Get CNA Certified at no cost to you!

NextStep is here to help you become a great Certified Nursing Assistant. Train on our mobile app and become a CNA in 10 weeks or less. Our employer partners have jobs waiting for you. Start making $15-$18 an hour.

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Why NextStep

When you train with NextStep, we cover 100% of your CNA Certification costs.  Enroll today and we’ll get you a job when you graduate. NextStep is a Colorado state-approved CNA program.

CNA Certification at No Cost

Most CNA programs cost thousands of dollars and require months of in-person training. With NextStep, getting your CNA certification is easy and completely free.  NextStep pays for the cost of your training, state requirements, and the CNA exam fee.

We Have Jobs For You

After you graduate from NextStep, we help you land a CNA job you love. Caregiving is the #1 fastest growing job in America. Our employer partners have CNA jobs ready and waiting for you.

Learn At Your Own Pace

Study skills when and where you want with the NextStep mobile app. Master skills in-person at our Practice Lab with your peers and RN instructors. Schedule lab time when it’s convenient for you.

Mentors That Care

Your mentors are available 7 days a week to support, encourage, and guide you throughout the course.

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Do you have what it takes to be a great CNA?

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) is a growing profession that provides a rewarding work environment. Do you want to know if you have what it takes? Take our strengths quiz below to find out today!


Our course is completely FREE.

NextStep covers the cost of your training, state requirements and the CNA exam fee saving you thousands of dollars to get your CNA Certification.Our program includes interactive learning, in-person Practice Labs, on-site clinical rotation, and access to experienced mentors 7 days a week.


Get your CNA in 10 weeks or less

Complete the NextStep program in as little as 10 weeks. It’s designed so you can study when and where you want. You master skills in our mobile app, attend Practice Labs for in-person coaching, and complete a clinical rotation.

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Earn $15-$18 an hour

Tired of minimum wage jobs? Our graduates get paid better! We’ve got your back in helping you get a job after completing our course. Our employer partners have CNA jobs waiting and they’re ready to hire you. The range of pay for a NextStep CNA is $15 - $18 an hour. So, complete the course today and let’s get you into a job.

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About The Course

1. Download and Learn
2. Practice Skills In-Person
3. Get Your CNA Certificate
4. Get Hired

Getting Your CNA Certification

The NextStep CNA program is broken into three parts to help you master skills and earn your certification.

  • 1) In-app learning: You will learn skills in bite-sized steps. have access to hundreds of expert training videos and interactive learning through the NextStep mobile app. Registered Nurse mentors are available via chat to support you throughout the course. ~150 hours

  • 2) In-person Practice Labs: As you master skills online, you’ll also practice skills hands on at the NextStep Practice Lab alongside peers and Registered Nurses. ~32 hours required + unlimited open lab hours.

  • 3) On-site clinical visits: At the end of the course, you will attend an on-site clinical rotation as part of state requirements. ~16 hours

*You will also be required to complete additional state requirements including up-to-date immunizations & TB test, fingerprint background check, and CPR/First Aid training.

The NextStep course is designed for you to go at your own pace. We recommend 3 skills per day, 5 days a week to get your CNA in 10 weeks. Registered Nurse mentors will be available throughout the course if you have any questions or concerns.

The final step to getting your CNA Certification is to pass the state administered CNA Exam. Your NextStep training and mentor team will help ensure that you will do great!

Getting A Job

We don’t just train you, we’re here to get you a job! After you complete the NextStep course and pass the state exam, we will connect you to our network of employer partners that are lined up and ready to hire our CNA graduates. We’re here to help you land a job you love!

Requirements for job placement:

  • Must be 18 years or older and eligible to work in the United States with valid license or ID card

  • High school diploma or GED

  • Certificate from an accredited CNA program (NextStep is an approved program in Colorado!)

  • Pass the state administered CNA Exam

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What people are saying...

I’ve been in the CNA training business for more than 40 years and I can say without a doubt that NextStep is the best thing out there!

Jetta Fuzy, RN, MS
Master CNA Trainer & #.1 Amazon Bestselling CNA Textbook Author

Even the tests were fun! Seriously. I use what I've learned everyday on the job.

Alli Lance
NextStep learner

Quality Course Material You Can Trust.

Our courses are developed by industry experts, leading employers and thought leaders in healthcare and long term care.

Our mobile app helps you complete your certification at your own pace. This ensures you are the most prepared for a successful career.

Stand above the crowd with your NextStep certification.

Quality Training Companies Trust.

Our employer partners are eager to hire new graduates from NextStep. We will help you have a successful career.
Training Includes:
State of the art, smart phone based training
Local in person "Labs" for training and practice
In-app mentoring by experienced long-term care professionals
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Job Candidate Requirements:
You must be legally eligible to work in the United States, have a valid license or ID card with proof of age, high school diploma or GED, full immunization & TB test, and a fingerprint background check. Eligible candidates cannot have a felony conviction or record of abuse, negligence, or misappropriation of property. Employers will require a physical exam with no mental or physical disability that would render the candidate unable to practice as a Certified Caregiver. Students are required to complete a First Aid/CPR course.