Welcome Test Takers in Mississippi!

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


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


Complete nurse aide training program

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

If you did not complete a state-approved training you may still register under a different eligibility route as listed in the Candidate Handbook.


Review Candidate Handbook

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.


Complete and submit application

You are responsible for completing the appropriate sections of the Examination Application. You may ask someone from your nurse aide training program or facility employer for assistance in completing the application.

If you need help or have any questions about the application, please contact a Credentia Customer Service Representative at (877) 437-9587.

All required documentation (application, fee, and a copy of your training program’s certificate of completion) must be received twelve (12) business days before the examination date.


Receive Authorization to Test Notice

Once we receive your application, required documents, and fees, we will schedule you for testing. Credentia will mail your Authorization to Test Notice letter to you at the address listed on your application within forty-eight (48) hours.

Your Authorization to Test Notice letter has important information about the examination. If you do not receive your notice within ten (10) business days, please contact us.


Mississippi NNAAP® Registration and Scheduling Services

Contact Credentia to:

  • Obtain a Candidate Handbook

  • Obtain or complete an Examination Application

  • Schedule an examination

  • Cancel an examination

  • Arrange special examination requests and services

  • Change your current address or name prior to testing (at least 11 days in advance)

Contact Information:
(877) 437-9587
Email: support@credentia.com
Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. EST

Mississippi State Department of Health

Contact the Mississippi State Department of Health to:

  • Obtain information on official regulations and guidelines for nurse aides

  • Obtain approval to test if you are an out-of-state or foreign RN or LPN

  • Obtain Training Program and Employer codes

  • List of MS Approved Training Programs

Contact Information:
(601) 364-1100
Fax: (601) 364-5052
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
P.O. Box 1700
Jackson, MS 39215
143B LeFleur’s Square
Jackson, MS 39211
Website: https://msdh.ms.gov/

Mississippi NNAAP® Registry

Contact the Mississippi NNAAP® Registry to:

  • Change your current address or name after testing

  • Request a duplicate Nurse Aide Certificate

  • Obtain a Nurse Aide Registry Renewal Form

  • Obtain information regarding re-certification

  • Obtain a Reciprocity Application

  • Check the current listing on the Mississippi Nurse Aide Registry

Contact Information:
(888) 204-6213
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST