Colorado CNA Classes | Licensing Exam

The higher increase of aging population and baby booms have surged the demand of CNAs for taking competent health care of these populations. But, it is also known fact that to earn the title of certified and CNA Certification Colorado for various nursing jobs, one need to complete CNA Certification program and pass the certification test.

CO CNA Certification Program

CO CNA Certification Program must be state and OBRA-87 approved, consisting of total 80 hours classroom theoretical instruction/lab and clinical hands-on training. Clinical training must be completed under the supervision of a RN.

The training program instruction includes learning of subjects, which are essential for offering routine nursing care to patients in different hospitals, nursing homes and other health care centers.

The responsibility to regulate, manage and maintain the program throughout the state lies with the Board of Nursing, through the Department of Regulatory Agencies.

Once, you complete the certification program, you are permitted to sit for the CNA test to earn the certification.

CO CNA Certification Test

Nursing Assistant Training and Assessment Program (NATAP) and NNAAP licensing exam in the state of Colorado is provided by Pearson VUE, who is contracted by Colorado State Board of Nursing to develop, assess, administer and inform the NNAAP test results on behalf of the Colorado Nurse Aide Registry.

The certification test consists of two parts and they include:Nurses

·        Written/Oral Test

·        Skill Test

Written/Oral Test: comprises of 70 multi choice questions, which must be completed within 2 hours. Test subjects are based on classroom learning.

Clinical or Skill Evaluation Test: consist of 5 randomly selected skills performance out of 25 skills learned during clinical hands-on training. 25 minutes are offered for the skill demonstration. The skills are performed on a client.

The passing of both written and skill test earns a student CNA Certification Colorado and listing with state Nurse Aide Registry.

Colorado State Approved CNA Schools listed by County.

County Program Name Program Location2 Program phone
Adams Ann Rose School of Nursing Arts, Inc. 7280 Irving Suite B205 Westminster, CO 80030 (303)-650-2994
Adams Bollman Technical Education Center 9451 N. Washington St. Thornton, CO 80229 (720)-972-5845
Adams Brighton High School – HSTE 270 South 8th Avenue Brighton, CO 80601 (303)-655-4126
Adams Front Range Community College-Westminster 3645 W. 112th Ave. Westminster, CO 80031 (303)-404-5261
Adams New Directions 11920 Washington StreetNorthglenn, CO 80233 (303)-920-1170
Adams Pima Medical Institute – North 7475 Dakin Street, Suite 100Denver, CO 80221 (303)-426-1800
Adams Westminster High School Health Studies 6993 Raleigh Street Westminster CO, 80030 (303)-428-9541
Alamosa Trinidad State Junior College/San Luis Educ. Ctr-Valley Campus 1011 Main St Alamosa, CO 81101 (719)-589-7000
Alamosa Centauri High School 1011 Main St. Alamosa, CO 81101 719-589-7042
Alamosa Center High School/TSJC 1011 Main St. Alamosa, CO 81101 719-589-7042
Arapahoe APL Med Academy 10730 E. Bethany Dr. #355 Aurora CO 80014 303-752-0000
Arapahoe Arapahoe Community College 5900 S. Santa Fe Dr.  A2325 Littleton, CO 80160 (303)-797-5962
Arapahoe Littleton Public Schools Health Sciences Technology 7300 South ClermontCentennial, CO 80121 303-806-9290
Arapahoe Pickens Technical College – HSTE 500 Airport Blvd. Aurora, CO 80011 (303)-344-4910 x 27909
Arapahoe Pickens Technical College – Post Secondary 500 Airport Blvd. Aurora, CO  80011 (303)-344-4910 x 27909
Arapahoe South Denver School of Nursing Arts 7853 E Arapahoe CtCentennial CO 80112 (303)-945-4203
Arapahoe Parker Horizons 10433 S. Parker Rd.Parker, CO  80134 303-337-0659
Archuleta Pine Ridge 119 Bastille Drive Pagosa Springs, CO  81147
Aurora Clearway Training 2323 S. Troy St. Aurora, CO  80014 303-903-5472
Baca Southeast Colorado Hospital & Long Term Care Ctr 373 E. 10th St. Springfield, CO 81073 (719)-523-4501
Boulder Boulder Technical Education Center 6600 Arapahoe Rd Boulder, CO 80303 (720)-561-5588
Boulder Career Development Center 1200 S. Sunset St. Longmont, CO 80501 (303)-772-3333 x 7123
Boulder Compass Nursing Arts 297 N. Highway 287 Lafayette, CO  80026 303-484-9650
Boulder Front Range Community College Longmont 2121 Miller Dr Longmont, CO 80501 (303)-678-3891


