Nursing Assistant Training Program
Level 2 (CNA-2)

Who is a Certified Nursing Assistant Level 2?

A Certified Nursing Assistant Level 2 is a CNA who has received specialized training to assist licensed nursing personnel in hospital and other settings in providing nursing care for patients. CNA-2s receive more in-depth training in caring for the dementia patient, restorative technical skills, safety procedures, preventing complications and recording patient outcomes.

CNA-2 Training Program Prerequisites

  • CNA-2 students must be at least 18 years of age.
  • CNA-2 students must be listed on the OSBN registry as a CNA in good standing prior to registering in the CNA-2 training program.
  • CNA-2 students must be able to pass a state and national criminal background check and a 10-panel drug screening.
  • CNA-2 students must be able to read, write and communicate in English.
  • CNA-2 students must certify they are free from contagious disease, physically and mentally fit, and be able to successfully participate in skills labs and clinicals.
  • CNA-2 students must complete an Online Information Session at least five (5) business days prior to registering into a CNA-2 program and submit digital signature acknowledging they have viewed an CTI’s Online Information Session and have received, understand, and agree to the information covered in the presentation.
  • At least five (5) business days prior to the first day of class, CNA-2 students must provide:
    • a copy of their Certificate of Completion from a NA-1 training program verifying they have 75 clinical training hours; or
    • a letter from an employer documenting they have worked 75 hours as a CNA-1 under the supervision of a nurse; or
    • documentation of a combination of their clinical training hours and work hours that add up to 75 hours.
  • At least five (5) business days prior to the first day of class, CNA-2 students must present a current government-issued, signature-bearing, photo ID with their legal name and birth date for identity verification.

Which CNA-2 Class is Right for Me?

  • CNA-2 curriculum provides a level of knowledge, skills, and abilities at a greater depth than a NA-1 training program, including the concepts of safety and preventing complications.  Classes are offered on alternating day and evening schedules throughout the year.
  • On-Campus classes and Virtual Zoom classes are comprised of comprised of 60 hours in class / lab time and 28 hours in a hospital or acute care setting, a total of 88 hours.
  • Virtual CNA-2 Zoom classes are instructor-directed and offer students in-depth online learning from the comfort of a students’ home. Students in Virtual Zoom classes attend labs on-campus and their clinical rotation at a at a hospital or in an acute care setting. Students must have a reliable computer or tablet with an internet connection and an email address.

Clinical Training Facilities


Adventist Medical Center  
Address: 10123 SE Market St, Portland, OR 97216

Adventist Medical Center is a faith-based not-for-profit full-service acute care 302-bed hospital serving 900,000 residents. For more than 100 years Adventist Health has served the community with excellent quality and service, earning top recognition for the services they provide.


Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center

Address 1015 N.W. 22nd Ave. Portland OR 97210

Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, known as “Good Sam,” was founded in 1875 by the Episcopal Church in historic Northwest Portland. Locally owned and community-focused, Legacy Good Samaritan is one of the region’s most advanced medical centers with nationally accredited and top-rated specialty services. Legacy Health is a local, nonprofit health system with six hospitals and dedicated children’s care offered at Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel.


Vibra Specialty Hospital of Portland 
Address: 10300 NE Hancock St, Portland, OR 97220

Vibra is a long-term acute care hospital (LTAC) offering specialized services for critical care patients who need a higher level of nursing care for their recovery. These patients come from ICU units throughout the Portland-Metro area who are not yet ready to be transferred to a skilled nursing facility or other acute care facility.

Cost of Training

CNA-2 Program Tuition
(Includes Class, Labs & Clinical; Criminal Background Check; Course Pack; Lab Supplies)
School CNA-2 Workbook
(purchase required at school)
Substance Abuse
(Drug Screening)



Program Deadlines

  • At least five (5) business days prior to the first day of class, CNA-2 students must complete an Online Information Session, select a class / clinical schedule, submit their completed, signed and dated registration packet, any required program pre-registration eligibility documentation, a copy of their current government issued photo ID, and pay their program tuition in full (unless they set up a tuition payment plan). (CNA-2 students sponsored by facilities and agencies are not eligible for a tuition payment plans.)
  • At least two (2) business days prior to the first day of class, CNA-2 students must complete their substance abuse screening and obtain and provide documentation of current a negative Two-Step TB Skin Test (PPD) screening, or Quantiferon blood test, and/or a Chest X-ray for TB documentation.
  • All CNA-2 program required Immunization documentation must be received by the school office at least two (2) business days prior to the first day of class.
  • CNA-2 students must obtain and provide documentation of current AHA BLS CPR training at least two (2) business days prior to the first day of class.
  • Students who have scheduled and purchased AHA BLS CPR training through the school must be completed prior to the beginning of the student’s clinical rotation.
  • CNA-2 students are required to have their required textbooks, workbooks, and supplies by the first day of class.
  • CNA-2 students are required to have their required scrub uniform and a watch with a second hand by the first day of labs.

Student Responsibility - Additional Expenses (Varies)

  • AHA BLS CPR Certification (available for purchase at the school for $65)
  • Two-Step TB Skin Test (PPD)
  • Immunization Documentation - CNA-2 students must obtain and provide documentation of the following immunizations consistent with CDC guidelines and as set by the mandatory OHA regulations & hospital requirements:

Hep B (Hepatitis B):  documentation of three (3) shots given, a positive titer for Hepatitis B antibodies, or the first shot given in the series that is no more than 30 days old.

MMR (Measles, Mumps & Rubella): documentation of two (2) injections of MMR; or the first vaccination in a series; or a titer must be done to establish immunity.

Varicella (Chicken Pox): documentation of two (2) injections of Varicella; or a titer to establish immunity; or medically documented history of the disease.

TDAP (Tetanus, Diphtheria & Pertussis): documentation of TDAP within past 10 years.

Influenza (Flu): documentation of current Influenza immunization when injection is available during the flu season. Hospitals will notify the school of timeframe requirements.

  • Scrub Uniform (any color / pattern) Shoes (closed toe non-skid sole or athletic shoes) for program labs and clinical
  • A wristwatch, with a second hand (not digital)
  • Note-taking Supplies (paper, post-it flags, notebook / 3-ring binder, pens, pencils, highlighters)