CNA Programs in Washington

CNA Programs in Washington

There are many terrific benefits to becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) in Washington, including an abundance of employment opportunities, flexible schedules, job security, and a good median salary.

CNA Job Outlook and Salary in Washington

CNAs are needed in Washington, and the demand is expected to rise over the next eight years. Overall employment of CNAs in Washington is projected to grow by 11.6% from 2018 to 2028. CNAs make a median salary of $34,817 per year in Washington.

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

AreaTotal EmploymentAvg. Hourly WageAvg. Annual Salary
Mount Vernon-Anacortes520$18.25$37,970
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue19,630$18.20$37,860
Longview520$17.43$36,250
Bremerton-Silverdale1,410$16.72$34,770
Bellingham530$16.66$34,660
Spokane-Spokane Valley2,750$16.49$34,310
Wenatchee400$16.33$33,970
Olympia-Tumwater1,270$16.18$33,650
Walla Walla640$15.88$33,030
Yakima1,360$15.75$32,750
Kennewick-Richland1,120$15.55$32,350

Requirements to Become a CNA in Washington

The first step involved in becoming a CNA in Washington is to enroll in and complete a CNA program that is state-approved. According to rules set by the state of Washington, CNA programs must consist of at least 85 hours of training. Further, your program must include a mixture of classroom lectures and clinical training.

After completing your CNA training, you will be able to sit for the state’s CNA Certification Exam. Passing this exam will place your name on the state's Nurse Aide Registry.

State-Approved CNA Programs in Washington

Of course, you will want to choose one of the best schools in Washington for your training. To help you with that, we are listing some of the top schools in the state below:

  1. American Healthcare CNA Training School

    6951 Martin Luther King Jr Way S, Seattle, WA 98118 (206) 838-4094
  2. Avalon Care Center

    495 N 13th Ave #1215, Othello, WA 99344 (509) 488-9609
  3. Bates Technical College

    1101 S Yakima Ave, Tacoma, WA 98405 (253) 680-7000
  4. Bellevue College

    3000 Landerholm Cir SE, Bellevue, WA 98007 (425) 564-1000
  5. Bellingham Technical College

    3028 Lindbergh Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225 (360) 752-7000
  6. Big Bend Community College

    7662 Chanute St NE, Moses Lake, WA 98837 (509) 793-2222
  7. Blossom Health Care, LLC

    24437 Russell Rd #108, Kent, WA 98032 (253) 945-8232
  8. Blossom Nursing Assistant Training School

    8730 S Tacoma Way #102, Lakewood, WA 98499 (253) 301-3418
  9. Care Plus Home Health, Inc.

    1950 Pottery Ave, Port Orchard, WA 98366 (360) 373-8016
  10. Career In Caregiving, LLC

    305 Linhart Ave NE, Napavine, WA 98532 (360) 748-3112
  11. Centralia College

    600 Centralia College Blvd, Centralia, WA 98531 (360) 736-9391
  12. Clark College

    1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver, WA 98661 (360) 699-6398
  13. Clark County CNA Training Center

    9120 NE Vancouver Mall Loop #266, Vancouver, WA 98662 (360) 574-1535
  14. Clover Park Technical College

    4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood, WA 98499 (253) 589-5800
  15. CNA School of Longview - Health Education Center

    5612 Ocean Beach Hwy #112, Longview, WA 98632 (360) 644-3970
  16. Columbia Basin College

    2600 N 20th Ave, Pasco, WA 99301 (509) 547-0511
  17. Columbia Basin Job Corps

    6739 24th Ave NE Bldg 2402, Moses Lake, WA 98837 (509) 762-5581
  18. Columbia Basin Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center

    6739 24th Ave NE, Moses Lake, WA 98837 (509) 793-1663
  19. Columbia Safety, LLC

    418 N Kellogg St Suite D, Kennewick, WA 99336 (509) 820-3883
  20. Crystal Point CNA Training School

    32105 1st Ave S b2, Federal Way, WA 98003 (253) 874-0516
  21. Divine CNA

    1707 S 341st Pl, Federal Way, WA 98003 (253) 874-0174
  22. DT&T Nursing Assistant Training School

    148 SW 153rd St #201, Burien, WA 98166 (206) 387-5858
  23. Edmonds Community College

    20000 68th Ave W, Lynnwood, WA 98036 (425) 640-1459
  24. Everett Community College