Boulder Life Care Center of Longmont 2451 Pratt St. Longmont, CO 80501 (303)-776-5000
Broomfield Agape Angelicum School of Nursing Arts, Inc. 5005 81st Pl Westminster, CO 80031 (720) 938-6734
Chaffee Columbine Manor Care Center 530 W. 16th St. Salida, CO  81201 719-539-6112
Delta Delta Montrose Technical College Post Secondary 1976 U.S. Highway 50 Delta, CO 81416 (970)-874-6519
Denver Accelerated Healthcare Institute 3560 Lincoln St. Englewood,  CO  80113 303-761-3074
Denver CollegeAmerica – Denver 1385 South Colorado Blvd.  5th floorDenver, CO 80222 (303)-300-8740 x 7004
Denver Community College of Denver 1070 Alton Wy Bldg 849 Denver, CO 80230 (303)-365-8394
Denver Community Health Institute 4705 Paris Street  #100 Denver, CO 80239 (303)-307-8855
Denver Emily Griffith Technical College – Extended Home Health Aide 1250 Welton St. Denver, CO 80204 (720)-423-4700
Denver Emily Griffith Technical College – Nurse Aide 1250 Welton St. Denver, CO 80204 (720)-423-4700
Denver Emily Griffith Technical College-Home Health Aide 1250 Welton St. Denver, CO 80204 (720)-423-4700
Denver Fred N. Thomas Career Education Center Middle College of Denver 2650 Elliot Denver, CO 80211 (720)-423-6630
Denver New Beginning Nursing Assistant Program 6795 E Tennessee Ave, Ste 210Denver, CO 80224 (303)-333-2748
Denver St. Joseph Hospital Foundation 1835 Franklin StreetDenver, CO 80218 (303)-837-7435
Denver St. Lukes Ministry 915 E. 9th Ave. Denver, CO 80218 (720)-937-7023
Denver Stillwater College of Allied Health 4155 E Jewell Ave, Ste 405 Denver, CO 80222 (303)-753-7577
Denver Vista Academy Nursing Assistant Program 4800 TellurideDenver, CO 80241 (702)-423-7650
Eagle Colorado Mountain College Vail 150 Miller Ranch Road Edwards, CO 81632 (970)-569-2900
El Paso Avanza Training, LLC 2598 Palmer Park Blvd Colorado Springs, CO 80909 (719) 434-2965
El Paso Beo Nurse Aide Training Program 1442 Hancock AveColorado Springs, CO 80903 (719)-385-0200
El Paso CollegeAmerica – Colorado Springs 2020 N. Academy Blvd. Colorado Springs, CO 80909 (719)-622-3600 x1230
El Paso CollegeAmerica – South Colorado Springs 1026 Maxwell St.Colorado Springs, CO 80906 719-622-3600
El Paso Front Range Nurse Aide Training Program 7870 North Academy Blvd Colorado Springs, CO 80920 (719)-648-1020 or (719)-
El Paso IntelliTec College 3673 Parker Blvd. Pueblo, CO 81008 719-542-3181



El Paso NTSOC Nurse Aide Training Program (formerly TSOC) 1130 W. Woodmen Rd Colorado Springs, CO 80919 (719)-574-5562 ex. 242
El Paso Pikes Peak Community College – Post Secondary 11195 Hwy 83, RR 13 Colorado Springs, CO 80919 (719)-502-3339
El Paso Pikes Peak Community College Area Voc Program 5675 S. Academy Blvd  Colorado Springs, CO  80906 719)-502-3034
El Paso Pikes Peak Community College- Falcon Nurse Aide Training Program 255 Lambert Rd  Falcon, CO  80831 (719)-495-1149
Freemont Florence High School – HSTE 2006 Highway 67 Florence, CO 81226 (719)-306-7546
Fremont Pueblo Community College – Fremont Campus 51320 W Highway 50Canon City, CO 81212 (719)-296-6117
Garfield Colorado Mountain College – West Garfield 3695 Airport RoadRifle, CO 81650 (970)-625-1871
Gunnison Senior Living Community at Gunnison Valley Health 1500 W. Tomichi Ave Gunnison, CO 81230 (970)-641-0702
Huerfano Katelens Health Care Education 135 West 7th StreetWalsenburg, CO 81089 719)-248-6914
Jefferson Pacific School of Nursing Arts 7000 W. 14th Ave. Lakewod, CO 80214 303-233-8488
Jefferson Red Rocks Community College 13300 W. 6th Ave. Lakewood, CO 80228 (303)-914-6627
Jefferson Warren Tech – North 11325 Allendale DrArvada, CO 80004 (303)- 982-8642
Jefferson Wheat Ridge Regional Center 10285 Ridge RdWheat Ridge, CO 80033 (303)-463-2500
Jefferson Colorado CNA Academy 1400 Simms st. 300Golden, CO 80401 303-862-8941
Kiowa Weisbrod Memorial County Hospital and Nursing Home (Kiowa County District Hospital) PO Box 817 Eads, CO 81036 (719)-438-5401
Kit Carson Morgan Community College — Burlington 340 S. 14th Street Burlington, CO 80807 (719)-346-9300
La Plata Four Corners Health Care Center 2911 Junction Ave. Durango, CO 81301 (970)-259-6534
La Plata Southwest Colorado Community College-Durango 701 Camino Del RioDurango, CO  81301 970-247-2929
Lake St. Vincent Nurse Aide Training Program 822 W 4th St. Leadville, CO 80461 (719)-486-0230 x 503
Larimer Front Range Community College Larimer – Medical Careers Exploration 4616 S. Shields – BP 121 M Fort Collins, CO 80526 (970)-204-8222
Larimer Front Range Community College Larimer – Post Secondary 800 South Taft Loveland, CO 80537 (970)-613-7580
Larimer Geriatric Education Centre (formerly Columbine Health Systems) 802 West Drake Rd Fort Collins, CO 80526 (970)-494-6455


