TrainND Northeast

TrainND Northeast, part of the North Dakota Workforce Training System, has offices in Devils Lake and Grand Forks to provide a multitude of training and opportunities for North Dakota's workforce. Distance learning is another alternative for training and TrainND Northeast offers several online certificate training programs to choose from.


Other forms of training are as follows:

TrainND provides training for North Dakota businesses and industries, enhancing their ability to compete globally.

TrainND Northeast meets the workforce needs of business and industry in northeast North Dakota by serving as facilitator and coordinator in the arrangement and delivery of training.

TrainND Northeast covers 10 counties in northeast North Dakota including Rolette, Towner, Cavalier, Pembina, Benson, Ramsey, Walsh, Eddy, Nelson, and Grand Forks counties.

TrainND Values
Timely: provided WHEN our customers need it
Relevant: designed for WHAT our customers need
Adaptable: customized to SUIT our customers' needs
Innovative: developed with CURRENT trends in mind
Natural: instructors who FIT the topic and the audience
Networked: statewide partnerships to COLLABORATE efficiently
Dependable: committed to RESPOND promptly

Business Training

Designed to serve the specific needs of business and industry. Whether you are looking for consulting services, training workshops, custom curriculum development, or a staff development program, we can help. Our subject matter experts will work with you to create a program customized to meet the needs of your organization. We can provide full-day, half-day, or evening sessions for your employees and provide training at our location or yours.

  • Basic Skills/Windows
  • Email Netiquette
  • Internet
  • Keyboarding
  • Microsoft Office
  • Basic PhotoShop
  • QuickBooks
  • Website Design
  • Air Brake Adjustment
  • Alcohol Server Responsibility
  • Automotive Mechanics
  • Commercial Driver Safety
  • Emergency Response Certification
    • CPR, First Aid & AED
    • Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers
  • Health Careers
    • Nurse Assistant
    • Qualified Service Provider
    • Certified Medication Assistant
  • Medical Transcription
  • Law Enforcement
  • OSHA
  • Packaging & Processing
  • Precision Agriculture
  • Safety for the Workplace
  • Wind Technician
  • ASL & ESL for the
  • Diverse Workplace
  • Board of Director Training
  • Business and Technical Writing
  • Customer Service
  • Communications
  • Dealing with Diverse and Different People
    • Conflict Resolution
    • Generational Diversity
    • Personality Types
    • Multicultural Teams
    • Dealing with Angry People
  • Ergonomics
  • Interview Methods
  • Leadership and Management
  • Managing Change
  • Marketing
  • Motivation
  • Professional Image
  • Strategic Planning
  • Team Building
  • Workplace
  • Harassment Awareness
  • Work Site Safety

Health Training

Health training with TrainND Northeast is meant to help strengthen North Dakota's health industry demands and develop a competent healthcare workforce. TrainND Northeast offers a variety of health training programs including Intravenous (IV) Certification, Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA), and Qualified Service Provider (QSP).

Innovative eight-week blended online class includes 30 hours of online theory and required four-hour face-to-face skills validation session. Designed for an LPN to gain the necessary knowledge and skills to perform selected components in the management of intravenous therapy. Cost includes book and lab supplies.

Continuing Education:
30 Contact Hours from ND Board of Nursing

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Put your compassion to work and become a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) with classes from TrainND Northeast in Devils Lake or Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Non-Credit Courses
Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) courses are offered for non-credit to those who do not need college credit (or record of course completion on an official college transcript).  Non-credit CNA courses are available in both a face-to-face and an online format.  Face-to-face CNA courses require 10 days of instruction (a minimum of 75 hours is required), including labs and clinicals.  Online CNA courses are held with 4 weeks of an online class in addition to two (2) 8-hour face-to-face labs and two (2) 8-hour face-to-face clinicals (both labs and clinicals are required for course completion).  Labs and clinicals for online CNA courses typically are held over the weekend with training sites in either Devils Lake or Grand Forks, ND.

For additional information, please contact us at 701-662-1578 or view our upcoming courses.

Credit Courses
Do you need to earn college credit for your CNA class?  Do you need college credit recorded on your transcript?  Are you a degree-seeking student who wants to use financial aid to pay for the course tuition?

