Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute

Nurse Aide Refresher

Nurse Aide I Refresher Course

Nurse Aide I knowledge of personal care and nursing assistant skills are reviewed. Skills are demonstrated by the instructor then students are encouraged to practice in our lab setting. The North Carolina Nurse Aide I Candidate Handbook is provided as the basis for the skills review. Upon successful completion, the student will be better prepared to apply for and successfully pass the two-part written and skills examination required by North Carolina for relisting.

Who can attend a Refresher Course?

This course is designed for individuals who:

  • Have an expired NC Nurse Aide I listing with no substantiated findings or who have successfully completed a NC Nurse Aide I Program from an accredited institution (minimal 75 hour course) within the last 3 years. Students who have attempted and failed the State Exam 3 times are ineligible for this course.
  • Have a current Nurse Aide I listing from another state with no substantiated findings
  • Have an expired out-of-state listing with no substantiated findings or a successful completion of a Nurse Aide I Program from an out-of-state accredited institution within the last 3 years.
  • Individuals who have received and approved Training Waiver from NC DHSR. Students must present the Waiver when registering for the class.
    • The Waiver eligibility list and application are found under Forms at the Health Care Personnel Education and Credentialing Section of the NC DHSR website.

A certificate of completion from the institution and a copy of a previous CNA listing with no findings must be presented when registering.

Additional requirements for the first day of class:

  • Non-laminated Social Security Card
  • Valid Drivers license (First and last names must match on SS card and DL)
  • Students must wear scrubs to class. The color is up to the student.

Program Contacts:


Successful completion of this 48 hour class:

  • Students must pass a written exam with a grade of 72 or better.
  • Students must pass a skills exam comparable to state testing.
  • Students absence from class must not exceed 4 hours total for the duration of the course. This includes tardies.

Upon successful completion of this NA I Refresher class, students will be eligible to register for the State written and skills exam.


Course fee: $127.00 and a Student manual must be purchased from the CCCTI bookstore.

To register, use the REGISTER NOW button on this page

Courses currently on the schedule:

Title Course/Section Meeting Information Available
Nurse Aide I Refresher NUR-3242-102 08/22/2022-09/12/2022 Classroom Hours Monday, Wednesday 08:00AM - 04:30PM, Building - H, Room 221 5

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Potential Educational Pathways for Nurse Aides

Nurse Aide I potential pathway chart

Career Information

  • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics website (, the current mean annual state wage is $27,800.00 (hourly average of $13.37).
  • Employment of nursing assistants and orderlies is projected to grow 17 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Because of the growing elderly population, many nursing assistants and orderlies will be needed in long-term care facilities.

Employment Opportunities:

  • Assisted Living Centers
  • Doctor’s offices
  • Home Care Agencies
  • Hospice
  • Hospitals
  • Nursing Home
  • Retirement homes

To learn more about a career in the Nurse Aide I (CNA) field,visit CCC&TI's Career Coach site for the following program:

Career Coach logo Certificate: Nurse Aide I

Frequently Asked Questions

  • My Nurse Aide I certification expired over 2 years ago, how can I get it back?
    • You can retake the Nurse Aide I course
  • What websites can I go to for additional information?
  • What is the phone number  to verify registry listings?
    • 919-715-0562


Licensure: Authorization granted to CCC&TI to provide instruction within another state does not imply or provide guarantees of any kind that an individual will be granted professional licensure by another state as a result of completing coursework at CCC&TI or receiving professional licensure in North Carolina. It is the sole responsibility of the individual/student to determine whether another college or license-awarding agency in another state will accept CCC&TI coursework and/or award licensure through a reciprocity agreement with the State of North Carolina.