Welcome! The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) has contracted with Prometric to develop and administer its Nurse Aide Competency Exam and to host the Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) Registry, starting on 9/1/2020. Please monitor this site as we will be adding Texas-specific information over the next few weeks as it becomes available.
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.
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.
Registration and Scheduling
Once your Training Program Director has uploaded your training completion information and you’ve received an email from Prometric with your username and password, you can use the link below to access the TX Nurse Aide portal to complete your application, pay associated fees (credit/debit or voucher), and schedule/reschedule your testing appointment.
- TX Nurse Aide Candidate Application Portal
- TX Nurse Aide Exam Scheduling Portal
- Texas Regional Site Locations
- Video – Completing your TX Nurse Aide application/payment
- Video – Scheduling and rescheduling your appointment
- Remote Proctoring for Written/Oral exams – please review the ProProctor User Guide to see if this is an option for you.
Prometric provides a variety of accommodations to candidates that qualify under the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA). Select your requested accommodations in the TX Nurse Aide Portal and upload the required document. HHSC will review/approve.
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. Information about the Written/Oral exam can be found in the Candidate Information Bulletin.
Training Program Resources
Stakeholder Informational Webinars – August 2020
Informational webinars introducing Training Program Directors and other stakeholders were hosted in August 2020.
Access to TX Nurse Aide Portal
Training Program Directors interact with Prometric via the TX Nurse Aide Portal to approve candidates for testing, manager voucher purchase and assignment, and access program reports.
Test Site Resources
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if interested in becoming a test site.
IFT Event Coordination
Once you have been approved as an IFT, you will access the TX Nurse Aide to coordinate testing events at your location
Contact the TX Nurse Aide Team
Phone: 866.794.3497, Option 2, then Option 1 (7:00AM – 5:00PM Central Monday – Friday)
Call the Texas Nurse Aide Registry at (512) 438-2050
Use the number above to obtain information on official regulations and guidelines for nurse aides, clarify information about the Registry, change your name once you are on the Registry, obtain information about transferring to or from other states. Additional information can be found at https://hhs.texas.gov/doing-business-hhs/licensing-credentialing-regulation/credentialing/nurse-aide-registry.
Use the link below to access the state CNA Registry and verify the status of a CNA.
Medication Aide Verification
Use the link below to access the state Medication Aide Registry and verify the status of a Medication Aide.