Students taking the CNA track of courses now have a checklist to follow to insure that they take all the proper classes. Click here for a downloadable form of the checklist, or use the checklist below.


Sugar-Salem High School works alongside College of Eastern Idaho to provide students the opportunity to receive their Certified Nursing Assistant License.  Below are the certain steps required to joining and completing the CNA program:

CNA Prerequisites

16 years of age

Students must pass both of the following classes with an 80% or higher. These courses are ran through Idaho Digital Learning Academy and will be taken outside of the regular school day.

-Intro to Health Professions (1 credit

-Medical Terminology (1 credit) or Anatomy and Physiology A (1 credit)

Student’s final grade will be issued from IDLA and will be sent to SSHS to transcribe on the students official transcript.

Students must also be CPR certified through the American Heart Association

Once the above prerequisites are completed, the student is eligible for the CNA program through CEI.

CNA Program

Students will join MHS students at the CEI offsite center, which is located in the Teton River Business Building for classes M-TH from 7:30-10:00 a.m. The CNA class is worth three total credit hours. Students must be up to date on all vaccinations and complete a packet before admission to the CNA program. Students will be required to attend all classes and any clinical required by CEI. Students must pass a written and skills state test in order to receive their CNA.


*IDLA Courses: $75 per course

CNA Program: $75

HOSA (required): $20

*State Exams: $50 per exam

*These courses/ tests are eligible for Advanced Opportunity funding usage. Please visit the counseling office for details.