CNA Training Program

Avalon Health Care now offers a state approved CNA Training Program. Become a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) in just three weeks through our accelerated training program. You may also take the course at your own pace if you prefer and can take up to 90 days to complete the program. We offer both weekday and weekend options to fit your schedule. A new class begins every month!

Upcoming Start Dates and Locations:

2018 CNA Course Schedule:

Ivins Location:

**(More classes to be added soon)**

Bountiful Location:

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SLC Location:

**(More classes to be added soon)**

Brigham City/Ogden Location:

**(More classes to be added soon)**

Payson Location:

**(More classes to be added soon)**


The CNA Certification Class is a 100 hour class.  You will be given 52 hours of class time and 48 hours of instruction in a clinical setting.

3-week Accelerated Option:

Week 1: Monday through Friday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, plus choose 12 hours of clinicals to complete that weekend

Week 2: Monday through Friday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, plus choose 12 hours of clinicals to complete that weekend or after classes during the week from 2 pm to 6 pm

Week 3: Monday through Wednesday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, plus choose 24 hours of clinicals to complete between Thursday and Saturday of that week

Option to complete course at your own pace:

The same schedule listed above will be followed, but you may spread your hours out for up to 90 days by attending classes in different locations.  Please email the instructor for details:


FREE of charge when hired by Avalon.  Click here to apply for a position.

Or if you are not interested in employment at this time, the tuition is $400.

Price includes:  Classroom and clinical instruction, textbook to borrow, blood pressure cuff and stethoscope to borrow, use of all necessary supplies during class, a name badge, and a workbook with additional study materials to keep.

Additional fees for non-employees:

CPR Certification for Healthcare Providers and Card $50 (optional certification offered as a separate 4-hour class)

State Exam testing fee: $75 paid directly to testing center at the Utah Nursing Assistant Registry (for questions on the state exam, please visit Avalon will cover the cost of this if you sign up for employment with us!

Required supplies:  You will need athletic style comfortable shoes for clinicals, a watch with a second-hand, and scrubs (any color and style).  You may purchase your own stethoscope and blood pressure cuff (optional), or you may use ours during class for no additional fee.

Contact Us:

For more information, please call or text Janice at (385) 209-6900 or send an email to

How to Register:

To register, mail a $50 deposit (must be check or money order) payable to Avalon Health Care to:

Janice Trump

c/o Woodland Park Care Center

3855 South 700 East

SLC, UT  84106


Please use this address regardless of the location of the class you are registering for.  Please include a note containing your name, email address, phone number, and the start date of the class you wish to register for.  The final balance for the course will be due on the first day of class. You may also stop by any Avalon facility and drop off a check to the front desk.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is a CNA?
In 1987, the Nursing Home Reform Act was adopted by congress and defined training and evaluation standards for nursing assistants.  CNA stands for Certified Nursing Assistant.  A CNA provides hands on care to patients in hospitals, clients in their homes for home health care agencies, and residents in long term care settings.

Do I need to be an Avalon employee to attend classes?
No- our classes are open to the general public. However, if you become an Avalon employee any time during the 12-month period after you complete your class, Avalon will reimburse you for any tuition and testing fees paid.

What if I already work for an Avalon facility, but there are only classes being offered at a different facility then where I work?
You can attend any class at any Avalon facility free of charge if you are already an employee.

If I am an Avalon employee, do I need to pay for my own tuition or state testing fees?
No, as a benefit of signing on to work for Avalon, all of your certification expenses will be paid for by Avalon!

What if I want to take the class first and then later decide to apply for employment with Avalon?
If you sign on with Avalon any time during the 12 months after you complete the CNA training program, you will be reimbursed the cost of your certification program!

Is your training program state certified?
Yes- we are accredited by the Utah Nursing Assistant Registry

What kinds of things will I be learning about?
We will be studying necessary material to pass both the written and skills state CNA exam.  You will learn the basics of nursing and how to provide high quality care to your patients.  You will be fully prepared for both the written and the skills state CNA exam.

Where can I take the state CNA exam?
Information will be provided to you on the first day of class with a list of several different testing sites in Utah.  For more information on the state exam, please visit

How old do I have to be to take the class?
You must be 16 years of age by the first day of class.

Will I have to renew my CNA license?
Yes, every two years you must send in a license-renewal form to the state.  As long as you work 200 hours in a two year period, you will not have to pay for any further training.

Will I be guaranteed employment?
We do not guarantee employment with Avalon upon completion of the course.  However, we encourage all eligible applicants to apply for our CNA positions.  The job market is very good for Certified Nursing Assistants, and you are likely to find many opportunities in many different settings.