In Alabama, you are required to attend a state approved training nurse aide program before you can obtain your nurse aide certification. The state mandates a total of 120 hours for all prospective nurse assistants. This includes 80 hours of classroom training and 40 hours of clinical training.

Once you complete the course, you have a generous 24 months to pass the C.N.A examination in order to obtain your license. In other words, if you don’t pass the exam within a 2 years period, you will have to start the process again. Also, Alabama grants you three chances to pass the exam before you are required to retrain if you want to practice as a nurse aide in the state.

Easter Seals of Central Alabama CNA Training Program
2125 East South Boulevard
Montgomery, AL 36116
(334)-288-0240

Gadsden State Community College
Division of Health Sciences

Nursing Assistant Program
1001 George Wallace Dr
Gadsden, AL 35903
Email: nur@gadsdenstate.edu
(256) 549-8257

Lawson State Community College – Birmingham
Nurse Aide Program
3060 Wilson Road SW
Birmingham, AL 35221
205.925.2515

Lawson State Community College – Bessemer
1100 Ninth Avenue NW
Nurse Aide Program
Bessemer, AL 35022
205.925.2515

Northeast Alabama Community College
Hwy 35 West
Rainsville, AL
256- 228-6001 ext 214

Northwest-Shoals Community College – Muscle Shoals
800 George Wallace Blvd
Muscle Shoals, AL 35661
800-645-8967

Reid State Technical College
Health Careers and Human Services Division

P.O. Box 588
Evergreen, Alabama 36401
251-578-1313, ext 144
251-578-9937

Shelton State Community College CNA Class – Tuscaloosa
9500 Old Greensboro Rd
Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
205.391.2457

Southern Union State Community College – Valley Campus
321 Fob James Drive
Valley, AL 36854
(334) 756-4151

Southern Union State Community College – Opelika Campus
1701 Lafayette Parkway
Opelika, AL 36801
(334) 745-6437