Applications are now being accepted for on-campus and online CNA classes in Montana. Accredited training courses recognized by the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services are offered at many of the vocational/technical schools, nursing homes, community colleges and hospitals such as the Benefis Hospital. Most of these training programs can be completed and help you qualify to test for the state certification exam in as little as six-to-eight weeks.
Below you will find a list of Certified Nurse Aide training courses that can qualify you to earn your certification upon completion. For your convenience we have provided forms for you to contact the training programs.
|Highlands College of Montana Tech||25 Basin Creek Rd, Butte, Montana 59701||2-year, Public||28%|
With the size of the healthcare industry increasing, it is no wonder that the Montana Department of Labor and Industry projects a 25% growth in nurse aide jobs statewide. This expected growth is well above the average projection for all occupations in Montana through the year 2020 and offers an excellent salary for entry-level positions not requiring a college degree.
|State||2010||2020||Percent Change||Projected Job Openings|
|Type||Bottom 10%||Bottom 25%||Median||Top 75%||Top 90%|
There are three main requirements that must be met in order for one to become a Certified Nurse Aide in the state of Montana. The requirements necessary are:
- Enroll and complete one of the CNA training programs that have been approved by the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services
- Apply and pass the certification exam given by D&S Diversified Technologies LLP within 24 months of completing the training courses
- Name must be listed on the Montana Nurse Aide Registry after certification is complete