Maine CNA Information – Requirements, Salary, Training and Reciprocity

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Certified Nursing Assistant is an excellent field to pursue in a difficult economy because it is listed as one of the fastest growing occupations throughout the United States. The Maine Registry of Certified Nursing Assistants is operated in accordance with the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987 (OBRA) to: (1) Provide CNA information, (2) Determine the eligibility of applicants for placement in the Registry, (3) Post state-approved CNA training and (4) Provide work opportunities to Maine residents.

Requirements to work as a CNA in Maine

An active CNA certification
A good employment record
No derogatory history on the Criminal Background Check
Physically equipped

Salary Average for Certified Nursing Assistant in Maine

Between $ 20,800 to $ 27,040
$ 11.04 – $ 14 per hour typically (Hourly rate will increase by experience)

Training program criteria in Maine

Maine CNA training programs must consist of at least 150 to 180 hours, in both classroom and clinical settings, effective January 1, 2010. Some state-approved training programs may differ slightly when it comes to the number of hours in classroom and hands-on training sessions. Be sure to check with your training program of choice.

Applying for Reciprocity in Maine

If an approved CNA moves to Maine from their an outside state, they must be in good standing on the registry of that state. They will need to obtain and complete a reciprocity form and submit it and all required documents and fees by mail. Contact the Maine Registry of Certified Nursing Assistants to follow up on the status of your request. The time of processing varies.

State Contact Information for CNA Certifications

For more detailed information contact the

Maine Registry of Certified Nursing Assistants

List of State-Approved Training Programs:

Helping Hands Trade School

Lewiston, Maine

Cost is $ 900
Consists of 180 hours of classroom and clinical training

York County Community College

Wells, ME

Cost is $ 1135, includes registration and books
Consists of 180 hours of classroom (90), laboratory (20) and clinical training (70)

Augusta Adult & Community Education,

Augusta, Maine

Cost is $ 900
Consists of 200 hours of classroom and clinical training

Biddeford Adult Education

18 Maplewood Ave.
Biddeford, ME 04005
Phone #: 207-282-3883
Fax #: 207-286-9581

Cost is $ 885
Consists of 165 hours of classroom (85), laboratory (20) and clinical training (60)

Caribou Adult Education

Caribou, Maine

Cost is $ 600 include textbook
Consists of 200 hours of classroom and clinical training

United Technologies Center

Bangor, ME

Cost is $ 850
Consists of 180 hours of classroom (90), laboratory (20) and clinical training (70)

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