Nursing Assistant Program Description

The Nursing Assistant Certification Program also provides the foundation for rapid career growth and expertise at a lower cost than other programs while delivering more than 100 hours of education, including CPR/First Aid and HIV/AIDS training, over the three‑week course.

A Career as a Certified Nursing Assistant Includes:

  • Helping with medical procedures
  • Answering patient calls
  • Detailing patients’ health issues
  • Taking patients’ vital signs
  • Feeding patients

Graduates can be assisted with immediate job placement opportunities through our affiliate company, Dependable Staffing Agency, after completion of the state exam.


  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Have a high school diploma, GED, Higher Education equivalency, or pass the entrance exam
  • International students must pass the CELSA Test with a 75% passing grade (if applicable). 
  • Must complete the DSHS background check.
  • Complete a background inquiry form. Any record of crimes against persons will prevent an individual from working in this field. You can order the form here:  WATCH Overview - Washington State Patrol ($11)
  • Provide documentation of a completed two-steps tuberculosis test or QuantiFeron blood test. If Mantoux and QuantiFeron blood test is positive, they must get a chest x-ray.
  • Clinical facilities may require additional information, Hepatitis B vaccine, or waiver.
  • Facilities also require Covid vaccine Documents.
  • Blood Pressure Cuff and Stethoscope
  • Gait Belt
  • Royal Blue Scrubs
  • White Nursing Shoes
  • Watch with Second Hand

Program Costs:

  • Tuition: $750
  • Registration fee: $60
  • Books: $50 (+tax)
  • After completion of the required 118 hours of your nursing assistant program, you will be eligible to take your state exam.
  • Due to COVID, there is a state waiver in place, along with the delay in state exam scheduling. You may apply for the NAR (nursing assistant registered license) that will make you eligible to start work in a facility as a new hire. This allows you to not only work, but to also complete your required 56 clinical hours to be signed off by the LPN or RN supervisor so you can receive your course completion certificate.
  • When applying for the NAR, there is a fee required by the state that is not part of the fees of this course. Please check the DOH website for current fee rates.
  • State fee application rates: $65 until October 1st then after October 1st increased to $85.
  • Apply for NAR online through the DOH website:
  • Please call us at (253) 252-3956 if you have any questions regarding this process.

Online CNA Course


Theory Dates: January 8th to January 23rd, 2024

Days: Monday-Thursday
Time: 9am-1:00pm  
Lab (In person): January 12th and January 19th, 2024
Lab Times: 8:00am-4:30pm
Clinicals: (01/25, 01/26, 01/27, 01/28, 01/29, 01/30, 01/31)
Clinical Times (8am-4:30pm)


Theory Dates: February 12th to February 28th, 2024

Days: Monday-Thursday
Time: 9am-1:00pm 
Lab (In person): February 16th and 23rd , 2024
Lab Times: 8:00am-4:30pm
Clinicals: ( 03/1, 03/2, 03/3, 03/04, 03/05,03/6, 03/7)
Clinical Times (8am-4:30pm)



Theory Dates: March 18th to April 2nd, 2024

Date: Monday-Thursday
Time: 9am-1:00pm
Lab (In person): March 22nd and 29th , 2024
Lab Times: 8:00am-4:30pm
Clinicals: ( 04/04, 04/5, 04/6, 04/07, 04/08,04/9, 04/10)
Clinical Times (8am-4:30pm)


Theory Dates: April 22nd to May 7th , 2024

Days: Monday-Thursday
Time: 9am-1:00pm
Lab (In person): 26th april and 3rd May , 2024
Lab Times: 8:00am-4:30pm
Clinicals: ( 05/11, 05/12, 05/13, 05/14, 05/15,05/16, 05/17)
Clinical Times (8am-4:30pm)


Theory Dates: May 27th to June 11th , 2024

Days: Monday-Thursday
Time: 9am-1:00pm ( only on June 10th the zoom class will be from 1:00 pm to 4:30 P.m)
Lab (In person): 31st May and 7th June, 2024
Lab Times: 8:00am-4:30pm
Clinicals: (06/15,6/16,6/17,6/18/,6/19,6/20,6/21)

Enrollments & Payments are due a week prior to the class starting.