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Nurse Aide Testing

Important Information:

KCTCS has an important message regarding ​the KY.GOV online payment processing system used when scheduling a Nurse Aide State Exam online. Beginning August 1, 2022, all credit card payments will be processed immediately at the time of scheduling a state exam. There will no longer be a delay in payment processing of 5 days prior to the scheduled exam date. 

Please contact us at ​ if you have any questions or concerns.

You must be in good financial standing with KCTCS in order to sit for the state exam, as per state study guide guidelines.

State Registered Nurse Aide (SRNA) - Testing

After successful completion of the Nursing Assistant Course from either Bluegrass Community and Technical College or another training facility you may schedule to take the State Competency Evaluation.

The State test consists of two parts: a written portion and a skills portion. You may take the test up to three times within one year of your training (class) completion date. If you do not pass it after the third time, you will have to retake a nursing assistant course. If you allow the completion date to be over the year before passing the test, you will also have to retake a nursing assistant course.

How Do I Schedule a Test?

  • A Kentucky Medicaid Nurse Aide Test Roster must be completed by the training facility and faxed to our secured fax line: (859) 246-6688
  • Nurse Aide Competency Specialist will contact you to schedule a test date.

Nurse Aide Faculty are required to be in testing, so questions or inquiries may be sent to or you may call (859) 246-6723. Otherwise, please check the frequently asked questions to see if your question is answered.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • A test date will not be given until the test roster has been received and payment has been made.
  • Our availability changes on a daily basis.
  • Testing is scheduled for every Wednesday at 9:00 a.m.

If enough students do not enroll we may cancel and students will be notified.

We recommend that you plan on allowing at least five hours to test.

You may reschedule your test as long as you contact the Nurse Aide Office within five business days prior to your test date. Any calls received after the five day grace period will have to re-pay to reschedule their test.

First, let me remind you that if you plan to enter the Associate Degree Nursing program it is required that you have active status on the Medicaid Nurse Aide Registry as a State Registered Nurse Aide (SRNA), or NAA 100 within 1 year of beginning the Nursing program.

If you decide you do want to cancel the test, a refund will be given if you have notified us five business days prior to your test date. If you paid by credit card, the business office will apply the refund back to the card. Allow three weeks for all refunds.

The results will be mailed directly to you within 4 weeks after testing.

You will follow the same steps as taking the test for the first time.

  • The cost for taking just the written portion is $15.00.
  • The cost for taking just the skills portion is $60.00
  • $75.00 to complete both written and skills

Go to Kentucky Board of Nursing website and check for the validation of license. You may print from that site.

We apologize for any delay in returning your call, however please remember our staff are completing the testing. It may be easier if you would email: 

If you have not heard from us within two business days, please contact us at: (859) 246-6723 or (859) 246-6642.

Nurse Aide Course Graduate

You will obtain a Kentucky Medicaid Nurse Aide Test Roster from your training instructor. Write your telephone number/e-mail address on the back of the roster and turn in to the Business Office in Building C on the Leestown campus along with your $115 test fee (if you graduated from a BCTC course you do not need to pay the fee the first time you test). You will be contacted for your test appointment. You must be legally able to work in the USA in order to take the Nurse Aide test.

Nursing Student

Turn in your official transcript (may be "issued to student"), and telephone numbers along with your $115 test fee to the Business Office in Building C at the Leestown Campus. You will be contacted for your test appointment. You must be legally able to work in the USA in order to take the Nurse Aide Test.

Test Results

Your test results are ONLY sent by US Mail and cannot be obtained any other way. If you have moved, you must have informed the postal service of your move by completing a US Post Office 'Change of Address' form and filling it with the appropriate post office.

What to bring

Bring all required identification documents as outlined in the Kentucky Medicaid Nurse Aide Testing Procedures Manual and Study Guide under the test administration procedures. 

Please note if you arrive at the testing center without all required documents you cannot test and will have to repay to reschedule your test.