Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)


A basic introduction to the field of long-term care and home health care is provided. After successful completion of the 80-hour nurse assistant course, the student will meet requirements to take both the written and skills examinations required by the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) to be a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) in the state of Alabama. Tests are available from at least two test services in the state. Students must pass the test within 24 months of having successfully completed a state approved nurse assistant training program. Applicants are allowed three attempts to take the written test and the clinical skills test. Both tests must be passed in the same 24-month eligibility period for the results to be provided to the ADPH, the certifying agency.

Certification as a nurse assistant enables the individual to obtain employment in long-term care facilities, hospitals, or home health care agencies.


Andrew Robbins

Manager, Business and Industry Training
Office: 256-331-5218
Email: andrew.robbins@nwscc.edu

Adam Willis

Business and Industry Training Specialist
Office: 256-331-5224
Email: adam.willis@nwscc.edu