Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Training

Approved by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), this non-credit program prepares individuals to become a Certified Nurse Assistant in the State of Missouri. The program teaches basic nursing skills, resident rights, safety, communication techniques, infection control, and much more. CNA’s are eligible for employment in long term, assisted living, and residential care facilitates, hospitals, and home care agencies.

As a Nurse Assistant, you will be an important part of today’s world of health care, with knowledge and skills that are always in demand. And with our comprehensive program that was designed with input from educators, caregivers, and long-term care industry representatives, we can help you become a nurse assistant and begin your career in health care.


STL Training offers a 10 week course that exceeds the required 75 hours of classroom training and 100 hours of on-site clinical training.  This rigorous course is governed by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. Upon successful completion of the course the student is eligible to take the Missouri Department of Health and Human Services’ state examination. Students must pass the certification test in order to be listed on the Missouri CNA registry and be employed as a CNA.


  • Must be 18 years or older
  • High school diploma/transcript with graduation date or equivalent GED or HSET
  • Negative urine drug screen
  • Negative TB test
  • Pass background check
  • Family Care Safety Registry with no disqualifying factors


There are no costs to the individual upon successfully qualifying for financial assistance. All instructional materials for this training will be provided through funding sources.


Step 1 –Fill out the STL TRAINING Form CLICK HERE

Step 2 – Qualify for Financial Assistance through a variety of resources.

Contact the MO Job Center, SLATE at 1520 Market St #3050, St. Louis, MO 63103: PHONE: 314-657-3573, 314-657-3562, 314-657-3504, 314-657-3542 to qualify for the Health Professions Opportunity Grant (HPOG) which covers the cost of training.