Become a CNA - Certified Nurse Aide - with RESQ CNA Classes

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Watch this 60-second video on the 5 steps you can take to become a Certified Nurse Aide through RESQ Health & Safety Training's CNA program.

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Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) Training

About the CNA Program

The Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) Program provides Indiana State Department of Health approved caregiver training. The program is designed to prepare students to successfully complete the Indiana State Certification Exam for CNAs and for employment in hospital, nursing facilities and long-term care settings. RESQ Health & Safety Training has an excellent student pass rate, and will provide comprehensive training to help ensure your success as a Certified Nurse Aide.

Course schedule formats:

4-Week Course

  • Classroom and Clinicals: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 7:00 am – 5:30 pm
  • Clinicals will start the third afternoon of class
  • Class will be held at our Indianapolis office
  • Clinicals will be held at one of the RESQ’s ISDH-approved clinical sites

5-Week Course 

  • Classroom Tuesday/Wednesday 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
  • Clinicals: Saturday/Sunday 7:00 am – 5:30 pm
  • Clinicals will start the second week of class
  • Class will be held at our Indianapolis office
  • Clinicals will be held at one of the RESQ’s ISDH-approved clinical sites


CNA Tuition & reimbursement


All-Inclusive Tuition

The CNA program tuition is $1,099 and is an all-inclusive program. Tuition must be made in full prior to last week of class.

How to Get Reimbursed for CNA Training

Federal law requires that once a nursing aide student is hired by any Medicare/Medicaid funded long term care facility, that facility must reimburse the student for the cost of his/her training program upon successful completion of the state test within one year of the program.

For reference:
Per federal regulation 42 CFR 483.152(c)(1) states that “No nurse aide who is employed by, or who has received an offer of employment from, a facility on the date on which the aide begins a nurse aide training and competency evaluation program may be charged for any portion of the program (including any fees for textbooks or other required course materials).” Also, the federal regulation states at 42 CFR 483.152(c)(2), that “If an individual who is not employed, or does not have an offer to be employed, as a nurse aide becomes employed by, or receives an offer of employment from, a facility not later than 12 months after completing a nurse aide training and competency evaluation program, the State must provide for the reimbursement of costs incurred in completing the program on a prorated basis during the period in which the individual is employed as a nurse aide.” Only Medicare/Medicaid facilities have to reimburse training costs. 

We Offer a Flexible Tuition Payment Plan

You will receive payment plan information during your orientation after you register for the program. In the interim, please feel free to contact our office with questions.

Tuition includes:

  • All study materials
  • Background Check
  • Physical and two-step mantoux (TB) screening
  • One set of scrubs
  • Healthcare CPR training
  • State testing fee 
  • Gait belt (for safe transfer of patients)

Payment Options:

  • Cash or Money Order – payable to RESQ Health and Safety Training
  • Check –A $25 NSF fee will be assessed for insufficient funds
  • Credit Card – Add a 3% convenience fee

Please review our Refund Policy, provided during orientation, for more details.

We Accept WorkOne Vouchers

WorkOne may pay for your CNA training as you seek a CNA position. Visit your local WorkOne office to learn more about what our friendly associates can do for you. Visit this website to find a location near you or call a WorkOne center today:

CNA Class Registration & Orientation



Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

A $400 registration deposit is required to reserve your seat in class. After the registration fee is paid, your remaining tuition balance is $699.

The registration fee is non-refundable once class begins. A cancellation fee of $50 will be assessed if you cancel before class begins.

Payment Options:

  • Cash or Money Order – made out to RESQ Health and Safety Training
  • Check –A $25 NSF fee will be assessed for insufficient funds
  • Credit Card – Add a 3% convenience fee


NOTICE: Orientation must be completed at least one week prior to class!

Once you register and pay the registration fee, please schedule your orientation, which lasts approximately 1 hour. You'll receive the orientation link in your confirmation email, or you may contact our office to schedule orientation.

Please bring a valid Driver’s License/State ID and Social Security Card to your orientation.

CNA Study Materials

Department of Health Nurse Aide Curriculum:

Students are responsible for the content in the Indiana State Department of Health Nurse Aide Curriculum pages 1 to 153. To download the curriculum visit:


If your facility is paying RESQ directly for your tuition, please complete the following form and return to RESQ by one of the following methods:

- Mail to 5110 Commerce Square Drive, Suite A in Indianapolis, IN 46237, or

- Email to, or

- Bring to your scheduled orientation at the main RESQ office at 5110 Commerce Square Drive in Indianapolis

All other forms will be completed during your orientation.



Attendance Policy

The Indiana State Department of Health mandates that all CNA students attend all classroom and all clinical instruction sessions. Students must be punctual and present for the entire session. If you are absent or tardy for a class or clinical, you must contact your instructor. It is at the discretion of the program director if/when time may be rescheduled. A No Call/No Show is immediate grounds for dismissal from the program.


