Nurses' Assistant Testing (Nurse Aide Certification)
The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) has contracted with Prometric to develop and administer the New York State (NYS) Nursing Home Nurse Aide Competency Examination and manage the NYS Nursing Home Nurse Aide Registry (NAR). Visit the Prometric/NY site for information on Nurse Aide requirements and testing in New York State.
- Prometric: Q & A from Prometric
- Pre-Registration Q & A's
- NYS DOH/Prometric- September 2008 Memos
- NYS Nurse Aide Handbook
This handbook contains general program information and instructions regarding the procedures that nurse aide candidates must complete to become certified as a nurse aide and be listed on the NAR.
The majority of nurse aides on the registry become certified by successfully completing a NYS-approved nursing home nurse aide training program and passing the Competency Examination. The exam consists of two parts:
- Clinical Skills exam (practical portion); and
- Written (oral) exam.