The Nursing Assistant course is a 5-6 weeks program that is designed for students who have expressed an interest in the entry level nursing profession. This course, approved by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and meets Title 22 regulations, will train you to provide care in nursing homes, long-term facilities and hospitals. You will receive 50 hours of theory instruction and 100 hours of clinical experience at a clinical site under instructors’ supervision. Graduates of the program meet the state requirements to be eligible to take the California state certification examination. After completing the Nursing Assistant program and successfully passing the state certification test, the student is issued a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) certification by the state of California.


  • Must be at least 18 years of age or older.
  • A valid social security number and government issued ID
  • Completion of Reading Assessment (Recommended)
  • Health and Physical Form, Immunization Records and TB test which must be completed by a Physician.


Applicants must complete and submit an enrollment agreement to ACI for consideration.




  • Registration Fee
  • Tuition
  • CPR Certification from the American Heart Association
  • Criminal Background Check/Livescan
  • Pearson Vue California Nurse Assistant Candidate Handbook
  • Nursing Assistant Care: Long-Term Care Course Book
  • Nursing Assistant Care: Long-Term Care Workbook​
  • Clinical ID Badge
  • Stethoscope/Blood Pressure Cuff
  • Two sets of clinical uniforms
  • State Licensing Exam (First Attempt Only)


Students accepted into the Nurse Assistant training program will be notified in person or via phone.  Applicants accepted into the Nurse Assistant program must submit the following: health and physical form, immunizations record and TB test.  The applicant must not have any communicable diseases, infections, psychological disorders and other conditions that would prevent the successful performance of the responsibilities and tasks required in the education and training.

Based on state guidelines from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and clinical facility policies, the students must have clear criminal background checks and be fingerprinted to participate in clinical courses.  ACI requires that applicants disclose prior misdemeanors and felony convictions.  Any conviction receives an evaluation by the CDPH. CDPH evaluates criminal convictions for any offense and either grants or denies criminal record. Due to longer processing times, there is the possibility that the student may have completed training, passed competency examination, paid tuition and testing fees, and still not obtain a background clearance. Failure to obtain background clearance prohibits students from obtaining CNA certification.
This program is approved by The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Llicensing and Certification Program. They can be reached at (916) 327-2445.

For additional information you may contact Advance Career Institute at (562) 685-8316.