It's no secret that folks from the chilly northeast head south to Florida in their senior years. This trend has been a boon to nursing homes, retirement communities and assisted living facilities. To best serve these patients, Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) in Florida are in big demand and can make $26,000 a year on average, per the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Choosing the Best CNA Programs in Florida

Completing a qualified training program is the best way applicants can successfully complete the nursing assistant competency examination, which is required to become a CNA. Florida, however, does not require CNAs to complete training though doing so makes passing the exam the first time more likely. Applicants can read our CNA Training Programs Admissions page for details.

  • Program Length: CNA training courses in Florida can be completed in one-day intensive classes or in several classes taken over the week. Coursework includes clinical learnings as well as lectures.
  • Program Cost: Pricing for accelerated, on-campus Florida CNA courses offered by career institutes is about $350 total. Many free instructional programs are offered through the Red Cross and Job Corps Center. Applicants must pay the costs of exams, fees, and supplies. If students fail the exam the first time, they must pay to retake it.
  • Board Approved Programs: The Florida Board of Nursing approves CNA training programs and ensures they prepare students to successfully complete the nursing assistant competency examination. Students who attend a non-approved or probationary-status program run the risk of not being prepared for the exam. Visit our CNA Certifications page for more information on Florida's requirements.
  • Online/In-Person Options: Students in Florida may be able to complete the theory portion of their Certified Nursing Assistant coursework online. To be prepared to pass the exam the first time, students should also complete their clinicals in an on-site setting.

2020 List of CNA Classes in Florida

To get a feel for the CNA curriculum in Florida, see our list of classes and courses available in the state:

Avon Park, FL

SchoolContact Information
South Florida State College
600 W College Dr
Avon Park, FL 33825
(863) 453-6661

Belleview, FL

SchoolContact Information
Taylor College
5190 SE 125th St
Belleview, FL 34420
(352) 245-4119

Bradenton, FL

SchoolContact Information
Manatee Technical College
CNA Programs
6305 E State Rd 70
Bradenton, FL 34203
(941) 751-7900

Cape Coral, FL

SchoolContact Information
Cape Coral Technical College
360 Santa Barbara Blvd N
Cape Coral, FL 33993
(239) 574-4440

Chipley, FL

SchoolContact Information
Florida Panhandle Technical College
CNA Programs
757 Hoyt St
Chipley, FL 32428
(850) 638-1180

Clearwater, FL

SchoolContact Information
Ultimate Medical Academy (Clearwater)
1255 Cleveland St
Clearwater, FL 33755
(727) 298-8685

Cocoa, FL

SchoolContact Information
Keiser University
1519 Clearlake Rd
Cocoa, FL 32922
(321) 632-1111

Dania Beach, FL

SchoolContact Information
ASA College - Miami Campus
CNA Programs
225 E Dania Beach Blvd
Dania Beach, FL 33004
(786) 279-1741

Daytona Beach, FL

SchoolContact Information
Daytona State College
1200 W International Speedway Blvd
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
(386) 506-3000

Delray Beach, FL

SchoolContact Information
Cambridge College of Healthcare & Technology
CNA Programs
5150 Linton Blvd Suite #340
Delray Beach, FL 33484
(561) 381-4990

Eustis, FL

SchoolContact Information
Lake Technical College
2001 Kurt St
Eustis, FL 32726
(352) 589-2250

Fort Myers, FL

SchoolContact Information
Fort Myers Technical College
3800 Michigan Ave
Fort Myers, FL 33916
(239) 334-4544

Gainesville, FL

SchoolContact Information
Express Training Services
CNA Programs
3631 SW Archer Rd Suite A
Gainesville, FL 32608
(352) 338-1193
GatorCPR
CNA Programs
1029 NW 23rd Ave
Gainesville, FL 32609
(352) 727-4733
Santa Fe College
CNA Programs
3000 NW 83 St, Gainesville
Gainesville, FL 32606
(352) 395-5000

Greenacres, FL

SchoolContact Information
Medical Institute-Palm Beach
CNA Programs
5821 Lake Worth Rd # B
Greenacres, FL 33463
(561) 264-1062

Hollywood, FL

SchoolContact Information
Sheridan Technical College
CNA Programs
5400 Sheridan St
Hollywood, FL 33021
(754) 321-5400

Hudson, FL

SchoolContact Information
Pasco Medical Training
CNA Programs
12029 Majestic Blvd
Hudson, FL 34667
(727) 484-6953

Inverness, FL

SchoolContact Information
Withlacoochee Technical College
1201 W Main St
Inverness, FL 34450
(352) 726-2430

Jacksonville, FL

SchoolContact Information
Acumen CNA Training & Testing Center
CNA Programs
5820 Normandy Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32205
(904) 786-6047
Affordable Training
CNA Programs
7867 Lakeland St
Jacksonville, FL 32221
(904) 378-0102
American Red Cross- Jacksonville Training Center
CNA Programs
751 Riverside Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32204
(904) 248-4088
Florida Career College - Jacksonville
6600 Youngerman Cir
Jacksonville, FL 32244
(904) 990-8500
Florida Career College - Jacksonville
6600 Youngerman Cir
Jacksonville, FL 32244
(904) 990-8500
Jacksonville Job Corps Center
CNA Programs
4811 Payne Stewart Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32209
(904) 360-8200
University of North Florida
CNA Programs
1 UNF Dr
Jacksonville, FL 32224
(904) 620-1000

