CNA Classes

CNA classes

Become a CNA in just two weeks and launch your career in healthcare!

As a certified nursing assistant (CNA), you will be introduced to the rewarding field of healthcare while providing care to people with a wide range of health conditions. If you are a compassionate person with good communication skills, thrive on multi-tasking, and and have an eye for detail, becoming a CNA may be the perfect fit for you.

CNA classes are offered routinely in Eau Claire, Bloomer, Rice Lake, and more.

Once enrolled in our state-approved Nurse Aide Training Program, you will receive classroom, lab, and clinical time while gaining hands-on experience with patients. Coursework includes nursing skills, infection control, safety, residents' rights, and more.

After successfully completing the CNA class and passing the competency exam, you will be able to work in the healthcare setting of your choice and enjoy a career ladder with great earning and learning opportunities.

CNA Class Requirements

  • Students must be 15 years or older on the first day of class. (Please note: Most employers require age 16+ to work as a CNA.)
  • Your seat in the class is not guaranteed until your payer source is confirmed.
  • Attendance is mandatory for all 75 hours of class (42 hours of classroom instruction and 33 hours of clinical instruction).
  • Scrubs of any color and clean, comfortable healthcare-appropriate footwear (no Crocs or open-toed shoes) are required for all classes. You must have a watch with a second hand on it. Smartwatches are not allowed.

CNA Class Fee

If you are receiving financial assistance from another entity, this class fee section may not apply to you.

We offer two fee structures based on your purpose for taking the CNA class. Your seat in the class is not guaranteed until we have received your class payment. Once we receive the full payment, we will send you an email confirming your seat in the class.

  • Option 1: CNA Class Only - $535
    If you are only taking the class as a pre-requisite for school/college and you do NOT intend to work as a CNA after the class is over, this is the option for you. The fee covers the cost of class materials and textbooks but does not include the $130 fee for the state exam.
  • Option 2: CNA Class and State Exam - $665
    If you intend to work as a CNA after completing the class, you will need to take the state exam. This fee covers the cost of class materials, textbooks, and the $130 state exam. In addition, our educators will help you sign up for a testing date.

Please note: If you are not successful on your first attempt and need to retake any portion of the state exam, you will be responsible for any additional testing fees.

CNA Class Fee Assistance

If you need assistance paying for the CNA class, please consider the following options and resources:

  • Your current or future healthcare employer may offer to pay for all or a portion of the class. Contact the employer prior to registering for the class.
  • After completion of the CNA class, you may be eligible for 100% reimbursement of the class fee through your healthcare employer. Ask prior to registering for the class.
  • If you are a student, prior to registering for a class, contact your guidance counselor or program advisor to see if your school offers tuition assistance to become a CNA.
  • WisCaregiver Career Programs
  • Barron County Job Center
    331 S Main St # 6 • Rice Lake, WI 54868 • (715) 234-6302
  • Chippewa County Job Center
    2829 County Highway I, Suite 2A • Chippewa Falls, WI 54729 • (715) 723-2248
  • Eau Claire County Job Center
    221 W Madison St, Suite 140-A • Eau Claire, WI 54703 • (715) 858-9675
  • Trempealeau County Job Center
    36084 Walnut St • Independence, WI 54747 • (715) 985-2118
  • Other County Job Centers in WI
  • West Central Wisconsin Community Action Agency, Inc. (WEST CAP)
    Serving Barron, Chippewa, Dunn, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, and St. Croix Counties
    525 Second St • PO Box 308 • Glenwood City, WI 54013 • (715) 265-4271 or (800) 606-9227

Refunds

You may request a refund in writing up to 10 days prior to the first day of class. There is a 10% administrative fee for all refunds. Send an email to

Testing

The Healthcare Workforce Training Institute shares space with two local CNA testing sites. We offer practice sessions prior to the test to help ensure you understand the correct performance of skills and to help relieve any test-related anxiety you may be experiencing. After successfully completing the course, you will be eligible to take the state exam. This test includes a written and a skills portion. Once you pass both tests, we enter your name into the state CNA registry.

Ready to take the CNA state exam? Register here.

Lapsed or Expired CNA License

If you want to start working as a CNA again, but your CNA license has lapsed or expired, you will need to contact the statewide testing agency Headmaster at 877-201-0758. Headmaster will navigate you through the steps to prepare you for retesting. In most cases, retaking the nurse aide training program is not necessary.

Transferring an Out-of-State CNA License to Wisconsin

Are you a CNA moving to Wisconsin and would like to transfer your license so you can continue your CNA career? Complete the Out-of-State Transfer Application now.

