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Are you considering a Certified Nursing Assistant Career? If so, then you will soon be embarking on an exciting journey in the medical field. There are a number of reasons why people choose to go into the career as a CNA in Montana. In this state, you will find that you can begin your courses without having any college credits. Instead, in the state of Montana, you simply will need to attend the full course of CNA studies, take and pass the exam and then sign up for the Montana registry. Because it is so simple to get started with your CNA classes in Montana, many people are able to begin their exciting career right after high school.

A career as a certified nursing assistant can be quite rewarding on its own, but those who are interested in following the path will be glad to know that base pay for a CNA in Montana will be about $16,000 a year. An experienced professional will make up to $29,000 a year in the state as well. Overall, the cost of CNA classes in Montana will cost just under $1,000 when including classes and textbooks as well. The course will include 75 hours of class work. However, if you have professional experience, you can apply that to the hours of class work that you would need.

How Can I Handle The Finances Of A CNA Programs?

Some people are concerned that the CNA programs will cost just too much money. However, there are plenty of ways to make the class work more affordable. Anyone can get started on their exciting medical career. All that they need to do is know where to look for help. One of the best things that you could do would be to consider CNA training schools that offer lower cost programs that could more easily fit within your budget. A few options that you could consider would be the following:

  • Consider looking for a nursing home that offers assistance paid CNA training, like AWE Kualawaache Care Center.
  • Consider a  school that offers  free CNA classes in Montana. Just be sure that these free classes are actually accredited and will count to your programs.
  • Consider a low cost CNA training program like that available from St. John’s Lutheran Ministries.


Getting Your Certification In A Step by Step Process

Actually getting your CNA certification is actually quite simple. It only takes a few steps and before you know it, you will be ready to start work. Below is the step by step process that you will need to take in order to get the CNA training and certification that you need.

  • Take the Required Classes. You will need to enroll in school that offers CNA training and choose a program that will include 75 hours of class work. The coursework will need to include classes on basic nursing, emergency safety, HIPPA standards, and infection control.
  • After you have finished your training, you will need to take your exam in Montana. In order to take this exam, you will need to show proof of your training, of your certification process and of your ID. You can find the Montana CNA certification exam application here.
  • After passing the exam, you will need to keep your certification active. To do this, you will need to renew the certification every year. In order for the certification to remain active, you will need to ensure that you have at least eight hours of paid work. The form for renewing your certification can be found here.


Choosing to become a Certified Nursing Assistant in Montana can be fun and exciting as well as a rewarding career. In order to become a CNA, just be sure to follow the proper procedure, which includes taking the required amount of classes, passing the certification exam, and acquiring your certification for the professional work.

CNA Job and Salary Data for Montana Cities

Urban Area Employed CNA’s Hourly Mean Wage Salary Range 10% – 90%* CNA Employment Per 1,000 Jobs
Billings 1,050 $12.28 $9.78 – $15.46 12.38
Great Falls 560 $12.14 $9.61 – $14.85 15.90
Missoula 720 $11.30 $9.69 – $13.98 12.60
Dawson Community College 300 College Drive, Glendive, MT 59330

Situated in Glendive, Dawson Community College is a part of the Montana Community College System and offers different education opportunities to students in the area. The college does offer an accredited CNA program that takes eight weeks to complete in one semester. Students who complete the classwork will be eligible to take the state exam.


Flathead Valley Community College 777 Grandview Drive Kalispell, Kalispell, MT 59901

Flathead Valley Community College in Kalispell offers several different education opportunities, including associate’s degrees, work ready certifications, and continuing education. The certified nurse aide program available at the school requires all students to complete a semester’s worth of study and then pass a two-part state exam before they can become a CNA.


Miles Community College 2715 Dickinson Street, Miles City, MT 59301

Located in Miles City, Montana, Miles Community College is an accredited program that offers a variety of different degrees and diplomas to both nontraditional and traditional students. The nursing program at the school provides students with an opportunity to pursue a CNA certification. This program requires classwork and clinicals for students who wish to become a certified nurse assistant. .


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CNA Training Class Locations in Montana (MT)

The following is a list of state approved CNA Training Centers in Montana:

Cities in Montana:

Anaconda | Baker | Big Sandy | Billings | Bozeman | Butte | Chinook | Choteau | Circle | Columbia Falls | Dillon | Elder | Ennis | Fort Benton | Glasgow | Glendive | Great Falls | Hamilton | Hardin | Harlem | Havre | Helena | Jordan | Kalispell | Laurel | Lewistown | Libby | Livingston | Malta | Miles City | Missoula | Pablo | Plentywood | Red Lodge | Ronan | Scobey | Shelby | Superior | White Sulphur Springs | Wibaux

  • City
  • CNA Training Center
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  • Phone Number


