Get Started

We make the enrollment process convenient, quick, and easy. Applicants must call to schedule an appointment to register for all classes offered at CNAPA (803-588-9158) Out-of-State students interested in registering for a class session can contact the Program Director via email to discuss your registration options. Book your appointment now before it’s too late. Preferred class seating is filling up fast.

FAQ: How Do I Get Started? (1st Step)

• Only serious applicants need to apply (this is a fast-paced course)
• Must be a strong student dedicated, committed, focused and determined to complete course successfully.
• Not all applicants will be accepted into the program.
• Able to read and comprehend on 9th grade reading level
• Pass Pre-Test Exam with minimal score 45
• Speak English. Exams can be administered in English and Spanish only
• Understand the job duties and responsibilities of CNA
• Decide which course is best for your schedule – Day or Night class.
• Adjusted work/personal schedules to meet course requirement- program will not adjust course times for work/personal schedules!
• Must be able to devote 3-4 hours or more if needed to study course material daily
• Able to pay course tuition (see payment options) on the day of registration
• Must be 17 years old, pass health physical, background check /drug test and 2 step TB skin test.
• CNAPA is a drug free Program/Training Institution. Random drug testing can occur during course session.

What is included in tuition cost?

1. State exam fee ($101.00)
2. Uniform 1- set (special order add $10.00 Example: (tall, 2x-6X)
3. Theory (60 hours /Practicum (40 hours) = 100 hours
4. Course Textbook
5. Blood Pressure Cuff (adult cuff) and stethoscope (provided by CNAPA for course usage only)
6. Add medication class for $100.00 to tuition

Required Program Screening: Not included in Tuition Fee (2nd Step)

✓ School Physical
✓ Background Check ($25) pulled by CNAPA
✓ Drug Test ($30)-done by CNAPA
✓ If applicant test positive for drug test- further testing may be required by Medical Review Officer (MRO) and cost generated by student not included in initial cost of drug test.
✓ Applicants taking any Class II (controlled substance) medication should inform the Program Director. Proof of prescription will be required.
✓ PPD (2 step TB skin test)
✓ Chest X-ray (CNAPA $ 78.00) if student is unable to do PPD test
✓ Titers: Varicella, Hepatitis B (if student is unable to verify)

Pre-Registration Process: (3rd Step)

✓ Schedule an appointment to meet with Program Director to register for upcoming class (45mins)
✓ Bring a Friend: Receive $55.00 discount. Students must pay full/half tuition to receive discount
✓ Registration: Be prepared make tuition payment (tuition options)
✓ Final tuition payment is due by the 1st day of class.
✓ Quarterly payment (payments divided into 4 smaller payment ($265.00) processing fee included-nonrefundable.
✓ Tuition is paid in form of cashier check, money order or credit card (3.85% debt/credit card fee) No Personal checks! Make payments to: CNAPA
✓ Provide 2 forms of ID (Driver license/ Social Security card, State ID, School ID, Pass Port etc.)
✓ Pay fee for Background Check ($25) and Drug Test ($30) = $55.00 not included in tuition
✓ If applicant test positive for drug test- further testing may be required by Medical Review Officer (MRO) and cost generated by student not included in initial cost of drug test
✓ Applicants taking any Class II (controlled substance) medication should inform the Program Director. Proof of prescription will be required.
✓ Complete all registration paperwork on site except school physical and TB screening.
✓ All applicants must provide a written statement from a physician for any pre-existing conditions that would restrict and/or limit their ability to perform strenuous tasks (lifting, prolong stand, walking etc.). A written statement is required prior to the beginning of class. Physical exams must be within 6-12 months prior to the first day of class and must not exceed the recommended period.
✓ All health forms to include TB skin testing must be completed by the class orientation but no later than the 1st day of class. A $50.00 nonrefundable late fee will due on first day of class for late paper work.
✓ Failure to provide documentation or comply with the registration process will compromise enrollment.

Are there any additional fess?

✓ Students are required to purchases second hand watch before 1st day of class
✓ Shoes should be non-skid (black/white)
✓ Notebook- College Rule Paper
✓ Black/Blue pens and # 2 pencils
✓ Small pocket tablet
✓ Hand sanitizer