CNA Exam Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost to take the CNA exam?

The fee for the Prometric Nurse Aide Exam, skills and knowledge, is $140.00 (subject to change)

What is the background check requirement?

Candidates must clear FBI background checks before they can be approved for testing. (They will, however, need to wait to receive notification from Prometric that their application has been received before initiating the process.)

Florida uses a Livescan process. This means that fingerprints are made electronically. Applicants may use any Livescan site that has been approved by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. The Board of Nursing has provided a link to a listing of approved Livescan providers ( Fees may vary.

When will I receive my exam results?

The candidate will receive results of both tests on the day of the examination. Approximately one week later, the Board of Nursing will receive the official results directly from Prometric.

If I perform poorly, can I retake the CNA exam?

A test taker is allowed up to three attempts and up to two years. In some cases, an individual who does not meet the two-year requirement will be allowed to reapply to Prometric under an alternative pathway, E4: Other Nursing Training. An individual who fails either test three times will be ineligible unless he or she subsequently completes an approved program. Prometric notes that the approved program will be at least 120 hours.

How much is the retake fee?

The retake fee is $105 for the clinical skills test and $35 for the written test (regardless of test format). Rescheduling incurs additional fees.

What should I wear to the exam?

Since the CNA exam contains a clinical skills component, scrubs are a great option, but they are not required. You may be required to wear flat, non skid, closed-toe shoes though. It is best to wear something professional that will be comfortable throughout both portions of the exam.

This sounds too good to be true. Is there a catch?

There is absolutely no catch. It is our mission to help all the aspiring CNAs to pass the tests, which will enables them to get the best CNA jobs in Orlando and around the world.