Rhode Island

Welcome Test Takers in Rhode Island!

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.



Rhode Island 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

Rhode Island Department of Health

Contact Rhode Island Department of Health to:

  • Obtain a Candidate Handbook

  • Obtain information regarding requirements for initial licensing

  • Obtain information regarding requirements for license renewal

  • Change your current address or name. The Rhode Island Department of Health must have accurate information at all times

For applications & licensing requirements, go to: https://health.ri.gov/licenses/detail.php?id=232

Contact Information:
(401) 222-5888
Fax: (401) 222-3352
Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. EST
Three Capitol Hill
Room 105
Providence, RI 02908
Website: www.health.ri.gov