Arizona CNA/DCW to Caregiver Bridge Program


For the CNA/DCW-Caregiver Bridge program, the cost of the program is $165 for Members of Arizona LeadingAge and $200 for Non-Members including the $65 testing fee and $50 program registration fee.

A student price is available to those that submit a valid course schedule.

The total required training hours for individuals is 16 hours.


Arizona LeadingAge offers two different program tracks on a rotating basis in partnership with Saliba's Pharmacy and PharmcareUSA.

Monday - Tuesday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM  OR  Tuesday - Friday 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Application Criteria

Pre-requisite for the CNA/DCW-Caregiver Bridge program is to have a valid form of ID, a copy of your Social Security card, and a valid CNA/DCW license in the state of Arizona, a valid fingerprint clearance card, and an Arizona food handler's card.

Caregiver Bridge Program Structure

  • Application: Complete the event registration.

*Applications will be processed Monday - Friday 9 AM - 3 PM*

  • Step One: Submit the registration packet with additional documents.
  • Step Two: Attend, study, and complete the medication curriculum.
  • Step Three: Arizona LeadingAge will register the individual for the State Exam.
  • Step Four: Take the state exam and pass!

Why would a CNA/DCW want to become a Caregiver?

Not only are caregivers in high demand, caregivers can eventually become Assisted Living Manager.

Cancellation & No-Shows

  • A full refund will be given to all cancellations received 10 or more business days prior to the program.
  • A $25 administrative fee will be charged to all cancellations received six to nine business days prior to the program. 
  • No refunds will be given to cancellations received five or fewer business days prior to the program.
  • Arizona LeadingAge reserves the right to cancel the program due to insufficient enrollment in which case pre-registered participants will be notified and credits will be applied to that individuals account.
  • No-shows will be billed. No refunds for failure to show up at the time of the event.

Presenters: Representatives from Saliba's Pharmacy and Pharmcare USA




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