CNA Programs in Georgia

A directory of accredited CNA programs in Georgia, including information on the CNA career outlook in GA, the average salary, and more.
CNA Programs in Georgia

Are you tired of looking for the perfect career in Georgia? Can you see yourself working in a medical setting helping others? If you answered "yes" to both the questions, you should consider enrolling in a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program?

Requirements to Become a CNA in Georgia

For you to work as a CNA in Georgia, you must first acquire training from a program that is approved by the state. This training should consist of a combination of classroom and clinical instruction and can be obtained from a community college, nursing home, or local Red Cross.

Upon completion of a CNA program, you will need to register and sit for Georgia's CNA exam.

If you successfully pass both sections of the CNA exam, your name will be added to Georgia's Nurse Aide Registry for two years.

State-Approved CNA Programs in Georgia

Georgia offers many fantastic training options for people who want to become CNAs. The top nursing schools offering CNA programs in the state include:

  1. Chattahoochee Technical College

    5198 Ross Rd, Acworth, GA 30102 (770) 528-4545
  2. Albany Technical College

    1704 S Slappey Blvd, Albany, GA 31701 (229) 430-3500
  3. Turner Job Corps Center

    2000 Turner Job Corps Rd, Albany, GA 31705 (229) 883-8500
  4. Coastal Pines Technical College

    101 W 17th St, Alma, GA 31510 (912) 632-0951
  5. Athens Technical College

    800 US-29, Athens, GA 30601 (706) 355-5000
  6. Cambridge College of Healthcare & Technology

    5669 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd #100, Sandy Springs, GA 30342 (404) 255-4500
  7. Bainbridge College

    2500 E Shotwell St, Bainbridge, GA 39819 (229) 243-6000
  8. Coastal Pines Technical College

    1334 Golden Isles W, Baxley, GA 31513 (912) 367-1700
  9. Brunswick Job Corps Center

    4401 Glynco Pkwy, Brunswick, GA 31525 (912) 264-8843
  10. Coastal Pines Technical College

    3700 Glynco Pkwy, Brunswick, GA 31525 (912) 262-4999
  11. University of West Georgia

    1601 Maple St, Carrollton, GA 30118 (678) 839-5000
  12. West Georgia Technical College

    997 Newnan Rd, Carrollton, GA 30116 (770) 836-6800
  13. North Georgia Technical College

    1500 GA-197, Clarkesville, GA 30523 (706) 754-7700
  14. Georgia Piedmont Technical College

    495 N Indian Creek Dr, Clarkston, GA 30021 (404) 297-9522
  15. South Georgia Technical College

    402 N Midway Rd, Cordele, GA 31015 (229) 271-4040
  16. Georgia Piedmont Technical College

    16200 Alcovy Rd, Covington, GA 30014 (404) 297-9522
  17. West Georgia Technical College

    4600 Timber Ridge Dr, Douglasville, GA 30135 (770) 947-7300
  18. Lanier Technical College

    2535 Lanier Tech Dr, Gainesville, GA 30507 (770) 533-7000
  19. Savannah Technical College

    100 Technology Dr, Hinesville, GA 31313 (912) 408-3024
  20. Coastal Pines Technical College

    1777 W Cherry St, Jesup, GA 31545 (912) 427-5800
  21. Kennesaw - KSU Center

    3333 Busbee Dr NW #3301, Kennesaw, GA 30144 (470) 578-6765
  22. West Georgia Technical College

    1302 Orchard Hill Rd, LaGrange, GA 30240 (706) 845-4323
  23. Chattahoochee Technical College

    980 S Cobb Dr SE, Marietta, GA 30008 (770) 528-4545
  24. Savannah Technical College

    2890 GA-21, Rincon, GA 31326 (912) 443-4100
  25. Georgia Northwestern Technical College

    265 Bicentennial Trail, Rock Spring, GA 30739 (866) 983-4682
  26. Georgia Highlands College

    3175 Cedartown Hwy, Rome, GA 30161 (706) 802-5000
  27. Savannah Technical College

    5717 White Bluff Rd, Savannah, GA 31405 (912) 443-5700
  28. Ogeechee Technical College

    1 Joe Kennedy Blvd, Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 681-5500
  29. Southeastern Technical College

    346 Kight Rd, Swainsboro, GA 30401 (478) 289-2200
  30. Southern Regional Technical College

    15689 US-19, Thomasville, GA 31792 (888) 205-3449
  31. Wiregrass Georgia Technical College

    4089 Val Tech Rd, Valdosta, GA 31602 (229) 333-2100
  32. Southeastern Technical College

    3001 E 1st St, Vidalia, GA 30474 (912) 538-3100
  33. West Georgia Technical College

    176 Murphy Campus Blvd, Waco, GA 30182 (770) 537-6000
  34. Central Georgia Technical College

    80 Cohen Walker Dr, Warner Robins, GA 31088 (478) 988-6800
  35. Coastal Pines Technical College

    1701 Carswell Ave, Waycross, GA 31503 (912) 287-6584

CNA Job Outlook and Salary in Georgia

There is a great need for CNAs in Georgia. Overall employment of CNAs in the state is expected to grow by 15% from 2018 to 2028. The median salary for those working as CNAs in Georgia is $32,850 per year.

Take a look at the CNA employment and salary situation in different metro areas in Georgia below to get a detailed picture.

AreaTotal EmploymentAvg Hourly WageAvg Annual Salary
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA20,820$17.1$31,830
Albany, GA760$15.7$29,150
Gainesville, GA1,060$15.1$29,850
Dalton, GA390$14.9$30,240
Macon, GA1,520$14.4$28,520
Savannah, GA1,560$14.8$29,650
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC2,720$14.8$29,540
Athens-Clarke County, GA630$14.5$29,490
Rome, GA880$14.1$29,820
Brunswick, GA460$14.1$30,020
Warner Robins, GA690$14.2$29,490
Hinesville, GA120$13.7$26,830
Columbus, GA-AL980$13.4$28,030
Valdosta, GA700$13.3$28,730

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) May 2022

Georgia Nurse Aide Registry

If you have any questions about CNA programs or certification in Georgia, you can contact the Georgia Department of Community Health at:

Georgia Department of Community Health

PO Box 105753, Atlanta, GA 30348
Phone: (800) 414-4358

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