If you've completed the Nursing Assistant course, you will need to take a test to be placed on the national registry. This test is a written and practical (skills) examination.
To remain on the registry, you must work at least 8 hours each year. If you have previously worked in the field, but allowed your registered status to lapse, you will need to re-take (challenge) the test to get back on the registry. The college has a free study guide to help you prepare. (To request a hard copy, email email@example.com.)
You must bring the following to testing:
Two forms of ID (both with signature and one with a picture).
Application for competency evaluation if you have trained at a facility/college (If you have not recently trained, you will take the test as a challenge)
Copy of your nursing assistant certificate if you have taken a training class
Check-in begins 1/2 hour before testing time and testing begins promptly on time. No late shows will be admitted.
Students wanting to cancel their registration must do so 3 business days before the test date.
Nursing Assistant / Home Health Aide Exams
If you need the combined NA/HHA test and you completed both the Nursing Assistant Training and the 16 hour Home Health Aide self-study course, you must notify our office at least 10 days in advance of your testing date. Call us at 651-385-6320 so we can order your test. At check in, you must present the signed application form signed by both your Home Health Aide and Nursing Assistant instructors.
Fees (as of 9/1/2021):
Full test: $200 Skills retest: $120 Written retest: $95
Don't have a computer? Computers are available in the Student Services area on both the Red Wing and Winona campuses. If you are unable to register online, please download the Continuing Education Registration Form.
Registration Assistance If you need help registering for continuing education courses, please call 877-853-8324, extension 2740 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Employer-Provided Continuing Education If your employer is paying for your continuing education course, please download the Continuing Education Registration Form and have your employer provide billing information.
Cancellation Policy While we regret having to do so, it is sometimes necessary to cancel classes with insufficient enrollment. If your class is canceled, we will notify you. Please include your permanent and/or cell phone number with your registration information.
Refund Policy You or your company must drop online a minimum of three (3) working days prior to the class start date to receive a full refund. You will receive a full refund if Minnesota State College Southeast cancels your class.
A confirmation will be sent when you register with more information about what you need for the class. Please mark your calendars with the class date so you don't forget!