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CNA Training: South Gate

Certified Nursing

Assistant Program

Ready to get your CNA license?

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What is a CNA?

Within the realm of healthcare, a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) plays a crucial role in South Gate, offering vital support to patients in their daily activities and fulfilling essential healthcare needs under the 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 South Gate, bridging the gap towards advancing their careers as LVNs or RNs. Numerous aspiring healthcare professionals are already enrolled in nursing school programs, leveraging 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 becomes a pivotal decision point, allowing them to explore and discern their future path in the healthcare arena.

As a Nurse Assistant in South Gate, 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.

Certified Nursing Assistant Program:

What is CNA Training?

The LA Skills Academy NAT Program in South Gate meets California's Nurse Assistant Training requirements. It includes 60 hours of theory and 100 hours of hands-on clinical experience. Taught by experienced nurses with a small student-to-instructor ratio, we prioritize excellence and compassionate care. Our training covers procedural skills, vital signs, and communication techniques. Graduates are eligible for the California Nurse Assistant State Exam to become Certified Nurse Assistants (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:

  • Comprehensive CNA training program in South Gate

  • 160 hours of lectures and hands-on training

  • Utilizes NAT Textbook by American Red Cross

  • Live Scan Fingerprinting services provided

  • Practice Tests for exam preparation

  • Education and Career Counseling available

  • Job Fair and Job Assistance opportunities

  • Online Support for student assistance

  • Empowering students to become skilled and compassionate CNAs

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

Enjoy the convenience of 100% Online Registration. Choose between completing everything here or simply sending us your documents. Start your journey toward a rewarding career today.

Payment Plan

Discover our new affordable and budget-friendly payment plan for CNA training. Reach your goals without breaking the bank. Enroll now!

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CNA Training From The Best

LA Skills Academy

Experience the best CNA training at LA Skills Academy in South Gate. Founded by dedicated nurses with a decade of expertise from the American Red Cross NAT/CNA Program, we offer flexible schedules and innovative training. As an official provider of the American Red Cross Nurse Assistant Training Program, we are approved by the California Department of Public Health for online and in-person training. Join us now.

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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
  • 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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