If you answered “yes” to any of the questions above, you may need to take the Certified Nurse Assistant course for college credit.  What does that mean?  Lake Region State College offers Certified Nurse Assistant courses for four (4) college credits.  Once you are registered for the course, your grade will be recorded on your official college transcript.  The CNA courses are listed as NURS 100 and are offered as face-to-face courses at the Grand Forks Air Force Base (GFAFB).

Current NURS 100 courses can be found by looking at the GFAFB Term Schedule.  Labs and clinicals are held at the Lake Region State College Nursing Education Center, 1425 S Columbia Rd, Grand Forks, ND, and Valley Eldercare Center, 2900 14th Ave S, Grand Forks, ND.  To register for NURS 100 held at the GFAFB, call the LRSC GFAFB office at (701) 662-1671.

About the Program
Caring for the sick, disabled, and elderly as a Nurse Assistant is physically demanding yet personally rewarding, and the demand for certified caregivers is high. Currently, Job Service of North Dakota has over 450 open positions posted for CNAs throughout the state.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) employment is expected to grow 21 percent nationally between 2012 and 2022, faster than the average for all positions. With its growing elderly population, the US will have an increased demand for caregivers, particularly in-home and community-based long-term care centers, developmental disability care facilities, and respite care services. To work as a CNA, you need to complete a state-approved training class and pass a certification exam. Certified Nurse Assistant training and certification may also be required for some medical degree programs, including registered nursing.

The Certified Nurse Assistant training program offered by TrainND Northeast consists of 75 hours of training. Students complete a combination of classroom lessons, lab instruction, and hands-on clinical practice. Each course is designed to allow time for intensive, individualized instruction.

Frequently Asked Questions
Are there prerequisites for the CNA training?
Yes. Please see the sample course syllabus for face-to-face CNA training or the sample course syllabus for online CNA training for important information regarding course prerequisites such as Mantoux (Tuberculosis) testing and influenza vaccination.

What do I need to know about tuberculosis (TB) testing?
Students completing a full Nurse Assistant (CNA) training program who will be attending clinical at a long-term care facility should review TrainND’s policy regarding TB testing. Your test results must be submitted to TrainND before attending clinical.

Is COVID-19 vaccination required?
If the class is scheduled to hold clinical at Eventide Heartland Care Center, students will be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before attending clinical. Your COVID-19 vaccination record will need to be submitted to TrainND before attending clinical. Students may also be required to complete COVID-19 testing before attending clinical whether they are vaccinated or not. Requirements for COVID-19 testing are set by the clinical facility, are fluid, and may change depending upon the current status and policy set at the facility. Students will be informed of COVID-19 testing requirements during the course. 

Is there an attendance policy?
Yes. Students are required to attend a minimum of 75 hours to complete the training program. Please see the sample course syllabus for face-to-face CNA training or the sample course syllabus for online CNA training for important information regarding attendance and other policies.

What if I don’t pass the state certification exam after I attend CNA training?
Your registration in a full CNA training program includes your first attempt at the state certification exam.  Should you fail one or both parts of the exam on your first try, you may retake the exam up to two additional times.  If you need to re-test, you may contact TrainND Northeast at 701-662-1578 to find out when the next test will be held at Lake Region State College and if there is availability; or contact other test sites in the state for availability. Students are responsible for payment of fees on re-take exams.

Is there financial aid available?
Students who plan to complete only the Nursing Assistant program only are not eligible for federal financial aid. Degree-seeking students may be eligible to receive federal financial aid. If you go to work as a CNA within one year of receiving your certification, contact your employer about reimbursement of training costs. If these options will not work for you, contact your local Job Service North Dakota office to inquire about your qualification to receive WIOA funding to cover your tuition. Students may also inquire about their eligibility for the Next Steps II Program (located at Cankdeska Cikana Community College) to cover tuition. Last but not least, students actively looking to begin working as a Nurse Assistant may want to check with potential employers to seek employment first, as employers may be willing to cover the cost of the training. 

How long is the certification effective?
Certified Nurse Assistants must re-certify every two years. If you allow your certification to lapse, you must contact the ND Department of Health.

Do you help students find a job?
No. Our advice to you is to start applying for open positions. Some facilities will pay for your training upfront. If you pay for the training yourself, complete the state-approved training program, pass the state certified nurse assistant exam, and are hired by a facility within the proper timelines outlined by ND law, the facility will be required to reimburse you. To find open positions go to or contact facilities in your area.

