• California Nurse Assistant Competency Examination

    The American Red Cross is committed to providing for the safety of all visitors, volunteers and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. In response to the Novel Corona Virus (SARS-CoV-2), Medical and Senior Leadership at the American Red Cross have implemented new policies and procedures incorporating increased infection control measures related to hand hygiene, gloving, disinfection of surfaces, and social distancing, following CDC guidelines.  Our intention is to mitigate exposure risk for all.

    In order to resume competency testing for our clients, necessary modifications have been made and are described below.

    Prior to arrival at any Red Cross building, all staff and candidates will be required to pre-screen themselves by taking their temperature and answering the following questionnaire:

    1. Do you currently or have you in the past 24 hours had a cough, fever (temperature higher than 99.5 F), shortness of breath or other symptoms of illness? Y / N
    2. In the past 14 days, have you been in close contact with someone confirmed as having COVID-19? Y / N
    3. Have you been confirmed or suspected as having COVID-19? Y / N
      • Have you had a fever in the past three days? Y / N
      • Have you had cough, shortness of breath (or other symptoms of illness) in the past 7 days? Y / N
      • If the answer is “YES” to any of these questions, staff and candidates must not come to the test site.

    Upon arrival to an American Red Cross building, all staff and candidates will be required to undergo the same screening process
    (as outlined above).  A mask must be worn before entering the building and at all times while on the premises.


    In order to comply with CDC guidelines and adhere to the 6-foot social distancing mandate, please note the following:

    MAKE AN APPOINTMENT FOR CNA TESTING ONLINE - debit and credit cards only

    ONLINE REGISTRATION - Available for all testing options – EXCEPT RESCHEDULING

    To register ONLINE go to: www.redcross.org/take-a-class/cna-testing


    Skills and Oral Test $125 $135
    Skills and Written Test $110 $120
    Re-Test Skills $ 70 $80
    Re-Test Written $ 40 $40
    Re-Test Oral $ 55 $55


    RESCHEDULING - Call (800) 627-7000 – 8:30 am – 5:00 pm PST (Monday-Friday)

    Reschedule Fee – Non-Refundable
    - not tested (paperwork / ID issues)
    - changing appointment date
    $ 50

    * Fees not used within ninety (90) days from receipt of payment will result in forfeiture of entire Test Fee.


    1. First email – Confirms your PAYMENT only
    2. Second email – Confirms your exam date, time, location, and what items to bring

    * Make sure to read ATTACHMENT! Exam Information and Study Guide

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