Jun 03-14

CNA

7:00 AM - 3:00 PM, includes lunch break
Monday - Friday

Location

1405 Truax Blvd, 3rd Floor
Eau Claire

This class is full. Register to be added to the waitlist.

Bobby Scanlon
Instructor

Bobby Scanlon, RN
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Jun 03-21

CNA

4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday - Friday

Location

1405 Truax Blvd, 3rd Floor
Eau Claire

Theresa Jensen
Instructor

Theresa Jensen, RN
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Jun 03-18

CNA

7:00 AM - 3:00 PM, includes lunch break
Monday - Thursday

Location

205 United Way Drive
Frederic

Valerie Vollendorf
Instructor

Valerie Vollendorf, RN
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Jun 10-25

CNA

7:00 AM - 3:00 PM, includes lunch break
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday

Location

2829 County Highway I
Chippewa Falls

Michele Anderson
Instructor

Michele Anderson, RN
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Jun 17-28

CNA

7:00 AM - 3:00 PM, includes lunch break
Monday - Friday

Location

1405 Truax Blvd, 3rd Floor
Eau Claire

Bobby Scanlon
Instructor

Bobby Scanlon, RN
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Jun 17-28

CNA

7:00 AM - 3:00 PM, includes lunch break
Monday - Friday

Location

910 Bear Paw Ave
Rice Lake

Floreen Penzkover
Instructor

Floreen Penzkover, RN
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Jun 17-28

CNA

7:00 AM - 3:00 PM, includes lunch break
Monday - Friday

Location

2901 Forbes Ave
Menomonie

Kelly Passo-Fasel
Instructor

Kelly Passo-Fasel, RN
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Jun 24 - Jul 16

CNA

4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday - Friday (No class Thursday, July 4th or Friday, July 5)

Location

1405 Truax Blvd, 3rd Floor
Eau Claire

Theresa Jensen
Instructor

Theresa Jensen, RN
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Jul 01 - Aug 05

CNA

4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday (No class on July 4th)

Location

2217 Duncan Road
Bloomer

Tiffany Goodremote
Instructor

Tiffany Goodremote, RN
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Jul 01-18

CNA

7:00 AM - 3:00 PM, includes lunch break
Monday - Thursday (No class Wednesday, July 3 - Friday, July 5)

Location

750 E. Louisiana Street
St. Croix Falls

Valerie Vollendorf
Instructor

Valerie Vollendorf, RN
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Jul 08-19

CNA

7:00 AM - 3:00 PM, includes lunch break
Monday - Friday

Location

910 Bear Paw Ave
Rice Lake

Floreen Penzkover
Instructor

Floreen Penzkover, RN
View Bio

Jul 08-19

CNA

7:00 AM - 3:00 PM, includes lunch break
Monday - Friday

Location

1405 Truax Blvd, 3rd Floor
Eau Claire

Theresa Jensen
Instructor

Theresa Jensen, RN
View Bio

Jul 09-24

CNA

7:00 AM - 3:00 PM, includes lunch break
Tuesday - Friday

Location

51019 Ridge View Road
Osseo

Kelly Passo-Fasel
Instructor

Kelly Passo-Fasel, RN
View Bio

Jul 22 - Aug 09

CNA

4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday - Friday (No class on May 27th)

Location

1405 Truax Blvd, 3rd Floor
Eau Claire

Michele Anderson
Instructor

Michele Anderson, RN
View Bio

Jul 22 - Aug 02

CNA

7:00 AM - 3:00 PM, includes lunch break
Monday - Friday

Location

1405 Truax Blvd, 3rd Floor
Eau Claire

Theresa Jensen
Instructor

Theresa Jensen, RN
View Bio

Jul 25 - Aug 09

CNA

7:00 AM - 3:00 PM, includes lunch break
Tuesday - Friday

Location

2901 Forbes Ave
Menomonie

Kelly Passo-Fasel
Instructor

Kelly Passo-Fasel, RN
View Bio

Aug 12 - Sep 16

CNA

4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday (No class on September 2nd)

Location

2217 Duncan Road
Bloomer

Tiffany Goodremote
Instructor

Tiffany Goodremote, RN
View Bio

Looking for a different location?

We may be able to offer the CNA class in your community — Amery, Augusta, Barron, Black River Falls, Bloomer, Chetek, Chippewa Falls, Cumberland, Durand, Eau Claire, Hayward, Ladysmith, Menomonie, Mondovi, Neillsville, Osseo, Rice Lake, Turtle Lake, Spooner, Superior, and Whitehall to name a few.


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