CNA Training2024-06-10T14:51:15+00:00

CNA Training FAQs

Thank you for your interest in NTSOC’s CNA training. Please read the information on this page before applying, below are some of our most frequently asked questions.

How Does The Course Work?2023-09-01T16:18:33+00:00

All NTSOC CNA courses are hybrid courses. The first 2 weeks are at home and online, with the exception of the day class begins. Class begins with an in-person orientation from 9am-11am. The last 2 weeks are held in-person at the times and locations listed on each course calendar on our website, which includes night course options. The third week of class consists of in-person lab practice. The fourth and final week of the program will conclude with clinicals and a graduation date, in which students will sign up for testing and receive their graduation certificate.

What Are Lab Days?2023-08-28T21:02:15+00:00

Lab days occur during the third week of the program and are a total of 4 days. Lab days are in-person introductory skills practice with your classmates and manikins.

What Are Clinical Days?2023-04-25T17:23:14+00:00

Clinical days occur during the fourth week of the program. Clinical days take place on the last two days. These are in-person skills practice with residents of a skilled living facility, under the direct supervision of a licensed CNA.

Does NTSOC Offer Any Evening, Weekend, or Night Courses?2023-09-01T16:17:50+00:00

NTSOC is happy to offer evening hybrid courses! See the course calendars on our website for available evening courses. NTSOC does not offer weekend courses at this time.

How Much Is The CNA Program?2023-04-24T16:24:12+00:00

The tuition for the CNA program is $700. This includes the course, BLS CPR Certification, State Testing Voucher, and the required textbook in ebook format.

How Do I Get Enrolled?2023-04-24T16:46:40+00:00

To enroll please begin by applying on our website. Then be sure to watch your email for a response from the CNA school with additional enrollment information.

What is your INF Testing code?2023-11-20T17:20:30+00:00

Our INF testing code is exclusively used for students who have graduated from NTSOC and is not given out to graduates from other schools. This code allows NTSOC to provide private testing for our students that is not available to the public. If you were a graduate of NTSOC and need the INF code, please see the paperwork that was emailed to you at graduation, or give us a call at 719-574-5562 ext 242, or email us at cnamail@ntsoc.com. Testers that are not NTSOC graduates and manage to obtain our INF code elsewhere will be removed from the testing roster by Credentia.

Does NTSOC Accept Loans or Grants?2023-04-24T16:27:33+00:00

NTSOC will accept third-party payments or grants from the following: 

  • Family/Friends of Student
  • Workforce Centers of America (Pikes Peak, Alamosa, Douglas)
  • Mt. St Francis Nursing Center
  • Bear Creek Senior Living
  • Life Care Center of Colorado Springs
  • GOAL High School
  • Fostering Hope
  • Team Select
  • Department of Human Resources. 

**If you don’t see your payer listed, please contact cnamail@ntsoc.com to see if they qualify**

Can I Set Up A Payment Plan?2023-04-25T17:23:19+00:00

All tuition must be paid before the attended course ends, with a minimum deposit of $150 paid before the class begins. We will allow 2 additional split payments of the total tuition after the deposit of $275.

What Are The Prerequisites To Join?2023-04-24T16:29:56+00:00

These are the requirements to join:

  • All students must be 16 years of age or older
  • Obtain a TB test
  • Obtain a flu vaccination or request a declination
  • Obtain a COVID vaccination or request an exemption
  • Pass a background check
I Am Exempt From The COVID Vaccine. What Do I Need To Know?2023-04-24T16:30:46+00:00

Please know that we only hold one class each month that will accommodate COVID-exempt individuals. This is due to our clinical sites and their private rules that we must follow as guests in their facility. All exempt individuals must attend clinical rotations in Woodland Park from 2pm-10pm.

When Is The Next Course?2023-04-24T16:31:25+00:00

All of our course calendars are posted on our website. Please review them and determine which class is right for you before applying.

I am trying to become a CNA for my family member, what do I do?2023-07-25T18:55:06+00:00

Great question. If you have not already done so, please reach out to our intake department first! Once intake determines that your family member is eligible for CNA services, you will be contacted by one of the CNA School staff for school enrollment.

I graduated from another school in Colorado, but I still need to test. What can I do?2023-11-20T17:21:04+00:00

NTSOC is only a host site for Credentia testing and does not have the ability to schedule students for testing or find available testing. Please call Credentia for testing and scheduling assistance if you cannot find any available testing through the Credentia online system, or try expanding your radius while completing your search. They can be reached by calling 877-333-5707.

Class Schedules & Start Dates

If you’re looking for class schedules, start dates, and more, find your class (or desired class) below.

Highlights of Our CNA Classes in Colorado Springs Includes:

Our CNA classes in Colorado Springs host online theory classes and labs/clinicals in person for a hybrid CNA program model.

A new 4 Week Hybrid Online/On-Campus CNA Program begins every week.

  • Hybrid learning with access to online materials provided and textbook (Mosby’s 10th Edition).

  • eTextbook (Mosby’s 10thEdition)

  • New Provider Basic Life Support (BLS) / CPR Certification

  • In-person skills lab training.

  • Clinical experience at a long-term nursing facility.

  • Students ages 16+ can join our CNA Classes.

CNA Class Enrollment Requirements:

  • Valid State ID OR Drivers License

  • Birth Certificate (under age 18)

  • COVID Vaccine Card (Contact Us For Exceptions)

  • Tuberculosis Test (TB) within the last year

  • Flu / Influenza Vaccine record OR declination

  • Passing a background check

CNA Class Skills Lab & Tuition Information

Our CNA program has a well–equipped CNA skills lab that provides a positive learning environment for CNA students to train (on mannequins as well as classmates) before caring for actual patients. The lab is registered as a local and regional CNA testing center for the Colorado State Board of Nursing, which allows our CNA training program graduates to test in the facility in which they trained.

The CNA Training program utilizes the following agencies to assist CNA students with tuition (based on each student’s eligibility requirements):

  • Contact us about our hiring community partners that offer tuition assistance


Contact us for complete information on tuition for our CNA class in Colorado Springs.

  • Tuition for NTSOC’s CNA Class is $700 (with just $550 remaining to be paid after your enrollment fee!)
  • Payment plan – start class with a $150.00 enrollment fee. Tuition is to be paid in full before graduation.
  • Tuition provides all instruction in the classroom online program, eTextbook, skills training, clinical site, BLS/CPR training certification, and background check.

Please do not make a payment until you have applied and been accepted into our CNA program. Apply for the class of your choice, then come back to make your deposit payment. Thank you for your interest in NTSOC’s CNA Program!

NTSOC partners with top CNA recruiters to help jumpstart your professional career. We will help you find a place that works for you.

Our CNA instructors are experienced nurses and educators who provide high-quality instruction and invest in the success of each student. Their knowledge, compassion, and encouragement have not only helped students obtain their CNA certification but create a highly sought-after CNA professionals.

BrightStar Care

Right At Home

Genesis Healthcare

Pikes Peak Workforce Center

Brookdale Senior Living

Discover Goodwill (Southern & Western Colorado)

Colorado Springs Down Syndrome Association

Alpine Autism Center

March for Babies

Muscular Dystrophy Association

Special Olympics Colorado

Cerebral Palsy Association of Colorado Springs

Colorado Division of Vocational Rehabilitation