The Independence Center CNA School application process involves 6 basic steps:
1. View which course you’d like to take on our schedule.
View the day or evening course you would like to attend. See the course start dates here.
2. Determine your payment method.
Determine which of the following payment methods applies to you and follow the specific instructions for that method.
Cash, check or money order payment
To pay using cash, check or money order, you will need to apply in person with your payment at The Independence Center CNA School. Applications will not be received without accompanying payment at the same time. Make checks payable to “The Independence Center.” For the address and office hours, click here.
Credit or debit card payment
To pay with a card, complete the online application and submit payment together at the same time. Be sure to have your credit card available when you start the application because you cannot submit the application without accompanying credit card payment. The online Enrollment Application is found here.
If you are sponsored by a workforce agency, you will need to complete a special application. The sponsored student application is found here.
3. Familiarize yourself with school guidelines.
4. Start your criminal background check.
Start your criminal background check. Please note we will only contact you regarding the results of your background check if those results indicate a conflict with our “Program Acceptance Standards”. Everyone will need a Background Screening through Complio (company that the school uses).
5. Have your TB test done.
Provide a tuberculosis test report that confirms NEGATIVE TB status by the 7th scheduled class (does not need to be turned in with application form).
If your course dates fall anywhere between October 1 through March 31, you will need to get a flu shot and provide documentation that you have done so.
6. Pick up your workbook. THIS IS IMPORTANT
Pick up your training workbook before class begins, NOT the 1st day. You will already be behind if not picked up early. Visit The Independence Center CNA School as soon as possible to pick up your CNA workbook and begin reading prior to your first class. (See office hours and location here.) This is a 4 week class, so it will go fairly quickly. If you have any questions about the structure or teaching style of the class, please feel free to contact us!
Then, start class!