Industry certification, Government license
Method of Delivery
Instructional Program (CIP)
CNAs are caregivers who provide patients assistance with activities of daily living and basic needs. They also help patients feel safe and comfortable throughout their hospital stay. These direct caregivers spend most of their time assisting patients and listening to their concerns. The State of Maine approved CNA course includes classroom work, skills labs, and clinical experience. Our rigorous course
includes ten additional clinical hours for a total of 190 hours. Candidates must present either a high school diploma or HiSET/GED. Enrollment is limited to 10. The admission process includes enrollment into our Career Readiness Program, a criminal background check, placement testing, and a series of meetings with PVAEC staff . A non-refundable application fee of $50 is required. The cost of the class is $1,300, which includes tuition, textbook, background check, and state exam. Students are responsible for obtaining their own scrub uniforms, which are required dress code for the class.
Program Length (Weeks)
High School Diploma or Equivalent
WIOA Approved Program
16 Church Street, Dexter, Maine
1 - Northeastern Workforce Board
Name of Credential
State of Maine Certified Nurse's Assistant
Type of financial aid offered or have access to
We refer students to EMDC, HOPE, and other scholarships if they need funding.
Students who withdraw from the course prior to the start date will be refunded the cost of the course minus the $50 application fee. Once the course starts, there will be no refunds.
Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?
Yes - Maine State Board of Nursing
Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?
Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?
Total In-State Program Cost