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Free CNA Training in California

Free CNA training in California can be the key to building a rewarding career. Use the links below to learn more, and take advantage of the many financial aid programs available to you.

Nurse Aide training in California offers a more comprehensive approach in training future Certified Nurse Aides. The free training will provides the necessary skills for employment in the field.

A lot of facilities, especially long-term care facilities, in California are offering tuition reimbursement for those choosing to become Nursing Assistant.  You will need to contact the long term care facilities in your area to what is offered.

Some community agencies may offer assistance with the costs of completing a CNA training program  in California. Some employers may either pay for your training or reimburse you upon successful completion.

The free CNA training in California will not only ensure that each graduate provides excellent patient care but will also prepare students to challenge both the knowledge portion and the clinical skills portion of the Certified Nurse Aide Competency Evaluation.

Free CNA Classes in San Diego CA

WIA Approved Programs for free CNA Training in California

Contra Costa college  510-235-7800
Downey adult school  562-940-6236
Allan Hancock college 805-922-6966
American river college 916-484-8011
Butte college 530-895-2511
College of the sequoias 559-730-3808
West Los Angeles College Culver City, CA 90230310-287-4200
SouthCal Educational Institute El Monte, CA 91731626-575-8580
Los Angeles Trade–Technical College Los Angeles, CA 90015213-763-7000
Los Angeles City College Los Angeles, CA 90029323-953-4000
St. Francis Career College Lynwood, CA 90262888-219-5781
Los Angeles Mission College Sylmar, CA 91342818-364-7600
Los Angeles Harbor College Wilmington, CA 90744310-233-4000

The California Long Term Care Education Center
A non profit organization in California that retrains the workforce to improve employment prospects. One of the training options is CNA training. To get more details and get in the waiting list visit Free CNA classes in California

Sacramento County ROP
10541 Norden Ave. Mather, CA,
ph: (916) 228-2721

This organization offers free CNA training classes to anyone who is over the age of 16. Their program lasts for 360 hours and the only thing that you will be required to pay for is the book. Also, they are a state accredited CNA training class. So, once you have completed the class successfully you will be able to take the state exam. However, by going this way instead of a hospital and nursing home you will not have a guaranteed job waiting for you.

R.O.P health Careers
Tuition free training is available depending on you meeting certain requirements. Call 822-5120 for more info. You will need to go to their centers to get assessed. Depending on how well you do in the assessment you will get called for orientation. Their classes are free but you still need to pay for uniform, state exam and books.

In-Home Supportive Services Consortium
If you have home care experience, or just a sincere desire to help others, they will train you in the skills you need to provide competent, compassionate care to people in need. Contact them at

California Job Corps That Offer Free CNA Classes in California

Long Beach Job Corps Center
1903 Santa Fe Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90810-4050
Phone: (562) 983-1777

Sacramento Job Corps
310 Meadow view Road
Ph: (916)429-0627

If you are a resident of Sacramento and are between the ages of 16 to 21 you should consider enrolling in Job Corps. They also have training classes available other than CNA training classes such as, EMT, MA and PT.

Free CNA Training in California Nursing Homes and Hospitals

Golden Living Center throughout California offer Free CNA training
GL - Training Center
650 W. Alluvial
Fresno, CA 93711
(559) 430-3907

GL - Training Center
3601 San Dimas
Bakersfield, CA 93301
(661) 324-7756

GL - Training Center
140 East Tulare
Shafter, CA 93263
(661) 324-7756

GL - Training Center
4545 Georgetown Place,
Ste. C14
Stockton, CA 95207
(209) 478-4704

Avalon Training Centers Throughout California offer Free CNA training

Avalon Training Center – Chowchilla
1010 Ventura Boulevard,
Chowchilla, CA 93610
(559) 665-4459

