CNA Classes

Get CPR/AED certified – and learn how to help when it's needed most. As part of our mission to train people how to respond to and prepare for emergencies, we offer CPR/AED certification classes that can help you save a life when every moment counts.

You may not realize it, but the response time for first responders after 911 is called averages 8-12 minutes, and during sudden cardiac arrest – each minute that defibrillation is delayed reduces someone's chances of survival by approximately 10%. This is why, at the American Red Cross, we support the position that improved training and access to AEDs could save 50,000 lives each year. In fact, we believe that all Americans should be within four minutes of an AED and someone trained to use it.

Getting Certified

American Red Cross CNA classes are offered in dozens of cities throughout the United States – and can help prepare you for a career in the medical industry. With an emphasis on academics and hands-on skills training, our CNA classes can help you gain the information you need to not only pass your state CNA exam, but achieve your dream of working in healthcare. In fact, by using a combination of lecture, hands-on/on-site, and audio-video training, we offer one of the best CNA programs* in the industry.

*Based on % of our students passing State exam.

What to Expect

Red Cross CNA classes are available as day courses, which allows you to learn in a hands-on environment under the tutelage of caring, professional nurses. In addition, our program features:

After completing your classroom training, you'll continue your education with clinical rotations, which gives you hands-on experience working directly with patients in a healthcare facility. During this time you will be supervised by a Licensed Nurse, who is licensed by the State as a Nurse Assistant Training Instructor.

Students can expect to complete all in-class and clinical training – and be ready to take their state certification exams – within 4 to 8 weeks of beginning their training.

What You'll Learn

Our CNA class curriculum is developed nationally and designed to meet or exceed state standards. As you progress through the program, just a few of the things you'll learn include:

Enroll Today

CNA class enrollment requirements vary by state. In order to ensure that you meet the necessary requirements and have the opportunity to have all of your questions answered, please fill out this form, and a Red Cross representative will contact you. You may also wish to attend an information session to learn more about the program prior to enrollment.