CNA - Nursing Assistant + Caregiver Course

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This course prepares the student to take the AZ Nursing Assistant exam & the AZ Assisted Living Exam. Student who successfull compete this program and pass the state exams will become certified in both. 



  • 145 hours of online hybrid learning, includes online didactic lectures (self paced and Zoom), in-person skills training, and in-person clinical rotation.  
  • two set of scrubs
  • Textbooks
  • 1 student kit: BP cuff, stathoscope, gait belt
  • AZBN certification exam for Nursing Assistant
  • AZNCIA Certification Exam for AL Caregiver 

Upon registration, student will receive an email with link to ACE Entrance exam and Distance Learning information that can be started immediately.



** The state of Arizona requires a health screening prior to the start of the program which may incur an additional fee 

  • Assisted Living Caregiver Admission Requirements

    By enrolling to this course, I certify that I meet the following criteria:

    • I am 18 years of age.
    • I Have a Valid State ID or Driver’s License, or other Government issued ID.
    • I Have a High School Diploma, or GED Certificate, OR in absence of these, must pass an assessment test administered by Academy for Caregiving Excellence.
    • I Possess the inherent qualifications, skills, and knowledge required for an assisted living caregiver.
    • I have a valid fingerprint clearance cards that are issued pursuant to title 41, chapter 12, article 3.1 of the Arizona Revised Statutes. If no Fingerprint Clearance card is present, I understands one must be obtained prior to employment as an Assisted Living Caregiver.
    • I certify to the best of my knowledge that there is nothing on my criminal record that may potentially preclude me from obtaining a Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card.
    • I Have a copy of a valid food-handler’s card or can obtain one prior to class start date. 
  • Nursing Assistant Admission Requirements

    By enrolling to this course, I certify that I meet the following criteria:

    The following are Requirements for State Certification:

    • Citizenship/Nationality/Alien status documentation

      Documentation of citizenship or nationality for certification is required. If the documentation does not demonstrate that the applicant is a United States citizen, national, or a person described in specific categories, the applicant will not be eligible for certification in Arizona. All applicants must submit documentation regarding their citizenship/nationality/alien status with their application.

    • Fingerprinting

      Each applicant for initial licensure or certification is required to submit a full set of fingerprints. If they have not submitted a fingerprint card with their application, one will be mailed to them after AZBN receives their application. It is important for the applicant to use that specific fingerprint card because of the Arizona State Board of Nursing information printed on the card. It can take 3 to 4 weeks to receive fingerprint results. The applicant will not be certified until results are received. A copy of a fingerprint clearance card cannot be substituted for this requirement.

    • Felony ConvictionsAn applicant for certified nursing assistant is not eligible for certification if the applicant has any felony convictions and has not received an absolute discharge from the sentences for all felony convictions. This absolute discharge from the sentences for all felony convictions(s) must be received 5 or more years before submitting the CNA application. If the applicant cannot prove that the absolute discharged date is 5 or more years, the board will notify the applicant that they do not meet this requirement for certification.

    • Clinical PlacementIf a clinical agency requires health insurance, drug screening or they have any other requirements, the student is required to meet the requirements and they are expected to pay for any of the requirements.

    • Current TB Skin Test
    • Current CPR and First aide certification
    • High School Diploma or GED - If student does not have either, institution will give student admissions exam that must be passed.
Contact Us

4723 N 1st. Avenue

Tucson, AZ 85718


Tel: 520.338.4402

Fax: 877-277-0117

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