Certification by Examination
Am I required to attend a CNA training program or may I simply challenge the exam?
CNA applicants may “challenge” the exam. Completion of a state approved CNA 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 Endorsement 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 (full 120 hour program) and retake both parts of the exam. You can find a list of approved training programs at https://floridasnursing.gov/education-and-training-programs/.
If I completed the first half of my Nurse Aide Test in another state, can I come to Florida and complete the second half?
No, the exams are not the same from state to state.
What ORI number do I use to do my Livescan?
CNA Applicant – EDOH0380Z
LPN/RN Applicant – EDOH4420Z
APRN Applicant – EDOH4420Z
LPN/RN Multi-State Upgrade Applicant – EDOH4420Z