Colorado CNA Facts

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Colorado requires 90 hours of CNA training in a state approved program, including 70 hours of time in a classroom, and 20 hours of clinical experiences.

Summary: 90 hours training


CREDENTIA performs CNA testing in Colorado. Qualifications for testing include:

  1. You must have completed a state-approved training program.
  2. You must pay the following fees:
    Written: $50
    Oral–English: $50
    Oral–Spanish: $50
    Skills: $85

You can review the Candidate Handbook for more information. 

Summary: Testing fee is $135


CNAs in Colorado are required to renew their CNA certification every 2 years.

The cost to renew is:

The requirements for renewal are:



The employment outlook for CNAs in Colorado is good. 21,730 people worked as CNAs in 2018 in Colorado. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the projected growth for CNAs from 2018 – 2028 is 25%, that would add up to 27,120 employees and projected annual job openings is 3,280. 

Summary: 25% projected growth


The average pay rate for CNAs in Colorado is  $34,154 as of September 26, 2022, but the range typically falls between $31,127 and $37,714.

Summary: $34, 154 average pay rate