CNA to Assisted Living Caregiver Courses

By choosing the CNA to Assisted Living Caregiver program at Lifework, you’re choosing to be a part of one of the most successful caregiver programs in AZ. You’re off to a great start!


TUITION: $299.00

Tuition includes: PDF Manual, technology fee and administrative fee.
Required to Register for Class:
  • Students must be at least 18 years old to become a Caregiver.
  • The ability to read, write, and communicate effectively in English.
Possible Additional Costs:
  • Maricopa County Food Handler’s Card – approximately $14.00 (may vary). This is required to take the Arizona Written Final Exam.
  • Arizona State Written Final Exam through D&S Diversified Technology = $65.00
  • TB Skin Test = currently unavailable through Lifework
  • Fingerprinting = $20
  • DPS Fingerprint Card = $67.00.
    PLEASE NOTE: To “work” (not required to take the course) in Assisted Living, employment applicants must have current certification in *CPR/FA; have a current Negative TB Test; and, have or in process of receiving a finger print clearance card from DPS.
    *CPR & First Aid training is available at Heart Savers (conveniently located immediately next door to the Lifework school).

Course Structure:

Daytime or Weekend Options:

  • Day Option: Monday & Tuesday 7am - 4pm & Friday for skills check off, time TBD
  • Weekend Option: Saturday & Sunday 7am - 5:30pm

Consists of instruction, discussion and chapter tests to test comprehension of course materials.

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Why Lifework?

Lifework is the leader in short-term healthcare training in Arizona. Alumni from Lifework can be found in practically every hospital, lab, and healthcare facility around the state and country. With decades of experience, wonderful instructors and friendly staff, Lifework is the right choice for you.


Assisted Living Caregiver Program Description

Course Structure:

For the currently licensed Arizona CNA student, the NCIA Board allows for a waiver of classroom hours. Since the CNA student must take and pass the Arizona State Written Exam to become an Assisted Living Caregiver, your classroom experience is shortened but you will still cover all the curriculum through competency exams, and only 16 hours of class covering Medication Management. This approach is called the CNA Bridge. Students will complete the classroom hours on 1 weekend, Saturday and Sunday, or 3 weekdays, Monday and Tuesday and Friday.

Caregiver Curriculum:

As a student, you will learn required skills and materials associated with assisted living care, including:

  • Legal and ethical issues
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Service plans
  • Infection control
  • Nutrition and food preparation
  • Fire, safety, and emergency procedures
  • Home environment and maintenance
  • Basic caregiver skills
  • Mental health and social services
  • Care of the cognitively impaired resident
  • Basic restorative services
  • Medication management.

Caregiver instruction will be delivered by hands-on practice, class discussion, videos, and eLearning materials. Come prepared to learn and participate!


Let us contact you to get you enrolled in the program and location that best fits your busy schedule. 

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Course Dates


2/24/2024 - 2/25/2024 Enroll Today!
3/4/2024 - 3/8/2024 Enroll Today!
3/23/2024 - 3/24/2024 Enroll Today!


Lifework is proud to offer our proprietary CPR and First Aid certification courses. We are also a national partner and Licensed Training Provider with the American Red Cross (ARC), and operate several American Heart Association (AHA) and Health and Safety Institute (HSI) Training Centers. All resuscitation courses follow the guidelines published by the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR).

We offer several professional training programs, including EMT, CNA, Caregiver, and phlebotomy, all of which are approved by the relevant state agencies. Currently, only the paramedic program is included under the ABHES grant of accreditation.

Lifework’s paramedic program is accredited by CAAHEP under the recommendation of CoAEMSP  and institutionally accredited in Peoria, Arizona, by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).