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North Carolina Nurse Aides

Update: Important Dates

New Required Training Rule to go into effect March 1, 2016
A new Rule, 10A NCAC 13O.0301, was recently approved by the Rules Division of the N.C. Office of Administrative Hearing and adopted by the N.C. Division of Health Service Regulation.

March 1, 2016
Individuals wishing to take the North Carolina Nurse Aide I Competency Exam must complete North Carolina state-approved training in order to register and schedule for the examination.


If you require a waiver for the testing process DO NOT create a registration record. Once your waiver is approved a registration record will be created for you.

Additional information will be posted to the North Carolina Website.

Please review the PDFs in the links below BEFORE you “Schedule a Test.” Visit the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services page to schedule an exam.

Register for your next exam, find test information, or download handbooks/applications/forms from this page.

Last updated 2016-06-16