CNA Practice Test

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Click on the “start quiz” button below to start your CNA practice test. Make sure to review your answer explanations at the end of the exam to help you learn the material.

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Once you are done answering the CNA test questions, review how you did. Each question will have an in-depth answer explanation.

Answer explanations are a great way to learn key concepts and better understand why an answer was incorrect.

If you want more help, use our CNA prep course.

CNA Test Breakdown

The CNA exam is made up of two portions:

  1. Written Test
  2. Skills Test

There are 3 main providers of the exam:

  1. NNAAP
  2. Prometric
  3. Headmaster

Regardless of who your provider is, you will have both a written and skills test. The NNAAP is the most common provider.

Written Test

The number of questions on the written test depends on your provider:

  1. NNAAP: 2-hour time limit. 70 total questions (10 of those questions are unscored)
  2. Prometric: 1.5-hour time limit. 60 total questions
  3. Headmaster: 1.5-hour time limit. 75 total questions

Skills Test

The skills test includes you physically demonstrating various CNA skills in front of an evaluator.

This section is tricky because you will not know which specific skills you will be asked to perform. The list of skills includes:

  • Handwashing
  • Indirect care
  • Measuring blood pressure
  • Measuring body temperature
  • Measuring and recording pulse
  • Measuring and recording respiration
  • Measuring the output from a urinary bag
  • Ambulation with a gait belt
  • Feeding
  • Mouth care
  • Mouth care with dentures
  • Mouth care for unconscious patient
  • Toileting with a bedpan
  • Hand and nail care
  • Foot care
  • Transferring to a wheelchair
  • Change of position in bed
  • Changing an occupied bed
  • Perineal care: female
  • Perineal care: male
  • Catheter care
  • Partial bed bath
  • Dressing a resident with a weak arm
  • Applying elastic support stockings
  • Body positions: supine, prone, lateral, Sim’s, and Fowler’s
  • Range of motion exercises (shoulder)
  • Range of motion exercises (elbow, wrist)
  • Range of motion exercises (hip, knee, ankle)

If you take our CNA review course, you will be able to review all these skills, how to perform them, and the checklist that your evaluator will be using for each skill.

CNA Test Scores

You will receive two scores after taking your exam:

  1. Written Test Score
  2. Skills Test Score

For the written test, you will receive a percentage score. The passing score will vary depending on your state, but most states typically have a passing score of around 75%.

For the skills test, you will receive a mark of satisfactory or unsatisfactory for each skill you performed. You will need to receive all satisfactory marks to pass.

Most score results will be emailed to you within a couple hours of finishing the exam. Some states will mail out your results, which will take 3-5 business days.

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  • Detailed Answer Explanations
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Individuals who wish to become a certified nursing assistant will take the CNA exam.

There will be 2 sections. Those 2 sections are the written test section and the skills test section. The written test section consists of multiple-choice questions while the skills test includes demonstrating skills in front of an evaluator.

Yes, you will need to enroll in a state-approved CNA program before you are eligible to take the exam.

It will depend on your state. However, it is typically around $100.

It will depend on your state and the training program and type you enroll in. You can reasonably expect the process to take between 4 and 12 weeks.

Every state will have their own passing score. Most states are typically around 75%. Some may be lower (70%) and some may be higher (80%).

Your certification will be valid for 2 years.

Yes, you can retake the exam. Most states allow you to take the exam 3 times. Those 3 retakes must typically occur within 2 years of finishing your training program.

It is only necessary to retake the section you failed.

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Tabitha Cumpian is a registered nurse with a vast clinical background gained through travel nursing throughout the United States.

She has obtained her Masters of Science in Nursing with an emphasis in Nursing Education.

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