Caroline Center offers its CNA/GNA and Pharmacy Technician classes three times a year - January, April, and September. Classes run 15 weeks and attendance is mandatory. The program is scholarship-based and fully tuition-free. Caroline Center does ask each trainee to cover the cost of her professional fees - $213 for the CNA/GNA program and $269.50 for the PT program. These fees, which cover the cost of your professional license to practice, liability insurance, fingerprinting, GNA testing (CNA/GNA program only), and a criminal background check (PT program only), may be paid over the course of the 15-week program.
Caroline Center accepts online applications on a first-come, first-served basis. Enrollment is limited, and applicants must come for an information session and personal interview to be considered.
Click on Application Schedule to view the times that online applications are accepted.
- Be a Baltimore City resident
- Be at least 20 years old
- Be drug-free (drug testing will be done)
- Have a HS diploma or GED
- Successfully complete the TABE Locator reading and math test (given by Caroline Center during your information session)
- Conduct a successful interview with Caroline Center
- Be able to attend classes every weekday, Monday-Friday from 9a.m. - 3p.m. for 15 weeks
- Be able to participate in internships of 1 to 4 weeks (depending on your program), Monday through Friday for 8 hours per day
Background checks are conducted. Applicants with guilty charges, PBJs less than three years old, and pending trials are not eligible for the program. Some assistance in expungement of all other records is available. You can check on your status on the Maryland Judiciary Case Search website.
If you meet the above requirements, we look forward to receiving your application.