CNA Testing

Option 1. Headmaster California Nurse Aide Examination

Digital knowledge examination & In person skill demonstration (30 min)

Test Registration: Once your registration record is in the D&SDT-Headmaster TestMaster Universe© (TMU©) database, you may schedule your exam date online at the California TMU© webpage,, using your Email or Username and Password.

If you are unable to sign in with your email, please call D&SDT-Headmaster for assistance at (800)393-8664. Securely processed Visa or MasterCard credit card or debit card information is required when scheduling online. After paying your testing fees, you will be able to schedule and/or reschedule up to one full business day prior to a scheduled test date of your choice.

 You will receive your test confirmation notification by email, text or by signing in to your account. You may login with any Internet connected device. You will be scheduled to take your initial knowledge and skill tests on the same day.
To schedule or reschedule your test date, sign in to the California TMU© webpage at: with your Email or Username and Password. If you are unable to schedule/reschedule on-line, please call D&SDT-Headmaster at (800)393-8664 for assistance.

For questions regarding: testing process, test scheduling and eligibility to test Please call: (800) 393-8664

Please call : (916) 327-2445 or (800) 236-9747 for questions regarding:

  • Obtaining information on official regulations and guidelines for nurse aides
  • Updating your name, address or requesting a duplicate CNA certificate
  • Verification of current nurse aide certification
  • Renewal, reciprocity and equivalency information
  • Obtaining information regarding approved training programs

Option 2: Regional Testing Center & Credentia Testing Services

In-person Written Examination & Skills demonstration (30min)

Download Test Registration Form: Click Here

Testing Location: McKallen Medical
Test Site ID: #5503 Rancho Cucamonga or #5520 Long Beach

Important Registration Information:
Registration forms/fees must be received in the Regional Testing Center (RTC) office at least 20 business days before the exam; earlier is better. Once registered, the RTC will mail a letter or email to the candidate. This will include test date, test time, test site location address, and instructions on what to bring to the exam. Confirmation letters and email are not required, they are a courtesy.

If you do not receive a confirmation letter or email one week before your requested exam date, you may contact the RTC to confirm your registration.
Your original 283B form or CDPH 932 form, social security card, and a current government photo ID must all show the exact same legal first and last names.

How to Register for the Credentia Exam


1. Complete CNA Registration (Front & Back)

  1. Incomplete registration forms will be mailed back.
  2. If you are taking a CNA course, the California Training ID and end date can be found on your 283B Form.
  3. If you are renewing your license or equivalency, Sponsor ID and approval date can be found on your Approval Letter/932 Form sent by the CA Department of Public Health (CDPH).


2. Choose Exam Date

  1. If space is available, the candidate will be registered for their 1st choice
  2. If 1st choice is unavailable, the candidate will be registered for 2nd choice.
  3. If both choices are unavailable, the candidate will be contacted by email or phone to choose a new test date/location
  4. If a candidate cannot be reached, registration form/fees will be mailed back to the candidate.


Include Testing Fees (money order or cashier’s check only) Money Orders can be purchased at a local post office, bank, or Western Union

Make the Cashier’s Check or Money Order payable to Regional Testing Center
Written and the Manual Skills Examination— $120

Retake the Written Examination—$40
Retake the Manual Skills Examination—$80
Reschedule Fee for Written/Oral and Skills Examination (Applies for all missed/absent/cancelled exams)
Rescheduled Manual Exam — $25
Rescheduled Written Exam — $25


3. Mail Complete form & Payment to the Regional Testing Center (Southern California Only)

CNA Exam Registration form MUST BE completely filled out.(front & back)


Regional Testing Center Golden West College

15744 Golden West Street Forum I, Room 112A

Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Phone: (714) 895-8708
Fax: (714) 895-8994


Contact Credentia DIRECTLY to:

  • Obtain information regarding your Score Report
  • Request a duplicate Score Report

Contact Information: (888) 204-6186


Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm EST


  • How Long is the CNA Training?

    The classes are 6 or 11 weeks long, Theory is taught during the first 3-5 weeks and the clinicals are completed at the skilled nursing facilities.

  • What days are classes held?
    • Theory Classes are held Monday through Thursday (Week 1-3) or Saturday & Sunday (Week 1-5)
    • The online classes are live classes taught via Zoom, you must be logged on to participate in the class
    • Clinicals are held Monday through Thursday (Weekday Clinicals: Week 4-6) or Saturday & Sunday (Weekend Clinicals: Week 2-6)

  • What if I miss a class?

    The class time missed will have to made up before receiving a certificate of completion.

  • Do you help with the CNA State test registration?

    Yes, we will assist you with test registration and provide helpful study materials to prepare you for the state exam.

  • Do you offer payment plans
    • Yes payment plans are offered for Biweekly payments options
    • Tuition payments can be divided into 4 easy payments will AfterPay, students will receive an enrollment link for the tuition payment plan after the course registration form has been submitted.
    • WOIA tuition assistance is also available for students, please visit your local center to schedule an appointment to discuss the state tuition assistance program; link:

  • How many people are in a class?

    Small class sizes are preferred. 12 students are the maximum for each class session.

  • Is Covid vaccination required?

    We follow the recommended guideline from the CDC, California Department of Health and the policies of the facilities that we have clinical partnerships with. Vaccination is required. Students will be working in healthcare facilities with healthcare providers and immunocompromised patients.

  • Where are the clinical sites?

    We have clinical site located in Southern & Northern California.

    Sites Include: Riverside, Big Bear Lake, Sacramento, & Van Nuys .... more to come

  • What if I cant get my physical & TB completed by the first week?

    Due to covid delays, some students are experiencing delays with scheduling an appointment for physical and TB clearance. The physical & TB forms must be completed before starting clinical. Please inform the Program Director or your instructor VIA EMAIL if you experience any delay in scheduling your examination.

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