Application Process

The Independence Center CNA School application process involves 6 basic steps:

1. Select your course.

Select 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.

Sponsored student

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.

Read the Enrollment Application carefully, especially the Program Acceptance Standards and the Refund Policy. Familiarize yourself with the Student Handbook and Student Contract.

4. Start your criminal background check.

If you are 18 years old or older, 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”. If under 18, a letter from your parent or guardian is required (call for additional information).

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.

Pick up your training workbook before class begins. 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.)

Then, start class!