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CNA Training Program Enrollment

Per the Executive Order by Governor Polis on March 18, 2020, nurse aide training programs can, for the time being, complete the required clinical portion of training via simulation or in house instead of at a facility. Once a student is found proficient and completed theory, lab and in house/simulated clinical, the student will need to apply for a temporary license with the State and will be permitted to work in a hospital or in-patient facility while they wait to take the exam. Per Board Policy 10-07 nurse aide training graduates can work for 120 days as a CNA while they wait to take and pass the state exam. This 120 days/4 months should be enough time to get testing back up and running. Please be advised the State testing agency, Pearson VUE has currently suspended all testing until June 16th, 2020.

The Independence Center CNA Training Program will continue our training program with this new guidance. However, we will also be diligent to follow the guidance from the Center for Disease Control, Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment and El Paso Public Health regarding social distancing, disinfecting protocols and monitoring the health of our instructors and students. Please note that at this time, all CNA Training students are required to provide a face mask, to be worn while at the CNA Training Program. A cloth mask is an acceptable alternative to a traditional medical mask. Please reach out to The Independence Center CNA Training Program at 719-648-1020 with any questions.

Enrollment Process

The Independence Center CNA Training Program enrollment process involves five steps:

1. Choose your start date and time.

We offer both day and evening classes to accommodate a variety of schedule. Visit the Course Hours and Start Dates page to choose the start date that works best for you.

2. Review the CNA Training Program’s policies and guidelines.

Prior to filling out your enrollment form (see number three below), we encourage you to read the form carefully, especially the section on the Admission, Retention and Termination Policy and the Refund Policy*.

3. Complete the enrollment form and submit payment.

To enroll, first choose your method of payment below. Then follow the specific instructions for that method. (Helpful hint: If you need assistance paying for tuition for the CNA Training Program, please contact the Pikes Peak Workforce Center regarding sponsorship at 719-667-3791.)

  • Credit or debit card payment

Fill out the online enrollment form by CLICKING HERE. At the end of the form, you will be asked for your credit/debit card information. Fill in that information and then submit the form and your payment together. Helpful hint: The enrollment form can’t be submitted without payment, so have your credit/debit card handy!

  • Cash, check, or money order payment

To pay using cash, check or money order, please complete your enrollment form and submit payment in person at The Independence Center CNA Training Program. For the address and office hours, CLICK HERE. Helpful hint: We cannot accept enrollment forms without payment so please bring your payment with you. Checks can be made payable to The Independence Center.

  • Sponsored student

If your tuition is sponsored by a workforce agency like the Pikes Peak Workforce Center, please complete the Sponsored Student Enrollment Form by CLICKING HERE.

  • Apply for a Scholarship

Students who are not sponsored by a workforce agency may apply for a $750 scholarship by paying $200 with their application and submitting an essay. Scholarship funds are available for training program start dates between June 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020 and are available on a first come, first served basis. For more information on this scholarship CLICK HERE. Complete the enrollment application for scholarship funds with your completed essay by CLICKING HERE.

4. Start your criminal background check.

All students are required to complete a criminal background check (included in your $950 tuition fee) through an outside company called Complio. Please start the process before you begin class by CLICKING HERE. We will only contact you regarding the results of your background check if those results conflict with our “Admission, Retention and Termination Policy” in the enrollment form.

Exception: If your tuition is sponsored by an agency, please DO NOT complete this step until the second day of class.

5. IMPORTANT: Pick up your workbook.

One final step before class begins! Please pick up your CNA training workbook at The Independence Center CNA Training Program BEFORE the first day of class. CLICK HERE For office hours and location.

Exception: If your tuition is sponsored by an agency, your CNA training workbook will be supplied to you on the first day of class.

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*Refund Policy: Refunds for any withdrawal are only granted up until three calendar days (72 hours) prior to the first day of class. No refunds will be granted after that point. No refunds will be granted if a student requests a deferment to any future course, drops out at any time during the course, or is expelled. Refunds shall be for the amount paid minus applicable bank fees and charges.