CNA Classes in Silver Spring

As the premier provider of CNA training in Silver Spring and across the country for more than 100 years, the American Red Cross has helped thousands prepare for work in the medical field. Designed by industry experts, our courses deliver the latest science and educational technologies to help you succeed. In addition, our CNA course, like all of our courses, are developed under the guidance of, and reviewed by, the Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council, which ensures that you receive the most accurate, up-to-date training available.

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Before you can sign up for CNA training in Silver Spring, you must attend a local orientation information session, pass a reading and math assessment or present your high school diploma or GED certificate, pass a Red Cross criminal background check and complete the Red Cross physical form/TB test. In addition, you may be required to meet other criteria, which your local Red Cross CNA counselor can provide you with.

At the Red Cross, our CNA training in Silver Spring and across the country is only available in person. The reason we've eschewed an online offering is because our industry-leading curriculum was designed to provide students the latest information in a way that allows them to easily ask questions, participate in lively class discussions, and practice their skills, hands-on, before beginning their clinical rotations. This way, students can begin their clinical rotations with confidence.

All Red Cross CNA classes in Silver Spring use the most up-to-date course materials available. In addition, they are augmented with a wide range of online resources and manuals, which can be accessed and used throughout your training, and well into your career. Our library also includes a variety of refresher activities and information that can help keep your CPR, First Aid, and AED skills sharp between certifications. This way, you'll be ready to help when it's needed most.

When you successfully complete your CNA training in Silver Spring with the American Red Cross, you'll be well prepared to take your state licensing exam. These exams include a written portion, as well as a hands-on demonstration. They may be held at a Red Cross testing center or in another location. Testing may take all day, so plan accordingly, and wear scrubs and comfortable shoes, as well as a watch with a second hand. Check with your testing facility for specific details and requirements, but know that with the instruction you've received, you have the skills and knowledge to pass the test and achieve your goals.

All of the courses available from the Red Cross, including our Silver Spring CNA training classes, are developed under the guidance of, and reviewed by the Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council. This 50+ member panel of nationally-recognized medical, scientific, and academic experts is dedicated to ensuring that the Red Cross is at the forefront of innovation and delivers training that's both scientifically proven and in line with the industry's best practices.