CNA Training in North Carolina

CNA training in North Carolina is not required, however to gain the necessary skills and knowledge needed to pass the State Nurse Aide Competency exam it is recommended by the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services Division of Health Service Regulation Health Care Personnel Registry Section to participate in a state approved CNA training program. A list of the state approved CNA training programs in North Carolina can be found below.

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CNA Certification in North Carolina

For those individuals new to the Nurse Aide field, the Nurse Aide I is the first level of CNA certification and a state approved CNA training is the recommended first step. State approved CNA programs in North Carolina are required to be a minimum of 75 clock hours and can be found offered by hospitals, high schools, nursing homes, home care agencies, private companies and community colleges. The high school CNA training programs are overseen by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) – Health Occupations Education Nurse Aide Office. Contact them for more information on the CNA training for high school students at 919-807-3893.

Paramedics, EMTs, and Medical Office Assistants can find programs that will help prepare them for the North Carolina Nurse Aide competency exam offered at many of the community colleges in North Carolina. Check with the North Carolina Community College System (PH: 919-807-7100) to find these types of CNA classes.

Becoming a CNA in North Carolina

Bottom line, to become a CNA in North Carolina, pass a state approved CNA training or equivalent training and then the Nurse Aide Competency exam. Pearson Vue administers the competency exam for Nurse aide I. Successfully passing this exam is required for listing on the North Carolina Nurse Aide I Registry. Listing on the NC Nurse Aide Registry is required for employment in any North Carolina nursing home.

According to the Occupational Employment Statistics Unit Labor Market Information Division Employment Security Commission of North Carolina, the median annual salary for a CNA in North Carolina is $23,200 and the median hourly wage reported is $11.15. The job outlook for the CNA in North Carolina is positive with 30% job growth projected by the Labor Market Information (LMI) Division of the Employment Security Commission of North Carolina. These numbers are all very encouraging and indicate that it may be an opportune time to be entering the field of health care as a CNA in North Carolina.

You may also be interested in researching the Medical Assisting Programs in North Carolina, as this is another opportunistic profession allowing for entry to the booming field of health care in the state of North Carolina.

