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About Nurse Aide Candidacy Testing- NACES Plus

To become a certified nurse aide and be placed on your State Registry, all candidates must meet the guidelines established by their state to determine who is eligible to take the National Nurse Aide Assessment (NNAAP®) Examination.   The NNAAP Examination is an evaluation of nurse aide-related knowledge, skills, and abilities. The NNAAP Examination is made up of both a Written or Oral Examination and a Skills Evaluation. The purpose of the NNAAP Examination is to test that you understand and can safely perform the job of an entry-level nurse aide. 
Candidates can learn more about the testing process by going to the Pearson VUE web site to download a Candidate Handbook, an application, look for a test site/date and take a practice exam.  The Candidate Handbook is the most comprehensive resource for the nurse aide candidate.  Information includes: National Nurse Aide Assessment Program, Exam Overview, Eligibility, Application and Scheduling, Exam Fees, Special Exam, Requests and Services, Cancellation & Re-scheduling, Exam Day, The Written (or Oral) Exam, The Skills Evaluation, Score Reporting, Grievance Process and more.

Candidates may also call NACES to receive a Candidate Handbook and Application.  See Contact Information for phone number.

Pearson VUE website

To find your State:  Go to “QUICK LINKS” and click on “Search Nurse Aide Registry”.  “SELECT PROGRAM and select “State” of choice from the drop down menu and click “GO”.


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