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Considering a career in Healthcare? Take the next step and become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA).

Register for CNA 2024 Programs in Carrollton & Newnan

The UWG Certified Nursing Assistant Program is approved through the Georgia Department of Community Health (GDCH) and meets standards outlined in the "Policies and Procedures for Nurse Aide Training Program (NATP)." The nurse aide course is taught in English ONLY. The course offers training to candidates that desire to become eligible for certification as a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA). The program provides a comprehensive course to train candidates to work in all health care facilities (e.g. nursing homes, hospitals, hospice, home health, etc.) The UWG CNA program is a total of 88 hours consisting of 64 hours classroom/skills lab instruction, and 24 hours of clinical practice in a long-term care facility. Upon completion of the course, students will be certified to register with Credentia CNA365 System to take the State Certification test. 

2024 CNA Programs at UWG Carrollton

2024 CNA Programs at UWG Newnan

Registration Fee

The 2024 registration fee ($1075 UWG Student | $1150 Non-UWG Student) covers instruction, textbooks, required supplies, clinical supervision, 1 set of scrubs, a blood pressure cuff, and a name badge. Students are responsible for the cost of their background check/drug test ($78.50), a Professional Liability Insurance Policy for clinicals ($43), and the State Certification Test Fee will be $130 (Written $35/Skills $95).

Program Documents Available for Download

When you receive your registration confirmation via email, there should be six (6) attachments containing important information regarding requirements you must meet in order to attend the CNA program. You must open and read all the attachments carefully and take appropriate action to meet those requirements before the first day of class. If you do not receive a registration confirmation by email, please contact Dale Fleming at or (678) 839-6612.

Background Check and Drug Test 

Students must initiate a background check and drug test before the first day of class through Advantage Students at a cost of approximately $78.50. Once logged into your Advantage Students account, click Get Started and Get Started Again. Under Affiliated Schools, select University of West Georgia, and select the UWG CNA Program to share your results.

TB Test

Students must also bring a copy of the results of a Two (2) Step PPD (TB) test to the first day of class. This test will take two (2) weeks to complete so please plan accordingly. If you have previously taken a TB test, the results must be current within one calendar year of the scheduled clinical dates for this course.

Watch With A Second Hand

Students are required to bring a watch with a second hand to class for use during the course and during the certification test at the end of the course. 

Program Contact

If you require additional information or clarification, please contact Dale Fleming at or (678) 839-6612.