Since each state has their own requirements for certification, it is essential that you determine what CNA classes in Michigan are approved by the state licensing agency. The organization responsible for regulating CNA certification in Michigan is the Department of Licensing and Regulatory affairs, which is a subsection of the Michigan Department of Community Health.

A CNA in MI works under the supervision of a registered nurse and is certified to work in:

  • Hospitals
  • Skilled Nursing Facilities
  • Home Care
  • Physician Offices
  • Adult Day Care Centers

CNA training in Michigan adheres to federal guidelines that necessitate completing and passing both parts of a 75 hour instruction program that includes:

  • Formal Classroom Training
  • Manual Skills Instruction

Frequently Asked Questions


What is Required to take a CNA Class in Michigan?

CNA classes in Michigan generally do not require a high school diploma or GED. However, you must have good reading and communication skills to study and pass the exams. If you plan on completing the CNA program in the near future, be sure the CNA class you have selected is approved by Michigan regulatory agencies.

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What do I Need to Become a CNA in Michigan?

The first step is to locate a local training school that is convenient to your location and enroll in an approved training program in Michigan. CNA training in MI is generally 75 hours in length, and must be completed before you are eligible to sit for the state exam for certification. Prometric, the agency for testing and registering CNAs in Michigan will provide you with a specific date and time to take the certification exam near your location.

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Where can I find CNA Classes in Michigan?

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What are some helpful links?

Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs