• Massachusetts Nurse Assistant Competency Examination

    Effective Thursday March 19, 2020 and until approval is received by Massachusetts Department of Public Health, all state testing remains suspended until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience.


    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 Assistant 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:


    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.

    Effective July, 1, 2020, the reminder that your certification is due to expire soon will be sent to the email address on file. Post cards will continue to be mailed where necessary.

    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.

    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 $ 120
    Skills and Written Test $ 110
    Re-Test Skills $ 70
    Re-Test Written $ 40
    Re-Test Oral $ 50


    RESCHEDULING - Call (800) 962-4337 – 8:30 am – 5:00 pm EST (Monday-Friday)

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


    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! Massachusetts Nurse Assistant State Testing Candidate Information Guide

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