For those looking to enter into a reliable steady career path, healthcare jobs are frequently in-demand. Certified Nursing Assistants/Aides (CNAs) are a great entry-level option. CNAs help registered and practical nurses with many patient care tasks, including answering call lights, preparing patient rooms, and helping to feed and dress patients. In the state of Washington, CNAs earn a mean salary of $32,130 annually, per the latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Many CNAs also go on to eventually become registered nurses or practical nurses, making it a great avenue for those who may want to experience job growth.

Choosing the Best CNA Programs in Washington

To begin a rewarding career as a CNA, completing a state-approved training program is the first step. These programs are generally cost effective and quick to complete, making them great alternatives to associate's or bachelor's degrees, especially for those who want to begin working as soon as possible. For more information on program enrollment requirements, visit our CNA Training Programs Admissions page. Those researching CNA schools should take the following into account to select the best possible option.

  • Program Length: Some programs take just 3-4 weeks to complete, while others may take a semester or more. Most programs will also offer part-time or full-time options to accommodate busy students. The curriculum will include a classroom portion as well as labs and other hands-on clinical learning.
  • Program Cost: Cost is a defining factor for most prospective students. CNA program costs will inevitably fluctuate depending on the school that offers them, so students should research a few to get a true price range. Keep in mind that in addition to tuition, students will also typically need to cover the cost of books, fees, uniforms, and more. The CNA program through Northwest NAC Training, for example, will run students around $970 in tuition, not including approximately $215 in additional expenses.
  • Board Approved Programs: It is crucial to choose a program that is state-approved, as each state mandates the program guidelines to become a CNA. This will ensure that grads are eligible to take the certification examination and be placed on Washington's CNA registry. To learn more, check out the CNA certification requirements for Washington.
  • Online/In-Person Options: Some schools may offer online courses as part of the CNA program. This is advantageous for students who have busy schedules or may live in more rural parts of Washington. Any required labs and hands-on clinical experiences, however, will still need to be taken in-person. For those who prefer the interactive environment of classroom learning, traditional campus-based CNA programs are still the norm.

2020 List of CNA Classes in Washington

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

Aberdeen, WA

SchoolContact Information
Grays Harbor College
1620 Edward P Smith Dr
Aberdeen, WA 98520
(360) 532-9020

Auburn, WA

SchoolContact Information
Green River College
CNA Programs
12401 SE 320th St
Auburn, WA 98092
(253) 833-9111

Bellevue, WA

SchoolContact Information
Bellevue College
CNA Programs
3000 Landerholm Cir SE
Bellevue, WA 98007
(425) 564-1000

Bellingham, WA

SchoolContact Information
Bellingham Technical College
CNA Programs
3028 Lindbergh Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225
(360) 752-7000
Whatcom Community College
CNA Programs
237 W Kellogg Rd
Bellingham, WA 98226
(360) 383-3000

Burien, WA

SchoolContact Information
DT&T Nursing Assistant Training School
CNA Programs
148 SW 153rd St #201
Burien, WA 98166
(206) 387-5858

Centralia, WA

SchoolContact Information
Centralia College
600 Centralia College Blvd
Centralia, WA 98531
(360) 736-9391

Des Moines, WA

SchoolContact Information
Highline College
2400 S 240th St
Des Moines, WA 98198
(206) 878-3710
Wesley Homes Montessori
CNA Programs
1122 S 216th St
Des Moines, WA 98198
(206) 631-4400

Everett, WA

SchoolContact Information
Everett Community College
CNA Programs
2000 Tower St
Everett, WA 98201
(425) 388-9100
Med Prep
CNA Programs
1830 Broadway
Everett, WA 98201
(425) 257-9888

Federal Way, WA

SchoolContact Information
Crystal Point CNA Training School
CNA Programs
32105 1st Ave S b2
Federal Way, WA 98003
(253) 874-0516
Divine CNA
CNA Programs
1707 S 341st Pl d
Federal Way, WA 98003
(253) 874-0174

Kennewick, WA

SchoolContact Information
Columbia Safety LLC.
CNA Programs
418 N Kellogg St Suite D
Kennewick, WA 99336
(509) 820-3883
Legacy Training Services
CNA Programs
404 N Conway St
Kennewick, WA 99336
(509) 783-4680

Kent, WA

SchoolContact Information
Blossom Health Care LLC
CNA Programs
24437 Russell Rd #108
Kent, WA 98032
(253) 945-8232

Kirkland, WA

SchoolContact Information
Lake Washington Institute of Technology
CNA Programs
11605 132nd Ave NE
Kirkland, WA 98034
(425) 739-8100

Lakewood, WA

SchoolContact Information
Blossom Nursing Assistant Training School
CNA Programs
8730 S Tacoma Way #102
Lakewood, WA 98499
(253) 301-3418
Clover Park Technical College
CNA Programs
4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW
Lakewood, WA 98499
(253) 589-5800
ProCare Academy of Washington
9116 Gravelly Lake Dr SW
Lakewood, WA 98499
(253) 302-4967

Longview, WA

SchoolContact Information
CNA School of Longview/ Health Education Center
CNA Programs
5612 Ocean Beach Hwy Suite 112
Longview, WA 98632
(360) 644-3970
Lower Columbia College
CNA Programs
1600 Maple St
Longview, WA 98632
(360) 442-2311

