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Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

The Community College of Rhode Island, Division of Workforce Partnerships Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) course is a Rhode Island Department of Health-approved course.  

Recruiting is ongoing, however, we are selecting candidates for the cohorts listed below.

Please complete the Program Inquiry Form to begin the recruiting process. You will recieve additional program information and an invitation to the next Open House.

Upcoming Program Dates:

Cohort Lectures Labs Clinicals Cost
CNA Certification, Westerly Education Center Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept 3, 2024 – Nov 26, 2024
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm 
In-Person CCRI Satellite Campus, Westerly Education Center, Annex Building
Thursday split lab session options: 
Time: 8:00am – 12:00pm OR 11:00am – 3:00pm
Weekly quizzes from 11:00am – 12:00pm
Nov 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21 from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm FREE
Care New England (CNE)
Mental Health and CNA Certification
CNA: Wednesday and Thursday 
TBD - Late Summer 2024 
6:00 – 9:00 pm 
In-Person CCRI Flanagan Campus, Lincoln
Mental Health: Sept 17 - Nov 7
5:00 – 9:00 pm 
In-Person, CCRI Flanagan Campus, Lincoln
Sept 4 - 13, 2024 
4:00 - 10:00 pm 
Location TBD

FREE Employee Sponsored Opportunities START HERE

CNA Program Resources - CLICK HERE


**Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Participants** 

  • You may qualify for tuition and fee assistance if you receive SNAP benefits [formerly known as the electronic benefit transfer (EBT) program].

  • Please click HERE to complete the required form and submit it to [email protected]

  • Do not pay for your pretest until this form is processed. 

  • Snap disclaimer PDF

Must have a GED or high school diploma to register for the course. If you are 16 years or older and a current high school student or a CCRI Pre-Nursing student, please contact [email protected] for additional instructions.




FREE Employee Sponsored Opportunities Available

 OR $1400 Open Enrollment Includes $10 non-refundable registration fee textbook, workbook, blood pressure cuff, stethoscope


Time Commitment


130-190 hours
Combined total of Lecture, Skills Lab, and Clinical 






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