North Carolina - Med Aide (Nursing Home)

Welcome Medication Aide (Nursing Home) Test Takers in North Carolina!

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

To speak with a call center agent, please dial (888) 723-6773

Announcements

Announcement (Effective February 13th, 2022)

ATTENTION: If you previously had an online Pearson VUE account, please see instructions below on how to access your new Credentia CNA365 Account under "Attention Pearson VUE System Users!"

Announcement (Effective January 31st, 2022)

Med Aide Instructors please scroll down to the "Med Aide Instructor Materials" in the Resources section below for information on how to use CNA365 to purchase vouchers, approve candidates for testing, add new Med Aide Instructor users and reset your password.

Announcement (Effective May 1st, 2021)

For exams at test centers, 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 Medication Aide (Nursing Home) Exam

1

Complete medication aide training program

A person must pass a 24-hour NC Board of Nursing-approved medication aide training program and pass the State-approved competency examination to be listed on the North Caroline Medication Aide Registry for Nursing Homes. Nursing home medication aides must also be listed on the Nurse Aide I Registry and have no substantiated findings listed on the Health Care Personnel Registry.

* Listing on the North Carolina Medication Aide Registry for Nursing Homes does not qualify an individual to administer medications in an Adult Care facility.

*Walk-in testing is not available.

2

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.

3

Create Your CNA365 Account

Create an account with our online CNA365 system to register for testing by clicking the "Sign Up" link on the login page. You will need to submit an application for testing in order to register for exams.

We highly recommend that you read the Registration Quick Reference Guide with detailed instructions on how to register online for your exam BEFORE you begin the registration process.


Credentia

Attention Pearson VUE System Users!

If you previously had an online Pearson VUE account (PCM) to register for examinations, you'll need to create a new CNA365 online account with Credentia. Click here to login and then click the "Sign Up" link on the login page.

When you create a new CNA365 account, all of the data from your old Pearson VUE online account will carry over to your new Credentia CNA365 account.

Online Exams

Take your exam conveniently from home or work through Credentia online proctoring!

A live proctor will monitor you through the webcam on your workstation to provide a secure exam experience.

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Resources

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Registration and Scheduling Services

Contact Credentia to:

  • Schedule, reschedule or cancel an examination

  • Request an excused absence

  • Ask questions about On-Line Registration

  • Obtain information regarding your Score Report

  • Obtain information regarding your examination

Contact Information:
(888) 723-6773
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


North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

For all other question contact North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services at:

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
Health Care Personnel Education and Credentialing Section
Phone: (919) 855-3969
Fax: (919) 733-9764
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EST
2709 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-2709
Website: https://info.ncdhhs.gov/dhsr/hcpr/index.html