Lynnwood, WA

SchoolContact Information
Edmonds Community College
CNA Programs
20000 68th Ave W
Lynnwood, WA 98036
(425) 640-1459

Marysville, WA

SchoolContact Information
Med Smart Academy, LLC
CNA Programs
1410 7th St c2
Marysville, WA 98270
(425) 737-1605

Moses Lake, WA

SchoolContact Information
Big Bend Community College
CNA Programs
7662 Chanute St NE
Moses Lake, WA 98837
(509) 793-2222
Columbia Basin Job Corps
CNA Programs
6739 24th Ave NE Bldg 2402
Moses Lake, WA 98837
(509) 762-5581
Columbia Basin Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center
CNA Programs
6739 24th Ave NE
Moses Lake, WA 98837
(509) 793-1663

Mt Vernon, WA

SchoolContact Information
Skagit Valley College
CNA Programs
2405 E College Way
Mt Vernon, WA 98273
(360) 416-7600

Napavine, WA

SchoolContact Information
Career In Caregiving LLC
305 Linhart Ave NE
Napavine, WA 98565
(360) 748-3112

Olympia, WA

SchoolContact Information
ProCare Academy of Washington
3773A Martin Way E #102
Olympia, WA 98506
(360) 584-9778
Simmons & Holliday, Inc.
2625 Martin Way E C
Olympia, WA 98506
(360) 350-0037
South Puget Sound Community College
CNA Programs
2011 Mottman Rd SW
Olympia, WA 98512
(360) 596-5200

Othello, WA

SchoolContact Information
Avalon Care Center Othello
CNA Programs
1215, 495 N 13th Ave
Othello, WA 99344
(509) 488-9609

Pasco, WA

SchoolContact Information
Columbia Basin College
CNA Programs
2600 N 20th Ave
Pasco, WA 99301
(509) 547-0511

Port Angeles, WA

SchoolContact Information
Peninsula College
1502 E Lauridsen Blvd
Port Angeles, WA 98362
(360) 452-9277

Port Orchard, WA

SchoolContact Information
Care Plus Home Health Inc
CNA Programs
1950 Pottery Ave
Port Orchard, WA 98366
(360) 373-8016

Renton, WA

SchoolContact Information
Renton Technical College
CNA Programs
3000 NE 4th St
Renton, WA 98056
(425) 235-2352

Seattle, WA

SchoolContact Information
American Healthcare CNA Training School
CNA Programs
6951 Martin Luther King Jr Way S
Seattle, WA 98118
(206) 838-4094
North Seattle College
CNA Programs
9600 College Way N
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 934-3600
Seattle Central College
CNA Programs
1701 Broadway
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 934-3800
Seattle Central College
CNA Programs
1701 Broadway
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 934-3800
South Seattle College
6000 16th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98106
(206) 934-5300

Shelton, WA

SchoolContact Information
Olympic College Shelton
CNA Programs
937 Alpine Way
Shelton, WA 98584
(360) 432-5400

Shoreline, WA

SchoolContact Information
Nursing Assistant Training Institute
CNA Programs
18336 Aurora Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133
(206) 546-1120
Shoreline Community College
16101 Greenwood Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133
(206) 546-4101

Spokane, WA

SchoolContact Information
New Chapters in Healthcare Education
CNA Programs
320 W Spofford Ave
Spokane, WA 99205
(509) 847-5202
Spokane Community College
CNA Programs
1810 N Greene St
Spokane, WA 99217
(509) 533-7000

Spokane Valley, WA

SchoolContact Information
Health Care Training Center
CNA Programs
112 N University Rd #102
Spokane Valley, WA 99206
(509) 850-0033
Sparrow Healthcare Education
CNA Programs
11703 E Sprague Ave Suite C2
Spokane Valley, WA 99206
(509) 290-5489

Tacoma, WA

SchoolContact Information
Bates Technical College
1101 S Yakima Ave
Tacoma, WA 98405
(253) 680-7000
Tacoma Community College
CNA Programs
6501 S 19th St
Tacoma, WA 98466
(253) 566-5000

Tukwila, WA

SchoolContact Information
Nursing Assistant Training
CNA Programs
699 Strander Blvd
Tukwila, WA 98188
(206) 575-2010

Vancouver, WA

SchoolContact Information
Clark College
1933 Fort Vancouver Way
Vancouver, WA 98663
(360) 699-6398
Clark County CNA Training Center
CNA Programs
9120 NE Vancouver Mall Loop #266
Vancouver, WA 98662
(360) 574-1535
NW Nursing Assistant Certified Training
CNA Programs
11606 NE 66th St #101
Vancouver, WA 98662
(360) 882-0101

Walla Walla, WA

SchoolContact Information
Walla Walla Community College
CNA Programs
500 Tausick Way
Walla Walla, WA 99362
(509) 522-2500

Wenatchee, WA

SchoolContact Information
Wenatchee Valley College
1300 Fifth St
Wenatchee, WA 98801
(509) 682-6800

Woodland, WA

SchoolContact Information
Mary Ann's CNA Training School of Nursing
CNA Programs
1924 Belmont Loop
Woodland, WA 98674
(360) 546-0098

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