Student FAQs

Most common questions asked by our students, answered for you below. Choose a specific topic to navigate this page. Don't see your question answered? Send us an email.

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Classes & Payments

Is the COVID vaccine required?

Most schools do not require COVID vaccination before starting class. You will be able to see class requirements when going to search classes through Dreambound.

Is it possible to do online classes?

Yes. Many of our training providers offer hybrid classes where the first part involves online classes and the clinicals are done in-person. Unfortunately, most states do not allow a fully online class.

What is your policy on misdemeanors and felonies?

You are eligible to sign up for our programs if you have no felonies in the last 5 years and no misdemeanors involving assault or theft in the last 5 years.

Do you have financial aid?

At the moment, we don’t have any. However, our employer sponsorship program is available for CNA classes in Denver. If you live in Denver and want to take a CNA class, you can apply online.

Do you have classes for medication aide?

Yes, some of our partner schools offer medication aide training programs. You can see if any schools offer medication aide classes near you here.

How do I apply for your program?

You can start by filling out the Dreambound Application form here.

Do we accept WIOA vouchers?

We do not, but many of our partner schools do. You can send us an email at [email protected] or text 832-862-5679 if you’d like help selecting a school.

I am currently overseas, am I eligible?

In order to be eligible for our programs, you need to be physically able to attend classes in the US. You'll also need a social security card and work authorization in the US.

Do you have other payment options available?

Yes. You can select our Payment Plan option, where you pay around one-third of the total tuition cost of your selected program and the rest before you graduate class. For more information, you can contact us at [email protected].

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Employment

Is this a job recruiting agency?

No. We help students find and register for the best training classes in their area. We offer option employment support at the benefit of students.

Once I pass the exam, do I get hired by Dreambound?

Dreambound does not directly hire students. Instead, we match successful candidates with our partner employers.

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Certified Nursing Assistant

What is Dreambound?

Dreambound is the #1 online platform for candidates looking for vocational training programs, such as allied health or industrial trades. Top schools across the country list their classes on dreambound.com.

What programs do you offer?

Our partner schools offer many types of training programs, including: Certified Nursing Assistant, phlebotomy, Medical Assistant, EKG Technician, CPR/BLS, Medication Aide, and more. You can view them here.

What is the criteria for becoming a CNA through Dreambound?

You'll need to:

  • Have a High School Diploma or GED or complete an 8th Grade test
  • Undergo a background check for felonies or certain misdemeanors involving assault or stealing in the last 5 years
  • Provide a copy of your Social Security card and one of your state-issued IDs (e.g., state ID, driver's license, American passport)

You may be asked for other documents such as your recent TB and COVID test results. We match you with our state-approved CNA training provider in your area. To fill out the Dreambound Application form, click here.

Do you help out with job placement after I am finished with my training?

Currently, our job placement program is limited to Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, Denver, Los Angeles and Phoenix. We are working on expanding our reach to other states. Stay tuned!

Do you have a program for active CNAs?

Yes we do! If you have an existing CNA license or are in the process of getting one, you can register for Dreambound Candidate Portal.

How do I retrieve my CNA license number?

We are not able to help you obtain your license number. You can visit your state nursing board website or contact the Nurse Aide Registry in your state here.

If I missed the certification renewal period, do I have to complete the CNA training again to become certified?

That depends on the state you’re in. You can call the Nurse Aide Registry in your area to find out.

I’m already a CNA but I would like to be certified in another state. Is this possible?

Yes, most states allow you to transfer your license. You need to request an Application for Enrollment by Reciprocity. Call the Nurse Aide Registry in your home state and the state where you plan to get certified.

I have a license but I’m not sure if it’s updated. How can I check?

To check if your license is updated or expired, you can contact the Nurse Aide Registry in your state to verify your status. Check the list here.

If my CNA license expires, do I need to take a training course to get certified?

Your CNA license is typically valid for two years from the date it was issued. If your license is expired, check first with your state department of health to learn about recertification requirements.

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Caregiving

Is the caregiver certification the same as the CNA certification?

Both are different in education curriculum. CNA certification requires more specific classes than Caregiver, although both generally share similar job functions. You can apply for a Caregiver certification through Dreambound here.

