Become a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) through our accelerated training program. We offer both day and evening options to fit your schedule.

Class Schedule

The CNA Certification Class is a 100-hour class.

This class consists of 60 hours of classroom time and 40 hours of instruction in a clinical setting. A new class begins every month!

Click HERE for Schedule and Start Dates


We offer a two week accelerated CNA training program that includes classes & two days of extended clinicals. Please refer to the schedule and start dates section for dates and times.

For additional questions call (801) 455-5480, or text (385) 424-9844.

Program Costs

CNA Training Program - $400

Price includes: Classroom instruction, textbook for use during class, clinical instruction and state CNA exam preparation

Additional Fees

  • CPR Certification for Healthcare Providers and card: $35 (optional certification offered as a separate four-hour class)
  • State exam testing fee: $75 paid directly to testing center at the Utah Nursing Assistant Registry (for questions on the state exam, please visit
  • Required supplies: You will need a name tag (provided to you for a $4 fee), athletic-style comfortable shoes for clinicals, a watch with a secondhand and scrubs (any color and style). You may purchase your own stethoscope and blood pressure cuff (optional), or you may use ours during class for no additional fee.


How to Register

To register, mail a $100 deposit (must be check or money order) payable to Life Care Center of Salt Lake City to: 1201 East 4500 South Salt Lake City, UT 84117 .

Please address the envelope to: Life Care Center Utah CNA Program. Include a note containing your name, email address, phone number and the start date of the class for which you wish to register. The final balance for the course will be due on the first day of class.

Frequently Asked Questions

CNA stands for Certified Nurse Assistant. A CNA provides hands-on care to patients in hospitals, clients in their homes for home health care agencies, and residents in long-term care settings. The Nursing Home Reform Act, adopted by congress in 1987, defined the training and evaluation standards for nursing assistants.

No, our classes are open to the general public.

Yes, we are accredited by the Utah Nursing Assistant Registry.

You will be studying necessary material to pass the written and the skills portions of the state CNA exam. You will learn the basics of nursing and how to provide high-quality care to your patients.

Information will be provided to you on the first day of class with a list of several different testing sites in Utah. For more information on the state exam, please visit

You must be 16 years of age by the first day of class.

Yes, every two years you must send in a license-renewal form to the state. As long as you work 200 hours in a two-year period, you will not have to pay for any further training.

We do not guarantee employment at Life Care Center of Salt Lake City, Life Care Center of Bountiful or any other facility upon completion of the course. However, we encourage all eligible applicants to apply for our CNA positions. The job market is good for CNAs, and you are likely to find many opportunities in a variety of care settings.