I am going to be starting my CNA training next week and was told that it is now Federal Law that if you are hired within 6 or 12 months (one other school said 6, the school I am going to says 12, can't find anything about it on the web.) at a long term care facility (veteran care places excluded), that the employing company is required to reimburse you for the cost of your training. Anyone have to actually ask the employing company for the money or are they pretty forward about giving it to you? I hate to beg, lol.
I know the program administrator at the school I am going to said to wait until they actually hire you to bring it up, not during the interview. So I was just wondering ... do they give you grief about giving it to you? I am just guessing they would like to get away with not paying it, if they could.
Also, anyone who has gotten hired, some places in my area are offering sign-on bonuses because they are so short handed... is the bonus in place of paying back tuition costs or on top of that?
I'm a new CNA in Wisconsin and I did ask about the reimbursement right after I was hired like my classroom instructor had told me too. I'm pretty sure you have to ask, I've run across some people that had no idea you could be reimbursed. I was told that it could take 8-12 weeks (I've only been there a little over a month). I was surprised that I wasn't asked for my receipts, saying they didn't need them. I found out online that there is a limit to how much you can get back (at least in WI). They will reimburse up to $225.00 for the class (cost almost $400) and $61.50 for the test (cost $115.)
I was surprised because I thought that we would get back the entire cost of the class and test, and perhaps book cost as well.
Last edit by Kitsey on Apr 14, '11
Quote from jjic3982
Hey that's worth it. Usually acute care requires experience. Which hospital do you work in and in what state? What did you do to get in right after your certification?
A private hospital in California.
I had a friend who applied there but did not want to work nights, I asked her to shoot my resume over there. My soon to be boss then called me around Dec 25th (my cert date was like Dec 12th) and she loved my resume and asked me to come in for an interview!
I was nervous but I interview VERY well. She offered the job on the spot and I accepted
My new job (I just got) was a lot harder to get into because I am now part of the county.
but I used to make 10.77 then 11.89 after my raise.. and now I make 13.42 starting.
Last edit by Qbert on Apr 15, '11
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