We make the enrollment process convenient, quick, and easy. Applicants must call to schedule an appointment to register for all classes at CNAPA. 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

Required Program Screening: Not included in Tuition Fee

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19 Pandemic) Guidelines: (March 13, 2020)

CNAPA initiated temporary policy changes to protect the health and well-being of our students and faculty members. These changes are a part of CDC, SCDHHS and SCDHEC efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19 and other respiratory virus. CNAPA will continue to actively monitor the impact of COVID-19 across the Midlands. We will continue to train and educate our students of the best practices aim to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus disease

  • CNAPA has heighten awareness about COVID-19 based on information handouts published by the Center of Disease Control (CDC) and SCDHHS i.e. What you need to know about COVID-19, Steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 if you are sick, and symptoms of COVID-19
  •  Students are expected to adhere to all policies related COVID-19
  • If student can not attend class due to illness, students will not be readmitted to class unless he/she have been medically cleared to continue the course to protect the safety and well-being of others
  • No student will be allowed to attend class if student is not practicing social distancing or have a fever, severe cough, shortness of breath (SOB) or flu-like symptom, fever-chills, sore throat etc.
  • If student has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or in close contact with someone who has been confirmed positive/ diagnosed for COVID-19 will not be allowed to returned to class without a medical excuse.
  • If student has traveled outside the US to high risk area or been in contact with someone outside US in high risk areas.
  • CNAPA has also implemented temperature check on all students and visitors, regular hand hygiene with sanitizer and antimicrobial hand soap before entering the classroom before and after touching surface contact or equipment.
  • Students will need to complete health questionnaire based on signs/ symptoms of COVID-19
  • Disinfectant spray and wipes are available in the classroom, medical lab, and at the desk of each student. Classroom size seating is large enough to promote and social distancing
  • CNAPA has increased disinfection and cleaning practices in between classes

Required Program Screening: Not included in Tuition Fee

  • School Physical 
  • Background Check ($35) pulled by CNAPA
  • Drug Test ($35-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 required)
  • Chest X-ray (CNAPA can order- $ 78.00) if student is unable to do PPD test
  • Titers: Varicella, Hepatitis B, MMR (immunization verification)
  • Any services provided by CNAPA will need a scheduled appointment.

How do I register for class? 

  • All students must pre-register for class by making an appointment with the Program Director (PD)
  • Only serious applicants need to apply (this is a standard course with lots of reading and prep for class)
  • Must be a highly motivated student, dedicated to study time, and committed to succeed, 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 Evening 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. Students are responsible for contents in the course.
  • Must pay course tuition (see payment options) on the day of registration
  • Must be 17 years old or older, 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 

Use of course textbook (return in excellent/good condition -no charge) Purchase used textbooks for $20.00, new textbook $52.00.

  • Course workbook (one)
  • One uniform set (size XS-XL) (Ceil Blue Top/ Navy pants).
  • Special order uniforms will cost an additional $18.00
  • Shoes (black or white) not included
  • Standard Blood Pressure Cuff (adult cuff) and stethoscope (provided by CNAPA for course usage only)
  • State Exam fee
  • Theory/Practicum (100 hours) 
  • Two CEU’s
  • CPR (free with full tuition payment)
  • Take advantage of bundling CNA courses, Medication class, and CPR and receive $62.00 discount
  • Graduation pin

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)
  • Uniform size 2X-5X will be additional cost ($20)
  • Notebook- College Rule Paper
  • Black/Blue pens and # 2 pencils
  • Small pocket tablet
  • Hand sanitizer