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The CNA schools in Iowa prepare students to perform the fundamental skills of the nurse aide. Students must either enroll themselves or be sponsored by their employer to take the 75-hour course and competency tests provided by an Iowa testing site.  Thirty of the 75 training hours are clinical.

After you have completed the training and passed both the skills and written competency tests, your name is automatically placed on the Iowa CNA Registry.  You are then issued a 6-digit ID number.

If a nurse aide does not work at that occupation for two years, they will be required to retake both competency tests to get their status updated on the Registry and to be eligible to work in Iowa.

Certification as a nurse aide provides the individual with education needed to pursue additional opportunities to work such as  a medication aide, and home health aide.  It is often a prerequisite for entering nursing school. Those who are employed as a nurse aide in a certified long-term care facility, must receive 12 hours of in-service training per year. The employer will generally  provide the inservice training.
Northeast Iowa
Community College
P.O. Box 400,
Calmar, IA 52132

Northeast Iowa
Community College
10250 Sundown Road
Peosta, Iowa 52068

North Iowa Area Community
College Nurse Aide Program
500 College Drive,
Mason City, Iowa 50401

Iowa Lakes Community College
800 21st Street
Spirit Lake, IA 51360

Iowa Lakes Community College
2111 Highway 169 North
Algona, Iowa 50511

Iowa Lakes Community College
3200 College Drive
Emmetsburg, IA 50536

Iowa Lakes Community College
300 South 18th Street
Estherville, Iowa 51334

Northwest Iowa
Community College
603 West Park Street
Sheldon, Iowa 51201

Iowa Central Community College
One Triton Circle
Fort Dodge, IA 50501

Iowa Valley Continuing Education
3702 South Center Street
Marshalltown, Iowa 50158

Marshalltown Community College
3700 South Center Street
Marshalltown, IA 50158

Ellsworth Community College
1100 College Ave.
Iowa Falls, Iowa 50126
Scott Community College
306 West River Drive
Davenport, Iowa 52801

Clinton Community College
1000 Lincoln Blvd
Clinton, IA 52732

Muscatine Community College
152 Colorado St
Muscatine, Iowa 52761

Scott Community College
627 West 2nd Street
Davenport, Iowa 52801

Kirkwood Community College
6301 Kirkwood Blvd. SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

Kirkwood Community College
912 18th Avenue SW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404

1125 Hancock Drive
Boone, IA 50036

Western Iowa
Tech Community College
4647 Stone Avenue
Sioux City, IA 51102

Iowa Western Community College
2700 College Rd.
Council Bluffs, Iowa 51502

Indian Hills Community College
525 Grandview Ave
Ottumwa, IA 52501

Iowa Valley Grinnell
123 6th Avenue West
Grinnell, IA 50112

Hawkeye Community College
1501 East Orange Rd.
Waterloo, Iowa 50701
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