Community Hospital of Anaconda

401 W. Pennsylvania Street Anaconda, Anaconda, MT 59711

406 563-8500


Fallon Medical Complex CAH

202 South 4th Street West, Baker, MT 59313

406 778-5185

Big Sandy

Big Sandy Medical Center

166 Montana Ave-Big Sandy, Big Sandy, MT 59520

406 378-2189


Billings Clinic

2800 10th Avenue North, Billings, MT 59107

406 238-2500


Billings Health and Rehab Community

2115 Central Avenue, Billings, MT 59102

406 656-6500


Eagle Cliff Manor

1415 Yellowstone River Road, Billings, MT 59105

406 245-9330


St John-s Lutheran Ministeries

3940 Rimrock Road, Billings, MT 59102

406 655-5600


Valley Health Care Center

1807 24th Street West, Billings, MT 59102

406 656-5010


Mountain View Care Center

205 North Tracy Avenue, Bozeman, MT 59715

406 587-2218


Copper Ridge Health and Rehab Center

3251 NETTIE STREET, Butte, MT 59701

406 723-3225


University of Montana COT

32 Campus Drive, Butte, MT 59701

406 243-2763


Sweet Memorial Nursing Home

PO Box 1149, Chinook, MT 59523


Teton Nursing Home

24 Main Ave. North P.O. Box 317, Choteau, MT 59422

406 466-5338


McCone County Health Center

605 Sullivan Avenue, Circle, MT 59215

Columbia Falls

Montana Veteran-s Home

400 Veterans Dr, Columbia Falls, MT 59912

406 892-3256


Parkview Acres Care and Rehab Center

200 North Oregon Street Dillon, Dillon, MT 59725

406 683-5105


Stone Child College Box

8294 Upper Box Elder Rd, Elder, MT 59521

406 395-4875


Madison Valley Manor

PO Box 335, Ennis, MT 59729

406 682-7271

Fort Benton

Missouri River Medical Center Nursing Home

1501 Saint Charles St, Fort Benton, MT 59442


Home Care Services

334 West Court Street, Glasgow, MT

406 228-4200


Valley View Home

1225 Perry Lane, Glasgow, MT 59230

406 228-2461


Dawson Community College

300 College Drive, Glendive, MT 59330

406 377-3396

Great Falls

Benefis Health Care

1101 26th Street South, Great Falls, MT 59405

406 455-5000


The Discovery Care Center

601 North 10th Street, Hamilton, MT 59840

406 363-2273


Valley View Estates Health Care Center

225 North Eighth Street, Hamilton, MT 59840

406 363-1144


Big Horn County Hospital

17 MILES, Hardin, MT 59034

406 665-2310


Aaniiih Nakoda College

P.O. Box 159, Harlem, MT 59526

406 353-2607


Northern Montana Care Center

30-13th Street P.O Box 1231, Havre, MT 59501

406 265-2211


University of Montana COT

1115 North Roberts Street, Helena, MT 59601

406 444-6800


Garfield County Health Center Nursing Home

332 LEAVITT AVE, Jordan, MT 59337

406 557-2500


Flathead Valley Community College

777 Grandview Drive Kalispell, Kalispell, MT 59901

406 756-3906


Heritage Place

171 Heritage Way, Kalispell, MT 59901

406 755-0800


Immanuel Lutheran Home

185 Crestline Avenue, Kalispell, MT 59901

406 752-9622


Laurel Health and Rehabilitation

820 3rd Avenue, Laurel, MT 59044

406 628-8251


Central Montana Skilled Nursing Center

408 Wendell Ave, Lewistown, MT 59457

406 535-7711


Montana Mental Health Nursing Care Center

800 Casino Creek Drive, Lewistown, MT 59457

406 538-7451


Libby Healthcare

Libby Care Center 308 East Third Street, Libby, MT 59923

406 293-6285


Livingston Health and Rehabilitation

510 South 14th Street, Livingston, MT 59047

406 222-0672


Phillips County Medical Center

311 8th Avenue East, Malta, MT 59538

406 654-1100

Miles City

Heart and Hands Training

5336 Valley Dr. East, Miles City, MT 59301

406 234-1747

Miles City

Miles Community College

2715 Dickinson Street, Miles City, MT 59301

406 874-6100


Dickinson Lifelong Learning Center

310 South Curtis Street, Missoula, MT 59801

406 542-4015


University of Montana COT

32 Campus Drive, Missoula, MT 59801

406 243-2763


Village Health Care Center

2651 South Ave West, Missoula, MT 59804

406 728-9162


Salish-Kootenai College

58138 US Hwy 93, Pablo, MT 59855

406 275-4800


Sheridan Memorial Nursing Home

440 West Laurel Avenue, Plentywood, MT 59254

406 765-3700

Red Lodge

Cedar Wood Villa

One South Oakes, Red Lodge, MT 59068

406 446-2525


Kickinghorse Jobs Corps Center

33091 Mollmann Pass Trl, Ronan, MT 59864

406 644-2217


St Luke Community Nursing Home

107 6th Avenue Southwest, Ronan, MT 59864

406 676-2900


Daniels Memorial Hospital

105 5th Avenue East, Scobey, MT 59263

406 487-2296


Marias Care Center

640 Park Avenue, Box 915, Shelby, MT 59474

406 434-3200


Mineral Community Hospital

208 6th Ave. East, Superior, MT 59872

406 822-4841

White Sulphur Springs

Mountain View Medical Center

16 West Main Street, White Sulphur Springs, MT

406 547-3321


Wibaux County Nursing Home

712 Wibaux St S, Wibaux, MT 59353

406 796-2429