Nursing Assistant Registry Test

We are an approved test site for the Minnesota State Registry Test and this competency exam for Nursing Assistants (NA) meets state and federal OBRA requirements.

Check for upcoming testing dates

There are two parts of the MN State Registry Test for Nursing Assistants - the on campus Knowledge Test and the on-campus Skills Test - offered by Riverland’s Customized Workforce Education division. You must register for and pass both parts in order to be certified and listed on the Minnesota Nursing Assistant Registry.

Download the NEW Minnesota candidate handbook to learn more, and click on the test events listed below for full test descriptions and details.  

Registering for a Test

Challenge/Test-Out Candidates

If you have not completed a MN state approved NA training program within the last 2 years, you are still eligible to test as a Challenge candidate. When you register for your test(s), you will enter "Challenge" when asked for your candidate status.

What to Expect After Registration

  • Once you have registered and paid through this website, you will have secured your seat in that test event.
  • Approximately 1 week before your test date:
    • You will be scheduled for your test event in the testing platform TMU.
    • If you are a Challenge candidate, we will add you to the TMU platform.
    • You will receive an email with important testing information, including your time slot for the Skills test. Please check your junk/spam folder.

Testing FAQ

  • You do not need to take the Knowledge and Skills tests on the same day.
  • You DO need to come to campus for both the knowledge test and the Skills Test. You will receive an email with details about where to go and when to arrive on campus for your assigned test time.
  • You must register for and pass both the Skills Test and the Knowledge Test in order to be certified and placed on the registry.
  • If you fail a test, you will need to register for a new test date and pay again.

Preparing for the Test

Cancellations and Transfer Policy

  • You must cancel or transfer your registration by calling 507-433-0612 at least 3 business days before the exam date. No refunds will be provided after this point.
  • You will incur a $15 fee each time you cancel or transfer your registration, regardless of reason or date.
  • Do not remove yourself from the test event in TMU. You must call 507-433-0612 in order to cancel your registration and get a refund, if applicable.
  • IF YOU ARE LATE and/or DO NOT BRING REQUIRED MANDATORY ID, YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO TEST AND YOU WILL BE CONSIDERED A "NO-SHOW". No-shows forfeit their testing fees and must repay to re-register for another test date.
  • No-Show Exception
    • If you test positive for a contagious illness or become injured right before the test, you may be eligible for a partial or full refund.  
    • You must submit dated proof of a positive COVID/flu test, doctor’s note, and/or hospital visit in writing to within 24 hours of the test start time.

This does not guarantee a refund, but may reduce your re-registration fee or provide a partial refund.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

If you need to cancel or reschedule, you must call 507-433-0612 to do so at least 3 business days before your test date. No refunds will be given for those who arrive late or unprepared, miss the test, or don't contact us to cancel 3 business days in advance. We are unable to make exceptions to this policy, unless you test positive for COVID-19 and provide proof of a positive test result from a legitimate testing facility with your name and the test date on it.

For testing questions, please contact:
Sarah Hartman (507) 433-0612