Maine CNA Facts

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Maine requires 180 hours of CNA training in a state approved program, including 90 hours of classroom, 20 hours of clinical work, and 70 hours of supervised clinical practice.

Summary: 180 hours training


Approved state education facilities performs CNA testing in Maine. Qualifications for testing include:

  1. You have successfully completed an approved 180-hour CNA training course.
  2. For military applicant, you must have documentation of equivalent CNA training. 
  3. For nursing student, you must submit documentation of equivalent CNA training, i.e. completion of basic nursing and clinical training. 
  4. For RN or LPN, you must have current and active license.
  5. For Foreign-Trained nurses, you must provide proof of equivalent training or the earned degree.

Summary: Proof of training is needed to test


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

The cost to renew is $40. 

The requirements for renewal are:

  1. You must complete at least 8 hours of qualified employment every 24 months
  2. You must have no disqualifying annotations
  3. Completion of 30 continuing education units (CEUs) within the 2 years immediately preceding the date of the renewal application.

Summary: $40 renewal fee; 8 paid working hours; 30 continuing education units required


The employment outlook for CNAs in Maine is good. As of 2018, there are 9,840 people employed as CNAs and it is projected to grow by 2% at 2028 making it to 10,010 employees. It’s projected annual job openings between 2018 – 2028 is 1, 130.

Summary: 2% projected growth


The average pay rate for CNAs in Maine is $33,023 as of September 26, 2022, but the range typically falls between $30,097 and $36,466.

Summary: $33, 023 average pay