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Nurse Aide Testing

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: (866) 788-5173
  • Payment to Bluegrass Community College Business Office by calling (859) 246-6406 or (859) 246-6275 using a debit/credit card or mailed to:

Bluegrass Community College
Business Office
164 Opportunity Way
Building C
Lexington, KY 40511

  • 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 t bll-nurseaidetesting@kctcs.edu or you may call (859) 246-6723. Otherwise, please check out the FAQ page to see if your question is answered.

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 $75 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 $75 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 outlinded in the Kentucky Medicaid Nurse Aide Testing Procedures Manual and Study Guide under the test administration procedures https://kctcs.edu/degrees_training/initiatives/nurse_aide/nurse_aide_students 

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.