Certified Nurse's Aide (CNA) Program


Aloha and thank you for your interest in our Certified Nurse’s Aide training program.  We would like you to know a few things about the application process:

  1. Securing a spot in one of our CNA classes is done on a “first come-first served” basis, not based on who expresses interest in the program first, but who completes each step of the application process first.
  2. Our application process does have more steps than most other programs.  It is because you will be working directly with patients by the end of the program and we need to know before you even start that you have the correct health and safety clearances necessary to do so.
  3. You can do steps #1 through #5 on your own.  Since each of these steps is administered by a different group outside of Windward Community College, please see the various web links for more information.
  4. Each session only has 10 available seats, so we would encourage you to secure your spot as quickly as possible.

Application Procedure

Step #1: Meet with Windward Community College Counselor, Ryan Perreira or Program Assistant Dawn Poh
To set up an appointment, contact:

Ryan Perreira:
Phone: 235-7327
Email:  rperreir@hawaii.edu

Dawn Poh:
Phone: 235-7328
Email:  dawnpoh@hawaii.edu

Note: If you can bring these completed items as listed below to your meeting with the counselor, your application and acceptance into the program will be completed just that much faster.

Step #2: Complete a physical examination with the doctor of your choice.
Download physician's form (PDF)

Step #3: Obtain MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella) Clearance
Note:  This may be obtained at the same time as your physical examination also or can be obtained free of charge or low cost to students from a community health service. 

Step #4: Obtain 2-Step TB Clearance
Note:  This may be obtained at the same time as your physical examination also or can be obtained free of charge from a community health service. 
Click here for locations (PDF)

Step #5: Obtain a Criminal Clearance Check Online

1. Through ECRIM.  

Follow the online instructions and print out your ECRIM report. 

Note:  There is a fee to pay via credit or debit card.

If you have any questions about this application process, please contact counselor Ryan Perreira or Dawn Poh.

Due to the course being limited to 10 students per session, it is important that you complete all the requirements for registration in a timely manner. A seat will not be held for any student until all requirements are fulfilled.


Page Last Modified: October 11, 2012