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Examination in the Patient Room

In-Person CEU Certification for
Existing CNAs

In-person contact credits for CNAs and HHAs. Receive a certification with CDPH NAC # to use in your renewal.

Why you need CEUs

As a CNA, you have two years to achieve the number of units you need. In order to remain in good standing as a California CNA, you must complete a minimum of 12 CEUs in each year of the 2-year certification period. Even if you completed the required 48 hours within your certification period, if you did not do at least 12 hours of CEUs per year, you’re considered ineligible to work and you lose your certification.

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Read more about the Crucial Role of CEU Courses for CNAs in this article.

CEU Requirements for California CNAs / HHA

  • CNAs must obtain 48 hours of in-service training/CEUs within the 2-year certification period

  • A minimum of 12 of the 48 hours must be completed in each year of the certification period

  • A maximum of twenty-four (24) of the forty-eight (48) hours may be obtained only through a CDPH-approved online computer training program listed on our website

  • Home Health Aide (HHA) must obtain 24 hours of in-service training or CEU within the certification period. 12 of the 24 hours are required in each year of the two-year certification period. HHAs may not use online CEUs to meet the required hours.

CNA certification period is issued for two birthdays, not two calendar years.


For example:

● Effective date: 3/20/18

● Expiration date: 5/15/20

● Birthday: 5/15/XXXX


This means:

● The first year of the certification period is 3/20/18 to 5/15/19

● The second year of the certification period is 5/15/19 to 5/15/20

Why Choose LA Skills Academy

LA Skills Academy is the best option for a CEU Certification Program. 

  • We are an approved in-person CEU provider by the California Dept of Public Health

  • We will provide you with a certificate of completion for your records with an NAC#.

  • Our experienced instructors are well-versed in education and training across numerous topics

  • We are backed by a decade of expertise in the field

  • We provide a detailed and relevant curriculum for your certification

  • Our flexible course schedules accommodate the needs of working CNAs

  • Convenient in-person locations​

  • Where can I find the registration files and where do I submit them?
    You may find the registration forms at
  • When are the registration files due?
    The dates are specific to the CNA program/class but here is a basic timeline of when you would be expected to submit the forms: Background Authorization: Due immediately after enrolling Physical/TB Forms: Due by orientation date Registration Forms/Enrollment Agreement: Due immediately after enrolling. You may complete all the forms online. Go to your account > Registration or
  • I submitted the files, but don't know if they went thorough"
    Once you submit a form/file, there should be a green success message that pops up by the submit button. You will also get an automated email confirming that you submit that file. If you did not receive an email, you may email to confirm that we received your files. Or chat with us on the right lower corner of your phone or screen.
  • I do not have a scanner, how do I submit the signed documents?"
    You may complete the digital form under TB, Physica, physical exam forms, covid vaccine records, flu shot records, and other medical documents should be emailed to
  • How long is CNA training?
    CNA training includes 60 hours of classroom/online theory lecture and 100 hours of supervised hands-on clinical experience at a local Skilled Nursing Facility. After successfully completing our CNA courses and passing the California Nurse Assistant State Exam, you will receive your nursing assistant certificate. Approximate time frame from start to finish: FastTrack - 1 month Part-Time Evenings - 2 months Part-Time Weekend - 3 Months
  • When are physical exams and TB tests due?
    Physical exams and TB tests for our Nursing Assistant Training (CNA Program) are due by your orientation date. If you are waiting for results and can not submit by orientation, you may submit the paperwork by the first day of class. Any other extension are provided on a case by case basis. Please call the office to discuss your options.
  • Where can I get a physical exam and TB test?
    You can get them from your primary care physician or from urgent care clinics close to you. Please be sure to print our forms and take these forms to your doctor/ clinic. Download the blank physical exam form here Here are some of the Urgent Care Clinics you can go to in the Long Beach and Valley area at a reasonable cost. You may get your physical TB test and/or Chest X-ray in these locations. WellnessMart Laboratory Testing Available in LA County, Orange County, San Bernardino County and many more locations. Open • Closes 6:30 PM Hours or services may vary Minute Clinic by CVS West Oaks Urgent Care Center20181 Saticoy StWinnetka, CA 91306 (818) 709-5700 Open • Closes 6:00 PM Hours or services may vary
  • How often would I need to get COVID tested?
    A COVID test must be taken every week and we must have a record of your results for every week you are in clinical. *Covid results must display your fullname and the result. *A negative COVID test is a requirement to attend and to continue attending the clinical. Covid results must be printed and handed to your instuctor before entering the clinical site. Individuals with no negative covid test on-hand will be sent home and will need to make up the day. Covid test collection must be within 72 hours of the clinical day. Some facilities require twice per week testing- your instructor will inform you on any special requirement of the clinical site.
  • Where can I get a COVID Test?
    To ensure quick results, we reccomend the following places: LA County LA COUNTY: ORANGE COUNTY: SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY: Walk in and appointments available. *You may choose "healthcare worker" if asked. CVS FREE TESTING *For uninsured individuals: Please try the option: Healthcare professional or exposed to get the testing for free. Second-bio Lab @ LASA - Santa Fe Springs We also have a specimen drop off at our Santa Fe Springs location. Insured students are free. You may swab and register yourself and drop off the sample at the drop box by room 101. Pick up on Tuesdays and Fridays 2pm. 24 hours turn around. For support please call (626)-537-1352 or e-mail us at
  • Do you have payment plans available?
    Yes, we have payment plans available. Refer to
  • How much is the CNA Training program?
    Our NAT tuition is $1800 and includes: 160 hours of lecture and training NAT Textbook by American Red Cross Live Scan Fingerprinting Practice Tests Education and Career Counseling Job Fair / Job Assistance Online Support *Payment Plans available.
  • There are no spots available at the moment. How can I be notified of new classes?
    To ensure that you are notified when a new class becomes available. You must be subscribled to the website. There are a few ways to make sure you will receive emails from us. 1. Create an account. Make sure you opt in for updates and emails. 2. Join the waitlist. Located at the bottom of the Classes + Pricing Page. Make sure you opt in for updates and emails.

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