The Nursing Assistant course is a 5-10 week program that is designed for students who have expressed an interest in the entry level nursing profession. This course, approved by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and meets Title 22 regulations, will train you to provide care in nursing homes, long-term facilities and hospitals. You will receive 60 hours of theory instruction and 100 hours of clinical experience at a clinical site under instructors’ supervision. Graduates of the program meet the state requirements to be eligible to take the California state certification examination. After completing the Nursing Assistant program and successfully passing the state certification test, the student is issued a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) certification by the state of California. We are happy to say that our students boast a pass rate of over 90% on the state certification test!


With the current pandemic situation, Ventura Training Institute is taking necessary steps to aid in the fight against COVID-19. In the best interests of our students, we will be offering the 60 hours of theory as an online option. Classes are held through Google Classroom and would only require internet access and a smartphone, iPad, laptop or desktop computer. Please contact us to learn more about this at (805) 385-5485.

In addition, the state of California has announced a paid program to relieve our healthcare system. This program is available to students who are currently enrolled at Ventura Training Institute in our Nurse Assistant program. To read more about this program you may visit If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at (805) 385-5485.


- Must be at least 16 years of age or older (If student is a minor, a parent or guardian must also attend the enrollment process.)
- A valid social security number and government issued ID
- Completion of Reading Assessment (Recommended)
- Health and Physical Form, Immunization Records and TB test which must be completed by a Physician.


Applicants must complete and submit an enrollment agreement to VTI for consideration.


Registration Fee
BLS Certification from the American Heart Association
Criminal Background Check/Livescan
Pearson Vue California Nurse Assistant Candidate Handbook
Nursing Assistant Care: Long-Term Care Course Book
Nursing Assistant Care: Long-Term Care Workbook​
Clinical ID Badge
Stethoscope/Blood Pressure Cuff
Two sets of clinical uniforms
Liability Insurance
State Licensing Exam (First Attempt Only)


Students accepted into the Nurse Assistant training program will be notified in person or via phone.  Applicants accepted into the Nurse Assistant program must submit the following: health and physical form, immunizations record and TB test.  The applicant must not have any communicable diseases, infections, psychological disorders and other conditions that would prevent the successful performance of the responsibilities and tasks required in the education and training.

Based on state guidelines from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and clinical facility policies, the students must have clear criminal background checks and be fingerprinted to participate in clinical courses.  VTI requires that applicants disclose prior misdemeanors and felony convictions.  Any conviction receives an evaluation by the CDPH. CDPH evaluates criminal convictions for any offense and either grants or denies criminal record. Due to longer processing times, there is the possibility that the student may have completed training, passed competency examination, paid tuition and testing fees, and still not obtain a background clearance. Failure to obtain background clearance prohibits students from obtaining CNA certification.

This program is approved by The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Llicensing and Certification Program. They can be reached at (916) 327-2445.

For additional information you may contact Ventura Training Institute at (805) 385-5485.


If you are ready to start the enrollment process, please click the link below to download the registration documents and call us at (805) 385-5485 to schedule a registration appointment.