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Certified Nursing Assistant

Our Certified Nursing Assistants' (CNA) training course offers 98-hour (classroom, lab and clinical) course built on OLTC curriculum guidelines. Learners are prepared to work as a CNA, and are trained in basic nursing assistant procedures including, but not limited to: infection prevention and control, residents’ rights, transferring and positioning techniques, obtaining vital signs and more.

To be certified in the State of Arkansas, Nursing Assistant learners are required to take a knowledge (written) test and clinical skills exam after graduation.  This 2 part exams are administered by the State of Arkansas through a testing agency.

Duration: 5 Weeks



Evening Sessions

Mondays - Thursdays (4 Days/Week)

4:30 to 8:30 PM

Weekend Sessions

Saturdays Only (16 Saturdays)

9:30 AM to 3:30 PM



All reading and workbook assignments will be done online, during the student’s own time. Exams, Labs, & Clinicals will take place at the Beyond Career Training (Community Forward) facility.

Admission Requirements 


  • Pre-registration required

  • Complete, submit and agree to terms in the “Application for Enrollment”

  • Must be at least 18. If under the age of 18, parents must sign the registration & consent forms.

  • Pay non-refundable application fee.

  • Cannot have a disqualifying criminal record.

  • Tuition due 10 days before the start of class.

  • Red or Black Scrubs with close toe shoes

Tuition, Books, Supplies & Fees:  $585

Not included in the tuition and fees

  • T-B skin test before the first day of class

  • Covid-19 vaccination * required by nursing home for clinical

  • Red or Black scrubs: 

  • Arkansas State License: $125.00  (Knowledge & Skills Exams)

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