Course Detail: NASE - State Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Exam

Ready to take the state exam to become a Certified Nurse Assistant? Occasionally, we have availability for those who are not our students to test.

The state CNA exam is offered in two portions: the knowledge and the skills. The knowledge portion of the exam is completed on a computer with a test proctor. The skills portion is completed in a lab setting where candidates demonstrate three (3) or four (4) skills with an actor and a RN test examiner. Candidates completing either or both portions of the exam must be present at our facility to complete the exam. Further information about the skills candidates may be tested on can be found in Headmaster's North Dakota Nursing Assistant Candidate Handbook.

Candidates looking to take the state exam can reserve their spot for a test date by submitting payment and a copy of Headmaster's CNA Application Form 1101ND.

Candidates who have NOT YET taken the full exam CANNOT register for only the written/knowledge portion or only the skills portion of the exam.  Candidates are required to take both portions of the exam on the same day.  Therefore, if you have not yet taken the state exam, you MUST register for the full exam.  If you have questions about this, please contact the TrainND office. 

Form 1101ND and payment MUST be received in our office by the following deadlines:

  • November 12, 2022 for a November 17, 2022 test date

No refunds will be issued for registrations without applications submitted by this date.

Payment can be made online with a credit or debit card, or paid directly from your bank account. If you are not able to register and pay online, you may also make a payment over the phone at 701-662-1578 during regular business hours. Testing registrations are subject to our cancellation policy.

Form 1101ND can be emailed to or faxed to 701-665-4670. Please indicate which test date you are registering for on the application.

Felony Disclosure

According to ND Administrative Code 33-43-01-03 and 33-43-01-22, CNA class applicants with a history that includes conviction of a crime substantially related to the qualification, functions, or duties of a certified nurse aide, home health aide, nurse aide, or medication assistant may not be allowed to begin the training program or take the state certification exam without providing specific information relating to their background, criminal history, or impairment.  An arrest, conviction, plea, or adjudication that occurred as a juvenile or through juvenile court authorities also applies.

All information disclosed will be reviewed by the North Dakota Department of Health before students will be allowed to test.

A testing confirmation letter will be emailed to you after we have your complete application.

Testing will be held at the Bergstrom Technical Center, Lake Region State College, 1801 College Dr N, Devils Lake, ND 58301.

For questions about signing up for a test date, call 701-662-1578.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation more than 5 days prior to the test date results in a 25% cancellation fee based on the testing fee. Cancellation 5 days or less to the test date results in no refund.

Course Resources
Headmaster State CNA Exam Candidate Handbook (PDF Document)
Headmaster 1101ND State CNA Exam Application : Use this link to fill out the state CNA exam application online, save a copy to your computer, then submit via email to

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