Avalon Training Center – Merced
3170 ‘M’ Street
Merced, CA 95340
(209) 384-8839

Avalon Training Center – Modesto
1900 Coffee Road,
Modesto, CA 95355
(209) 548-0318

Avalon Training Center
709 ‘N’ Street,
Newman, CA 95360
(209) 862-1798

Avalon Training Center
900 Mountain Ranch Road,
San Andreas, CA 95349
(209) 754-3823

Avalon Training Center
19929 Greenley Road,
Sonora, CA 95370
(209) 532-4115

Applewood Care Center
1090 Rio Lane 95822,
ph: (916) 446-2506
This care center is one of the places that will occasionally offer free CNA training to aspiring CNA’s. However, you must first qualify and pre register.  This is a convalescent home which provides on the job training to enable you to become a CNA.

Please contact the facility directly for a class schedule. The following facilities offer CNA classes multiple times a year:

Arroyo Grande Care Center  (805) 489-8137
Mission View Health Center  (805) 543-0210
Bayside Care Center     (805) 772-2237
Vineyard Hills Health Center   (805) 434-3035 
Danish Care Center   (805) 466-9254
Covenant Care            800) 861- 0086
Arcadia Health Care Center  (626) 445-2170
ManorCare Health Services (916) 967-2929
Park Central Care & Rehabilitation Center  Fremont, CA 94536(510) 797-5300
Jerold Phelps Comm. Hospital Snf.  Garberville, CA 95542(707) 923-3921
Eden West Convalescent Hospital Hayward, CA 94545(510) 783-4811
Briercrest Inglewood Health Care Inglewood, CA 90301310-677-9114
Manor Care Health Services Laguna Hills, CA 92653(949) 586-3393
Friendship Manor Lakeside Lakeside, CA 92040(619) 561-1222
Arbor Convalescent Hospital Lodi, CA 95240209-333-1222
Vienna Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Lodi, CA 95242(209) 368-7141
Edgewater Convalescent Hospital Long Beach, CA 90814(562) 434-0974
American Medical Careers Los Angeles, CA 90010213-387-8900
Country Villa Maple Healthcare Los Angeles, CA 90011(213) 747-6371
Brierwood Terrace Convalescent Los Angeles, CA 90035323-655-8390
Country Villa Los Feliz Los Angeles, CA 90039(323) 666-1544
Ararat Convalescent Hospital Los Angeles, CA 90041323-256-8012
Woodlands Healthcare Center Los Gatos, CA 95032(408) 356-8136
John C. Fremont Healthcare Dis. Mariposa, CA 95338(209) 966-3631
Ararat Nursing Facility Mission Hills, CA 91345818-837-1800
Julia Healthcare Center Mountain View, CA 94043(650) 967-5714
Friendship Manor Nc National City, California 92050619-791-7700
Sherman Village Care Center North Hollywood, CA 91607(818) 766-6105
Oakridge Care Center Oakland, CA 94602(510) 261-8564
Oroville Hospital Oroville, CA 95966-6185(530) 533-8500
Brighton Convalescent Center Pasadena, CA 91103626-798-9124
Bethany Home Ripon, CA 95366  (209) 599-4221
Sherwood Healthcare Center Sacramento, CA 95819(916)454-4700
Country Villa Hacienda Healthcare San Bernardino, CA 92404909-882-3316
Arriba Juntos San Francisco, CA 94103(415) 487-3240
Jewish Home D/P Snf. San Francisco, CA 94112(415) 334-2500
Bancroft Convalescent Hospital San Leandro, CA 94577(510) 483-1680
Kaiser Permanent Post Acute San Leandro, CA 94578(510) 481-8575
Oceanview Convalescent Hospital Santa Monica, CA 90404(310) 451-9706
Friends House  Santa Rosa, California 95409(707) 538-0152
Edgemoor Geriatric Hospital Santee, CA 92071(619) 258-3001
Manorcare Health Serv Rossmoor Walnut Creek, California 94595(925) 906-0200