Q: How soon can I take the State CNA exam?
A: About 2 weeks after you complete the program and receive your Certificate.
Q: What is included in the State CNA exam?
A: Multiple choice written test and a 35 minute skills test.
Q: Are both tests on the same day?
Q: If I fail the test, may I take it again?
Q: Do I have to retake the entire exam?
A: If you failed the written, but passed the skills, you have to retake the written
only. If you failed the skills, you need to retake the skills.
Q: How long will it take to be certified as a CNA?
A: After you pass the State exam, it will take 2-3 months to become certified.
Q: Will the Arizona State Board of Nursing send me my certification?
A: After you pass the test and the State Board of Nursing receives your application, they will send you a letter stating you have a deficiency. You do not have to do anything unless they request a specific response.
You will not receive notification when you are certified as a CNA.
Q: How will an employer know I am a CNA?
A: An employer (and you) may verify that you are a CNA in good standing by going to the website: www.azbn.gov and clicking on “License Verification".
Q: Does my CNA expire?
A: Yes. It expires every two years on your birthday.
Q: What do I need to do to renew my CNA?
A: You need to work 160 hours as a CNA or caregiver in the previous 2 years.
Go to the Arizona State Board website www.azbn.gov. You can renew your CNA online. Pay attention to the requirements to renew your certification.