South Carolina Nurse Aides

Please review the PDFs in the links below BEFORE you “Schedule a Test.” Visit the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services page to schedule an exam.

Important Information

The application and scheduling process for the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is changing on May 4th.

Important dates:

  • April 16 through May 4, 2015: Blackout dates. Candidates will NOT be able to complete online registration or schedule examinations.
  • May 4, 2015: Candidates start registering for and scheduling their own examinations online.
  • May 16, 2015: The earliest possible testing date.

Read more information.

Register for your next exam, find test information, or download handbooks/applications/forms from this page.


Registry Services

  • Search Nurse Aide Registry
  • Registry Renewal Instructions
    To renew your South Carolina Nurse Aide certification, you must complete an online South Carolina Nurse Aide Registry Renewal Form. Click on the following link and then click on “Up for Renewal but never logged in?” to complete the form:
    South Carolina Nurse Aides Credential Manager
  • Reciprocity Instructions
    To be added to the South Carolina Nurse Aide Registry by way of Reciprocity, you must complete an online application and provide proof of having completed a minimum of 100 hours of nurse aide training and your current certification information. Click on the following link and "Create an Account". Then complete the South Carolina Reciprocity Application.
    South Carolina Nurse Aides Credential Manager

Last updated 2015-05-07