It is becoming the norm for healthcare employers, such as nursing homes, to pay a particular percentage of a prospective CNA student’s training costs. Long Term Care Facilities set a ceiling on the amount they will pay toward training. In turn, newly certified CNAs will contractually work a minimum, pre-determined length of time.
Atlantic County’s One Stop program offers reimbursement for eligible students to a training facility (i.e. Allied Health Training Institute) for the cost of skills training. Accepted participants may train in one approved credit or noncredit certificate program for one year (up to $4,000 in cost) in order to prepare for a demand occupation (as defined by the Department of Labor), and CNA, CHHA, and Phlebotomy are considered “demand occupations.”