Though working as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) may lack glamour, it's a job that comes with a sense of pride and contentment because it helps patients improve their daily lives. In West Virginia, CNAs can earn a steady, comfortable wage of $26,000 annually per the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Those seeking to become CNAs can complete their training and start their new careers in a matter of months.

Choosing the Best CNA Programs in West Virginia

Deciding which CNA school to enroll in can feel daunting because there are so many options from which to choose. While tuition costs should weigh into a candidate's consideration, so should other factors such as instructional rigor, classroom size, and reputation of the facility. Serious CNA students should only consider schools with a licensed program. For admission details, read our CNA Training Programs Admissions page.

  • Program Length: In West Virginia and across the nation, there's a big demand for CNAs to help provide allied health services to aging populations. Fortunately, career schools and community colleges have answered the call and are offering CNA programs that can be completed in four to eight weeks.
  • Program Cost: Those training to become CNAs can complete their schooling for free or next to nothing at many allied health institutions. That's because many nursing homes will cover the cost of training provided the graduate commits to working there for a certain period of time. Otherwise, CNA students normally pay less than $1,000 to complete their training.
  • Board Approved Programs: In West Virginia, the Office of Health Facility Licensure and Certification oversees CNA and other nursing programs. To work as a Certified Nursing Assistant, you need to attend a board-approved school as well as complete required exams. For more information, check out the CNA certification requirements for West Virginia.
  • Online/In-Person Options: Certified Nursing Assistants spend more time face to face with patients than any other healthcare professional in most cases. Because so much of their work is hands-on, it is paramount that CNA students complete their studies in a physical classroom and clinical setting. Online training for CNAs in West Virginia is very limited.

2020 List of CNA Classes in West Virginia

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

Beckley, WV

SchoolContact Information
Valley College- Beckley
CNA Programs
120 New River Town Center Suite C
Beckley, WV 25801
(304) 252-9547

Charleston, WV

SchoolContact Information
Charleston Job Corps Center
CNA Programs
1000 Curtis Price Way
Charleston, WV 25311
(304) 925-3200

Clarksburg, WV

SchoolContact Information
United Technical Center
CNA Programs
251 Marietta St
Clarksburg, WV 26301
(304) 326-7580

Foster, WV

SchoolContact Information
Boone Career and Technical Center
CNA Programs
3505 Daniel Boone Pkwy.
Foster, WV 25081
(304) 369-4585

Martinsburg, WV

SchoolContact Information
James Rumsey Technical Institute
3274 Hedgesville Rd
Martinsburg, WV 25401
(304) 754-7925
Valley College- Martinsburg
CNA Programs
287 Aikens Center
Martinsburg, WV 25404
(304) 263-0979

Montgomery, WV

SchoolContact Information
BridgeValley Community and Technical College- Montgomery
CNA Programs
168 4th Ave
Montgomery, WV 25136
(304) 734-6600

Moorefield, WV

SchoolContact Information
Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College
316 Eastern Dr
Moorefield, WV 26836
(304) 434-8000

Oak Hill, WV

SchoolContact Information
Fayette Institute of Technology
CNA Programs
300 W Oyler Ave
Oak Hill, WV 25901
(304) 469-2911

Princeton, WV

SchoolContact Information
Valley College- Princeton
CNA Programs
617 Mercer St
Princeton, WV 24740
(304) 425-2323

South Charleston, WV

SchoolContact Information
BridgeValley Community and Technical College- South Charleston
CNA Programs
2001 Union Carbide Drive
South Charleston, WV 25303
(304) 205-6600

Thomas, WV

SchoolContact Information
Cortland Acres
CNA Programs
39 Cortland Acres Ln
Thomas, WV 26292
(304) 463-4181

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