Kentucky Nurse Aide Testing Information

Registration Information – How do you register?

Registration for the Nurse Aide Exam at Ashland Community & Technical College is a 4-Step process.  You must complete all steps before your exam registration is confirmed.

STEP 1 – Select a Test Date

Below is the schedule of upcoming test dates.  Please select the day you would like to take the exam and proceed to Step 2.





Friday, March 25, 2016 at 9:00AM


Ashland Community & Technical College
Roberts Drive Campus
4700 Roberts Drive
Building 5/Workforce Solutions Building
(Behind Creative Kids Daycare)
Room 503


Friday, April 1, 2016 at 9:00AM

Ashland Community & Technical College
Roberts Drive Campus
4700 Roberts Drive
Building 5/Workforce Solutions Building
(Behind Creative Kids Daycare)
Room 503


STEP 2 – Provide Information

Once you have determined the date you wish to take the exam, please email the following information to AS_WORKFORCE@KCTCS.EDU

  • Name
  • Phone Number
  • KCTCS Student ID
  • Date you would like to take the exam
  • Date of Birth
  • Training Location (Where did you complete the SRNA course?)
  • Training Completion Date
  • Name of your Instructor for the course
  • Indicate whether you are taking the exam for the first time or retaking a portion (skills or written, or both)
  • Who will be responsible for paying for your exam? (Self-Pay or Paid by a Third Party organization or Employer)
  • Are you able to confirm your Social Security Card is not laminated and you have a valid Driver's License with the correct name and address?

NOTE: Providing this information does not confirm your spot in the requested test date. Your seat in the test will not be confirmed until ALL the steps are completed.

STEP 3 – Submit Documentation

Once we receive the information requested, we will process your registration and place the testing charge on your student account. 
Please take your Student ID number to the cashier window (College Drive or Technology Drive Campus) and pay for the exam. (Please see Frequently Asked Questions below if your employer or another organization is payment for your exam.)

To finalize your registration, you must provide the following:

  1. PROOF OF NURSE AIDE COURSE COMPLETION - (Students who complete their Nurse Aide Training at ACTC are not required to provide test rosters as we have record of their completion in our system.)

    1. Students who trained somewhere other than ACTC, must provide a copy of the test roster from that facility. You will need to obtain a test roster from that facility completed with your name, SSN, Date of completion and training provider information and it MUST be signed by the coordinator for that training facility.
    2. Students who are taking the exam after completing a Nursing Fundamental course will need to provide an official Transcript. Please provide an unopened, official copy of transcripts from the school where you completed the Nursing Fundamentals course.
  2. PROOF OF PAYMENT – A copy of one of the following MUST be submitted PRIOR to receiving confirmation of a test date.
    1. Copy of Receipt of Payment from ACTC Cashier/Business Office
    2. A letter of intent to pay from your employer or another organization (on their letterhead or in an email) stating they will be paying for your exam.

      Please send the documentation to:
      Fax: 606-722-0200

  3. You also need to confirm that your Social Security Card is not laminated and you have a Driver’s License (or other state issued ID) to present on testing day.

STEP 4 – Reserve/Confirm Date

Once we receive the following, we will send you a final confirmation which will secure your spot in that particular exam.  In the event the requested exam is full, we will put you in the next available date. 

  • Required documentation (Test Roster and Proof of Payment)
  • Confirmed you have a non-laminated Social Security Card and Driver's License (or other State-issued ID card that have matching names

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to take the Nurse Aide exam?

Per the State of Kentucky guidelines, “An individual who is not employed as a nurse aide shall have one (1) year from the completion of a nurse aide training or fundamentals of nursing course to successfully complete the competency evaluation exam.” Therefore, if your training completion date is over one (1) year, you will be required to repeat the training to become eligible to take the exam.

How much does it cost to take the KY Nurse Aide Test?

Both (Skills and Written) - $75.00
Written only - $15.00
Skills only - $60.00
High School - $50.00 (Discount for first time only - all retakes are regular price)

What Types of Payment Are Accepted?

**Cash or card payments only in person on campus before exam (or morning of) date. No Checks accepted for testing fees**

What if my employer or another agency is paying for the exam?

If a third party is paying for your exam, you MUST SUBMIT A THIRD PARTY LETTER by email l or fax to Robin Harris at:

Fax: (606) 722-0200

Important Information/Required Documentation

On test day, you MUST be able to present the following documentation to the test administrator:

  • Picture ID (Driver’s License or other state-issued picture ID)
  • Social Security Card (Cannot be laminated). This must be your actual Social Security Card. It cannot be a letter from the Social Security Administration or any other form of identification with your social security number on it.
    • Note: Picture ID and Name on the Social Security Card must match exactly.
  • If you did not take the SRNA class within the KCTCS college system (one of the community colleges), you will need to bring a roster or proof that you completed the class with you for verification. If possible, please email a copy of this to prior to test day.
  • If you are taking the exam after completing a nursing fundamentals class you will need to bring an official transcript showing proof of class completion. If possible, please email a copy of this to prior to test day.

Cancellation Policy

You must cancel in writing at least 24 hours prior to the test date. Failure to cancel could result in charges remaining on your account with Ashland Community & Technical College.

To cancel in writing: Email with “cancel my testing” in subject line.