CNA Testing

CNA Testing is made available for NDSCS CNA students, other CNA students that need to retest, or people challenging the test without training. NDSCS CNA students take the test after completing the NDSCS class. 

Apply to Test at NDSCS

  1. Complete the NDSCS CNA Testing Application
  2. Use a computer to complete Form 1101 ND Online Fillable from the D&S Diversified Technologies LLP Headmaster LLP website. Email yourself a copy of the completed form. Next, email a copy of the completed form to NOTE: NDSCS only accepts the online form.
  3. Select a date for testing by creating an account or signing into an existing account. Click here to schedule an appointment online for testing. Transaction must be completed with a credit card.

Registration is not final until steps #2 and #3 are completed; the 1101ND form is due within 24 hours of completing the transaction. 

CNA Testing Information

  • Knowledge (Written) and Skills test: $220
  • Skills only: $130
  • Written only: $110
  • Oral test for Written: add $10 for the cost of oral testing
    Students must bring their own headset to plug into the computer.
  • From January 2022 to June 30, 2022, the Cass County Career and Technical Education Program is coordinating testing for Fargo and West Fargo High School students in health education classes. Through a special scholarship program, approved high school students pay $95 for the first test. If the student tests a second or third time the student will pay the regular testing fee as listed above. Students using the scholarship program are required to forward the results of the CNA test to the instructor. NDSCS does not receive test results for challenge students.
CNA Testing Dates

Tests are conducted approximately two times per month. Dates will be published 1-2 months in advance. These dates are subject to change or cancellation if the minimum number of testers is not met.

Click the button below to view available testing dates and sign up.

CNA Testing Registration

Preparing to Test

Review the Candidate Handbook carefully.

  • Page B: Contact information for CNA Test and the ND Department of Health
  • Page 2-4: Exam check-in, identification, instructions and testing policies
  • Page 4-5: Understanding your test results and CNA Verification and printing your card
  • Page 6: Retaking the test
  • Page 6: Getting your nurse aide certification online - Verify a Registration
  • Page 7-10: Knowledge/oral test and test content
  • Page 10-12: Manual skill test
  • Page 12-30: The 24 skills that a candidate must be able to perform. 
Testing for Cass County High School Students

Through a special financial arrangement with Cass County Career and Technical Education Program (CCCTE), NDSCS will test Fargo, West Fargo, Central Cass, and Northern Cass health science students for the first CNA Certification test. With the CCCTE scholarship, students pay a reduced fee for the first CNA test. Additional testing will be at the regular rate. 

  • Instructors: During class time, instructors will work with students on how to complete a professional, error-free 1101ND form. Instructions are available under the "apply to test at NDSCS" section under step #2. NDSCS accepts electronic forms only.
  • Instructors: Provide the required class list to - List must include student last name, first name, name of instructor and school.
  • Students will complete the three steps in the 'Apply to Test at NSDCS' section.
  • Testing date registration closes 5 business days before testing. 
  • All NDSCS cancellation and refund policies apply to high school students.
  • The CCCTE scholarship program is available through June 30, 2022.

Cancellations, Refunds & Rescheduling Policy

Download the Policy

Cancellations - You may cancel your test five business days before the test date.

  • For example, if the test is on Tuesday, cancellation must be made by 4 p.m. the prior Tuesday. This allows time for NDSCS to contact students on a wait list for testing.
  • This cancels the test with Headmaster and is not considered a test attempt.

Refunds - There are no refunds when you cancel less than five business days before the test or do not show up for testing.

  • There are a limited number of testing slots. By submitting your testing fee, you are holding a spot that another person cannot use.
  • NDSCS provides testing as a service to our community for serious CNA candidates. We are committed to the healthcare industry to provide testing to prospective CNA's.

Rescheduling Policy

  • Due to COVID-19, CNA testing applicants that become ill with COVID-19 or do not meet the health criteria on the day of testing will be allowed to reschedule.
  • Present the documentation for the positive COVID-19 test results at the time you reschedule.
  • Full refunds will be issued due to COVID-19 policies.