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Michigan CNA Classes

Michigan CNA Training

For those who did not attend a traditional four-year college or university, there are still opportunities for careers in the medical industry. Although doctors, nurses, surgeons and administrative staff at a hospital typically have advanced degrees, they depend on the support of other health care professionals, such as certified nursing assistants.

For someone who has always wanted to have a job that would be different and challenging each day, and dream of helping people learn how to take better care of their loved ones, Michigan CNA classes might be the solution.

CNAs are medical professionals perform integral tasks in a health care setting. While there are some institutions that will allow a person to train on the job while preparing to become a full time employee, in most cases, it will be required to become certified before getting hired.

Becoming a CNA in Michigan

In Michigan, an individual wishing to become a CNA must complete a 75-hour training course that has been approved by the state. Online training programs are not recognized by the state of Michigan. Upon completion of a training course of at least 75 hours, the individual is issued a certificate of completion. Then, he or she may apply to take the State of Michigan Competency Evaluation. The individual's registration form and test must be submitted within one year of his or her training.

An individual who is enrolled in an LPN or RN program and has completed a fundamental nursing course with a least a "C" grade within the past year is able to become a CNA in Michigan without completing any additional training. He or she will, however, have to pass both the written and clinical nurse aide exams in order to be added to the CNA registry and be eligible to work as a CNA.

Once an individual has submitted an exemption from training, he or she has 6 months to pass the written and clinical exams. If he or she does not pass in 3 attempts or less, the individual will be required to take the required 75-hour CNA training course a state-approved facility.

After Completing the Training

The testing fee (including both tests) for first-time testers is $176.50. A retest costs $119.00 and $45.50 for the clinical and knowledge portions respectively. There is no fee to apply for an exemption for CNA training.

The testing process includes both a clinical and written CNA exam. After passing these examinations, the individual will be issued a CNA certification, which is valid for 2 years. The individual may renew his or her certification as long as they have worked at least 8 hours doing the past 24 months (with a valid certification) under the supervision of a licensed registered nurse.

Licensure by Reciprocity

If the individual wishing to be work as a CNA in Michigan is already a registered CNA in a different state, he or she must submit a "Request for Exemption from Nurse Aide Training" form along with proof of CNA licensure in another state. Once this is accepted, the applicant is able to the clinical and written examination in order to be added to the Michigan CNA registry.

Additional Resources:

On-Campus & Online CNA Schools

Other MI Schools with CNA Programs

Mt. Pleasant Area Voc/Tech
1500 North Pine Avenue
Alma, Michigan
Mt. Pleasant Area Voc/Tech
1155 South Elizabeth Street
Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
Muskegon Career Tech Center
200 Harvey Street
Muskegon, Michigan 49442
Muskegon Heights Adult Community Education
160 E. Barney Avenue
Muskegon Heights, Michigan
Newaygo County Career Tech Center
4644 West 48th Street
Fremont, Michigan
28349 Joy Road
Westland, Michigan
Norlite Nursing Center
701 Homestead Street
Marquette, Michigan 49855
North Central Michigan College
1515 Howard Street
Petosky, Michigan 49770
Northern Michigan Health Training
807 Airport Access Road
Traverse City, Michigan
Northwestern Michigan College
1701 E. Front St.
Traverse City, Michigan 49686
Oakland Technical Center SW Campus
1000 Beck Road
Wixom, Michigan
Oakland University
2200 N. Squirrel Road
Rochester, Michigan 48309
Ogemaw Heights High School
960 M-33
West Branch, Michigan
Orchard View Community Education
2389 E. Laketon Avenue
Muskegon, Michigan
Orchard View Community Education
2310 Marquette Avenue
Muskegon, Michigan
Ottawa Area Intermediate School District
6364 136th Avenue
Holland, Michigan
Phlebotomy Career Training
28050 Ford Road, Suite C
Garden City, Michigan
Premier Medical Academy
744 W. Michigan Avenue, 1st floor
Jackson, Michigan
Rogers City Rehab Hospital
555 North Bradley Hwy
Rogers City, Michigan
Roubal Care and Rehab Center
306 Maple Street
Stephenson, Michigan 49887
S & W Washtenaw Voc Consortium
1300 Campus Parkway
Saline, Michigan
Saginaw Career Complex
2102 Weiss Street
Saginaw, Michigan
Sanilac Career Center - Adult Ed
175 East Aitken Road
Peck, Michigan
Sault Area High School & Career Center Adult Education
904 Marquette Avenue
Sault St. Marie, Michigan
Schoolcraft College
18600 Haggerty Road
Livonia, Michigan 48152
SEMARC - Fisher Bldg.
100 Mack Avenue
Detroit, Michigan
SEMARC-Macomb Service Center
17955 East Eleven Mile Road
Roseville, Michigan 48066
Southwestern Michigan College
58900 Cherry Grove Road
Dowagiac, Michigan 49047
St. Clair County Community College
65 Patrick B-2
Bad Axe, Michigan
St. Clair County Community College
323 Erie St.
Port Huron, Michigan 48061


Michigan CNA Resources on

Michigan/DCH/Bureau of Health Professions
Ottawa Towers North
611 W. Ottawa, 1st Floor
Lansing, MI 48933
Phone: (517) 335-0918
Fax: (517) 373-2179

Michigan Nurses Association