    2000 Tower St, Everett, WA 98201 (425) 388-9100
  25. Grays Harbor College

    1620 Edward P Smith Dr, Aberdeen, WA 98520 (360) 532-9020
  26. Green River College

    12401 SE 320th St, Auburn, WA 98092 (253) 833-9111
  27. Highline College

    2400 S 240th St, Des Moines, WA 98198 (206) 878-3710
  28. Lake Washington Institute of Technology

    11605 132nd Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98034 (425) 739-8100
  29. Legacy Training Services

    404 N Conway St, Kennewick, WA 99336 (509) 783-4680
  30. Lower Columbia College

    1600 Maple St, Longview, WA 98632 (360) 442-2311
  31. Med Prep

    1830 Broadway, Everett, WA 98201 (425) 257-9888
  32. Med Smart Academy, LLC

    1410 7th St C2, Marysville, WA 98270 (425) 737-1605
  33. New Chapters in Healthcare Education

    320 W Spofford Ave, Spokane, WA 99205 (509) 847-5202
  34. North Seattle College

    9600 College Way N, Seattle, WA 98103 (206) 934-3600
  35. Northwest NAC Training

    11606 NE 66th St #101, Vancouver, WA 98662 (360) 882-0101
  36. Nursing Assistant Training

    699 Strander Blvd, Tukwila, WA 98188 (206) 575-2010
  37. Nursing Assistant Training Institute

    18336 Aurora Ave N, Shoreline, WA 98133 (206) 546-1120
  38. Olympic College

    937 Alpine Way, Shelton, WA 98584 (360) 432-5400
  39. Peninsula College

    1502 E Lauridsen Blvd, Port Angeles, WA 98362 (360) 452-9277
  40. ProCare Academy of Washington

    9116 Gravelly Lake Dr SW, Tacoma, WA 98499 (253) 302-4967
  41. ProCare Academy of Washington

    3773A Martin Way E #102, Olympia, WA 98506 (360) 584-9778
  42. Renton Technical College

    3000 NE 4th St, Renton, WA 98056 (425) 235-2352
  43. Seattle Central College

    1701 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122 (206) 934-3800
  44. Shoreline Community College

    16101 Greenwood Ave N, Shoreline, WA 98133 (206) 546-4101
  45. Simmons & Holliday, Inc.

    2625 Martin Way E, Olympia, WA 98506 (360) 350-0037
  46. Skagit Valley College

    2405 E College Way, Mt Vernon, WA 98273 (360) 416-7600
  47. South Puget Sound Community College

    2011 Mottman Rd SW, Tumwater, WA 98512 (360) 596-5200
  48. South Seattle College

    6000 16th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98106 (206) 934-5300
  49. Sparrow Healthcare Education

    11703 E Sprague Ave C2, Spokane Valley, WA 99206 (509) 290-5489
  50. Spokane Community College

    1810 N Greene St, Spokane, WA 99217 (509) 533-7000
  51. Tacoma Community College

    6501 S 19th St, Tacoma, WA 98466 (253) 566-5000
  52. Walla Walla Community College

    500 Tausick Way, Walla Walla, WA 99362 (509) 522-2500
  53. Wenatchee Valley College

    1300 Fifth St, Wenatchee, WA 98801 (509) 682-6800
  54. Wesley Homes Montessori

    1122 S 216th St, Des Moines, WA 98198 (206) 631-4400
  55. Whatcom Community College

    237 W Kellogg Rd, Bellingham, WA 98226 (360) 383-3000

Washington Nurse Aide Registry

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

Washington State Department of Social & Health Services
Residential Care Services

PO Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504
Phone: (360) 725-3571
Fax: (360) 493-2581
Registry Search: https://fortress.wa.gov/doh/providercredentialsearch/

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