About Nurse Aide Candidacy Testing at 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 and 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.
Go to the Pearson VUE website
To get you on your way, just click on the section at the top that reads "Test Takers-schedule an exam and more!"
Want to Become a Nurse Aide Evaluator for your state?
Registered nurses who meet the OBRA 1987-1989 standards of having at least one year of experience caring for the elderly or chronically ill of any age may apply to become a Nurse Aide Evaluator (NAE).
RN Nurse Aide Evaluators must have a current nursing license in good standing or a compact license that applies to the state in which they will be administering the examination. They must carry their own malpractice insurance and have automobile liability insurance.
Prior to administrating the NNAAP Examination, the nurse will be required to attend a two-day training workshop and a one-day observation/hands-on examination with a current NACES Nurse Aide Evaluator. After completion of the two-day orientation, the RN will sign an agreement with NACES to become an independent contractor (1099) as a Nurse Aide Evaluator (NAE).
If qualified and interested:
Email NACES your resume or call at 800-444-5178. Fax resume: 512-533-9825
Thank you for your interest.
Regional Test Sites
NACES administers the NNAAP examination at Regional Test Sites. The Regional Test Site must provide a room in which the written/oral examination is administered and a skills laboratory setting that is set up to resemble a patient care room in a nursing home. The Regional Test Site is required to have all of the supplies and equipment necessary for the examination, including a fax machine in close proximity to the skills laboratory.
To find out more information, call NACES Plus, 800-444-5178.