Nursing Assistant

Certificate Description

At this time, formerly certified CNA’s in the State of Utah (expired more than 6 months) can seek reinstatement of their certification through a Utah Department of Health Variance Request. If granted, this variance waives the requirement to retake a CNA training course and state certification exams to regain certification as a nursing assistant. Certification will not be revoked when the crisis is over and can be maintained if certification requirements continue to be met. There is no cost involved. See the Expired More than 6 Months document under the Forms heading on the website.

The Nursing Assistant program is an approved Utah Nursing Assistant Registry (UNAR) training program that prepares the high school or adult student to become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). Students learn basic entry-level skills to work as a direct care provider. Students are taught in a simulated lab utilizing demonstrations, practice, and role play. Students will participate in 24 hours of supervised clinical experience at a long-term care facility. Upon completion of the course requirements, the student will be eligible to take the UNAR skills and written exams for state certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA).

Nursing Assistant Objectives

1) Graduates will identify abnormal findings, such as from vital signs, to report to nursing personnel using appropriate verbal and/or written communication.

2) Graduates will correctly demonstrate 100% of the skills listed on the Nursing Assistant Proficiency Performance (NAPP) list from the Utah Nursing Assistant Registry (UNAR).

3) Graduates will demonstrate knowledge of the content including resident rights, communication, infection prevention, basic safety and emergencies, positioning and transfers, basic human needs, hygiene and grooming, nutrition, end of life care, and legal and ethical responsibilities.

4) Graduates will execute safe and effective care for residents in a long-term care facility.

The following are the requirements for certification through the Utah Nursing Assistant Registry (UNAR) as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA):

  • Complete an approved Nursing Assistant Training and Competency Evaluation Programs (NATCEP) program, such as the Nursing Assistant program through Bridgerland Technical College. Alternatively, completion of the Fundamentals of Nursing course would meet this requirement.
  • Demonstrate minimum competency by passing both the knowledge and skills demonstration UNAR exams upon completion of your nursing assistant training.
  • If you have an active certificate in another state, you can become certified in Utah through the reciprocity process.


Do you need to get your certification quickly? Enroll in any of the Monday – Friday, 8 am – 12 noon class options to complete in 4-5 weeks (see Registration Codes below). Attendance is mandatory, with no room for absences. Rigorous course for the academically sound. Study time outside of class recommended. Some weekend clinicals may be required.

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Additional Requirements

Adult students must be 18 years or older and have a high school diploma or recognized equivalent, and are required to purchase books, uniforms, and supplies. A non-refundable $50 background check fee is required for clinical experience and must be complete at least 7 days prior to the start of class.

AHA BLS Provider CPR is a prerequisite for this course. Click here for CPR information.

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Spring registration begins March 22 for classes starting after that date

Class Date Time Code Cost
Mar 1 - Mar 30 (M-F) or Apr 28 (MWF)
with clinicals, if available, to May 4 or May 26
8 - noon CNAT 1001 20 LC $445
Mar 15 - Apr 21 (M-F) or May 12 (MWF)
with clinicals, if available, to May 19 or June 9
8 - noon CNAT 1001 21 LC $445
Mar 29 - May 5 (M-F) or May 26 (MWF)
with clinicals, if available, to June 2 or June 23
8 - noon CNAT 1001 22 LC $445
Apr 12 - June 1 (M, Tu, Th),
with clinicals, if available, to June 29
5:30 - 9pm CNAT 1001 23 LC $445
Apr 12 - May 11 (M-F) or June 2 (MWF)
with clinicals, if available, to June 8 or June 30
8 - noon CNAT 1001 24 LC $445
Apr 26 - May 25 (M-F) or June 18 (MWF),
with clinicals, if available, to June 22 or July 16
8 - noon CNAT 1001 25 LC $445
May 10 - June 10 (M-F) or July 2 (MWF)
with clinicals, if available, to July 8 or July 30
8 - noon CNAT 1001 26 LC $445
May 24 - June 24 (M-F) or July 19 (MWF),
with clinicals, if available, to July 22 or Aug 16
8 - noon CNAT 1001 27 LC $445
June 7 - July 7 (M-F) or July 30 (MWF),
with clinicals, if available, to Aug 4 or Aug 27
8 - noon CNAT 1001 28 LC $445
June 21 - July 21 (M-F) or Aug 13 (MWF),
with clinicals, if available, to Aug 18 or Sept 10
8 - noon CNAT 1001 29 LC $445

**Clinical days are arranged and may include nights and weekends. Clinicals cannot be started until didactic and lab work is complete.

Can I make payments? Are all tuition and fees due up front?

Students are required to pay tuition and fees at the time of registration.

Estimated Tuition & Fees

Course fees may vary.

Pell Eligible: No

Estimated Monthly Payment:

Tuition and fees are due in full at the time of registration.

Campus Locations

Logan Campus - Main

Quick Facts

Certificate Duration
100 Hours - 1-3 months
Hours per Week
Certificate Availability
High School Students: Arranged - varies by school

Adult Students: - See Registration Codes on the Left

Outcome Data

Reported Annually to the Accrediting Agency Council on Occupational Education

Completion: 90%
Job Placement: 81%
Licensure: 88%
Withdrawal: 10%

Outcome statistics are compiled annually based upon Training Outcome surveys conducted with students post-graduation. Data is gathered through coordination with the student, faculty, Student Services Office personnel, and licensing agencies.

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Hours of Operation

Logan Campus - Main
Telephone: 435-753-6780

Student Services
Monday: 8 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday: 8 am - 6 pm
Wednesday: 8 am - 6 pm
Thursday: 8 am - 4:30 pm
Friday: 8 am - 4 pm
Sat/Sun: Closed

Brigham City Branch Campus
Telephone: 435-734-0614

Student Services
Monday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Tuesday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Wednesday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Thursday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Friday: 7:30 am - 3 pm
Sat/Sun: Closed

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Logan Campus - Main (Office)
1301 North 600 West
Logan, UT 84321

Toll Free: 866-701-1100
Local: 435-753-6780
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