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Maine Adult Education Association

Eastern Aroostook Adult and Community Education

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308 Sweden St. Suite 2 • Caribou, ME 04736 • (207) 493-4272 • Fax: (207) 493-4277

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I sign up for a CNA course?


 Minimum age 16

Good Physical and Mental Health

Good grooming and personal hygiene

Absence of drug and alcohol abuse

Dependable, reliable, work habits

Preferably a High School Diploma or HiSET (High School Equivaiency Diploma)

Pass the reading comprehension CASAS entrance test with a grade 9 or above level

Have a Maine CNA Registry acceptable State Bureau of Investigation Background Check

Important: You will be required to have a State Bureau of Identification (SBI) check done prior to beginning the clinical experience of this program and this must be submitted to the Registry when being placed on the Certified Nursing Assistant Registry.  The attached fact sheet on employment restrictions provides information about felony convictions that will bar you from employment as a Certified Nursing Assistant.  Please read the fact sheet and sign the application form stating that you have read and understand the information regarding your ineligibility for employment if you have any of the convictions.

Immunization MMR – unless born before 1956

All immunizations and testing required by the cooperating clinical facility, including Hepatitis B.  Evidence of negative T.B. test or negative chest x-ray

Physical Exam within the past year – statement from a physician stating the candidate is physically capable of doing C.N.A. work

At least 2 personal references and 2 work related references

Interview with primary instructor






If you cannot not print the application, one can be mailed to you by request.  Please contact the office for an appointment to submit your application and take the reading comprehension test.  207-493-4272

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