I completed both CNA training in North Dakota and the certification exam last month and paid the tuition for the training myself since I was not employed at the time. I have now applied for a job in Minnesota. Is the facility in Minnesota required to reimburse me for my tuition?
No. There may be some facilities across the North Dakota border willing to reimburse you for your tuition, however, they are not required by law to do so. If you completed a training program in North Dakota, only facilities within North Dakota are required by law to reimburse you for the costs if you become employed within 12 months of completing the training.

TrainND Northeast partners with the North Dakota Department of Human Services Division of Medical Services to train in-home care providers. Learn about becoming a Qualified Service Provider (QSP) by watching an 18-minute video, "A Realistic Job Preview".

QSP's are considered independent contractors who meet the competency standards required to provide services to eligible clients. There is a critical need in North Dakota, especially in rural and tribal areas as our population ages. In-home care providers are trained by highly qualified registered nurses who customize training to suit the provider and the client.

To become a Qualified Service Provider, contact your county Social Service office for information and a training referral. Training is provided locally for a $10 processing fee.

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TrainND Northeast partners with Health Ed Today to offer highly interactive non-credit health training online developed to ensure that students gain the necessary skills to excel in a professional health care environment.

Each e-learning seminar includes:

  • 24/7 Instructor support
  • Course mentors
  • Engaging labs, exercises, and videos
  • All textbooks, workbooks, and materials
  • Secure student portal offering career guidance, resume tips, and other resources

Browse our online health training options and add to your skills

The following courses are available on-demand!

Pharmacy Technician
Prepares students to enter the pharmacy field and take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) exam. Includes an optional clinical externship at a local healthcare provider.

Clinical Medical Assistant
Prepares students to assist physicians by performing functions related to the clinical aspects of a medical office. Instruction includes preparing patients for examination and treatment, routine laboratory procedures, pharmacology, taking and documenting vital signs, technical aspects of phlebotomy, the 12-lead EKG, and the cardiac life cycle. Includes an optional clinical externship at a local healthcare provider.

Dental Assisting
Prepares students for entry-level positions as chair-side dental assistants. Covers the history of dentistry, introduction to the dental office, legal aspects of dentistry, oral anatomy, dental operatory, tooth structures, primary and permanent teeth, the oral cavity, and other areas. Cost includes an optional clinical externship at a local healthcare provider.

Medical Billing & Coding
Offers skills needed to perform complex coding and billing procedures. It Covers current procedural terminology (CPT), specialty fields such as surgery, radiology, and laboratory, the Internal Classification of Diseases (ICD-9), and basic claims processes for insurance reimbursements.

Medical Coding ICD-10
The U.S. healthcare system is moving from ICD-9 to ICD-10 for service coding purposes. The program includes a review of both ICD-10 (diagnostic) and ICD-10-PCS (inpatient procedural) coding, differences between ICD-9 and ICD-10, federal regulation, and hands-on exercises.

ECG/EKG Technician
Prepares students to perform electrocardiograms (ECG/EKG). Includes information on heart anatomy and physiology, disease processes, medical terminology and ethics, legal aspects of patient contact, electrocardiography, and stress tests.

Electronic Health Record Management Program
Prepares students to understand and use electronic health records (EHR) in medical practice. Reviews implementation and management of electronic health information using common systems and addresses the medical, legal, accreditation, and regulatory requirements of the EHR.

Phlebotomy Technician
Prepares students to collect blood specimens from clients for laboratory analysis. Covers terminology, blood collection procedures including venipuncture, order of draw, and other topics. Cost includes an optional clinical externship at a local healthcare provider.

Medical Administrative Assistant
Covers information on medical ethics and law, terminology, insurance billing and coding, telephone techniques, scheduling appointments, and management of practice finances and medical records.

Dialysis Technician
Prepares students to perform the responsibilities of a Dialysis Technician. Reviews normal kidney physiology, the basic principles of hemodialysis, kidney dialysis machines, dialyzer preparation and reprocessing, and how to assist dialysis patients in managing their disease and treatment.

Medical Terminology
A guide to identifying and understanding basic word structure, root words, suffixes and prefixes, the organization of the human body and its associated systems, medical abbreviations, symbols, and common medical terms.

ECG/EKG for Nurses
A valuable resource for learning the fundamentals of reading and interpreting electrocardiograms (ECG/EKG). Includes cardiac anatomy and physiology, the electrical basis of ECGs, sinus dysrhythmias, and more.

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