WisCaregiver Careers Employer Information

WisCaregiver Careers is a workforce development program administered by the Wisconsin Health Care Association and LeadingAge Wisconsin designed to address the CNA shortage in Wisconsin nursing homes by providing free training, free certification testing, and $500 sign-on or retention bonuses. The program seeks to encourage new workers to enter the field of caregiving by lowering the costs of becoming a CNA and by making training more readily accessible.

If you are a member of the public wishing to learn more about free CNA training and testing with WisCaregiver Careers, please visit: www.wiscaregiver.com. The information on this page is for our participating employers.



WisCaregiver Careers is administered through a partnership between Wisconsin Health Care Association (WHCA),  Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and LeadingAge Wisconsin. The program has been grant financed since its launch in 2018, most recently receiving a $6 million grant funded through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Nursing Home & Long-term Care Facility Strike Team program.

WisCaregiver Careers functions as a hub between people who want to start a healthcare career as a CNA in a Wisconsin nursing home, and employers who want to hire and train them.  

WisCaregivers enter the program by selecting a participating employer from our online map (below) and submitting an application for employment. WisCaregivers are often hired as Resident Assistants or Hospitality Aides, however the title varies by employers.

FSET refers qualified candidates to participating employers for hiring consideration and participating employers refer new hires and incumbent workers to FSET for eligibility screening and supportive services, where applicable. One of the cornerstone goals of WisCaregiver Careers is to create lasting supportive relationships between employers and FSET to facilitate long-term employment referral pipelines for CNAs and other roles needed in Wisconsin nursing homes.

WisCaregiver Training Consortium is a network of training providers across the state who have agreed to provide training at a flat rate of $700 per student. Many of the participating training providers are nursing homes with in-house CNA training programs. The program also has an emphasis on assisting nursing homes in becoming in-house CNA training providers.

Employer Registration

Employer Registration

To be added to our participating employer map, please complete our employer registration form.

To update employer registration information, follow these step-by-step instructions.

Free Certification Exams and Reimbursements

Free Certification Exams and Reimbursements

WisCaregiver Careers directly covers the costs of CNA certification tests and reimburses employers for training and bonuses. To receive these program benefits, employers must follow these step-by-step instructions.

You can also watch our 4-minute demo!

Recruitment Resources

Recruitment Resources


On WisCaregiver.com, our public facing website, we have created an automated email system designed to connect interested job candidates to local employers.  When a website visitor completes our registration form, the individual will receive a confirmation email with a cc to all WisCaregiver Employers within a 50 mile radius of the zip code provided. That email is our signal to the employers that a potential job applicant wants to learn more about your work and training opportunities. Employers should develop internal procedures to ensure these emails are followed up on as soon as possible.

Watch our demo video to see how the process works.


  1. Brochure 1  has a blank panel in the back where employers can insert their contact information, a brief message, and/or logos to recruit in their community.
  2. Brochure 2  has content on the back panel for more general use.


  1. Sample Job Announcement for WisCaregiver CNA Trainee
  2. Sample Job Announcement for WisCaregiver CNA Mentor


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Webinar Recordings

Webinar Recordings

WisCaregiver Careers 2022 Employer Kick-Off Webinar – featuring National Guard- This recording details WisCaregiver Careers’ new and improved funding and programming.  Watch to learn more about how to tap into this new funding, our upcoming statewide media campaign, and our CNA recruitment resources.  Features Wisconsin National Guard Members on our new partnership and how to recruit National Guard for WisCaregiver Mentor roles.
Air Date: Apr 14, 2022  PowerPoint Slides 

Employer Webinar with Pigorsch Media Design: Pigorsch Media Design on statewide media campaign plans plus demo of how to register and use our trainee tracking forms.  Air date 5/12/2022  PowerPoint Slides 

Employer Webinar with TMU Trainee Tracking/Reimbursement System Demo and Into to Mentor Programming. Air date 6/16/2022  PowerPoint Slides

Register for Our Upcoming Mentoring Webinars to Learn How to Build or Expand Your Peer-to-Peer CNA Mentor Program

June 28, 1:00-2:00 Mentor Champions, Phase 1

July 7, 11:00-12:00 Mentor Champions, Phase 2

July 12 2:30-3:30 Mentor Program C.N.A. Competency Completion

July 13 8:00-12:00 Mentor Train-the-Trainer

July 21 2:30-3:30 Mentor Program Q&A