What you need to know for the Certification Exam

*CenterPointe cannot accept applications. Please send applications to the Regional Testing Center.

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 provided in the following information (click on pink colored links for more detailed information).

How to Register for the Nurse Assistant Certification Exam:

1. Complete Nurse Assistant Certification Exam Registration Application

  • Registration Application (fillable and printable pdf version if using internet explorer 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 ------------------ $100
  • Manual Skills Only --------------------------------- $65
  • 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 Regional Testing Center. No personal checks or cash will be accepted

3. List requested examination date and test site on application.  (Please note: dates and locations are found by clicking the following links to the calendars)

  • Examination Dates and Locations by county(revised 3/29/16) 
  • Registration is based upon “first come, first served” availability 
  • 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 and returned.

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

Registration is based upon “first come, first served” availability 

Please do NOT send your application and fees via overnight mail or 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.

Confirmation of your testing date is not required for testing.  Confirmation of your testing date will be emailed to you once your application has been received and processed. If you did not provide an email, you will receive a confirmation phone call from us. If we have any questions about your application, your application is incomplete, or fees are incorrect we will call you and/or email you. If we are not able to reach you by phone or email, your application packet will be returned to you by mail