Frequently Asked Questions for CareBridge Academy CNA Program

Day classes are 3.5 weeks, they run Monday - Friday, 8:30am-3:00pm. Night classe are 5 weeks, running from Monday to Thursday, 4 PM to 9:15 PM.
Yes! Effective January 2024, we now offer evening classes. The classes run from 4 PM to 9:15 PM Monday through Thursday.
No. All classes are done in person at our school location as well as the clinical location.
YWe are located at 448. N 10th street, Suite 400, Philadelphia PA 19123. Click here for directions or to view us on Google Maps.
No, the class is not free.
Classes are $1645 if you choose to pay in full (including the cost of enrollment fee) at the time of your registration.
Classes are $1745 if you choose to pay on the payment plan. Please note that the payment plan still means all fees must be paid before the classes commence.
This includes all educational materials including books and scrubs.
No, financial aid is not available.
CNA classes are only offered in English.
This is due to state regulations that require all CNA classes to be completed in English.
To meet state regulations, students must complete all 100 hours of the course. Therefore, students generally cannot miss any part of the course. If you have any obligations during the course being offered, you may want to consider alternate course start dates or a different School schedule that might meet your needs.
The payment plan allows you to break up payments through agreemetn with school administration. Please note, however, that when doing a payment plan that all fees must be paid before starting the program.
Registration is done in person. Please contact the school to set up a time to come in.
A GED or high school diploma is NOT required. All students are required to complete a 20 question entrance exam at the office to ensure the student meets the English language comprehension needs of the program as well as a math examination.
Please reference our class schedule, which is updated on a regular basis. Generally speaking, our classes start every two weeks on Monday, and every 5 weeks for evening courses.
You will need your $150 enrollment fee, two forms of ID, your COVID vaccination card (or have a declination form completed). Also, be prepared to take an entrance exam when you come in. The whole registration process should take between 30 minutes and one hour.
There is a variety of nearby street parking (free). Additionally, there are several pay lots nearby as well as numerous public transportation options.
All students must have a state background check run before starting. Additionally, students must complete a tuberculosis test and physical done on our form. These forms and instructions can be found under the “Resources” section of our website under “Documents and Forms.” The results of background check, tuberculosis screening test, and physical must be completed before your course start date.
We accept cash, check, and Cash App. Credit cards can also be accepted for a 3 percent additional fee.
Clinical sites vary, but currently clinicals are held near the school’s location in Philadelphia, PA.
The tuberculosis (TB) screening test and physical can be done at a variety of places, including with most of your family physicians or primary care physicians (PCPs). We recommend and work with several local urgent care facilities that can get results back quickly, including Vybe Urgent Care and also AFC Urgent Care. Nearby locations include: AFC Urgent Care 180 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19123 (267) 319-8047 Vybe Urgent Care 1500 Spring Garden St Ste R105, Philadelphia, PA 19130 (267) 768-8288
For the State of Pennsylvania background checks, please reference our step by step guide here. You can also find the instructions on our website under “Resources” and then “Documents and Forms.” For State of Pennsylvania background checks, fingerprints are not required.
If you have lived in Pennsylvania for less than two years, you will need an FBI background check in addition to the state of PA background check. For the FBI background, fingerprints are required. Please reference the instructions for running and scheduling an FBI background check or you can find the instructions on our website under “Resources” and then “Documents and Forms.”
Once a student successfully completes the program, they are then eligible to take the state exam through Credentia 365. Students must graduate from the program before they are eligible to take the state test.