Frequently Asked Questions

Classes & Payments

Do you have financial aid?

At the moment, we don’t have any. However, you can check out our Dreambound Agreement program here, where we pay for your tuition and place you at a job.

How do I apply for your program?

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

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].

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. Otherwise, the Dreambound Agreement replicates many of the same benefits of WIOA vouchers - we pay for your class and place you at a job. (DFW and AZ candidates only).

Is it possible to do online classes?

Yes. 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.

Do you have classes for medication aide?

At the moment, we only offer training programs for CNA, Phlebotomy, and Caregiving.

Dreambound Agreement

What is Dreambound?

Dreambound creates upward mobility for American job seekers and simplifies hiring for employers. We help job seekers attend 3-5 week classes to become Caregivers and certified nursing assistants (CNAs) by paying their tuition and placing them with employers immediately upon completion. For many, Dreambound represents a new lifeline to economic stability and a better chance at a fulfilling career.

How much does it cost?

Dreambound offers tuition free Caregiver and CNA training.* The $75 program fee we charge is refunded to you when you complete the program. Apart from tuition which is paid by Dreambound, you have have to bear the cost of textbooks and exam fees which range from $100-150.

*Terms apply: Students who do not fulfill their agreement will be responsible for the amount roughly equal to Dreambound’s lost placement fees. Learn more about the Dreambound Agreement here.

Where are you located?

We currently offer our tuition free program in Phoenix, AZ and Dallas, TX. We are rapidly expanding to new cities nationwide. If you do not reside in Phoenix or Dallas and would like to pay for your training, you can do by finding a training program near you via this page: https://dreambound.com/cna/program.

Can I take classes online?

Our classes are offered on a hybrid basis. You'll be able to take the first few weeks of class online. You'll need to be in person for the final week of class to complete your lab work.

What are the requirements for taking class?

Three main requirements are that you should have a high school diploma or GED, a social security card, and no felonies.

What is the duration of the program?

The length of the training programs can range from 3-5 weeks depending on your location. If you opt-in for our tuition free training program, you are expected to not voluntarily leave the employer for 6 months. You can can read full details of the agreement here.

Why do I have to pay for the Dreambound Agreement program?

We charge the refundable $75 fee to pay for our career services. Dreambound matches you with one of our professional career coaches who help prepare you for the exam, practice interviews, match you with the best employer in your area, and more. This fee is refunded to you on your first day of employment.

Who is eligible for the Dreambound Agreement program?

We offer this program to CNA candidates residing in Dallas-Fort Worth and Caregiving candidates in Phoenix. You must also not have any felonies or certain misdemeanors and have at least an 8th grade education. Schools also require at least a Social Security Card and government ID to register.

Does the Dreambound Agreement work with part time employment?

We currently don’t accept part-time candidates.

Where can I find more information about Dreambound Agreement?

You can learn more about the Dreambound Agreement here.

Do I need to pay back the cost of tuition to Dreambound?

No. If you qualify for the Dreambound Agreement program, you only need to work with our partner employer for at least 6 months. Plus, you'll be refunded the $75 Dreambound Agreement placement fee on your first day of employment. You can learn more about the Dreambound Agreement program here.

Employment

Is this a job recruiting agency?

No. We offer free education and job placement after you complete your training.

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.

Certified Nursing Assistant

What is the criteria for becoming a CNA through Dreambound?

You'll need to obtain a High School Diploma or GED or complete an 8th Grade test. You may be required to undergo a background check for felonies or certain misdemeanors involving assault or stealing in the last 5 years. You'll also need to 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 support for job placement is limited to Dallas-Fort Worth and Phoenix since our employers are focused on these states. We are still working on expanding our reach to other states.

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.

Caregiving

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.

Could you tell me more about the caregiving certification training?

If you applied through the Dreambound Agreement program, all you need to do is pay a $75 placement fee, refundable on your first day at our partner employer. We pay for your class tuition, match you with a training provider in your area, and place you with our partner employer after completing your training.

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.

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 to claim your $75! 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.