Certified Nursing Assistant Test-Out

Certified Nursing Assistant Test-Out

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be well-prepared for the Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide Competency Test through the state of Minnesota. To become a Certified Nursing Assistant, students must take this state exam. Registration for the exam is done through the Customized Training & Education Department.

For detailed information with test-out, dates, fees, etc., please visit our Nursing Assistant Test Site webpage through our customized training department.


You are eligible to take the examinations for certification as a nursing assistant or nursing assistant/home health aide in Minnesota if you qualify under one of the following routes:

  1. NA CANDIDATE: You have completed a state-approved nursing assistant training program. You must take the NA written and skills evaluation tests.
  2. TEST-OUT CANDIDATE: You are a candidate who does not meet any of the other eligibility routes listed above. Examples are:
  • if you were trained in another country
  • if you have not taken a nursing assistant program
  • if you have not worked as a nursing assistant in the last two years
  • if you are from another state and do not qualify for reciprocity in Minnesota
  • if you are a student nurse or graduate nurse candidate. You must take the NA written and skills evaluation tests.