, Public 12%

Individuals wishing to challenge the state’s certification exam are required by the State of Michigan Bureau of Health Professions to complete an approved program consisting of at least 75 hours of training, and must be at least 18 years old.

Those who can provide proof of having previously completed an accredited LVN (Licensed Vocational Nurse) or RN program are eligible to challenge for certification without completing a formal CNA training program.

Maintaining Your Certification

Michigan requires its Certified Nurse Aides to renew their certifications every two years. Eligibility for renewal is dependent upon the applicant having worked a minimum of eight consecutive hours as a CNA under the supervision of an RN or physician over the previous two-year period. A signature from the supervising professional is required as proof that this requirement has been met.

The projected need for Certified Nurse Aides in Michigan significantly outpaces the state’s job market as a whole with an expected 18% growth through the remainder of the decade. The table below reflects additional data for CNA jobs in Michigan.

State 2010 2020 Percent Change Projected Job Openings
Michigan 50,400 57,320 14% 1,340


At approximately $21,300 per year, the median CNA salary in Michigan is slightly above the national median for the position. CNA pay in the region is further broken down below.

Type Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Michigan Hourly $9.61 $10.91 $12.68 $14.30 $16.55
Michigan Yearly $20,000 $22,700 $26,400 $29,700 $34,400


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