Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

The CNA course is for people who want to be employed as a licensed nursing assistant in Rhode Island. This Rhode Island Department of Health-approved course trains students to provide personal healthcare assistance in home or healthcare settings.

CNA courses run approximately every three months. To enroll please complete the registration steps and you will be invited to a class after passing the CNA pretest and completing the required registration material.

CNA Pretest Dates:

There is $25 fee to register for the CNA Pre-Test.

Course CRN Date/s Location
CNA Pre-Test 50157 CNAT 1000 156 Thursday, March 28, 2019, 2p.m. - 4p.m. Lincoln Room 2144
CNA Pre-Test 50158 CNAT 1000 157 Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 2p.m. - 4p.m. Lincoln Room 2144
CNA Pre-Test 50159 CNAT 1000 158 Thursday, April 25, 2019, 2p.m. - 4p.m. Lincoln Room 2144
CNA Pre-Test 50160 CNAT 1000 159 Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 2p.m. - 4p.m. Lincoln Room 2144
CNA Pre-Test 50161 CNAT 1000 160 Thursday, May 23, 2019, 2p.m. - 4p.m. Lincoln Room 2144
CNA Pre-Test 50162 CNAT 1000 161 Tuesday, June 4, 2019, 2p.m. - 4p.m. Lincoln Room 2144
CNA Pre-Test 50163 CNAT 1000 162 Thursday, June 20, 2019, 2p.m. - 4p.m. Lincoln Room 2144

CNA Courses:

CNA Day Class TBD Monday & Wednesday, June 3, 2019, 9am - 12:30pm Lincoln Room 2141
CNA Day Class TBD Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday, June 4, 2019, 9am - 12:30pm Lincoln Room 2141
CNA Evening Class TBD Monday & Wednesday, June 3, 2019  5pm - 8:30pm Lincoln Room 2141
CNA Evening Class TBD Tuesday & Thursday, June 4, 2019, 5pm - 8:30pm Lincoln Room 2141

Path to become a certified CNA

  1. Register for the CNA pretest and bring one form of identification.
  2. You can take the pretest twice. If you do not pass the test on the second try, you must enroll in CCRI's Open Entry/Open Exit Pre-CNA program.
  3. After passing the CNA pretest you will be given a required CNA course registration material to be completed, including:
    1. A CCRI CNA course application
    2. Immunization form that must be completed by your health care provider
    3. Information on obtaining a Bureau of Criminal Identification (BCI) from the Rhode Island Attorney General's Office
  4. Once all course registration material is received, and you are accepted into the program, you will be invited to join a class and will receive notice two weeks before the class starts.
  5. CPR certification at the Healthcare Provider Level must be completed before the clinical portion of the program with the American Heart Association.
  6. Upon successful completion of the CNA course, we will schedule you to take the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP®) test.
  7. Successful completion of the CCRI CNA training program entitles you to 12 points towards the Licensed Practical Nursing Program

Program Information

  • Estimated Tuition
  • $860
  • Includes $10 non-refundable registration fee
  • Textbook, workbook, blood pressure cuff and stethoscope included

  • Time Commitment
  • 143 hours
  • Includes 75 classroom hours, 24 hours of skill instruction, 40 hours of clinical training in a nursing facility, final 4 hour skills lab


Contact Information

Contact Information

Flanagan Campus, Lincoln
1762 Louisquisset Pike, 2nd Floor South
Lincoln, RI 02865
Tel: 401.333.7070
Hours: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. (M-Th); 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. (F); 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Sat)

Liston Campus, Providence
One Hilton Street, Room 1154 
Providence, RI 02905
Tel: 401.455.6144
Hours: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. (M-F)

Knight Campus, Warwick
400 East Avenue, Room 4200
Warwick, RI 02886
Tel: 401.825.1214
Hours: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. (M-F)

Faculty and Staff

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Last Updated: 4/23/19