CNA Programs in Maine

CNA Programs in Maine

Have you been thinking about beginning a career as a CNA in Maine and now want to find out how to start? If so, read on.

CNA Job Outlook and Salary in Maine

There is currently a shortage of CNAs in Maine. Overall employment of CNAs in the state is projected to grow by 1.7% from 2018 to 2028. If you choose to become a CNA in Maine, you can expect a median salary of $31,369 per year.

To get a detailed picture, take a look at CNA employment and salary situation in different metro areas in Maine below:

AreaTotal EmploymentAvg. Hourly WageAvg. Annual Salary
Portland-South Portland2,550$16.51$34,340
Lewiston-Auburn1,010$16.04$33,350
Bangor1,150$15.46$32,160

Requirements to Become a CNA in Maine

To work as a CNA in Maine, you will need to complete a state-approved training program. Your curriculum will contain a combination of lectures and clinics focusing on such areas as observation, reporting, and documentation, and patients' mental and physical needs.

You will need to submit to criminal background check at your school.

After completing the required training, you will need to pass the state’s CNA certification exam.

Completion of an approved CNA training program, clearing a criminal background check, and passing the state’s CNA certification exam will add you to the list of Certified Nursing Assistants on Maine's Nurse Aide Registry.

State-Approved CNA Programs in Maine

Maine is a great place to begin a career as a CNA, as there are many terrific nursing schools offering CNA programs in the state. The top facilities in Maine include:

  1. Auburn Adult Education

    77 Harris St, Auburn, ME 04210 (207) 333-6661
  2. Augusta Adult & Community Education

    33 Union St #2, Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 626-2470
  3. Biddeford Adult Education

    18 Maplewood Ave, Biddeford, ME 04005 (207) 282-3883
  4. Central Lincoln County Adult Education

    767 Main St # 1A, Damariscotta, ME 04543 (207) 563-2811
  5. Eastern Maine Community College

    354 Hogan Rd, Bangor, ME 04401 (207) 974-4600
  6. Ellsworth Adult Education

    248 State St #1, Ellsworth, ME 04605 (207) 664-7110
  7. Franklin County Adult Education

    129 Seamon Rd Suite A, Farmington, ME 04938 (207) 778-3460
  8. Gray-New Gloucester Adult & Community Education

    10 Libby Hill Rd, Gray, ME 04039 (207) 657-9612
  9. Hancock County Technical Center

    112 Boggy Brook Rd, Ellsworth, ME 04605 (207) 667-9729
  10. Helping Hands

    32 College Ave #104, Waterville, ME 04901 (207) 872-9075
  11. Holbrook At Piper Shores

    15 Piper Rd, Scarborough, ME 04074 (207) 883-8700
  12. Lake Region & Fryeburg Area Adult Education

    1437 Poland Spring Rd, Casco, ME 04015 (207) 627-4291
  13. Loring Job Corps Center

    36 Montana Rd, Limestone, ME 04750 (207) 328-4710
  14. Maine College of Health Professions

    70 Middle St, Lewiston, ME 04240 (207) 795-2840
  15. Maine Medical Center

    22 Bramhall St, Portland, ME 04102 (207) 662-0111
  16. Merrymeeting Adult Education

    35 Republic Ave, Topsham, ME 04086 (207) 729-7323
  17. Mid-Coast School of Technology

    1 Main St, Rockland, ME 04841 (207) 594-2161
  18. MSAD 11 Gardiner Area Adult & Community Education

    40 W Hill Rd, Gardiner, ME 04345 (207) 582-3774
  19. MSAD 52 Adult & Community Education

    486 Turner Center Rd, Turner, ME 04282 (207) 225-1010
  20. Northern Penobscot Tech Region III

    35 W Broadway, Lincoln, ME 04457 (207) 794-3004
  21. Oxford Hills Adult Education

    256 Main St, South Paris, ME 04281 (207) 743-8842
  22. Penobscot Job Corps Center

    1375 Union St, Bangor, ME 04401 (207) 990-3000
  23. Piscataquis Valley Adult Education

    50 Mayo St, Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426 (207) 564-6525
  24. Portland Adult Education

    14 Locust St, Portland, ME 04101 (207) 874-8155
  25. Scarborough Learning Center

    272 US-1, Scarborough, ME 04074 (207) 883-4356
  26. School of Applied Tech - Region 9

    377 River Rd, Mexico, ME 04257 (207) 364-3764
  27. Spruce Mountain Adult Education

    9 Cedar St, Livermore Falls, ME 04254 (207) 897-6406
  28. The Cedars

    630 Ocean Ave, Portland, ME 04103 (207) 221-7000
  29. Tri-County Technical Center

    14 Abbott Hill Rd, Dexter, ME 04930 (207) 924-7670
  30. United Technologies Center (UTC)

    200 Hogan Rd, Bangor, ME 04401 942-5296
  31. University of Southern Maine

    96 Falmouth St, Portland, ME 04103 (800) 800-4876
  32. Waldo County Technical Center

    1022 Waterville Rd, Belfast, ME 04915 (207) 342-5231
  33. Washington County Community College (WCCC)

    1 College Dr, Calais, ME 04619 (207) 454-1012
  34. York Adult Education

    30 Organug Rd, York, ME 03909 (207) 363-7922

Maine Nurse Aide Registry

If you have any questions on how to get, verify, renew and reinstate a CNA certification in Maine or transfer it to another state, you can contact the Maine Nurse Aide Registry at:

Maine Department of Health & Human Services
Division of Licensing & Certification

11 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333
Phone: (207) 624-7300
Email: DLRS.CNARegistrymaine.gov
Registry Search: https://www.pfr.maine.gov/almsonline/almsquery/SearchIndividual.aspx?board=6719

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