Certified Nurse's Assistant

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

Industry certification, Government license

Method of Delivery

In Person

When offered

Evening Hours

Instructional Program (CIP)

Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide. 513902


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)




Entrance Requirements

High School Diploma or Equivalent


Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative (PVAEC)

WIOA Approved Program


Curriculum Competency Based

Clinical and class testing

Training Location(s)

16 Church Street, Dexter, Maine

Local WIB

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.

Refund Policy

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?


Cost Items

Registration Fee


Total In-State Program Cost


Demand Occupation(s)

31-1131.00Nursing Assistants
$0.00 per hour

Provider Status



50 Mayo Street, Dover Foxcroft, Maine 04426

Phone Number

(207) 564-6525

Web Address

Last Updated

Oct 27, 2021


Aug 30, 2021


Aug 31, 2023

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