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Caring for Others, Changing Lives: Your Path to a Caregiver Career Begins Here

What is a caregiver?

Certified Caregivers provide personal care and other tasks that make sure patients are well-cared for and comfortable.

Where do caregivers work?

Caregivers typically work in assisted living and retirement communities or people’s homes where non-medical care is needed.

How do I become a caregiver?

The Caregiver class is 62 in-person training hours and includes classroom lecture and skills lab training. This class prepares you to take the Arizona state exam and become a Certified Caregiver. It is accredited by the Nursing Care Institution Board (NCIA). Be prepared to take the exam in as little as three weeks!

What does the course cost?

Caregiver course cost: $700
Included in the cost is tuition, admin fee ($150, nonrefundable), textbook and CGTI manuals, lab supplies, and one Certified Caregiver state exam. Students are required to obtain at their cost closed-toed shoes, a set of scrubs, and a watch with a second hand.

Your admission checklist:

  • No previous healthcare experience is required.
  • A GED or high school diploma are not required to enroll.
  • Students are required to pass our entrance exam that tests for English comprehension and math skills.
  • You must be at least 18 years old to enroll.
  • Pass a criminal background check and obtain a fingerprint clearance card.
  • Provide a state issued photo ID, social security card and proof of legal residency.
Our team will help you navigate your admissions checklist.

What our students say about CGTI


"If you’re thinking about a career in healthcare, you should call CGTI. This is a wonderful place…great environment, great energy, good vibes. I love it here.”

– Lino, CGTI Student

CGTI provides comprehensive support services. Reach out with any questions on our programs and how we can help you navigate your journey into a new career.

Request more information and a member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible to answer your questions and talk you through the process of enrolling for our on-campus programs.

Or give us a call at 520.325.4870