The CNA Training Kickstarter Project will train up to 1,000 CNAs, and assist long-term care facilities with developing up to 60 in-house CNA training programs state-wide in California.

ABOUT US 

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CONTACT 

Gina Patterson

T: 916-432-5197

F: 916-446-4454

E: gpatterson@cahf.org

Instructions

Orientation

Hiring

  • Hire CNA students *

  • Training provider completes the Initial Application (283B) & submits it to CDPH & the facility submits a copy to QCHF

  • Facility completes a Letter of Commitment with CNA student & submits to QCHF

-We have provided a template, for you to print on your company letterhead. However, you may use your own document, articulating the same agreement, if you prefer

Training

  • If you have not yet selected a nursing assistant training program to send your new hires to, find a program here  

Exam & Certification

  • Once the student graduates, they will need to successfully pass the competency evaluation examination

  • Once they have passed, it will take at least 30 days for CDPH to review the results from the testing vendor

  • To check the status of the student's certification, you can either use the phone verification line, or the website:

Webinars & Support Calls

  • Detailed instructions on registering and viewing webinars are in the Document Hub

  • Project coordinator will send periodic announcements and updates

* If using a community-based program, check your 280A form to see if you can hire and work nursing assistants while they get trained to be certified. Contact project coordinator with questions.

Webinar Schedule

Support Call Schedule 

Please watch the corresponding webinar prior to the support call. 

Frequently Asked Questions

If one student we put through the NATP drops out, can project grant funds be put towards another student? 

Yes. All verification documents are required still for a replacement student. For instance, if you have a student drop out before getting certified, but have received tuition reimbursement for their proof of enrollment & graduation, you can submit a new student's information for the certification payment. However, just keep in mind you would still be required to submit the letter of commitment verifying a retention bonus, and the initial CNA Application - 283B. 

Do my sponsored students need to be employed with us?

Yes.