A graduate of the Nursing Assistant program is eligible to take the Pearson VUE Exam provided by the American Red Cross.
The cost of this exam is $115.00 and is paid to Pearson VUE.
Applications will be provided to the graduates and arrangements for testing are made between the student and Pearson VUE. The student will be required to provide two forms of identification and is responsible for all fees associated with this application. The competency exam consists of a written exam and clinical skills demonstration. To be successful, the NA graduate must demonstrate competency on both parts of the exam. If a student fails either portion of the exam, only the failed portion must be retaken. All students successfully completing the Pearson VUE testing will be included on the Wisconsin NA Registry.
To remain “active” status on the state registry, the NA must work in a federally certified facility (ie: nursing home, hospital home health agency). If a CNA does not work, a minimum of 8 hours for pay, in a federally certified facility within a 24 month period the status on the registry is listed as “inactive”. Pearson VUE will contact CNA’s on the registry sixty days before expiration with an employment verification form. For this reason, it is very important to notify Pearson VUE of name or address changes.
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