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CNA Training: Long Beach

Certified Nursing

Assistant Program

Ready to get your CNA license?

Certified Nursing Assistant Program:

What is CNA Training?

CNA training from the LA Skills Academy NAT Program meets the California Department of Public Health’s requirements for Nurse Assistant Training in California, including 60 hours of classroom/online theory lecture and 100 hours of supervised hands-on clinical experience at a local Skilled Nursing Facility. All classes are taught by highly experienced and professional nurses with a small student to instructor ratio to provide quality training. The expectation of excellence is high within our fast-paced and focused program. We train our CNA school students to provide compassionate care for people within the healthcare system.

Through lecture, video, role-playing, hands-on skills demonstration, and clinical practice, our nursing assistant training enables students to learn procedural skills such as bathing, dressing, positioning, and vital signs. Students in our CNA school will also learn key communication techniques through life skills training including resume and interview preparation to make students ready for employment after graduation. After students graduate from the NAT Program, they are eligible to test for the California Nurse Assistant State Exam to become a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA).

Get started with our nursing assistant program today.

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How Much Does CNA Training Cost?

We have payment plans available at

Our CNA 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

Requirements Before Registration

  • At least 16 years of age

  • Valid social security number

Requirements After Registration

  • Physical

  • TB Test

  • Flu Shot (current season)

  • Background check

  • Weekly COVID test

Enroll Online

100% Online Registration is up for your convenience. Do everything here or Send us your documents.

Payment Plan

Introducing an affordable and budget-friendly payment plan to help you get where you need to go with your CNA training.

Zoom Classes

Get your lectures done in the comfort of your home. Zoom classes are in place while we are social-distancing.

Job Assistance

We have employers waiting for you. Attend job fairs or get referred to a job.

CNA Training From The Best:

LA Skills Academy

LA Skills Academy (LASA) was founded by a team of dedicated nurses from the American Red Cross Nurse Assistant Training (NAT/CNA) Program. We are backed with a decade of experience and expertise in the field. LA Skills Academy aims to deliver the most effective Nurse Assistant Training (NAT) Program to the community at the schedule that works for you. We believe in providing outstanding and innovative training for NA Students using traditional classroom education, online learning, and hands-on clinical training. LA Skills Academy is an official provider of the American Red Cross Nurse Assistant Training Program. 

Approved by the California Department of Public Health to deliver Nurse Assistant Training Program to the public online and in-person.

Ready to get your CNA license?

CNA Certification:

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where can I find the registration files and where do I submit them?
    You may find the registration forms at https://www.laskillsacademy.com/account/registration.
  • 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 https://www.laskillsacademy.com/account/registration
  • 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 support@laskillsacademy.com 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 https://www.laskillsacademy.com/account/registration. TB, Physica, physical exam forms, covid vaccine records, flu shot records, and other medical documents should be emailed to documents@laskillscademy.com
  • 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 https://wellnessmart.com/contact/ 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 https://www.cvs.com/minuteclinic/clinic-locator/ca/ 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: https://covid19.lacounty.gov/testing/ ORANGE COUNTY: https://occovid19.ochealthinfo.com SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY: https://sbcovid19.com/testing/ Walk in and appointments available. *You may choose "healthcare worker" if asked. CVS https://www.cvs.com/minuteclinic/covid-19-testing FREE TESTING https://www.covidclinic.org *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 CS@secondbiolab.com
  • Do you have payment plans available?
    Yes, we have payment plans available. Refer to https://www.laskillsacademy.com/payment-plan.
  • 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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