Certification by Examination


Certification by Examination

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Am I required to attend a training program or may I simply challenge the exam?

You may “challenge” the exam. Completion of a state approved training program is not required unless the applicant has failed part of the exam three times.

What exams are required to become a certified nursing assistant in the state of Florida?

You must pass both the written and the performance exam offered by the testing vendor, Prometric, to be certified as a nursing assistant in the state of Florida. The only exception to this is for approved reciprocity candidates.

How long are my exam scores valid?

Examination results are valid for two years. So, if you pass one part of the exam, you must pass the second part within two years or you will have to repeat both parts of the exam to be certified.

Is there a time limit to take the part of exam, which I failed?

Yes, you must pass both parts of the examination within two years to be certified in Florida.

What if I fail part of the exam three times?

You must complete a Board approved CNA training program and retake both parts of the exam. You can find a list of approved training programs here

What ORI number do I use to do my Livescan?

CNA Examination applicant – EDOH0380Z
CNA Reciprocity applicant – EDOH4400Z