Welcome! The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) has contracted with Prometric to develop and administer the New York State (NYS) Nursing Home Nurse Aide Competency Examination and manage the NYS Nursing Home Nurse Aide Registry (NAR). All individuals performing nurse aide duties in a nursing home on a full-time, part-time or contractual basis must meet minimum training and competency requirements in accordance with state and federal regulations and be listed in good standing on the NAR. The majority of nurse aides on the registry become certified by successfully completing a NYS-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
Below you will find all of the information you need regarding the CNA exam as well as important information on the CNA Registry and certification renewal.
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.
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 or via US mail. Paper applications should be used when paying with certified check or money order.
If your name or address has changed since the last time you tested with us, use this form to update your information.
Prometric provides a variety of accommodations to candidates that qualify under the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA). Submit this form with your application to receive accommodations on exam day.
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.