Key West, FL

SchoolContact Information
Florida Keys Community College
CNA Programs
5901 College Rd
Key West, FL 33040
(305) 296-9081

Lake City, FL

SchoolContact Information
Lake City Medical Center
340 NW Commerce Dr
Lake City, FL 32055
(386) 719-9000

Lakeland, FL

SchoolContact Information
Traviss Technical College
CNA Programs
3225 Winter Lake Rd
Lakeland, FL 33803
(863) 499-2700

Lauderdale Lakes, FL

SchoolContact Information
Florida Career College - Lauderdale Lakes
3383 FL-7
Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33319
(754) 900-6800

Marianna, FL

SchoolContact Information
Chipola College
CNA Programs
3094 Indian Cir
Marianna, FL 32446
(850) 526-2761

Miami, FL

SchoolContact Information
Florida Vocational Institute
7757 W Flagler St #220
Miami, FL 33144
(305) 665-1911
Miami Dade College - Medical Campus
CNA Programs
950 NW 20th St
Miami, FL 33127
(305) 237-4141
South Florida Institute of Technology
720 NW 27th Ave
Miami, FL 33125
(305) 649-2050

Miami Gardens, FL

SchoolContact Information
Miami Job Corps Center
CNA Programs
3050 NW 183rd St
Miami Gardens, FL 33056
(305) 626-7800

Miramar, FL

SchoolContact Information
Florida Vocational Institute Miramar
3520 Enterprise Way
Miramar, FL 33025
(954) 613-2900

New Port Richey, FL

SchoolContact Information
Pasco-Hernando State College
CNA Programs
10230 Ridge Rd
New Port Richey, FL 34654
(727) 847-2727

Orange City, FL

SchoolContact Information
Volusia CNA Prep
CNA Programs
815 S Volusia Ave #12
Orange City, FL 32763
(386) 589-0854

Orange Park, FL

SchoolContact Information
St Johns River State College
CNA Programs
283 College Dr
Orange Park, FL 32065
(904) 276-6800
Superior Training Services
CNA Programs
115 College Dr
Orange Park, FL 32065
(904) 272-4330

Orlando, FL

SchoolContact Information
Florida Career College - Orlando
989 N Semoran Blvd
Orlando, FL 32807
(321) 430-8300
Gabriel Health Institute
CNA Programs
6851 W Colonial Dr
Orlando, FL 32818
(407) 777-9778
IT of Central Florida
5462 Hoffner Ave #501
Orlando, FL 32812
(407) 658-0043

Ormond Beach, FL

SchoolContact Information
Daytona College
425 S Nova Rd
Ormond Beach, FL 32174
(386) 267-0565

Panama City, FL

SchoolContact Information
Gulf Coast State College
5230 US-98
Panama City, FL 32401
(850) 769-1551

Pembroke Pines, FL

SchoolContact Information
Abba Health Care Training
269 N University Dr
Pembroke Pines, FL 33024
(954) 418-2193

Pensacola, FL

SchoolContact Information
University of West Florida
CNA Programs
Building 21, 11000 University Pkwy
Pensacola, FL 32514
(850) 474-2000

Petersburg, FL

SchoolContact Information
Pinellas County Job Corps Center
CNA Programs
500 22nd St S, St
Petersburg, FL 33712
(727) 551-2900

Riverview, FL

SchoolContact Information
Florida Career College - Brandon
2662 S Falkenburg Rd
Riverview, FL 33578
(813) 621-5775

Sarasota, FL

SchoolContact Information
American Red Cross- Training Center
CNA Programs
2001 Cantu Court
Sarasota, FL 34232
(727) 209-3560
Suncoast Technical College
CNA Programs
4748 S Beneva Rd
Sarasota, FL 34233
(941) 924-1365
Suncoast Technical College
4748 S Beneva Rd
Sarasota, FL 34233
(941) 924-1365

St. Petersburg, FL

SchoolContact Information
American Red Cross- St. Petersburg Training Center
CNA Programs
818 4th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
(727) 209-3577

Tallahassee, FL

SchoolContact Information
Southeastern School of Health Sciences
CNA Programs
243 Office Plaza Dr
Tallahassee, FL 32301
(850) 222-0020
Tallahassee Community College
444 Appleyard Dr
Tallahassee, FL 32304
(850) 201-6200

Tampa, FL

SchoolContact Information
Erwin Technical College
CNA Programs
2010 E Hillsborough Ave
Tampa, FL 33610
(813) 769-5180
Florida Career College - Tampa
9950 Princess Palm Ave
Tampa, FL 33619
(813) 906-5900
Hillsborough County Public School
CNA Programs
901 E Kennedy Blvd
Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 272-4000

West Palm Beach, FL

SchoolContact Information
Burnett International College
CNA Programs
2601 S Military Trail
West Palm Beach, FL 33415
(561) 736-3998

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