With the migration to online registration & scheduling, there will be a blackout period from April 22nd through May 18th. During this time, no testing can take place. May 9th – you can register & schedule exams for a test date on or after May 19th

Virginia Nurse Aides

Important Message Regarding Vendor Change:

As Pearson VUE makes changes to our Nurse Aide business we recognize there are questions our various stakeholders may have about these changes. Please click on the link below to find information and contact details if you have questions.


Effective January 1, 2016, score reports WILL NOT be handed out at the Nurse Aide test sites.  To receive scores promptly, candidates must bring a stamped, self-addressed envelope with them to the test site and give it to the evaluator at check-in.

Find test information and download handbooks/applications/forms from this page.

Special Exam Requests and Services

Pearson VUE certifies that it complies with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101 et seq.). If you have a disability, you may request special arrangements for testing when you apply. All requests must be approved in advance by the Virginia Board of Nursing. Be sure to explain the specific type of help you need and enclose proof of the need (diagnosed disability) from your health care provider. Registered Nurse Evaluators administering the Skills Evaluation will be prepared to meet the needs of nurse aide candidates who have disabling conditions. For specific requirements on requesting accommodations for testing, please contact xthe Virginia Board of Nursing at (804) 367-4569 and request guidance document 90-22. This may also be downloaded from the Board of Nursing website at Then select Guidance Document.


Downloads Format Size
Candidate handbook * PDF 668 kb
Application Form PDF 130 kb
Regional Test Sites and Test Schedule PDF 133 kb
Nurse Aide (NNAAP®) Practice Exam PDF 317 KB
Who to Contact PDF 77 kb
Registration Process PDF 187 kb

* The September 2002 edition of "Virginia Nurse Aide Education Program & Employer Manual" has been discontinued.

Last updated 2017-03-17