CNA Training Programs in North Carolina – State Approved

Alamance Community College – Graham
PH: 336-578-2002
Catawba Valley Community College – Alexander/Hickory Campus
PH: 828-327-7000
Wilkes Community College/Alleghany Campus – Sparta
PH: 336-372-5061
South Piedmont Community College/East Campus – Monroe
PH: 704-272-7635
Wilkes Community College – Ashe/Jefferson Campus
PH: 336-246-3900
Mayland Community College/Avery Campus/Spruce Pines
PH: 828-733-5883
Beaufort County Community College/Beaufort Campus/ Washington
PH: 252-946-6194
Martin Community College/Bertie Campus – Windsor
PH: 252-794-4861
Bladen Community College – Dublin, Clarkton, East Arcadia
PH: 910-862-2164
Brunswick Community College – Supply
PH: 910-755-7337
Asheville-Buncombe Tech Community College – Asheville, Enka, Goodwill
PH: 828-254-1921
Black Mountain Neuro Medical Treatment – Black, NC
PH: 828-669-3100
Broughton Hospital – Morganton
PH: 828-433-2111
Western Piedmont Community College – Morganton
PH: 828-448-3532
Cabarrus College of Health Sciences – Concord
PH: 704-783-1555
Rowan-Cabarrus
Kannapolis Campus
PH: 704-788-3197
The Nurse Aide Training Center – Kannapolis
PH: 980-230-6336
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute – Hudson
PH: 828-726-2200
Carteret Community College – Morehead City
PH: 252-222-6203
Central Carolina Community College/Chatham
PH: 919-542-6495
Central Carolina Community College/Siler City
PH: 919-742-2715
Oconaluftee Job Corps – Cherokee
PH: 828-497-5411
Tri-County Community College – Robbinsville Campus
PH: 828-837-6810
College of the Albemarle-Chowan Campus
PH: 252-482-7900
Cleveland Community College – Shelby
PH: 704-484-4000
Southeastern Community College – Whiteville
PH: 910-642-7141
Fayetteville Technical Community College – Huskins, Spring Lake, Fayetteville
PH: 910-678-8432
College of the Albemarle – Dare/Manteo Campus
PH: 252-473-226
Davidson County Community College – Lexington and Thomasville
PH: 336-249-8186
James Sprunt Community College – Kenansville
PH: 910-296-1341
Bess-Jackson Nurse Aide Training School – Durham
PH: (919) 419-0001
Durham Technical Community College
PH: (919) 536-7239
Gericare Education & Training, Inc. – Durham
PH: (919) 479-3000
Optimal Health College, Inc. – Durham
PH: (919) 596-6811
Edgecombe Community College – Tarboro, Rocky Mountain
PH: (252) 823-5166
Caduceus Nightingale Academy – Winston Salem
PH: (336) 765-9925
Forsyth Tech Community College – 4 Sites in Winston Salem
PH: (336) 734-7734
Forsyth Technical Community College-NW Forsyth Center – King, NC
PH: (336) 734-7734
Mount Eagle Institute – Winston Salem
PH: (336) 499-6532
Vance-Granville Community College – Franklin City Campus
PH: (252) 492-2061
Gaston College – Dallas and Belmont
PH: (704) 922-6365
Vance-Granville Community College – Granville Site
PH: (252) 492-2061
Lenoir Community College – Snow Hill
PH: (252) 747-3434
Guilford Technical Community College – Jamestown
PH: (336) 334-4822
Monolia’s Training Academy, Inc. – Greensboro
PH: (336) 299-0838
Halifax Community College – Weldon
PH: (252) 536-7291
Central Carolina Community College – Lillington
PH: (910) 893-9101
Haywood Community College – Clyde
PH: (828) 627-2821
Blue Ridge Community College – Flat Rock
PH: (828) 694-1735
Roanoke-Chowan Community College – Ahoskie
PH: (252) 332-5921
Sandhills Community College – Raeford Campus
PH: (910) 875-8589
Mitchell Community College – Statesville
PH: (704) 978-5443
Mitchell Community College – Huskins
PH: (704) 878-4368
Mitchell Community College – Cherry Street
PH: (704) 873-3783
Mitchell Community College – Mooresville
PH: (704) 878-4368
Southwestern Community College – Sylva
PH: (828) 586-4091
Johnston Community College – Smithfield
PH: (919) 934-3051
Lenoir Community College – Trenton
PH: (252) 448-5021
Lenoir Community College – Kinston
PH: (252) 527-6223
Central Carolina Community College – Sanford
PH: (919) 775-5401
Gaston College – Lincoln Campus
PH: (704) 922-6372
Southwestern Community College – Angel Medical Center, Sylva
PH: (828) 369-7331
Asheville-Buncombe Tech Community College – Marshall Camp
PH: (828) 254-1921
Martin Community College – Williamston
PH: (252) 792-1521
McDowell Technical Community College – Marion
PH: (828) 652-6021
American Academy of Healthcare, LLC – Charlotte
PH: (704) 525-3500
Caregivers Institute, Inc – Charlotte
PH:(704) 373-0954
Carolinas College of Health Sciences – Charlotte
PH: (704) 355-0975
Central Piedmont Community College – Charlotte
PH: (704) 330-4377
Divine Health Academy – Charlotte
PH: (704) 566-2955
Nurse Aide Institute of Excellence – Charlotte
PH: (704) 509-4714
Queens University Continuing Education – Charlotte
PH: (704) 337-2537
Serenity Nurse Aide Academy – Charlotte
PH: (704) 567-8000
Mayland Community College – Spruce Pine
PH: (828) 765-7312
Montgomery Community College – Troy
PH: (910) 576-6222
Sandhills Community College – Pinehurst
PH: (910) 692-6185
Nash Community College – Rocky Mountain
PH: (252) 443-4011
Cape Fear Community College – Wilmington
PH: (910) 362-7180
Coastal Carolina Community College – Jacksonville
PH: (910) 455-1221
Durham Technical Community College – Chapel Hill
PH: (919) 536-7239
Pamlico Community College – Grantsboro
PH: (252) 249-1851
College of the Albemarle – Elizabeth City Campus
PH: (252) 335-0821
Cape Fear Community College – Burgaw Campus
PH: (910) 343-0481
Piedmont Community College – Roxboro
PH: (336) 599-1181
Pitt Community College – Greenville and Polkj Campuses
PH: (252) 355-4293
Isothermal Community College – Polk/Columbia Campus
PH: (828) 894-3092
North Pointe – Randleman
PH: (336) 625-1900
Randolph Community College – Ashboro
PH: (336) 633-0248
Richmond Community College – Scotland Center/Hamlet
PH: (910) 410-1833
Robeson Community College – Lumberton
PH: (910) 738-7101
Robeson Community College – Pembroke
PH: (919) 272-3700
Rockingham Community College – Wentworth
PH: (336) 342-4261
American Red Cross-EHD – Salisbury
PH: (704) 633-3854
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College – Salisbury
PH: (704) 637-0760
Isothermal Community College – Spindale
PH: (828) 286-3636
Sampson Community College – Clinton
PH: (910) 592-8081
Richmond Community College – Hamlet
PH: (910) 582-7062
Stanly Community College – Albemarle and Locust
PH: (704) 991-0342
Surry Community College – Dobson
PH: (336) 386-8121
Southwestern Community College – Sylva/Swain Center
PH: (828) 488-6413
Blue Ridge Community College – Brevard/Transylvania Center
PH: (828) 694-1761
South Piedmont Community College – Monroe/Online Hybrid
PH: (704) 290-5217
Vance-Granville Community College – Henderson/Vance Cty Main Campus
PH: (252) 492-2061
Care One Health Training Institute, Inc. – Raleigh
PH: (919) 773-7165
EWSI – Knightdale
PH: (919) 266-7051
HealthCore Resource, Inc. – Raleigh
PH: (919) 872-1178
Providence Training Institute, Inc. – Raleigh, NC
PH: (919) 647-9021
Thomas Health Care, Inc. – Raleigh
PH: (919) 790-9084
Wake Technical Community College – Raleigh
PH: (919) 866-5800
Vance-Granville Community College – Henderson/Warren County Campus
PH: (252) 738-3366 /td>
Caldwell Community College and TI – Hudson/Boone Campus
PH: (828) 726-2242
Cherry Hospital – Goldsboro
PH: (919) 731-3200
Wayne Community College – Goldsboro
PH: (919) 735-5151
Wilkes Community College – Wilkesboro Campus
PH: (336) 838-6257
Wilson Community College – Wilson
PH: (252) 291-1195
Surry Community College – Dobson
PH: (336) 386-3224
Mayland Community College – Burnsville/Yancey Campus
PH: (828) 682-7315
   

*Verify the agency’s State approved status when contacting schools prior to enrolling in any program.

(Sources: N.C. Department of Health and Human Services Division of Health Service Regulation Health Care Personnel Registry, NC Board of Nursing, Occupational Employment Statistics Unit Labor Market Information Division Employment Security Commission of North Carolina)

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