CNA Classes in Colorado – Schools, Salary, and License Info

CNA Classes in Colorado

Aspiring Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) in Colorado must earn the credentials of the State Board of Nursing.

If you want to become a CNA, you will have to complete an official training course and to pass the exam.

Keep reading to find out more information on the procedure.

Training Requirements

Aspiring nurses in Colorado must complete official programs approved by the state.

Nurses that have finished the programs in other states might be eligible to take the exam in the state of Colorado, but only if the programs were equivalent.

RNs, LPNs, and psychiatric technicians can be eligible as well.

However, they have to complete at listed five semesters hours of practical clinical training.

International nurses who have completed programs outside the US can also skip the training course, but only if they provide all documentation.

Also, military healthcare assistants can submit their documents as well.

The Board of Nursing can review the documents and decide on your eligibility.

You might be asked to attend a few hours of training or to attend educational classes.

Final Test

To get the certificate in Colorado, nurses have to pass the NNAAP – National Nurse Aide Assessment Program.

The test has two blocks – a skills demonstration and the knowledge check.

In Colorado, you can take the knowledge test in written or oral form.

The available languages are English and Spanish.

The Pearson VUE website contains useful learning materials in both languages.

In Colorado, candidates can choose the date and testing location.

Each candidate has three attempts to pass the test.

Those who fail one part of the test can only retake the part they were unsuccessful.

From the moment you apply for the test, you have two years to pass the test.

The test fee is $123.

Retaking the skills test will cost you $75 while retaking the knowledge test is $45.


If you are interested in becoming a CNA, make sure that you meet all the requirements.

Those who have completed the official program will receive the application documents from the facility they took the course.

Other candidates can find the forms and list of required documents on the Pearson VUE website.

Some candidates will be asked to provide certificates of out-of-state training, copies of transport, copies of other licenses, etc.

If CNAs with expired licenses in the past two years provide a document that proves that they have been employed as CNA for at least 8 hours in the past two years, they can easily apply for reinstatement.


In Colorado, there is a higher percentage of old people and a growing need for the CNAs.

Check the list of free CNA training programs in Colorado.

School NameAddress
Accent Learning Systems IncAurora CO 80012
Agape Angelicum School of Nursing ArtsBroomfield CO 80020
Hildebrand Care CenterCanon City CO 81212
Canon Lodge Care CenterCanon City, CO 81212
Skyline RidgeCanon City, CO 81212
Garden Of The Gods Care CenterColorado Springs, CO 80904
Mountain View Care CenterColorado Springs, CO 80904
Cheyenne Mountain Care CenterColorado Springs, CO 80906
Delta-Montrose Technical CollegeDelta CO 81416
Emily Griffith Technical CollegeDenver CO 80204
St. Luke's Ministry CNA TrainingDenver CO 80218
New Beginning Nursing Assistant ProgramDenver CO 80220
National American UniversityDenver CO 80222
College America - DenverDenver CO 80222
Mullen Home/Little Sisters Of The PoorDenver, CO 80211
Christian Living Campus-University HilDenver, CO 80222
Pueblo Community CollegeDurango CO 81301
Four Corners Health Care CenterDurango, CO 81301
Columbine Health SystemsFort Collins, CO 80526
Western Colorado Area Health EducationGrand Junction CO 81506
Red Rocks Community CollegeLakewood CO 80228
Cedars Health Care CenterLakewood, CO 80214
St. Vincent HospitalLeadville, CO 80461
New Directions Nurse Aide TrainingNorthglenn CO 80233
Colorado Northwestern Community CollegeRangely CO 81648
Simla Good Samaritan CenterSimla, CO 80835
Ann Rose School of Nursing ArtsWestminster CO 80030
Front Range Community BoulderWestminster, CO 80031


A CNA in the state of Colorado earns averagely  $31825 per year.

Annual Salary Range:
Annual Salary by Location:
LocationAvg. Annual Salary
Colorado Springs$31,771
Fort Collins$31,075

Regional Salary in Colorado

RegionEmployedAvg. Annual SalaryAvg. Hourly PayTop 10% Annual SalaryBottom 10% Annual Salary
Boulder, CO930$41,020$19.72$48,500$33,650
Colorado Springs, CO3,250$38,080$18.31$44,470$32,500
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO10,990$40,250$19.35$46,660$34,260
Fort Collins, CO1,480$38,060$18.3$43,710$32,740
Grand Junction, CO630$35,630$17.13$39,340$30,630
Greeley, CO480$36,600$17.6$43,480$30,760
Pueblo, CO740$36,370$17.49$41,700$31,110
* Salary information based on the May 2022 Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) Survey for Nursing Assistants, OCC Code 31-1131, BLS.
* Employment conditions in your area may vary.

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