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CNA Training: Paramount

Certified Nursing

Assistant Program

Ready to get your CNA license?

What is a CNA?

Within the realm of healthcare, a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) plays a pivotal role in Paramount, providing crucial support to patients in their daily activities and fulfilling essential healthcare needs under the watchful guidance of Registered Nurses (RNs) or Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs). This diverse profession goes by various names, including Nursing Assistant, Patient Care Assistant (PCA), or Nurse's Aid.


Interestingly, the CNA path serves as a stepping stone for many in Paramount, bridging the gap towards advancing their careers as LVNs or RNs. A significant number of aspiring healthcare professionals are already enrolled in nursing school programs, utilizing the CNA role as a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience and invaluable real-world insights. Moreover, for others, embracing the role of a CNA serves as a pivotal decision point, allowing them to explore and discern their future path in the healthcare arena.


As a Nurse Assistant in Paramount, your contribution to the modern healthcare landscape holds immense value, as your knowledge and expertise are consistently sought after. Our comprehensive program, meticulously designed with invaluable input from educators, caregivers, and representatives from the long-term care industry, stands ready to pave the way for your journey as a skilled nurse assistant, enabling you to embark on a rewarding career in the ever-evolving world of healthcare.

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Certified Nursing Assistant Program:

What is CNA Training?

CNA training at LA Skills Academy in Paramount meets California Department of Public Health's requirements. It includes 60 hours of theory and 100 hours of supervised clinicals. Taught by experienced nurses, our program emphasizes excellence, compassion, and communication skills. After graduation, students are eligible for the California Nurse Assistant State Exam to become CNAs.

Get started with our nursing assistant program today.


How Much Does CNA Training Cost?

We have payment plans available at

Our CNA tuition is $1800 and includes:

  • Immersive learning with 160 hours of captivating lecture and training

  • Empowering education through the NAT Textbook by the esteemed American Red Cross

  • Seamless enrollment with Live Scan Fingerprinting for your convenience

  • Sharpen your skills with thoughtfully crafted Practice Tests

  • Personalized Education and Career Counseling to unlock your potential

  • Step into the future with Job Fair and Job Assistance opportunities

  • 24/7 Online Support for uninterrupted progress and guidance

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

Enroll Online

Embrace the seamless convenience of our 100% Online Registration experience. Whether you prefer handling everything right here or effortlessly submitting your essential documents, the power to choose is in your hands!

Tailored Payment Schemes

Introducing a cost-effective and wallet-friendly payment scheme to assist you in reaching your CNA training goals with ease.

Zoom Classes

Experience the convenience of attending lectures from the comfort of your own home. Zoom classes are readily available, ensuring seamless learning while practicing social-distancing measures.


Unlock a world of promising employers eagerly awaiting your arrival. Explore job fairs or tap into the potential of job referrals to embark on your next career endeavor. The opportunities are boundless.

CNA Training From The Best:

LA Skills Academy

LA Skills Academy (LASA) was born out of a dedicated team of nurses who shared a vision and commitment to excellence in healthcare. With a decade of expertise from the esteemed American Red Cross Nurse Assistant Training (NAT/CNA) Program, we set out to revolutionize Nurse Assistant Training (NAT) and bring it closer to the community. Our mission is to provide top-notch education for NA Students, embracing a dynamic approach that encompasses traditional classroom learning, cutting-edge online modules, and hands-on clinical training.


As pioneers in the field, we proudly stand as an official provider of the American Red Cross Nurse Assistant Training Program. The culmination of our efforts has earned us the approval of the California Department of Public Health, enabling us to deliver the Nurse Assistant Training Program to the public both in-person and through innovative online platforms. At LA Skills Academy, we are driven to empower aspiring healthcare professionals and set them on a path of success in the ever-evolving landscape of healthcare.

Ready to get your CNA license?

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • 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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