CNA Programs in Maine

A list of state-approved CNA programs in Maine, including information on typical CNA salaries in Maine, career outlooks, and more.
CNA Programs in Maine

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

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. Eastern Maine Community College

    354 Hogan Rd, Bangor, ME 04401 (207) 974-4600
  2. Penobscot Job Corps Center

    1375 Union St, Bangor, ME 04401 (207) 990-3000
  3. Washington County Community College (WCCC)

    1 College Dr, Calais, ME 04619 (207) 454-1012
  4. Maine College of Health Professions

    70 Middle St, Lewiston, ME 04240 (207) 795-2840
  5. Loring Job Corps Center

    36 Montana Rd, Limestone, ME 04750 (207) 328-4710
  6. University of Southern Maine

    96 Falmouth St, Portland, ME 04103 (800) 800-4876

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 $38,170 per year.

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

AreaTotal EmploymentAvg Hourly WageAvg Annual Salary
Portland-South Portland, ME2,340$19.1$38,620
Bangor, ME950$18.0$37,140
Lewiston-Auburn, ME670$17.9$36,310

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

Maine Nurse Aide Registry

If you have any questions about CNA programs or certification in Maine, you can contact the Maine Department of Health & Human Services, Division of Licensing & Certification at:

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

11 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333
Phone: (207) 624-7300
Email: [email protected]

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