CNA Training in Raleigh

CNAs in North Carolina earn $23,000 to $31,000 per year, or more. With CNA classes all over North Carolina including CNA training in Raleigh, it is not complicated to attain training.

CNA classes in Raleigh are operated by licensed long-term care facilities and educational institutions, CNA programs usually run just a few weeks but some take up to six months.

To work as a CNA you are required to become certified by North Carolina. You must sign up to take the state-administered exam and pass it. Even those certified in another state must take this exam. Although many states practice reciprocity, North Carolina does not. The test is required to be taken no later than two years after completing the training program and you get no more than three attempts to pass it.

The Nurse Aide I registry, training and competency programs are handled by The Center for Aide Regulation and Education Branch (CARE) of the Health Care Personal Registry (HCPR).

There are six state-approved nurses aid training programs in Wake County of which five are CNA classes in Releigh. A complete list of programs in the state can be found on the NCDHHS website at: The six locations are as follows:

  • Care One Health Training Institute, Inc in Raleigh

  • EWSI in Knightdale

  • HealthCore Resource, Inc. in Raleigh

  • Providence Training Institute in Raleigh

  • Thomas Health Care, Inc. in Raleigh

  • Wake Technical Commuity College in Raleigh

North Carolina’s CNA certification testing is done by Pearson Vue. Information is located on their website at including the test sites, test schedule, a practice exam, application and the helpful handbook. The written exam includes 70 multiple choice questions. The skills portion of the exam will test 5 out of 24 different skills – hand washing is always one of these tests. The other four are determined on the day of the exam.