Contact the CNA Training Program

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 further notice.

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.

Office Hours

The Independence Center CNA Training Program office hours are Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., and closed every other Friday for state testing*. You are welcome to visit anytime during these hours to drop off paperwork, make a payment, pick up your workbook, or get more information about class.

How to Reach Us

Telephone: 719-648-1020

Fax: 719-227-7209



Physical Location

The Independence Center CNA Training Program
711 S. Tejon St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Located in the building just north of The Independence Center. The CNA Training Program can be found on the south side of the building, up the stairs, and through the double doors.


Mailing Address

The Independence Center CNA Training Program
729 S. Tejon St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903


*Hours are subject to change. Please contact the CNA Training Program to verify hours above are still valid.