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21 Frequently Asked Questions

1. Do you offer FREE CNA or CPR CLASSES?
No, unfortunately we do not. We don't know of any free CNA or CPR classes. You may want to do some research to see if there is a free CNA class offered by a local Nursing home.
2. How much is the CNA class?
The basic cost of tuition is $550 plus a $25 application fee that includes a basic background check. (Check the links above to check for our monthly special or to see if you're eligible for a discount.)
3. What does the TUITION include, and are there any ADDITIONAL costs?
The tuition includes the cost of program instruction. Additional costs that may be incurred $20 textbook deposit, optional $30 CPR and 1st aid certification, $20 TB testing, and end of course state exam fee of $112.
4. When is your NEXT CLASS and what are the DAYS, TIMES, and LENGTH of the course?
Our classes are generally only scheduled a month or two in advance and subject to change. Our 4 week Day class is from 10am-2pm Monday-Thursday and our 4 week Evening class is from 6pm-10pm Monday-Thursday. We occasionally offer a 6 week Weekend class from 10am-4:30pm Saturday and Sunday. Please click on the calendar above to see our next class.
5. Do I need a High School Diploma or GED to become a CNA?
No, neither federal regulation nor state rule imposes a minimum education requirement for nurse aides.
6. Do you offer FINANCIAL AID or a PAYMENT PLAN?
No, we do not offer financial aid; however, we have reasonable tuition and offer specials often. Taking advantage of our flexible tuition payment plan can assist you in budgeting for the cost of the program. (For example, place a minimum $150 down to register for the class and make weekly or biweekly installment payments to pay off your balance.) Outside financing is also available through PayPal Credit for those who qualify. Contact us or click on the Paypal links on Enrollment for more information.
7. Do you offer any DISCOUNTS?
Yes, discounts are available for friends and family, senior citizens, military, and healthcare workers. Go to our Discounts page for more information.
8. What are the Required Documents or Tests?
We require a valid government-issued ID and Social Security card. Name and exact spelling must match on both document. Please note, no one will be permitted to attend clinical without current negative TB (tuberculosis) results by TB skin testing or negative Chest XRAY results.
9. Are UNIFORMS required, and are they provided?
No, uniforms are not required to be worn for class; however you will need a solid CEIL blue uniform at the end of the program before attending clinical. Uniforms may be rented for a nominal deposit if available.
10. Is CPR included?
No, CPR is not included in the tuition. We are an American Heart Association CPR provider. There are various classes to choose from and enrolled students are offered a generous discount Click for CPR Classes and Info
11. What is your ATTENDANCE POLICY, or can I take this CNA Course Online?
Daily attendance in class, lab, and clinicals is expected and necessary for the successful completion of this course. Students must arrange to make up any missed time. No online Certified Nurse Aide Courses are allowed in the State of Georgia.
12. I had my CNA before and my certification has Lapsed can I receive credit for a previous attempt at this course from another training program or from previous work experience or education?
No, we do not accept transfer credit nor allow credit for any previous education, training or prior work experience. If it has been less than a year since your certification expired, you may qualify for our CNA refresher course.
13. How do I get my Home Health Aide / HHA certification in GA?
The state of Georgia does not issue certification or maintain a registry for HHAs. Georgia requires every CNA program to provide one comprehensive course to train candidates to work in a variety of health care facilities (nursing homes, hospitals, hospice, home health, etc.).
14. Do you provide JOB PLACEMENT?
No, but we do provide assistance with job search, and gladly share news of job leads and opportunities with our graduates. After becoming certified, it is not difficult to find a job working in the field. We encourage you to be positive and have a warm and friendly professional attitude and appearance. Possessing a strong work ethic, having an acceptable background, reliable transportation, and child care are also necessary.
15. How can I find out about the School's Accreditation?
We are a Georgia State-Approved Nurse Aide Training Facility with In-Facility Testing privileges for our students. Verify this by calling 678-527-3010, and additional information regarding the Nurse Aide Registry or the Nurse Aide Training Program can be found at GA CNA Registry.
16. I'm READY TO GET STARTED. What is my next step?
First of all, thanks for choosing us. We look forward to providing you quality CNA training. If you haven't already done so, please pay the application fee, select your desired class enrollment. Next choose how you will pay the cost of tuition. We have several payment options. Option A is the one time full cost of tuition. Option B is the prepaid scheduled payment plan where you have up to 4 weeks to pay off the tuition.Enroll Here

Other Frequently Asked Questions

17. Can a person work as a nurse aide if they have a Criminal Conviction?
Please note that adverse information on criminal background checks does hinder an individual from obtaining employment. Certain convictions bar employment in facilities and agencies regulated by DHR. These facilities generally are nursing homes, assisted living facilities, personal care home, adult day care centers, and certain other employers and private agencies providing care to the elderly, frail, or disabled. It basically depends on the nature of the offense and mitigating circumstances. It is up to each employer and clinical site to evaluate this on a case by case basis.
18. What can I expect to Earn as a CNA?
Wages and earnings can depend on a combination of factors such as your experience, locality (city and state), location, area, facility, size of the facility, healthcare setting, unit, number of hours worked, benefits, as well as the shift worked. It's a good idea to research current job openings in the healthcare setting and locations you're willing to travel.
19. Where can I Work as a CNA?
There are many jobs for CNAs; however, many are not listed solely under that title. CNA's may be listed under the following job titles: CNA, Certified Nurse Assistant, nurse technician/aide, nursing assistant, patient care technician, patient care assistant, restorative technician/aide, rehab technician, mental health technician/aide, residential aide, home health aide, hospice aide, attendant, resident assistant, personal aide, caregiver, activities assistant/aide, private duty aide, sitter, and companion to name a few.
20. I want to further my education, do you offer a PCT or Phlebotomy course?
No, we do not provide training for PCT or phlebotomy. The Georgia Health Care Association GHCA sponsors the Georgia C.N.A. Career Ladder that was developed in response to the critical shortage of nursing personnel, particularly those employed in long-term care facilities. The program provides experienced C.N.A.s with access to an educational development pathway leading to specialty certificates and/or Licensed Practical Nursing; as well as apprenticeship certification. Please visit GA CNA Career Ladder for more information. Please note that we do not grant transfer credit nor provide transcripts.
21. Where can I get answers to a Few More Questions I have specifically pertaining to a CNA in Georgia?
We understand that you probably do have a few more questions; therefore, please visit GA Nurse Aide Certification FAQ.
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