WRITTEN EXAM INSTRUCTIONS: AUDIO 1 AUDIO 2
CANDIDATES ARE NOT ALLOWED TO LEAVE THE KNOWLEDGE TEST ROOM UNTIL DONE WITH THEIR TEST.
IF NEEDED, TAKE A RESTROOM BREAK BEFORE WE BEGIN READING THESE INSTRUCTIONS. CELL PHONES
(PAGERS, LAPTOPS, ETC.) ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE TESTING ROOM. ANYONE CAUGHT USING A CELL
PHONE OR ANY OTHER ELECTRONIC DEVICE (TEXTING/GOOGLING/ETC.) DURING TESTING WILL BE
REMOVED FROM THE TESTING AREA AND WILL FORFEIT THEIR TESTING FEES AND WILL NOT BE PERMITTED
TO TEST FOR SIX MONTHS.
There are 72 questions on your Knowledge Test. The questions will be
presented to you on your computer screen. You will have a maximum
of 90 minutes to complete the Knowledge Test. You will be informed
when there are 15 minutes remaining.
When you are finished with your exam, please quietly raise your hand
and I will come log you out of your test.
DO NOT PRESS THE “STOP” BUTTON AT ANY TIME,
this is a step only I can do for you.
I will quietly direct you to your next area.
I may not answer any questions during the exam. Are there
any questions now?
ON-LINE WRITTEN/ORAL EXAM
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An On-Line Written Exam is the written exam taken on a computer. Instead of filling in
your answers with the bubbles on a scan from, you will record your answers in the
computer, using your mouse. The Test Observer or Test Proctor will show you how to
access your online written test and guide you through each step. You will have ninety
(90) minutes to complete your on-line written exam. You will be told when (15) minutes
are left. You may not ask questions about the content of the exam, (such as “What does
this question means”?).
NEVER hit the STOP button. If the exam is submitted before you complete it, that is THE
END of that attempt to pass the State Exam.
If you have difficulty reading English or need an Accommodation, you may want to
request an On-Line “Oral” exam. You must request it when you submit your application.
If requesting an On-Line Oral exam, the computer will read the test questions to you.
PAPER WRITTEN/ON-LINE EXAM:
The Paper Written/On-Line Exam consists of 72 multiple–choice questions. The
subject areas are as follows:
1)Safety—8 questions—safety of residents, CNA’s, facility safety issues & safety
of facility personnel in general.
2)Communication & Interpersonal Skills—6 questions—any type of
both verbal & nonverbal, written & spoken; any communication related to hearing,
seeing, feeling, tasting or smelling.
3) Infection Control—5 questions—relating to the nature of infections; causes &
prevention, correct methods & procedures for dealing with infection.
4) Resident Rights—5 questions—rights residents are legally entitled to; facility &
CNA roles in insuring those rights; includes the promotion of resident’s
5) Data Collection—3 questions—relating to data acquisition, handling and routing.
6) Basic Nursing Skills—11 questions—broad subject area including any act or
activity that would be considered a basic skill necessary to perform the job of a
CNA, includes data acquisition, handling and routing.
7) Role & Responsibility—11 questions—broad subject area including any act or
activity or restorative services that would be considered part of the basic role or
responsibility of a CNA in the workplace.
8) Disease Process—5 questions—dealing with the stages of diseases and/or the
theory of disease and the detection, prevention or treatment of disease.
9) Personal Care—7 questions—activities or acts performed by a CNA for or to
residents that are personal in nature and accommodations necessary for
functionally impaired residents.
10) Mental Health & Illness—4 questions—mental processes of residents, signs
and stages of mental states of residents both normal and care impaired; mental
well-being & interaction of a CNA and co-workers.
11) Care Impaired—5 questions—dealing with residents that are limited either
physically or mentally from receiving “standard” care. CNA’s must perform more
extensively or differently to accommodate these residents.
12) Aging Process—2 questions—awareness of older growth and development with
regard to the aging process.