Nursing Assistant (CNA) | Pre-Application Instructions

FVTC's Nursing Assistant program is approved by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. In order to complete the course you need to participate in a clinical experience.  All clinical agencies require completion of a background check and specific health requirements. This information needs to be sent to the agency prior to the class starting. 

To make it easier to fulfill these requirements, we've grouped them into two steps listed below. You can also track your progress using this pre-application checklist (PDF).

Step 1

Pre-Application  & Background Check Forms

  • Complete the pre-application form
  • An email will be sent, in 3-5 business days, to the email address you provide in the pre-application form. 
    • Please use the FVTC student ID, provided in that email, to sign up for Viewpoint Screening (a secure service FVTC uses to store clinical documentation)
    • You will also receive information on how to purchase the Health Portal & Background Check through Viewpoint Screening for a non-refundable payment of $65.

Proceed to Step 2

Step 2

Complete & Upload Health Information

  • Once you have registered for Viewpoint Screening and have ordered your background check, you will need to upload required health information into the Health Portal. The Health Portal contains detailed information and forms needed to complete the below requirements: 
    •   Complete the TB Testing (PDF) - Requires 4 total visits
    •   When to Schedule Purpose of Visit
      Visit 1 After starting pre-application Application of TB test 1
      Visit 2 48-72 hours after Visit 1
      Results of Test 1
      Visit 3 7+ days after Visit 1 Application of Test 2
      Visit 4 48-72 hours after Visit 3 Results of Test 2




  • Annual influenza vaccination (PDF) (required if class dates are from 11/1 through 3/31 or enrolling during this time). Clinical sites have the right to require annual influenza vaccination past this timeframe.
  • COVID-19 Vaccination 
  • COVID-19 Booster Reporting
    The COVID-19 Booster is not required at this time, but may become required in the future dependent on the reporting needs of our clinical sites.


  • Some health requirements need multiple visits and can take up to two weeks to complete.
  • Class space is limited. It is highly recommended that students complete their requirements within 3 weeks for the best chance at enrolling in their preferred class section.
  • Background checks may take up to 3 weeks to complete.

* Proof of documentation is required for all health work and can come from: Wisconsin Immunization Registry OR official documentation that includes your demographic information and dates of vaccines from your health care provider. The small card you may have been given does not satisfy the documentation requirement. 

After all the requirements above have been approved in your Viewpoint account, within 3-5 business days, admissions will send notification to your ‘preferred email – as indicated through your FVTC account’ of when you are eligible to enroll in the Nursing Assistant class section. To enroll in a class section follow instructions provided in the email.