California Nurse Assistant Competency Examination

General Information, Exam Requirements, and Skills Steps Review Packet

Since 1992, the American Red Cross has tested over 350,000 candidates for skill competency. Successful completion of both skills and written tests, along with a fingerprint clearance from the Department of Justice (DOJ), will qualify you to become a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA).

The skills test consists of four skills representing the learned course content. The students will be evaluated on the accurate demonstrations of each skill performed, including incorporating the Six Principles of Care. The written portion of the examination consists of 60 multiple-choice questions with a two hour time limit.

YOU WILL RECEIVE TEST RESULTS THE SAME DAY

Students with documented disabilities, needing special accommodations must contact Mark Prill, Program Manager at mark.prill@redcross.org, and two weeks in advance for prior authorization.

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