CNA Training in Michigan

CNA training in Michigan will afford one the ability to work as a CNA in Michigan and earn approximately $26,000 per year to start. CNAs with more experience earn over $30,000 per year making this a nice occupation to undertake.

The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) provides information about the licensing procedure for becoming a CNA in Michigan including the requirements of CNA classes in Michigan. You can find this information by going to the state’s main website and follow through by clicking on “Health System & Health Profession Licensing” on the left, then “Licensing for Health Care Professionals” on the left, then finally “Nurse Aid” also on the left. On this site you will find links to the rules & regulations, a training curriculum model, and to Prometric, the company they use to develop and administer the state competency exam.

Michigan CNA training requires the same minimum of 75 hours as mandated by federal regulations. Some programs will exceed this number. There are over 200 programs in Michigan offered by a number of different facilities, such as:

  • High schools

  • Nursing homes

  • Community colleges

  • American Red Cross

  • Adult Education Centers

Michigan does not recognize on-line programs, so do not sign up for any of the various programs you will find advertised online. Michigan does, however, have a reciprocity policy for CNAs certified in other states. You will need to file a Request for Exemption from Nurse Aide Training form which can be found online at or call them. A review process is required for those that received their CNA training outside of the United States.

As with most states, each renewal period also has a continuing education requirement. In Michigan you must show proof of eight hours of work in the field over the preceding two years.