Larimer Innovage Home Care North, formerly Caring Hands 1191 Woodstock Drive, Unit C Estes Park, CO 80517 (970)-586-3118
Lincoln Morgan Community College – Limon 940 2nd StLimon, CO 80828 (719)-775-8873
Logan Northeastern Junior College – Post Secondary 100 College Dr. Sterling, CO 80751 (970)-351-6701
Mesa Larchwood Inns 2845 N. 15th St. Grand Junction, CO 81506 (970)-245-0022
Mesa Western Colorado Area Health Education Center 744 Horizon St, Ste 220 Grand Junction, CO 81506 (970)-434-5474
Mesa Western Colorado Community College 2508 Blickmann Grand Junction, CO 81505 (970)-255-2600
Mesa Western Colorado Community College Med Prep 2508 Blickmann Grand Junction, CO 81505 970-255-2616
Moffatt Colorado Northwestern Community College 2801 West 9th Street Craig, CO 81625 (970)-824-1104
Montezuma Southwest Colorado Community College 33057 Highway 160Mancos, CO 81328 (970)-564-6207
Montezuma Valley Inn 211 3rd Ave Mancos, CO 81328 (970)-533-9031
Morgan Morgan Community College – HSTE 17800 Rd 20 Fort Morgan, CO 80701 (970)-542-3100
Morgan Morgan Community College – Post Secondary 920 Barlow Road Fort Morgan, CO 80701 (970)-542-3100
Otero Otero Junior College Nurse Aide Training Program 1802 Colorado AveLaJunta, CO 81050 (719) 384-6894
Prowers Lamar Community College 2401 S. Main St Lamar, CO 81052 (719)-336-6642
Pueblo Pueblo Community College 900 W. Orman Ave. Pueblo, CO 81004 (719)-549-3295
Pueblo Pueblo Community College – HSTE 900 W. Orman Ave. Pueblo, CO 81004 (719)-549-3295
Routt Waldbridge Wing Nurse Aide Training 345 ClevelandMeeker, CO 81641 970-878-3232
Routt Yampa Valley Medical Center/Doak Walker Care Center 1100 Central Park Dr. Steamboat Springs, CO 80487 (970)-870-1208
Routt Yuma Life Care Center 323 W. 9th Ave Yuma, CO 80759 (970)-848-5804
Summit Summit High School Health Sciences PO Box 7 Frisco, CO 80443 (970)-368-1100
Weld Aims Community College 5401 West 20th StGreeley, CO 80632 (970)-330-8008
Weld Aims Community College — Fort Lupton 260 College AvenueFort Lupton, CO 80621 (970)-330-8008
Weld Aims Community College – HSTE 2040 Clubhouse Drive Greeley, CO 80632 (970)-330-8008
Weld Fairacres Manor 1700 18th AveGreeley, CO 80631 970)-353-3370



Yampa Colorado Mountain College, Steamboat Springs 1330 Bob Adams Drive Steamboat Springs, CO 80487 970-870-4444 X4527
Yuma Morgan Community College — Wray 32415 Highway 34 Wray, CO 80758 (970)-332-5755

The school health nurse was a true inspiration to me. She always encouraged me to do my best in school and I, too, could become a nurse. I enjoyed the idea of helping and healing others. To this very day, I will never forget that nurse. She was caring and compassionate, and she played a big role in my decision to become a cna and a mentor to other young girls – today, I tell them that they can become whatever they want if they put their minds to it. The purpose of blog is to give me a forum to discuss my experiences as a cna in the emergency department and other topics related to nursing care.

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