Q1. How much does the state certification exam cost?
A1. The state certification exam in Virginia has 2 parts; a written exam and skills. The cost to take both parts together for first-time testers is $94. You will pay this when you register online using a credit card. This fee does NOT go to Astar.
Q2. How do I register for the NNAAP exam? A2. Upon completion of the program, Astar will send Pearson Vue a copy of your CNA certificate for approval to test. After this part is approved, you will get an email from Pearson Vue that will tell you what steps to follow to create your online account and finish registration.
Q3. Do I need a social security number to take the NNAAP exam?
A3. No, a social security number is not needed totake the test. You will need to bring 2forms of ID on test day though.
Q4. How do I register for the state exam?
A4. After you finish the CNA program, Astar will upload your certificate to get approval for you to take the test. Once Pearson Vue has approved you to take the test, you will get an email from them with instructions to followon how to create an online account and register for the exam. Ask an Astar staff member if you need help with these instructions.
Q5. What happens if I do not pass the state certification exam?
A5.Students can retake either or both parts of the state certification test ifthey do not pass. The cost to retakeonly the written part is $25 and the cost to retake only the skills part is$69.
Q6. How long does it take to complete the NNAAP Exam?
A6. Both the written and skills portions of the NNAAP exam will be completed in one day. The written part is 70 questions. Generally, the hours are 8AM – 6PM on a Thursday but these times can sometimes vary depending on the test site. You will be given the details of test day when you register but prepare to be there for the whole day.
Q9. How often do I need to renew my CNA license? What do I need to do to renew this?
A9. CNA licenses must be renewed annually. The fee is $30 and this can be done online. If you do not renew annually,you will have to pay a reinstatement fee of $30 when you decide to work as a CNA again. More information about renewal can be found here: https://www.dhp.virginia.gov/mylicense/renewalintro.asp
Q10. How can employers tell I am a CNA in Virginia?