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State Testing

     In order to be issued a Florida CNA license you must test out with the State of Florida. Testing is regulated by a third party testing administration known as Prometric. Once you complete this course and feel confident with all material you will file an application for testing. From there you will be issued a test date, location, and time. The exam consists of two parts, a written section and a clinical section. The written section consists of 60 questions: 10 unscored questions and 50 scored questions. The clinical section is a practical simulation to test your knowledge of the practical skills learned. This clinical section is timed, however, time limits will vary because each skill has a different time requirement. You will be required to perform the hand washing skill plus three randomly assigned skills from the remaining 20 skills. Skill time limits can be found in the table below. Again, you’ll perform these skills hands on, as if it was a real life scenario. Remember, there are specific identification and clothing requirements for testing (see below).

 

Time Limits:Shorter Time
(4-5 min)
Moderate Time
(8-11 min)
Longer Time
(12-15 min)
Longest Time
(17-19 min)
Shorter TimeROM hip, knee, ankleChange positionMouth CarePerineal Care
-ROM elbow, wristFeedingFoot CarePartial Bed Bath
-ROM shoulderMeasure UrineMouth Care-Denture -
-AmbulationBedpanDressing -
-PulseTransferChange occupied bed -
Longer TimeRespirationsHand and nail careCatheter Care -

Test Day Clothing Requirements

For the Clinical Skills exam, you are required to wear flat nonskid closed toe shoes. You may be required to play the role of the resident for another candidate. Keep this in mind when picking what to wear for the testing day. Scrubs are always a great option, but are not required.

 

Test Day ID requirements

You must present two valid pieces of identification (ID) before you may take an exam. The name on both identifications must exactly match the name you used to register for the exam and that is on your Admission Letter. Photocopies of either identification will not be accepted.

  1. The first piece of identification must be current (non-expired), contain both a current photo and your signature, and be:
  • A government-issued (e.g., driver’s license, state-issued identification card, alien registration card, military identification or passport); or
  • An official employment ID (if it has your photo and signature) from the facility where you are working and where you will be taking your examination; or
  • An official school ID (if it has your photo and signature) from the school where you are currently enrolled and where you will be taking your examination.
  1. The second piece of identification must be a signature ID. The name must match the name on your first piece of identification. Examples of acceptable signature IDs include:
  • Social Security card; or
  • Credit card (with signature on back); or
  • Library card (with signature on back); or
  • Gym card (with signature on back).

 

For the Clinical Skills exam, you are required to wear flat nonskid closed toe shoes. You may be required to play the role of the resident for another candidate. Keep this in mind when picking what to wear for the testing day. Scrubs are always a great option, but are not required.

 

Test Day Key Points:

  • Bring proper identification
  • Wear proper clothes
  • Hand washing is always tested
  • 3 randomly picked skills will be tested
  • Clinical exam is timed (varies by skills)
  • Be prepared!

 

 

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