Welcome! The State of Vermont, Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living (VTCNA) has contracted with Prometric LLC (Prometric) to develop and administer its Nurse Aide Competency Exam. VTCNA promotes the health and well-being of all residents by ensuring access to high-quality public health and healthcare services, and by focusing on prevention, wellness, and health equity in all people. The majority of nurse aides on the registry become certified by successfully completing a Vermont-approved nursing home nurse aide training program and passing the Competency Examination. The exam consists of two parts: 1) a Clinical Skills exam (practical portion); and 2) a Written (oral) exam
On-line application now available!
Application link can be found under Candidate Resources below or click here Online Application
Regional Test Sites now available!
Important – Since there is a high demand on popular test locations, we are actively working to open additional dates in the near future! This will help you find availability faster based on your preferred Regional Test Site.
Eager to test? Are you flexible to go to another location? If yes, please call 800-544-3926 and see what other locations are available and get your exam scheduled today!
Prometric has been actively engaged in identifying and responding to the potential health risks COVID-19 poses to our test takers, staff, and other individuals. Our responses have taken into account numerous perspectives, including governmental policies and information provided by local/global health organizations.
As of now, Prometric is accepting on-line applications in Vermont. Once scheduling begins, if necessary we will reschedule any candidates displaced due to COVID-19 as soon as we can, and appreciate your patience as it may take some time to get all sites operational.
While much about testing will remain the same, Prometric is instituting new safety procedures for all Nurse Aide testing events in response to COVID-19, including special training for our staff, additional cleaning at testing sites, and a new mask requirement for all test takers. Prometric guidelines require that a candidate must bring and wear a mask (without an exhalation valve) at all times and follow the instruction of the Nurse Aide Evaluator. You will be prohibited from testing if you don’t have a mask. Please be advised that testing sites may also have their own safety guidelines. Site specific, local and state guidelines may also apply and must be followed. Site entry restrictions may vary by site and include such things as proof of COVID-19 testing (IFT sites only), temperature checking, sign in logs, etc. Candidates must also follow any site requests or restrictions to test with Prometric.
For the latest updates regarding COVID-19 in general and best practices for overall health and safety, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/.
Candidate Information Bulletin
The candidate information bulletin has all of the information you will need regarding certification routes, testing requirements, testing fees, and information on renewing your CNA certification. Review this document before submitting your application.
Testing Accommodations Request Packet
Application & Other Forms
Here’s the list of all approved Regional test site locations. Include your preferred test site on your application.
You can apply to take your exam online. Please click on the link below to complete your online application. When filling in your application, you will need to click ‘Save’ and then look up your application before you can upload your supporting required document(s) and then click ‘submit’.
Prepare for the Exam
Below you will find exam preparation materials for your Clinical Skills exam including the exact checklist that will be used by your evaluator.
Training Program and Testing Resources
Stakeholder Informational Webinar - February 2022: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/897953975235945991