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GENERAL INFORMATION, TESTING REQUIREMENTS, AND SKILL STEP GUIDE
Thank you for choosing the American Red Cross for your Nurse Assistant Competency Testing needs.
Please plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time.
We suggest that you bring water and a non-perishable lunch for yourself, into the test site.
Please wear your uniform/scrubs (any color), non-skid shoes, and a second-hand watch.
Please bring a pen (black or blue). Pencils will be provided.
Study materials are not allowed at the test site. Your cooperation is appreciated.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
WHAT TIME SHOULD I ARRIVE TO THE EXAM? Page 1
WHAT DO I BRING TO THE EXAM? Page 1 - 2
WHAT IF I HAVE A DOCTORS NOTE AND NEED SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS? Page 2
WHAT HAPPENS IF I PASS THE EXAM? Page 3
WHAT HAPPENS IF I FAIL THE EXAM? Page 3
CAN I VERIFY MY CNA CERTIFICATION ONLINE? Page 3
HOW DO I CANCEL OR RESCHEDULE MY EXAM? Page 3
REFUND POLICY Page 3
COMPLETE LIST OF 25 SKILLS Page 4
HOW DO I DEMONSTRATE THE SIX PRINCIPLES OF CARE? Page 5
WHAT ARE OPENING AND CLOSING PROCEDURES? Page 6
HOW DO I MAKE CORRECTIONS DURING THE EXAM? Page 7
HOW DO I COMMUNICATE WITH MY RESIDENT? Page 8
SKILL STEPS (A STUDY GUIDE OF HELPFUL HIGHLIGHTS) Page 9 - 20
Page 1 of 20 (Rev 01/14)
EACH STUDENT MUST BRING THE FOLLOWING THREE (3) ITEMS TO THE TESTING SITE
One (1) State Application: The Initial Application for Nurse Assistant Certification- (HS 283B) must be completed correctly; it must be signed and dated (in pen) by a Registered Nurse who is authorized to verify that the student has completed an approved CNA training program; and his/her signature must include the title (, RN ) for the form to be valid. Each student (applicant) must also sign and date the application (in pen).
Please Note: Students with a State Approval Letter (CDPH 932) must bring this document in order to be tested. This document must include the students correct information, be embossed with the State seal, have the CDPH-99 stamp, and be signed/dated by an ATCS Representative in order to be considered valid.
Two (2) Legal IDs : The IDs listed below, along with the State Application or State Approval Letter, are required by the State of California Department of Public Health (CDPH) for testing, as well as re-testing.
One (1) ID MUST be your Photo ID, as listed below :
1. Drivers License or an ID Card issued by a governmental agency or entity thereof provided it contains a photograph and information including, but not limited to, date of birth, sex, height, eye color, hair color, and address. 2. High School ID Card with a photograph provided the student is 18 years of age or younger and the ID has not expired. 3. U.S. Military ID Card 4. Military Dependants ID Card 5. U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Card 6. Native American Tribal Document 7. U.S. Passport or Foreign Passport 8. Alien Registration Card
One (1) ID MUST be your Social, as listed below :
1. Social Security Card issued by the Social Security Administration 2. Social Security Printout issued by the Social Security Administration (showing your name and social security number). The receipt cannot be used in place of the Printout. Information cannot be handwritten.
ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS AND IDs PRESENTED AT THE TESTING SITE MUST BE ORIGINALS AND CANNOT BE EXPIRED. *NO COPIES OF IDS OR DOCUMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
*THE ONLY EXCEPTION: A COPIED 283B FORM MUST BE COMPLETELY RE-SIGNED AND RE-DATED (IN PEN) BY THE STUDENT (APPLICANT) AND THE RN, IN ORDER TO BE VALID. EACH MUST RE-SIGN AND RE-DATE NEAR THEIR COPIED SIGNATURE / DATE. BE CAREFUL NOT TO OVERLAP, SO THE EXAMINER CAN CLEARLY DISTINGUISH BETWEEN THE COPIED AREAS AND THE RE-SIGNED / RE-DATED AREAS.