Due to the short duration of the CNA course, students are not permitted to miss any clinical dates. If you fail to attend ANY scheduled clinical sessions during your course, you will not be eligible to sit for the state examination. You may, however, be placed in the next available CNA course to fulfill your remaining requirements. Placement in the next CNA course is NOT guaranteed and is at the discretion of the Program Director.

CNA Disciplinary Measures

Although we expect to see only the finest behavior from our students, we must be prepared for any contingency. As such, it is the policy of RESQ that resident safety is paramount. Any act by a RESQ student that places a resident, or any person who may not be listed herein, in danger, or causes him to fear for his safety, will be grounds for dismissal from the RESQ ISDH Nurse Aide Training Program. In addition, any act judged by RESQ staff to be negligent or reckless may serve as grounds for dismissal from the RESQ ISDH Nurse Aide Training Program. Finally, any deviation from the express direction of the instructor or program director during clinical training may be grounds for dismissal from the RESQ ISDH Nurse Aide Training Program. DISMISSAL WILL RESULT IN NO REFUND REGARDLESS OF LENGTH OF TIME IN PROGRAM.

Both the clinical instructors and the Program Director reserve the right to dismiss a student from clinical training, and therefore from the RESQ ISDH Nurse Aide Training Program in its entirety, for any sufficient grounds, including but not limited to the aforementioned, at any time. By affixing your signature to this document, you signify that you understand and agree to the terms above.

Background Check

You will not be permitted to work with a dependent population (i.e. elderly or children) if you have been convicted of a crime against that population. An Indiana limited criminal history report is included in the tuition fee. Failure to disclose any convictions will result in dismissal from the RESQ CNA program with no tuition refund.

Additional Policies

  1. Students are responsible for all assigned course content (i.e. reading and assignments and practice of Resident Care Procedures 
  2. Academic honesty is expected. Any student who fails to comply, will be immediately dismissed from the RESQ CNA program, without a refund of class cost.
  3. The required physical and the two step Mantoux test for TB are included in the tuition fee. However, if the student requires further tuberculosis screening, such as a blood draw or chest x-ray or any further physical examination, the student is responsible for additional costs If further testing is required, the student must have this completed in the appropriate time frame to continue in the RESQ CNA program.
  4. Clinical instruction serves as a form of “on the job training” in order to learn the state required duties and responsibilities of a CNA in an actual workplace setting. Please refer to RESQ’s disciplinary policy as a resource for professional clinical behavior.
  5. Professionalism and proper attire are expected by our CNA students. Please refer to RESQ’s forms regarding professionalism/dress code policies.
  6. It is the responsibility of the student to verify all classroom and clinical document requirements and signatures.
  7. All equipment provided in the classroom or clinical environment is not to be removed without written permission from the clinical instructor/program director. 
  8. Certification Exam – upon successful completion of the RESQ CNA program, RESQ staff will schedule and pay the first $75 state testing fee which is included in the student’s tuition. The student must be punctual, in CNA scrub attire, and must bring a government-issued photo ID. In the event of student re-testing, additional testing fees are the student’s responsibility. 
  9. Drug and alcohol use will not be tolerated. Anyone suspected of intoxication or under the influence of illicit drugs will be asked to leave the classroom or clinical site and is subject to being removed from the program. Tuition may not be reimbursed.  Student must speak to the program director before being admitted back into the program. 
  10. This is an adult learning environment; liability issues prevent family members (i.e. children) are not permitted in classroom or clinical site.
  11. The payment plan consists of payments divided equally after your registration fee has been paid and applied. For example, the 4-week course costs $1,099.00. Subtracting the $400.00 registration fee leaves $699.00. The remaining balance divided by 4 weeks results in a payment of $174.75 per week over the first four weeks of the class. The registration fee of $400 is non-refundable unless the refund is requested more than one business day prior to the start of class. A $100 administrative fee will be charged for any program refunds. The entire $400 deposit will be forfeited if the request is made later than one business day before the start of class. All requests must be made during business hours. No checks will be accepted on the last week of class. RESQ will only accept money orders, cash, or credit cards on the last week of class.
  12. I understand that failure to pay for the course in full will result in not completing the course, and I will not receive a course completion certificate. I also understand that I will not be able to take the state CNA exam without a course completion certificate and will not be able to take the CNA state test. Please see RESQ’s financial agreement form.
  13. Cell phone usage is not permitted in the classroom or at the clinical site unless allowed in emergency cases by the instructor. Unprofessional behavior, such as using a cell phone in the classroom or at the clinical training site, against the direction of the instructor, may result in dismissal from the Program. 
  14. Additional policies may be added at the discretion of the Program Director. 


What's Next for Your Career?

Become a Qualified Medication Aide

Once you've successfully completed CNA training and have worked for 1,000 hours (approximately 6 months full-time or 1 year part-time), you are then eligible for Qualified Medication Aide (QMA) training.

Becoming a QMA will allow you to administer medication under the direct supervision of a nurse. Typically, a CNA who is promoted to a QMA earns significantly more income.

Learn More

Learn more about the QMA program and register when you are eligible.