WisCaregiver Careers Employer Information

WisCaregiver Careers is a workforce development program designed to address the Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) shortage in Wisconsin nursing homes by providing free CNA training, free certification testing, and a $500 bonus. 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.

Employer Portal

Visit the WisCaregiver Careers Employer page for access to all program resources in one place! (https://wiscaregivercna.com/employers01/) You will find recruitment resources, program explanations, reimbursement steps, employer expectations, an employer toolkit, helpful webinars and more! For a quick reference, check out our Employer Guide for everything you need to know. New to WisCaregiver Careers? To register your nursing home as a participating WisCaregiver Careers CNA employer, sign-up here.

​*** Please note our Employer Page is password protected. If you are a registered employer or facility and need help with your password, please request assistance via email at info@wiscaregivercna.com, or call 833-315-CARE (2273) during office hours.


IMPORTANT: Whitelist our Email Addresses!

In order to receive our job candidate leads and program communications, please add the following email domains to your “Safe Senders” list:

By whitelisting the domain, you will be able to receive emails from any member of the WisCaregiver Team and should not have to repeat the process.

If you need any assistance with whitelisting our domains, please contact us at info@wiscaregivercna.com or call 1-833-315-CARE (2273).



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.

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 30-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



To view, share, and download our 2-3 minute videos, please visit our Vimeo page.

For our 30 second videos, which are perfect for social media sharing, please see below.


Webinar Recordings

Webinar Recordings

Access Our Previous 2023 Webinars:

Friday, February 17 – WisCaregiver Check-In: Employer Toolkit & Reimbursements  PowerPoint Slides

Friday, March 17 – Keys to Employer Success: Strategies, Tips, and Tricks from WisCaregiver Careers’ Most Successful Employers Power Point Slides

Plan your CNA Mentorship Skills Clinic – Listen to the recording here, and view the Power Point Slides

How to Train your CNA Mentors – Listen to the recording here, and view the Power Point Slides.

Employer Check-In/Mentorship Q&A – Listen to the recording here.

Questions and/or need assistance? Please email us at info@wiscaregivercna.com or call us at 1-833-315-CARE (2273).

WisCaregiver Careers office hours are:  

  • Monday and Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  
  • Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.  
  • Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.