Northern California Regional Testing Center

The Northern California Regional Testing Center was established for the purpose of assisting students with completing their educational goals of becoming certified as a nursing assistant. The testing center collaborates with your educational facility, professional testing companies and certifying boards to provide access to required certifying exams.

The Northern California Regional Testing Center is hosted at Mission College through the Health Workforce Initiative Bay Area Regional Center located at:

3000 Mission College Blvd., MS 19
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Phone: 408 855-5203
Fax: 408 855-5213

The Health Workforce Initiative Regional Testing Center Office is temporarily closed to walk in traffic due to the lack of administrative help. Please email Lania Williams at lania.williams@wvm.edu or call 408-855-5203 if you have questions or to make an appointment. Please note it may take up to one week to receive a return phone call if a message is left.

Nurse Assistant Certification Examination Northern California

If you are enrolled in a CNA training program or equivalency program and wish to take the NATAP test upon completing the required hours, please follow the steps below:

How to Register for the Nurse Assistant Certification Exam:

1. Complete Nurse Assistant Certification Exam Registration Application

  • Registration Application (fillable pdf version if using mozilla firefox or safari)
  • Please remember to sign the registration application
  • Please send a copy of your 283B form or your 932 form along with your registration application
  • Please do NOT send your application and fees via UPS or FedEx or with a signed receipt request as this will result in a delay of processing your application. The college does not directly accept mail via these methods and forwards the mail to the district warehouse for processing which may cause delays up to 10-14 days.

2. Testing Fees:

  • Both Manual and Written Test ------------------ $90
  • Manual Skills Only --------------------------------- $55
  • Written Test Only ----------------------------------- $35
  • Oral Written Test (additional fee) -------------- $15
  • A money order or cashier’s check will only be accepted for fee payment. Please make the money order or cashier’s check payable to Mission College HWI. No personal checks or cash will be accepted

3. List requested examination date and test site on application (Please note: Examination Calendar revised monthly)

4. Mail completed Registration Application and testing fee to:

Regional Testing Center
Mission College HWI
3000 Mission College Blvd., MS 19
Santa Clara, CA 95054

*Please review application before mailing. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

All applications must be received 2 weeks or 10 working business days prior to the requested testing date.

Please do NOT send your application and fees via UPS or FedEx or with a signed receipt request as this will result in a delay of processing your application. The college does not directly accept mail via these methods and forwards the mail to the district warehouse for processing which may cause delays up to 10-14 days.

Testing Day Instructions:

  • Bring your original social security card, a photo identification, and your original 283B Initial Application form with you to the examination. (Note: copies of your social security card are not accepted)
  • If you fail to bring any of the above listed documents or if you do NOT present them at the day of testing registration, you may not take the examination. You will be required to reschedule and pay the rescheduling fee.
  • The name on your photo identification must be the exactly the same name that is on your social security card. If the names do not match, you will not be able to take the examination.

Rescheduling Policy (Effective January 1, 2012)

You will need to “reschedule” your exam if you do not complete the following items:

  • If you fail to bring the required documents and identification for testing you will be charged the rescheduling fee of $25 per test. (See candidate handbook for detailed listing)
  • If you are unable to take the exam as scheduled, you must notify our office by calling (408) 855-5203 or email lania.williams@wvm.edu or hwistudentworker@wvm.edu at least 48 business hours prior to the scheduled examination date to avoid rescheduling fees for the first time only.
  • All subsequent cancellations or absences will automatically be charged the $25 rescheduling fee per exam. Registration materials are processed upon receipt, therefore there are no refunds.

How to challenge the Nurse Assistant Certification Exam:

  • Would you like to challenge the nurse assistant certification exam? See if you qualify by clicking link below

Additional Information:

Want to verify certification status?

Contact California Department of Public Health (CDPH)

Phone: (916) 327-2445
Fax: (916) 552-8785
Website: www.cdph.ca.gov

 

Questions:

Please contact the Regional Testing Center at (408) 855-5203 or via email at lania.williams@wvm.edu. We will be happy to assist you.