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Certified Nurse Assistant

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Certified Nurse Assistant

CNA PictureCertified Nursing Assistant & Home Health Aide Training is an excellent training opportunity for individuals interested in pursuing a career in the rewarding field of Healthcare.  Successful completion of the training and passing the NYS test will result in certification as both a Certified Nursing Assistant and Home Health Aide. 

Click here to review Admission Criteria for CNA/HHA Training

If you would like to receive an information packet when the next class becomes available, please submit the form below:

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How can I get assistance to help pay for the training? Although No financial aid is available for this training, the following programs, pending eligibility, may be able to offer financial assistance to help offset the cost of the program:

Health Professions Opportunity Grant:  The HPOG 2.0 Health Professions Opportunity Grant at FM supports low-income students pursuing a career in healthcare. Eligible participants receive academic guidance as well as support with job placement and retention. HPOG 2.0 may also provide financial supports to help students successfully complete their training, including fee coverage, childcare, transportation, textbooks, and clinical and course materials (e.g. stethoscopes and scrubs). To be eligible, students must be enrolled in a qualifying degree or certificate program at FM and meet certain income requirements. HPOG 2.0 requires all participants to go through an intake process as well as a required “random assignment”- similar to a lottery. Some will be selected and others will not. Students can apply for HPOG 2.0 by contacting our program staff via phone/text at 518-332-6305, or email at HPOG 2.0.

Scholarship Opportunity:  The Fulton-Montgomery Community College Foundation is pleased to announce the creation of a scholarship in memory of Margaret A. Collier. Mrs. Collier’s daughter, Gail and her husband, Jerry Ryan have established a scholarship of $500.00 to be awarded to a student enrolled in FM’s Certified Nursing Assistant and Home Health Aide Programs. Mrs. Collier had a passion for these programs, since she herself was a certified Home Health Aide in New York and New Jersey. She was devoted to her home care work.  Click here to print the scholarship form.

Important Links:

Sponsoring Agency Letter

Sponsoring Agency Information:


Fulton Center
Fulton Center, in partnership with FM, is now providing qualified candidates with FREE training to become a CNA/HHA.  Call 518-773-3400 ext. 1047 or email Robert Connor for more information.

River Ridge Living Center
River Ridge is interviewing candidates for sponsorship in the FM CNA/HHA Training Program.  Contact Jamie Konieczny at 843-3503 ext 35 for more information.

Schenectady Community Action Program (SCAP) Project LIFT
SCAP’s Project LIFT will be offering eligible participants free CNA/HHA training at FM! Project LIFT continues to provide a no-cost Career Readiness program. In this brief and successful program, students will learn about local employers, develop a professional resume, brush up on computer skills, and receive assistance finding and keeping a job that best matches their needs and career goals. Call (518) 736-3622 Ext 8974 for more information.

Wilkinson RHCF, of St. Mary’s Healthcare, in cooperation with FMCC, is now interviewing qualified candidates for tuition sponsorship to become a CNA.  Call 518-841-3517 or email Kaylee Shafer at kaylee [dot] shafer [at] smha [dot] org for more information.

CNA Recertification Information (PDF)