CNA Competency Evaluation Program & Renewal

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Health Care Testing Services

Qualified & Trained Health Care Nurses and Nurse Aides are in high need. The American Red Cross, in conjunction with the Massachusetts Health Care System, provides a standardized quality testing environment to ensure that patients receive the best and up to date services within their community.

Testing Office Location:

American Red Cross Testing Office
85 Lowell St.
Peabody, MA 01960

Toll Free Number: 1-800-962-4337
Local Number: 781-979-4010
Fax Number: 781-979-4014
Email Address:

Nurse Aide Testing

Please note testing fee increase effective January 1, 2018.

If you have completed a Massachusetts State approved training and would like to become certified or were previously certified in the state of Massachusetts as a Nurse Aide and need to retest please download the following documents:

Waiver of Nurse Aide Training Requirement:
If you believe that you are eligible to waive the nurse aide training requirement and test immediately under 105 CMR 156.130 download the following document.

If you are a Certified Nurse Assistant in another State, your certification is current and in good standing and you were never certified in Massachusetts and would like to apply for Direct Reciprocity please download the following documents:

Nurse Aide Renewal

If you have worked doing nursing-related services for at least one 8 hour period during your 2-year Registry period, you are eligible to renew. The expiration date for a new certificate will be determined by adding two (2) years to the last known date of employment. Please download the following document and have your employer complete it.

Other Forms:
If you lost or misplaced your CURRENT Massachusetts Certified Nursing Assistant certification and would like to request a duplicate certificate please download the following document:

If you would like to change your personal information (ex. Name, Address, etc) please download the following document.