Get Started in a Nursing Assistant Certificate

Entrance Requirements

If you wish to obtain a Nursing Assistant Certificate, you must meet the following entrance requirements and complete the application process.

  • Eligible for at least ENGL 098 and MATH 087, as demonstrated by the placement testing or unofficial transcripts.
  • Pass a criminal background check.
  • Attend a mandatory NA-C information session

How to Get Started

Applications are accepted on a first–come, first–served basis for students who meet the entrance requirements. We now accept applications for NA-C on an ongoing basis. Once your application has been processed, you will receive a confirmation email with your next steps.

  1. Complete the 5-Step Enrollment Process for Seattle Central College,  which includes placement testing and/or transcript review to ensure you meet the eligibility requirements. You can contact an advisor at
    On the NA-C page
  2. After the advising office has approved you to begin NA-C (See eligibility requirements), you will receive an email from the NA-C program explaining your next steps.
  3. Attend NA-C orientation (You will receive an invitation after completing the steps above).
  4. Immunization Requirements - immunizations required for the program to be completed are after acceptance to the program. Process can take a few weeks so please get started right away.

After Acceptance

Attend the mandatory NA-C orientation, where you will register for class. Bring your receipt from the cashier’s office.

Applicants are invited to attend orientation on a space-available basis.

In order to be placed in a clinical setting, you will need to have a physical examination, vaccinations or titers, TB tests and pass a criminal background check. You will receive more information about this requirement at NA-C orientation.