CNA Training Atlanta

CNAs in Georgia usually earn between $21,000 and $30,000 per year. Georgia CNA training programs regulations are higher than the federal requirement of 75 hours – instead they require a minimum of 85 hours

In order to obtain CNA training at no cost, you should seek employment at a long-term care facility since under Georgia regulations the facility cannot charge any fees to their student nurses aides. It is important to note here though that you will need to complete your training and obtain certification within four months of beginning employment.

A Georgia state approved training program, whether they are CNA training in Atlanta or elsewhere in the state, will have training in the following:

  • A minimum of 16 hours training in:

    • Communication and Interpersonal Skills

    • Promoting Residents’ Independence

    • Infection Control

    • Respecting Residents’ Rights

    • Safety and Emergency Procedures (including Heimlich)

  • Basic Restorative Services

  • Basic Nursing Skills

  • Care of Cognitively Impaired Residents

  • Personal Care Skills

  • Resident Rights

  • Mental Health and Social Service Needs

CNA Classes Atlanta:

The following programs are listed on the GHP website for being in Atlanta or within 5 to 6 miles; to search for another area, go to (

  • Covenant CNA School – also conducts in facility and regional testing

  • Heritage Healthcare of West Atlanta

  • A. G. Rhodes at Wesley Woods

  • Murray Career Institute

  • Sadie G. Mays Health & Rehabilitation Center

  • Cross Keys High School

  • Atlanta Job Corps Center – also conducts regional testing

Additionally, you will find the correct forms on that site for out-of-state reciprocity and certification renewal. Renewal of your certification is required every two years and requires that you have been employed as a CNA in Georgia for at least eight hours during the previous two years. If you haven’t you are required to the certification examination again.