Colorado

Welcome Nurse Aide Test Takers in Colorado!

Below you’ll find important information and links to help you with the next steps toward your Nurse Aide certification.

Announcements

Announcement (Effective May 1st, 2021)

Candidates are required to wear a face mask and bring the signed liability waiver to testing. Candidates under the age of 18 will not be allowed to test without a parent/guardian signature on the liability waiver.

See "COVID-19 Testing" in the Resources section of this page for detailed COVID-19 testing requirements.

Steps to Register for the NNAAP® Nurse Aide Exam

1

Complete nurse aide training program

Student must complete the state-approved nurse aide training program.

If you did not complete a state-approved training and wish to register under a different eligibility route as listed in the Candidate Handbook, click here to create an online account and schedule an exam.

2

Review Candidate Handbook and Step-by-step Registration Guide

Your Candidate Handbook is your handy guide to answer all the questions you have about submitting an application, scheduling, taking an exam, getting score results, and much more.

We also highly recommend that you read the Step-by-step Candidate Guide with detailed instructions on how to register online for your exam BEFORE you begin the registration process.

3

Training provider confirms your course completion

Your training provider must send your course completion information to Credentia before you can create an online account and register for testing. Training providers electronically upload your course completion details to Credentia. Ask your training provider when they will submit and verify your course was completed.

IMPORTANT: Please do not attempt to create an online account before you receive an Activation email from Credentia (see step 4 that follows). This will only delay your registration.

4

Receive Activation email to create your account and register

Upon receipt of your training program information, Credentia will immediately send you an Activation email to create an online account. Please follow the instructions in the Activation email. If you do not receive an email and your training provider has confirmed sending your information to Credentia, please check your spam or bulk email folder.

The link provided in the activation email can only be clicked once. You must activate your account before the expiration date listed in the email.

If your notification is not in your junk or spam folder or you have not accessed your account within the allotted time period, please follow the “Account Recovery” process in the Step-by-step Candidate Guide.

If you have already activated your account, log in to schedule a test or change your testing appointment. Do not attempt to login if you have not yet received your Activation email.

Need Help?

Colorado Board of Nursing

Contact the Colorado Board of Nursing to:

  • Clarify information about the Registry (certification)

  • Obtain information regarding endorsement from other states

  • Obtain information on continued certification on the Registry (renewal)

  • Apply online for certification by endorsement or reinstatement

  • Download an application for certification by endorsement or reinstatement

  • Change your current address or name after certification

  • Apply for certification after surrender or revocation

Contact Information:
(303) 894-2458
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
1560 Broadway, Suite 1350
Denver, CO 80202
Website: https://dpo.colorado.gov/Nursing
Email: dora_nursingboard@state.co.us


Colorado NNAAP® Registration and Scheduling Services

Contact Credentia Colorado Customer Service to:

  • Ask questions about online registration

  • Obtain information regarding your Score Report

  • Change your current address or name before certification

  • Obtain information regarding your examination

  • Obtain information regarding an accommodation for testing under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines

Contact Information:
(888) 274-5050
Email: COnurseaide@credentia.com
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (MST)

To schedule, reschedule, or cancel an examination please contact Credentia's Examination Scheduling Center at:
(877) 333-5707
Email: pearsonvuecustomerservice@pearson.com
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. EST
Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST
Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. EST