It’s Not Just a Class, It's a Career with Marquis Companies

Certified Nursing Assistant

Free 4-week Class and $20.50/hr Starting Wage* as a CNA once Graduated

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Do you work in the service industry, but are looking for a more gratifying profession? Or have you been thinking about jumping into a career in healthcare, but don’t have any experience? The Nursing Assistant training class may just be the perfect opportunity for you to grow your skills, provide compassionate care, and make a difference in seniors’ lives.

Fill out the short form to take the next step in your healthcare career!

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What you’ll receive as a new CNA team member:

Free 4-week Training:
The training class is the perfect opportunity for you to grow your skills

Steps to Success


It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA); we want to help you get there.

Step 1: Meet Eligibility Requirements
Provide legal documentation establishing your identity and eligibility to be legally employed in the United States
Pass employment reference checks
Be at least 17 years of age
Ability to read, write, speak, and comprehend the English Language (ESL level 6)
Ability to meet the physical requirements of the position, such as lift up to 50 pounds, bend, squat, and be on your feet for long periods of time
Possess a passion for working with senior population
Fingerprints will also be required prior to beginning the training course by the Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN)
Step 2: Choose Your Training Location
We offer multiple locations in cities on the west side and east side, including Portland, Tualatin and Forest Grove
Step 3: Choose Your Class
We offer day classes and evening classes to fit your schedule
Step 4: Apply to the Facility Where You Want to Work
Complete an in-person interview
Finalize class selection
Complete background check and pre-enrollment paperwork


Acquire the knowledge and skills needed to obtain certification as a CNA through participation in the facility’s planned educational program.

Step 1: Complete Classroom Portion
Complete at least 80 classroom hours:
  • 53 classroom hours consisting of lecture and group demonstrations
  • 27 lab hours consisting of hands on learning and return demonstrations
Successfully demonstrate all items on the skills checklist while in a classroom setting
Pass 4 checkpoint exams with a score of 75% or greater
Pass final exam with a score of 75% or greater
Step 2: Receive CPR Certification taught by our qualified instructors
All students are required to have a BLS AHA CPR Certification
Step 3: Complete Clinical Portion
Attend all scheduled clinical days. Clinicals are held Monday through Friday with various time slots
Complete 75 clinical hours by providing direct care to residents in a Marquis facility
Successfully demonstrate all items on the skills checklist while in a clinical setting
Step 4: Attend Graduation
Celebrate your accomplishments! You’ll receive your Certificate of Completion


Launch your career as a Nursing Assistant! Begin working at a Marquis facility while pursuing your CNA Certification.

Step 1: Submit Your Application
Oregon State Board of Nursing will process and approve your application
Once your application has been approved, you can register for your board exam
Step 2: Study and Prepare
Complete your electronic fingerprints
Attend a Marquis hosted review session, free of charge, to prepare for the written and skills portion of the exam
Step 3: Pass Your OSBN Board Exam
Board exams are offered at Marquis facilities
The written portion for the board exam consists of 80 questions that must be completed within 90 minutes. A score of 73% or better is considered passing
The skills portion for the board exam consists of demonstrating 3 or 4 manual skills over a 45-minute time period
You must complete all key steps and 80% of the non-key steps to pass the skills test
Step 4: Receive OSBN Issued CNA License
OSBN will notify you when your license is active
Congratulations! You are now officially a Certified Nursing Assistant with limitless possibilities

Culture and Community

Marquis Companies consistently achieves some of the highest 5-star quality ratings in the nation, and our staff retention numbers are among the best.

As a full-time CNA at Marquis, you'll be eligible for a suite of benefits including healthcare, paid time off, and a 401(k) plan. 

Become a CNA at Marquis

It’s a fantastic opportunity. Get right to work in our legendary Marquis culture of great care, teamwork and support.

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