If you’re exploring the possibility of working as a CNA, you’ll need to be able to pass the exam to become certified. To help you in your preparation, we’ve put together the following CNA practice tests with a number of questions that will mimic the types of questions you’ll see on the multiple choice version of the test. These CNA practice tests are timed so pay attention to your pace to make sure you leave enough time to finish all of the questions.
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Unlike many of the study courses available online and offline, we offer this practice test along with the other resources on this website absolutely free of charge. The questions are designed to mimic the questions you can expect to see on the actual CNA exam and will test the knowledge and skills you’ve learned if you’ve taken any certified nursing assistant courses either live or online. Questions will cover topics including:
- Care of cognitive impaired patients
- Patient and professional communication
- Personal care skills
- Patient mental health needs
- Resident’s rights
- Infection control
- Emergency procedures
- Restorative services
- Legal and ethical concerns
If you want to learn more about the CNA exam before taking the test, or you’re interested in other questions about gaining your CNA certification, this site provides a tremendous amount of information on these topics and many others.
How to pass the CNA test?
One of the most important things you can do to prepare yourself for the CNA exam is to learn all of the required skills and then practice, practice, practice! One of the best ways to practice is to repeatedly work your way through a CNA practice test. This site contains a number of practice tests that will test your knowledge in a number of areas and also provide the exact same number of questions to be answered within the time limit for the written portion of the test, making it an ideal way to prepare yourself to pass the CNA test. Other testing resources are also available via a simple Google search if you’re interested in trying some other online resources. To gain necessary foundational knowledge, there are many local CNA classes available across the country. Use our state by state guide to find CNA classes near you.
Where can I take the CNA exam?
You can take the exam at an approved training program in your state. We have a massive list of CNA classes from around the country to help you find one near you.
Each state has approved providers for the skills exam. See the list below to find your state and your approved provider(s):
American Red Cross, approved university, or private entities: IL, IN, KY, MA, ME, UT, WV
Headmaster: AZ, MT, ND, NH, NJ, NV, OH, OR, SD, TN, VT
Pearson VUE: AL, AK, CA, CO, DC, GA, LA, MD, MN, MS, NH, NC, ND, PA, RI, SC, TX, VA, VT, WA, WI, WY
Prometric: AL, AR, CT, DE, FL, HI, ID, MI, NM, NY, OK
What score do I need to pass the CNA exam?
The score you’ll need to pass will vary by the state where you are getting certified (and the associated testing provider). Most commonly a score of 80% or higher is needed on the written knowledge portion examination, though some states only require 70 or 75%
On the CNA skills test, all critical functions must be completed correctly or the student will fail. Every state will test on hand washing due to its importance in infection control, so be certain you have that skill mastered. Other common elements include recording measurements (pulse, blood pressure, etc.) and indirect care relating to a patient’s comfort and safety.
What are you waiting for?
Take our CNA quizzes and practice tests as often as you’d like to brush up on your skills and improve your final score when taking the CNA exam.