The need to provide daily living assistance and care to elderly and chronically ill patients exists everywhere, and the island of Hawaii is no exception. Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) in Hawaii can earn $33,400 annually per the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, higher than the national average. CNAs typically are employed by nursing homes and assisted living centers.

Choosing the Best CNA Programs in Hawaii

Price, flexible schedules, class size and institute reputation are just some factors to review when choosing a CNA instructional program. Comparing exam pass rate percentages will help applicants narrow their CNA program choice. Community and career colleges in Hawaii offer qualified programs that meet state approval. Learn specifics about admissions by visiting our CNA Training Programs Admissions page.

  • Program Length: Most Certified Nursing Assistant trainings in Hawaii are 6 to 8 weeks long and include theoretical classroom learning as well as clinical components. Accelerated course structures may also be available.
  • Program Cost: Tuition cost of Hawaii CNA programs vary widely with some costing $600 and others costing as much as $1800. Intensive, accelerated programs tend to cost more as lower cost programs may have wait lists. Nonprofit organizations such as the Red Cross and Jobs Corps also offer free and low-cost CNA training options. Tuition costs typically do not include the cost of books, tests, supplies and more.
  • Board Approved Programs: In the state of Hawaii, certified nurse aide examinations are administered by Prometric, an online testing system. Students must attend an approved CNA program per the Hawaii Department of Human Services. Attending a non-approved program may limit employment opportunities. Check out the CNA certification requirements in Hawaii to learn more.
  • Online/In-Person Options: The day to day job duties ofCertified Nursing Assistants is practical in nature. Though students may be able to complete theoretical coursework online, on-site learning is required. Most programs are offered during day or evening hours to meet the schedules of working adults.

2022 List of CNA Classes in Hawaii

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

Aiea, HI

SchoolContact Information
Health Care School of Hawaii
CNA Programs
98-025 Hekaha St Suite 3 & 4, Bldg. 4
Aiea, HI 96701
(808) 488-9449

Hilo, HI

SchoolContact Information
Mid Pacific CNA Medical Training
CNA Programs
180 Kinoole St #210
Hilo, HI 96720
(808) 935-5050

Honolulu, HI

SchoolContact Information
Kapi'olani Community College
CNA Programs
4303 Diamond Head Rd
Honolulu, HI 96816
(808) 734-9000
Professional Healthcare Edctrs
CNA Programs
1286 Kalani Street, B-204
Honolulu, HI 96817
(808) 847-3366

Kahului, HI

SchoolContact Information
Hale Makua Health Services
CNA Programs
472 Kaulana St
Kahului, HI 96732
(808) 877-2761
University of Hawaii Maui College
CNA Programs
310 W Kaahumanu Ave
Kahului, HI 96732
(808) 984-3500

Kailua-Kona, HI

SchoolContact Information
Hawai'i Community College - Palamanui
CNA Programs
73-4225 Ane Keohokalole Hwy
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
(808) 969-8800

Kaneohe, HI

SchoolContact Information
Windward Community College
CNA Programs
45-720 Keaahala Rd
Kaneohe, HI 96744
(808) 235-7400

Kaunakakai, HI

SchoolContact Information
University of Hawaii Maui College, Molokai
CNA Programs
375 Kamehameha V Highway
Kaunakakai, HI 96748
(808) 553-4490

Lana'i City, HI

SchoolContact Information
University of Hawaii Maui College, Lanai
CNA Programs
329 7th Street
Lana'i City, HI 96763
(808) 565-7266

Lihue, HI

SchoolContact Information
Kaua'i Community College
CNA Programs
3-1901 Kaumualii Hwy
Lihue, HI 96766
(808) 245-8311

Pearl City, HI

SchoolContact Information
Leeward Community College, Pearl City
CNA Programs
96-045 Ala Ike
Pearl City, HI 96782
(808) 455-0011

Waianae, HI

SchoolContact Information
Leeward Community College, Wai'anae Moku
CNA Programs
87-380 Kulaaupuni St
Waianae, HI 96792
(808) 454-4702

Waimanalo, HI

SchoolContact Information
Hawaii Job Corps Center
CNA Programs
41-467 Hihimanu St
Waimanalo, HI 96795
(808) 259-6001

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