Career & Technical Education

Nurses' Assistant Testing (Nurse Aide Certification)

The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) has contracted with Prometricexternal link 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.

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.
Last Updated: March 18, 2014