To become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) in Arizona, you must meet the following requirements:

Age: You must be at least 16 years old.

Education: You must have a high school diploma or GED. If you are still in high school, you may be eligible for a CNA program that is offered through your school.

Training: You must complete a state-approved CNA training program, which includes at least 120 hours of training (including 40 hours of clinical training) and covers topics such as basic nursing skills, anatomy and physiology, infection control, and patient rights.

Competency Evaluation: You must pass a competency evaluation, which includes a written and skills test.

Background Check: You must undergo a criminal background check.

Immunizations: You must have up-to-date immunizations, including a tuberculosis test.

English Proficiency: You must be able to read, write, speak, and understand English.

Once you meet these requirements, you can apply for certification with the Arizona State Board of Nursing.

For more information about becoming a CNA in Arizona, please visit the Arizona Board of Nursing by clicking here .

SchoolCityPhone Number
Academy for Caregiving ExcellenceTucson520-338-4402
Accord Healthcare InstitutePhoenix602-714-3439
Arizona Career InstituteTucson520-576-0606
Arizona Medical Training InstituteMesa480-835-7679
Arizona Technical Training InstitutePhoenix602-607-5317
Arizona Western CollegeYuma928-344-7554
Arizona Western College- La Paz CampusParker928-669-2214
AZ Nursing Careers, Inc.Phoenix602-216-1832
Brookline College - Phoenix*Phoenix602-589-1313
Brookline College - TempeTempe602-589-1313
Caregiver Training InstituteTucson520-325-4870
Central Arizona College - Aravapai Campus*Winkelman480-288-4017
Central Arizona College - Maricopa Campus*Maricopa480-677-7712
Central Arizona College - San TanSan Tan Valley480-677-7717
Central Arizona College - Signal Peak CampusCoolidge480-288-4017
Central Arizona College - Superstition Mtn Campus*Apache Junction480-288-4017
Cochise College - Benson Center CampusBenson520-586-1981
Cochise College - Douglas CampusDouglas520-515-5309
Cochise College - Sierra Vista CampusSierra Vista520-515-7471
Cochise College - Willcox Center Willcox520-384-4502
Coconino Community CollegeWillcox928-527-1222
East Valley Institute of Technology - Adult EveningMesa480-461-4018
East Valley Institute of Technology - EVIT EastMesa480-461-4001
East Valley Medical College, Inc.Globe928-425-8481
Eastern Arizona College - MAINThatcher928-428-8389
Eastern Arizona College - PaysonPayson928-468-8039
Gardens Rehab and Care CenterKingman928-718-0718
Gateway Community CollegePhoenix602-286-8531
Glendale Community CollegeGlendale623-845-4806
Haven of Camp VerdeCamp Verde928-567-5253
Haven of CottonwoodCottonwood928-634-5548
Haven of Lake HavasuLake Havasu928-505-5552
Haven of LakesideLakeside928-368-2060
Haven of PhoenixPhoenix602-264-3824
Haven of SaffordSafford928-428-4910
Haven of SedonaSedona928-284-1000
Haven of Show LowShow Low928-537-5333
Haven of Sierra VistaSierra Vista520-459-4900
Legacy Rehab & Care CenterBullhead City928-763-8700
Lingenfelter CenterKingman928-718-4852
Meadows of Northern ArizonaPrescott928-778-3570
MedStar Academy*Peoria623-773-9000
Mesa Community College - MAINMesa480-461-7262
Mesa Community College - Red Mountain CampusMesa480-654-7200
Mohave Community College - Bullhead City CampusBullhead City928-758-3926