C.N.A. Schools 6. July 2010 0 Caregiver Jobs, Caregiving Issues (0) Certified Nursing Aide Schools, or C.N.A. Schools, provide state-approved training programs for caregivers seeking to become certified as nursing assistants. Certification is required to meet the training guidelines established by the Department of Health in each state. What are the requirements for admission in a Certified Nursing Aide Training program? Diploma or G.E.D. Successful Completion of Criminal Background Check Successful Completion of Drug Test English competency Minimum age of 18 Most C.N.A. training programs are from 4 to 8 weeks in length. Costs range from $600 to $3,000 but many grant and scholarship programs are available and some employers will assist with tuition costs or provide tuition reimbursement after an employee has worked for an established amount of time. You may find nursing aide training programs near you along with the admission requirements on Caregiverlist's C.N.A. School Directory.