South Carolina

Welcome Nurse Aide Test Takers in South Carolina!

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

To speak with a call center agent, please dial (866) 751-5809

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 February 13th, 2022)

Training programs please scroll down to the "Training Program Materials" in the Resources section below for information on how to use CNA365 to purchase vouchers, approve candidates for testing, add new training program 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.

Announcement (Effective May 5th, 2021)

As of May 5, 2021, the SCDHHS has issued an exam authorization extension to April 1, 2022. All exam authorization extensions have been issued, so, for any exam authorization that has, or will, expire on January 1, 2021- December 30, 2021, will now have an expiration date of April 1, 2022.

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, you may still register under a different eligibility route as listed in the Candidate Handbook.

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 to register for examinations and/or manage your nurse aide registration, 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 written or oral 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.

Learn More

South Carolina Nurse Aide Registry Search

To conduct a search, you will need the name, city, and date of birth OR registration number of the nurse aide.

Search Registry

Need to Renew Your Nurse Aide Registration?

To be eligible for continued enrollment on the South Carolina Nurse Aide Registry, you are required to work as a nurse aide at least one documented day (eight consecutive hours) for pay during the previous twenty-four (24) months, under the supervision of an RN or LPN.

Click here to create a CNA365 account to submit a renewal application. See our Renewal Quick Reference Guide on how to submit a renewal application.

Enrolling on the SC Nurse Aide Registry Through Reciprocity

If you are a nurse aide currently listed on another state’s nurse aide (or equivalent) registry as active and in good standing and wish to enroll on the South Carolina Nurse Aide Registry, click here to create a CNA365 account to submit a reciprocity application.

See our Reciprocity Quick Reference Guide on how to submit a reciprocity application.

Resources

NEED HELP?

South Carolina NNAAP® 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:
(866) 751-5809
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


South Carolina NNAAP® Registry

Contact South Carolina NNAAP® Registry to:

  • Obtain information about re-certification on the Registry

  • Obtain or complete a Reciprocity Application

  • Clarify information about the Registry

Contact Information:
(800) 475-8290
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST


South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

Contact Information:
(866) 751-5809
Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST
PO Box 8206
1801 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29202
Website: https://www.scdhhs.gov/
Email: SCNAR@SCDHHS.GOV