Examination Standard Precautions (Please Read Carefully)

Message from the California Department of Public Health:

The California Department of Public Health is aware of the concerns of the State's Certified Nurse Assistants due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and we are working diligently to address these concerns.

We thank you for your patience during this time. Please continue to check the All facilities letters for updates.

For information regarding temporary waivers and suspensions of nurse assistant certificates during the COVID-19 state of emergency, please visit CDPH's COVID-19 page.

Suspension of Specified Regulatory Requirements for Nurse Assistant Training Programs (NATPs): Please read AFL-20-40.

Suspension of Professional Certification Requirements for Certified Nurse Assistants (CNAs): Please read AFL-20-35.

CNA Temporary Testing Modifications:

Please Read COVID -19 Modifications for Instructor and Candidates [PDF] and the information below.

To protect other candidates and staff, you will not be admitted to the test center and you should reschedule your exam if you: Have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or been in close personal contact with someone with a confirmed diagnosis Have had any flu-like symptoms in the last fourteen days, including fever, chills, a cough, sore throat, or shortness of breath Have been under fourteen days’ home quarantine or centralized observation demanded by government and healthcare authorities You will be asked to acknowledge that you meet the above health requirements and that you will follow health and safety guidelines while testing.

Results/score reports will not be handed out on the exam date. You will be asked to bring a self-addressed stamped envelope as your results/score reports will be mailed to you within 24 hours of the test; you should expect results/score reports within 7 to 10 business days.

Masks are recommended during the exam, however we are unable to provide face masks to candidates.

Hand Hygiene (skill #1) will be performed with bare hands.