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CNA Classes in Maine

CNA Classes in Maine

Maine CNA Training

There was a time when returning to school meant committing to a four year degree program at a college or university. Now, there are certification programs can help people train for new careers faster than ever before. Anyone interested in a flexible training program that will allow them to achieve a career with upward mobility should definitely consider Maine CNA classes.

CNAs provide assistance to nurses, doctors, and other medical professionals in a variety of health care settings. Nursing assistants are responsible for taking patient vital signs and preparing them for treatment, explaining diagnoses and prevention methods, and recording patient histories. Anyone who likes working with people every day, and educating them about how to live healthier lives could find being a CNA to be the perfect career for them.

Becoming a CNA in Maine

In Maine, CNAs who are not listed in the Maine CNA registry are not eligible to work as a CNA. The one exception to this rule is if an individual wishes to work as a CNA in a nursing facility for less than 4 months, as long as he or she submits documentation to the registry proving that they have completed an approved CNA training program.

CNAs must be at least 16 years old to work in the state of Maine. If a licensed individual does not work as a CNA for at least 8 hours every 24 months, he or she will lose their certification and will need to be recertified.

If an individual was a CNA in the US Armed Services and wishes to be added to the Maine CNA registry, he or she must submit the following:

  • An application to the Maine CNA registry
  • Written proof that he or she has completed the military's equivalent of Maine's CNA training program
  • Documentation detailing the dates of his or her training and the number of clinical and classroom hours that were completed
  • Proof that he or she has completed school through at least the 9th grade
  • Evidence that he or she has passed the Maine CNA competency test
  • A copy of their training certification if he or she is on active duty (e.g. Navy Hospital Corpsman)
  • Additionally, the CNA must not have any employment restrictions due to criminal convicts or substantiated complaints which bar the individual from working as a CNA in Maine.

    If the individual wishing to work as a CNA is a nursing student, he or she must submit the following:

    • A certificate of equivalent training from the director of the school of nursing
    • An application to be added to the Maine CNA registry

    If the individual wishing to work as a CNA is a nurse, he or she must submit the following:

    • A copy of his or her diploma, degree, or transcripts
    • An application to be added to the Maine CNA registry

    If the individual wishing to work as a CNA was trained outside the United States, he or she must submit the following:

    • A copy of his or her diploma, degree, or transcripts (in English)
    • An application to be added to the Maine CNA registry
    • A copy of his or her criminal background check
    • A copy of his or her visa
    • A copy of his or her COGFNS information

    An EMT may not work as CNAs until he or she has completed the Maine CNA training program, passed the competency exams, and applied to be added to the Maine CNA registry.

    Licensure by Reciprocity

    If an individual was trained as a CNA in a state other than Maine, he or she must submit the following:

    • An application to the Maine CNA registry
    • Verification that he or she has passed an approve CNA training course
    • A copy of his or her 'Certificate of Training' detailing the dates of the training and the number of clinical and classroom hours that were completed
    • Confirmation that he or she has passed an out of state CNA competency test
    • Proof that he or she has completed school through at least the 9th grade
    • Evidence that he or she worked as CNA 32 hours per week for at least 3 out of the past 5 years

    Additionally, the CNA must not have any employment restrictions due to criminal convicts or substantiated complaints which bar the individual from working as a CNA in Maine.

    Additional Resources:

    Maine CNA Certification

    Maine CNA Certification Requirements

    To get your CNA certificate in Maine, you first need to complete the required course work and/ or training program. You will need to pass the Certified Nursing Assistant Exam. Applicants must then submit fingerprint cards. Licenses/certificates and will not be issued without the results of a state and federal background check coming back in good standing. As prescribed by federal law, the typical Maine CNA certificate program lasts approximately 8 to 13 weeks to gain 75 accredited hours of CNA course work and 100 hours of clinical rotation. Individual schools often have special requirements to begin training. After passing the Certified Nurse Assistant exam, you must be placed on the Maine Nurse Aide Registry.

    Required Hours for Maine CNA Certification

    In Maine, you are required to complete a minimum of 75 hours of CNA course work and 100 hours of clinical rotation before challenging the state CNA licensing exam. The nurse aide classes typically last 2-6 months. Individual schools often have special requirements to begin the training program.

    Maine CNA Certification Prerequisites

    In Maine, CNA prerequisites include a current background check, two fingerprint cards, Photo ID, two photos (passport size). A negative TB test within the past 6 months and proof of immunizations will be required. You will also be required to show a high school diploma or GED.

