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

CNA Classes in Georgia

If you have wanted to become a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) and you live in Georgia, there is a procedure you have to fulfill.

The first step is nursing training and the next one is passing the exam.

However, in Georgia, some facilities will ask for a criminal background check before they offer you a job.

Training Requirements

Georgia citizens must complete an official nurse training program to become eligible for the certification in nurse aide.

The information about suitable programs is available on the  Georgia Medicaid Management Information System website.

You can find the complete list of approved-programs and their curriculums.

The programs focus on six areas – respecting patient rights, infection control, etc.

In Georgia, if you are a student you can be in contact with patients under supervision after only 16 hours of training.

Nurses who finished the programs in other states can be eligible to take the test if the program meets all federal requirements.

Also, Registered nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses can take the test without attending a course.

Final Test

In Georgia, the final test is NNAAP – the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program test.

The NNAAP test has two parts – theoretical and practical skills tests.

You can pick the format in which you can take the knowledge test – written or oral.

The written test is available in English, while candidates who prefer oral examination can choose English or Spanish oral test.

The skills test will consist of interaction with resident actors, so you will have to assist the patients and perform key nursing assistant duties.

Georgia has several testing locations available across the state, and you can schedule for the next available testing date as well.

You can find more information on the Pearson VUE website, including a description of CNA skills in Spanish.

Candidates have three attempts to pass the test.

IF the fail, they can retake only the failed part again.

The complete test fee is $122.

If you have to retake skills test it is $85, while the knowledge test costs $27.


Before you start a procedure, check the Pearson VUE website to find out if you meet all the requirements.

You can find all the application forms and materials on the same website.

Usually, candidates are asked to provide some documentation.

It is different for candidates, based on their eligibility route.

However, some people are asked to provide recommendation letters, copies of previous certificates, verification of out-of-state CNA, expired licenses, instructors’ signature on the application, etc.


In the future, we will need more and more CNAs.

Therefore it is a growing profession, but also a challenging one.

Check the list of all free official nurse training programs in Georgia.

School NameAddress
Flint River ChapterAmericus, GA 31709
Magnolia ManorAmericus, Georgia 31709
East Georgia ChapterAthens, GA 30601
Metropolitan Atlanta ChapterAtlanta, GA 30324
Covenant CNA SchoolAtlanta, GA 30303
Murray Career InstituteAtlanta, GA 30303
Westminster CommonsAtlanta, GA 30308
A.G. Rhodes Home Wesley WoodsAtlanta, GA 30329
Augusta ChapterAugusta, GA 30901
Tender Care Training SchoolAugusta, GA – 30904
Park SpringsCircleStone Mountain, GA 30087
First Step Health AgencyColumbus, GA 31906
West Central Georgia ChapterColumbus, GA 31904
Afria Medical Institute, Inc.Decatur, GA-30035
American Red CrossFort StewartFort Stewart, GA 31315
Northeast Georgia ChapterGainesville, GA 30501
American Red CrossGordon, GA 30905
Altamaha Technical CollegeHazlehurst, GA 31539
Georgia Three Rivers ChapterLagrange, GA 30240
West Georgia Technical CollegeLaGrange, GA 30240
Life Care Center of GwinnettLawrenceville, GA 30044
COBB Medical InstituteMableton, GA 30126
American Red Cross of Central GeorgiaMacon, GA 31201
A.G. Rhodes HOME, INC – COBBMarietta, GA 30067
Park Place Nursing & Rehab FacilityMonroe, GA 30656
Village Samaritan Program InstituteNewnan, GA 30265
Bell MinorNortheast,Gainesville, GA 30507
Grace Healthcare of TuckerRoadTucker, GA 30084
Northwest Georgia ChapterRome, GA 30165
NHC Healthcare, RossvilleRossville, GA 30741
Southeast Georgia ChapterSavannah, GA 31405
Dominion Health Care SolutionsSavannah, GA 31406
Pinewood Manor & Pinewood Retirement VillaStreetHawkinsville, GA 31036
Emanuel County Nursing HomeSwainsboro, GA 30401
South Georgia ChapterValdosta, GA 31601
Southeastern Technical CollegeVidalia, GA 30474
Southeastern Technical CollegeVidalia, GA 30474
Warm Springs Medical Center Nursing HomeWarm Springs, GA 31830


The nurse salary in Georgia depends on several factors such as education level, professional experience, institution, additional skills, and the location where the nurse does its job.

The average nurse salary per year in Georgia is $30884.

Annual Salary Range:
Annual Salary by Location:
LocationAvg. Annual Salary
Warner Robins$28,363

Regional Salary in Georgia

RegionEmployedAvg. Annual SalaryAvg. Hourly PayTop 10% Annual SalaryBottom 10% Annual Salary
Albany, GA760$32,740$15.74$36,440$21,700
Athens-Clarke County, GA630$30,210$14.53$36,730$22,880
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA20,820$35,610$17.12$48,570$26,090
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC2,720$30,790$14.8$37,870$23,180
Brunswick, GA460$29,470$14.17$35,260$23,280
Columbus, GA-AL980$27,980$13.45$34,980$22,270
Dalton, GA390$31,090$14.95$36,540$23,870
Gainesville, GA1,060$31,580$15.18$39,240$23,950
Hinesville, GA120$28,490$13.7$38,480$21,830
Macon, GA1,520$30,090$14.46$36,600$22,870
Rome, GA880$29,400$14.13$36,170$23,530
Savannah, GA1,560$30,960$14.89$36,090$23,940
Valdosta, GA700$27,720$13.33$34,950$21,970
Warner Robins, GA690$29,660$14.26$36,180$22,660
* 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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