Frequently Asked Questions
1. If I do not have a High School diploma or GED, can I still become a licensed CNA?
Answer: A High School diploma or GED is NOT required to take the State exam.
2. I have something that may show up on my background check. Can I still become a licensed CNA?
Answer: In the case of applicants with a criminal history, there are documents that you may be asked to submit to the Florida Board of Nursing.
3. Do you offer Financial Aid?
Answer: We do not offer financial aid; however, we offer payment plans on most of our programs. For our CNA prep training program, you may register online by paying the registration fee of $50.00, and the remaining balance of $299 will be due on the first day of class. Please see the student catalog for payment plan options. (please note that all registration fees are non-refundable).
4. How long is the CNA exam prep training?
Answer: Our CNA exam prep training is only 1-week, Monday-Friday 4:00 pm -9:00 pm only!
5. How can I possibly learn everything I need to know in 5 days?
Answer: Our CNA exam prep training is led by qualified instructors and designed to accommodate as many learning styles as possible in the most efficient way. Practice times are included if a student would like additional practice after the CNA exam prep training.
***We also offer a 5-week CNA training course for those students who require more time and practice.***
6. What is the difference between CNA Course and CNA Prep Exam Training Course?
Our CNA 5-week course is a more comprehensive training program for students who require more time and practice. Students are required to pass an entrance exam and complete a 40-hour practicum. A high school diploma or GED is not required. Students must pass the State Exam to become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA).
Our CNA Prep Exam Traning Course is an accelerated 1-week training course designed to accommodate students who might need a refresher course or those who know they can grasp information quickly. Students are not required to pass an entrance exam or complete a 40-hour practicum. A high school diploma or GED is not required. Students must pass the State Exam to become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA).
7. What if I took the class somewhere else already but needed a refresher class?
Answer: Students can not transfer into any of our programs.
8. Are there any additional costs?
Answer: The Level 2 fingerprinting, background checks, and State testing fees are paid directly to those agencies. The Level 2 fingerprinting and background fees average $90.00 and are renewed every five years. The State testing fee is $155.
9. Can I challenge the exam?
Answer: Testing candidates are urged to complete a CNA or CNA exam prep training course before taking the State exam.
10. What if I have an out-of-state driver's license?
Answer: That's no problem; you will still be licensed in Florida when taking the Florida Nurse Aide exam.
11. Are you accredited?
Answer: We are licensed by the Commission for Independent Education (CIE), Florida Department of Education, and approved by the Florida Board of Nursing (BON) to offer CNA courses. Regardless of the length of any CNA program, you must take and pass the State exam to begin a career in healthcare as an FL licensed CNA.
12. Is CPR included?
Answer: No, CPR is not included in our CNA prep training course because some individuals are already CPR certified. We do, however, offer CPR training and certification for $65 for our students. Although CPR certification is not needed to sit for the State exam, CPR certification is required to work in a healthcare setting.
For more information, please visit http://www.doh.state.fl.us/mqa/cna/cna-faqs.htm.