Some geriatric centers and social services agencies, such as Menorah Park Center for Senior Living, Fair Acres Geriatric Center and the International Institute of Minnesota, offer free CNA training to potential applicants interested in becoming certified nurse assistants. Eligible applicants may take the state certification test after completing the training.
The Menorah Park Center for Senior Living provides a free three-week CNA training program for individuals interested in working as nursing assistants at Menorah Park. The applicant must have a high school diploma or a GED, a clean work history and the desire to take care of the elderly. Menorah Park also pays for the state certification test of all the graduate students hired as the center's employees.
The Fair Acres Geriatric Center also provides CNA training for potential employees. Approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, the training lasts for four weeks and requires punctuality and daily attendance. The Fair Acres' CNA training prepares course students for the American Red Cross Certification Test.
The training program offered by the IIM is designed to train and provide employment for official refugees, naturalized or permanent U.S. citizens and anyone who has a work permit in the United States. The applicant must pass an English comprehension test, interview and be in good health. The training lasts for eight to eleven weeks. The applicant must also pass a background check and may need to pay the fees for the certification test.