    Maine CNA Licensing Resources

    83 CNA Schools in Maine

    Auburn Adult Education

    • 77 Harris Street Auburn, ME 04210
      Programs: CNA
      207-333-6661

    Augusta Adult & Community Education

    • 33 Union Street Augusta, ME 04330
      Programs: CNA
      207-626-2470

    Capitol Area Tech Center

    • 40 Pierce Drive Augusta, ME 04330
      Programs: CNA
      207-626-2475

    Kennebec Learning Center

    • 33 Union Street Augusta, ME 04330
      Programs: CNA
      207-626-2528

    Bangor Adult Education

    • 885 Broadway Bangor, ME 04401
      Programs: CNA
      207-941-6310

    Eastern Maine Community College

    Penobscot Job Corps Academy

    • 1375 Union Street Bangor, ME 04401
      Programs: CNA
      207-990-3000

    United Technologies Center

    • 200 Hogan Road Bangor, ME 04401
      Programs: CNA
      207-947-5296

    Bath Regional Career and Technical Center

    • 800 High Street Bath, ME 04530
      Programs: CNA
      207-443-8257

    Southern Maine Community College

    • 11 Park Street Bath, ME 04530
      Programs: CNA
      207-386-0013

    Biddeford Adult Learning Center

    • 189 Alfred Street Biddeford, ME 04005
      Programs: CNA
      207-282-6511

    Biddeford Regional Center of Technology

    • 10 Maplewood Avenue Biddeford, ME 04005
      Programs: CNA
      207-282-1501

    Boothbay Region ACE

    St. Andrews Village

    Region Ten, Brunswick

    • 68 Church Road Brunswick, ME 04011
      Programs: CNA
      207-729-6622

    St Croix Regional Technical Center

    • 34 Blue Devil Hill Calais, ME 04619
      Programs: CNA
      207-454-2581

    Washington County Community College

    Caribou Adult Education

    • 308 Sweden Street Caribou, ME 04736
      Programs: CNA
      207-493-4270

    Caribou Nursing Home

    • 10 Bernadette Street Caribou, ME 04736
      Programs: CNA
      207-498-3102

    Crooked River Adult and Community Education Center

    • 1437 Poland Spring Road Casco, ME 04015
      Programs: CNA
      207-627-4291

    Madison Adult Education – Country Manor Nursing Home

    • 132 Main Street Coopers Mills, ME 04341
      Programs: CNA
      207-549-7471

    Central Lincoln County Adult Education

    • 35 Miles Street Damariscotta, ME 04543
      Programs: CNA
      207-563-1234

    Central Lincoln County Adult Education

    • 767 Main Street Damariscotta, ME 04543
      Programs: CNA
      207-563-2811

    Deer Isle Adult & Community Education

    • 251 North Deer Isle Road Deer Isle, ME 04627
      Programs: CNA
      207-348-6443

    Tri County Tech Center

    • 14 Abbott Hill Road Dexter, ME 04930
      Programs: CNA
      207-924-7670

    Hibbard Nursing Home

    Mayo Regional Hospital

    • 897 West Main Street Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426
      Programs: CNA
      207-564-8401

    Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative

    Washington Academy

    • 66 High Street East Machias, ME 04630
      Programs: CNA
      207-255-8301

    Courtland Rehabilitation Center

    • 42 Bucksport Road Ellsworth, ME 04605
      Programs: CNA
      207-667-9036

    Hancock County Technology Center

    • 112 Boggy Brook Road Ellsworth, ME 04605
      Programs: CNA
      207-667-9729

    Southern Maine Community College

    • 191 Foreside Road Falmouth, ME 04105
      Programs: CNA
      207-781-4714

    Foster Technology Center

    • 374 High Street Farmington, ME 04938
      Programs: CNA
      207-778-6416

    MSAD #9 ACE Program – Franklin Memorial Hospital

    • 111 Franklin Health Commons Farmington, ME 04939
      Programs: CNA
      207-778-6031

