American Red Cross Nurse Assistant Testing/CNA Testing
American Red Cross Nurse Assistant Testing/CNA Testing
American Red Cross Nurse Assistant Testing/CNA Testing
American Red Cross Nurse Assistant Testing/CNA Testing

American Red Cross Nurse Assistant Testing/CNA Testing

CNA Testing Locations
CNA Testing Locations
CNA Testing Locations

CNA Testing Locations

The Red Cross offers Nurse Assistant Competency Evaluation (CEP) testing services in selected states. Individuals who successfully complete both the written and skills portions of this exam are then eligible for placement on their state's nurse aide registry.

California — 800-RedCross
Massachusetts — 800-RedCross
New Hampshire — 800-RedCross

 

CNA Test Requirements
CNA Test Requirements
CNA Test Requirements

CNA Test Requirements

The Federal Nursing Home Reform Act, signed into law as part of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987 (OBRA ’87), was created to improve and maintain the highest quality of care in long-term health care facilities. This legislation created a minimum set of standards of care and rights for people living in certified nursing facilities and established training and competency evaluation criteria for Nursing Assistants/Nurse Aides. OBRA ’87 requires that all Nurse Assistants/Nurse Aides completing a state-approved training program must also successfully complete a state-approved competency examination to become certified/licensed.

The purpose of these requirements ensures that Nurse Assistants/Nurse Aides have the education, practical knowledge, and skills needed to provide safe and quality care for a resident.

Taking the CNA Test
Taking the CNA Test
Taking the CNA Test

Taking the CNA Test

The Nurse Assistant Test/CNA Test includes both a Skills Test and a Written Test.

  1. Skills Test: Candidates are given scenarios and will be evaluated based on the demonstration of skills learned from their training program.
  2. Written Test: Consists of sixty (60) multiple choice questions administered in a group setting with a time limit of two (2) hours.
  1. Skills Test: Candidates are given scenarios and will be evaluated based on the demonstration of skills learned from their training program.
  2. Written Test: Consists of sixty (60) multiple choice questions administered in a group setting with a time limit of two (2) hours.
  1. Skills Test: Candidates are given scenarios and will be evaluated based on the demonstration of skills learned from their training program.
  2. Written Test: Consists of sixty (60) multiple choice questions administered in a group setting with a time limit of two (2) hours.

The American Red Cross Nurse Aide/Nurse Assistant Testing Program, in conjunction with the state governing agencies, provides a standardized high-quality testing environment to ensure that residents receive safe, effective and competent practice within their community. A Candidate who passes the CNA test demonstrates (at least) the minimum skills required to provide safe, effective and competent practice as a Certified Nursing Assistant/Nurse Aide (CNA/NA).