ALL INFORMATION ON IDs AND DOCUMENTS MUST BE CLEARLY READABLE AND UNALTERED.
ALL NAMES AND INFORMATION THAT APPEAR ON THE STATE APPLICATION (283B) OR THE STATE APPROVAL LETTER (CDPH-932) MUST BE PRESENT ON THE PHOTO ID AND SOCIAL SECURITY CARD, IN ORDER FOR THE STUDENT (APPLICANT) TO BE TESTED.
SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS The purpose of accommodations is to provide full access to the test. Accommodations are not a guarantee of
improved performance or test completion. We provide reasonable and appropriate accommodations to individuals with documented disabilities, who demonstrate a need for accommodations. All special accommodations
must be pre-arranged at least 2 weeks prior to testing. Without prior approval, you will not be tested. Please contact Mark Prill, Program Manager at Mark.Prill@redcross.org or (323) 780-7653.
Page 2 of 20 (Rev 01/14)
PASSING BOTH PARTS OF THE EXAM
There are two (2) parts to the Competency Exam; a Skills Test and a Written Test.
When you pass the Skills Test, you will be given a Skills Completion Card by the RN (Skill Evaluator).
When you pass the Written Test, you will be given a Written Completion Card by the Proctor.
When you have passed both parts of the exam, you will be issued a Completion Certificate.
Successful completion of both parts of the exam, along with DOJ fingerprint clearance, is required to be CNA.
The Completion Certificate and the two (2) Completion Cards will allow you to work as a CNA, in many facilities,
until your State *Certificate arrives from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH).
CDPH will mail your State *Certificate to you within 16 weeks. *Note: This is a Certificate, not a License.
Verify CNA Certification Online http://www.cdph.ca.gov/certlic/occupations/Pages/AidesAndTechs.aspx
FAILING ONE OR BOTH PARTS OF THE EXAM
If you are unsuccessful with either part of the exam, you will need to schedule a re-test:
You have three (3) attempts to pass both parts of the exam (during the two years that your 283B is valid).
Your 283B is valid for two (2) years after the date that you completed your training program.
You only pay for the exam(s) that you need to retake: $55.00 (Skills); $35.00 (Written) or $50.00 (Oral Test).
If you passed one (1) part of the exam, you must bring that one (1) Completion Card to your next exam.
For 3rd time testers that have one (1) completion card: You will not be allowed to test without presenting that card.
If you have not passed both parts of the exam, after your 3rd attempt, the examiner will retain your State
application and your Completion Card (if you have a card).
To re-test, you must be re-trained and receive a new 283B.
Please note: Your new 283B cannot have the same beginning/ending dates of training as your previous 283B.
RESCHEDULING POLICY / NO REFUNDS
Please refer to the following policy if you need to cancel or reschedule your exam:
A $25 fee will be assessed anytime you cancel / reschedule your exam date.
Exam fees not used within 90 days from receipt of payment will result in forfeiture of the entire exam fee.
After payment has been received, there are NO REFUNDS.
Do you need to re-test, reschedule, or cancel ? If so, please call: 1-800-627-7000
THERE ARE NO REFUNDS / ARC WILL NOT REIMBURSE TESTING FEES
Page 3 of 20 (Rev 01/14)
Complete Skills List for Station A, Station B, and Station C
Each student will actually demonstrate Handwashing (Skill #1) at a real sink, using soap and water.
Each student will randomly choose one (1) skill card at each of the three (3) Skill Stations. The Twenty-Five (25) Skills are: Skill #1: Handwashing Skill #2: Put on and Remove Gown and Gloves Skill #3: Position the Resident in a Fowlers Position Skill #4: Position the Resident in a Side-Lying (Lateral) Position Skill #5: Transfer the Resident from Bed to Chair Using a Gait Belt Skill #6: Make an Occupied Bed Skill #