Start Your CNA to Caregiver Bridge Program Today! 

This program is for currently licensed Arizona CNAs.




Daytime or Weekends

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

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For the currently licensed Arizona CNA student, the NCIA Board allows for a waiver of some classroom hours. Since CNA students must take and pass the Arizona State Written Exam to become an Assisted Living Caregiver, a CNA student’s classroom experience is shortened, but you will cover the entire curriculum through eLearning, competency exams, and classroom instruction. This approach is called the CNA Bridge. Bridge students will complete 16 hours of class on either a Daytime (Monday & Tuesday) or a Weekend (Saturday & Sunday) schedule.  

The curriculum covers the required critical areas including the orientation and overview of Assisted Living, Legal and Ethical Issues, Communication and Interpersonal Skills, Service Plans, Infection Control, Nutrition and Food Preparation, Fire, Safety, and Emergency Procedures, Facility Environment and Maintenance, Basic Caregiver Skills, Mental Health and Social Services, Care of the Cognitively Impaired Resident, Skills for Basic Restorative Services, and Medication Management. The practical hands-on skill development that will occur throughout the course in the AMTI skill labs is key to the Program’s success. Teaching methods encompass a variety of strategies, including hands-on practice, discussion, and videos, as well as computer-aided technology. AMTI s instructors work in Assisted Living and/or own Assisted Living Homes or Centers in the metro Phoenix area. Each instructor brings unmatched realism into the classroom and a deep understanding of requirements to provide excellence in assisted living care.

Graduates will receive a Certification of Completion after passing a State Mandated Final Exam.



  • Communicate and provide caregiver services reflecting the resident’s rights, in a culturally sensitive manner, and in a supportive environment when providing care for adult residents.
  • Demonstrate competency in providing basic care skills to adults required by the service plan.
  • Apply knowledge regarding principles of drug dosages and calculations to safely observe, assist, and administer medications as ordered by the resident’s medical practitioner.
  • Provide effective care to adult residents using established standards and practice guidelines reflecting changes in patient health brought on by chronic illness or age.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of fire safety and infection control principles in resident care.


  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • The ability to read, write, and communicate effectively in English.
  • CNA Bridge: A current Arizona CNA License.


  • CNA Bridge: Complete 16  classroom hours, and pass competency exams. 
  • Complete requirements for the Arizona Food Handlers Card.
  • Score 80% or higher on all competency exams and the course final exam.
  • Optional: Pass the NCIA Board Written Final Exam through D&S Diversified Technology.


  • Vocational opportunities consistently exist for Certified Assisted Living Caregivers to work in assisted living homes, centers, and home health care agencies throughout Arizona. 
  • The candidate must be 18 years old, licensed as an Assisted Living Caregiver, with current certification in CPR and First Aid, Department of Public Safety Fingerprint Background check, plus a negative TB test to solicit these employment opportunities.


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).