Do you need a school diploma or GED in order to be a caregiver in Arizona?

Most of our training providers in Arizona don’t require a high school diploma or GED to get a certification in caregiving. You may need to take an 8th grade equivalency test or otherwise demonstrate completion of 8th grade.

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Student Referral Program

Who is eligible to join the Dreambound Referral Program?

Our referral program is open to all candidates that have enrolled in a training program through Dreambound. This includes Certified Nursing Assistant, Licensed Caregivers, and Phlebotomy.

How does the referral program work?

Once you are enrolled in a training program, we will email you your unique referral URL that you can share with your friends and family. Check-in and remind the person you’ve referred to complete their enrollment. Once they have completed their enrollment, send us a message so we can send you both $50 each! Rinse and repeat.

How do I get paid?

We can pay you via PayPal, Venmo, Square Cash or if you prefer an Amazon Gift Card.

When do I get paid?

We will pay as soon as you reach out to us to claim your bounty and we can confirm the person you have referred has enrolled. It may take 2-3 business days for your payment to process depending on the payment method you choose.

What is the definition of enrollment?

We consider a candidate to have enrolled when they have made their initial payment, completed all the registration steps, and show up for a minimum of 3 class sessions.

I have more questions about the referral program.

Send us an email at [email protected] with your question. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Employer Sponsorship

How can I apply?

You can start your application by completing the intake form here: https://dreambound.com/dashboard/create-account. You also need to pick a class schedule with South Denver School of Nursing Arts, submit a short video interview, upload a copy of the required documents, and wait for our partner employer Christian Living Communities to review your application. Please make sure to input an active email address and phone number so our team will be able to contact you.

Which employer will sponsor for my CNA training?

Suites of Someren Glen, one of Christian Living Communities’s facilities, will pay for your training. They are located at 5000 E Arapahoe Rd, Centennial, CO 80122.

Why do I need to pick a class schedule if my application is yet to be approved?

Selecting a class is an essential part of the application process, so you can know if a class schedule works for you. Note that you need to work full-time for Christian Living Communities for a month before they pay for your training, so you may need to take a later class date (with the same or similar schedule).

Do I need to pay for anything during the application process?

No payment will be required. Once selected, you need to work full-time for Christian Living Communities for a month at an hourly rate of $18. After the initial work period, they’ll pay for your CNA training.

Can I pick other schools available if South Denver is far from my location?

As of now, South Denver School of Nursing Arts is the BEST option we can offer for this program. We may partner with other schools in the future, but make sure that SDSNA’s class schedule and location works for you.

What documents do I need to submit?

Required documents include a proof of TB test. You will also need to be able to pass a background check (no misdemeanors involving assault/theft or felonies in the past 5 years).

I’m not vaccinated. Do I still qualify for the program?

You can prepare a proof of COVID vaccination exemption instead, in the form of a document signed by your doctor or church leader attesting that you cannot be vaccinated due to health-related or religious reasons.

How will I know if I am accepted or not?

The employer will review your application and may reach out to you for an in-person interview. From there, you will be informed if you qualify for the program.

How long will it take for me to be approved/rejected from the application? / What is the waiting period (approximately) for me before knowing the result?

The waiting period is subject to our employer partner’s hiring needs, so we can’t guarantee a response within a period of time. However, we aim for students to receive a response within 1-2 weeks of application.

If accepted, do I need to start working off the 9-month commitment while in school?

The 9-month work commitment with CLC officially starts after you complete your training. The 1-month work period before the class does not count towards the 9-month work commitment.

What happens if I fail to complete my training or if I miss classes (for any reason)?

If you miss classes, you must coordinate with your school to make up the missed class dates. If you fail to complete your training, you are expected to pay back CLC for the cost of training.

What happens if I fail to complete the 9-month work commitment w/ CLC?

If you fail to complete the 9-month work commitment with CLC, you are expected to pay back CLC for the cost of your training. In addition, CLC reserves the right to report you to the state CNA registry.

Are there opportunities for those who would like to take other classes? (i.e., Phlebotomy, CMA)

At this time, the program is available only for students looking to take a CNA class. However, we plan to expand our program to other certifications soon!

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