    MSAD #9 ACE Program – Orchard Park & Living Center

    • 107 Orchard Street Farmington, ME 04938
      Programs: CNA
      207-778-4416

    Mt. Blue RSD Franklin County Adult Basic Education

    • 108 Fairbanks Road Farmington, ME 04938
      Programs: CNA
      207-778-3460

    MSAD #24 Adult & Community Education

    • 84 Pleasant Street Fort Kent, ME 04743
      Programs: CNA
      207-834-3536

    Southern Maine Community College

    • 6 Old Country Road Freeport, ME 04032
      Programs: CNA
      207-865-4782

    St John Valley Technology Center

    • 431 US Route 1 Frenchville, ME 04745
      Programs: CNA
      207-543-6606

    MSAD #11 Adult Education – Gardiner Area High School

    • 40 West Hill Road Gardiner, ME 04345
      Programs: CNA
      207-582-3774

    Auburn Adult Education – Great Falls School

    • 41 Morrill Avenue Gorham, ME 04038
      Programs: CNA
      207-222-1100

    Gorham Adult Education

    • 106 Weeks Road Gorham, ME 04038
      Programs: CNA
      207-222-1095

    Gorham House

    • 50 New Portland Road Gorham, ME 04038
      Programs: CNA
      207-839-5757

    Greenville Adult Education

    • 150 Pritham Avenue Greenville, ME 04441
      Programs: CNA
      207-695-2666

    Madigan Home Health Care

    • 93 Military Street Houlton, ME 04730
      Programs: CNA
      207-532-7480

    Region Two School of Applied Technology

    • P.O. Box 307 Houlton, ME 04730
      Programs: CNA
      207-532-9541

    Central Maine Medical Center

    Lewiston Adult Education

    • 145 Birch Street Lewiston, ME 04240
      Programs: CNA
      207-784-2928 x2

    Lewiston Regional Technical Center

    • 156 East Avenue Lewiston, ME 04240
      Programs: CNA
      207-795-4144

    Northern Penobscot Tech Region III

    • 35 West Broadway Lincoln, ME 04457
      Programs: CNA
      207-794-3004

    Oceanview Nursing Home

    • 2 South Street Lubec, ME 04652
      Programs: CNA
      207-733-4900

    High View Manor

    • 517 Riverview Street Madawaska, ME 04756
      Programs: CNA
      207-728-3338

    Madawaska Adult Education

    • 135 Seventh Avenue Madawaska, ME 04756
      Programs: CNA
      207-728-6314

    Madison Area Memorial High School

    • 486 Main Street Madison, ME 04950
      Programs: CNA
      207-696-3395

    Region 9 Adult Education Learning Center

    • 377 River Road Mexico, ME 04257
      Programs: CNA
      207-364-2012

    Region Three, Millinocket – Stearns High School

    • 199 State Street Millinocket, ME 04462
      Programs: CNA
      207-723-6430

    Lake Region Vocational Center

    • 1879 Roosevelt Trail Naples, ME 04055
      Programs: CNA
      207-693-3864

    Noble Adult & Community Education – Noble High School

    • 388 Somersworth Road North Berwick, ME 03906
      Programs: CNA
      207-676-2843

    Orono Adult Community Education – Orono Commons

    • 117 Bennoch Road Orono, ME 04473
      Programs: CNA
      207-866-4914

    MSAD #53 ACE – Sebasticook Valley HCF

    • 33 Leighton Street Pittsfield, ME 04967
      Programs: CNA
      207-487-3131

    Portland Adult Education

    • 1600 Forest Avenue Portland, ME 04103
      Programs: CNA
      207-775-0432

    Portland Arts & Tech High School

    • 196 Allen Avenue Portland, ME 04103
      Programs: CNA
      207-874-8165

    Southern Maine Community College

    • 630 Ocean Avenue Portland, ME 04103
      Programs: CNA
      207-772-5456

    Southern Maine Community College

    • 850 Baxter Blvd Portland, ME 04103
      Programs: CNA
      207-774-7878

    Mars Hill Adult Education MSAD #42 – Aroostook Medical Center

    • 140 Academy Street Presque Isle, ME 04769
      Programs: CNA
      207-768-4000

    Presque Isle Adult Education

    • 16 Griffin Street Presque Isle, ME 04769
      Programs: CNA
      207-764-4776

    Presque Isle Rehab & Nursing Center

    • 162 Academy Street Presque Isle, ME 04769
      Programs: CNA
      207-764-0145

    Mid-Coast School of Technology Adult Education

    • 1 South Main Street Rockland, ME 04841
      Programs: CNA
      207-596-7752

    Sanford Regional Vocational Center

    • 52 Sanford High School Boulevard Sanford, ME 04073
      Programs: CNA
      207-324-2942

    Madison Adult Education

    • 61 Academy Circle Skowhegan, ME 04976
      Programs: CNA
      207-474-7553

    Sanford Regional Vocational Center – Marshwood High School

    • 260 Dow Highway South Berwick, ME 03908
      Programs: CNA
      207-384-4500

    Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School

    • 256 Main Street South Paris, ME 04281
      Programs: CNA
      207-743-8914

    Southern Maine Community College

    Sanford Community Adult Education

    • 21 Bradeen Street Springvale, ME 04083
      Programs: CNA
      207-490-5145

    Sumner Adult Education

    • 1888 US Hwy 1 Sullivan, ME 04664
      Programs: CNA
      207-422-9100

    Merrymeeting Adult Education

    • 35 Republic Avenue Topsham, ME 04086
      Programs: CNA
      207-729-7323

    MSAD 52 Upper Androscoggin Collaborative

    • 486 Turner Center Road Turner, ME 04282
      Programs: CNA
      207-225-3478

    Waldo County Technical Center

    • 1022 Waterville Road Waldo, ME 04915
      Programs: CNA
      207-342-5231

    Massabesic Center For Adult Learning

    • 84 West Road Waterboro, ME 04087
      Programs: CNA
      207-247-2022

    Mid Maine Tech Center

    • 3 Brooklyn Avenue Waterville, ME 04901
      Programs: CNA
      207-873-0102

    Westbrook Regional Vocational Center

    • 125 Stroudwater Street Westbrook, ME 04092
      Programs: CNA
      207-854-0820

    Helping Hands Trade School

    • 410 China Road Winslow, ME 04901
      Programs: CNA
      207-873-0011