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Detailed Information for : Nurse Aide Registry
Initial registration for newly trained and tested nurse aide for Nurse Aide Registry entry. Can also be used to reinstate a lapsed registration for those who have not worked in a federally-certified facility during the last two-year period.  
License Type:
Two years to work in federally-certified facilities, such as nursing homes, home health agencies and hospices.  
Training fees vary by training center.

Exam fees:
$115 for entire examination or
$45 for written or oral examination/$70 skill demonstration, if portions must be retaken.  
Successfully complete approved nurse aide instructional and testing program. Click here for a test schedule.  
Required Documentation:
A form of identification (for example, driver's license or identification card), Social Security Number or assigned nine-digit number.  
Additional Information:
For more information. Also see Candidate Handbook and the written practice exam.

If, at any time during the 2 year registration period, your name or address change, download, complete and forward the Change or Correction Form.  
Application Form(s):
Wisconsin Statutes:
Chapter 146.40, Instructional programs for nurse aides.

42 CFR 483.152 and 483.154 Code of Federal Regulations
483.152 is the federal Requirements for Approval of a Nurse Aide Training and Competency Evaluation Program regulation and
483.154 is the federal Nurse Aide Competency Evaluation regulation.  
Administrative Rules/Codes:
DHS 129, Training and Testing Nurse Assistants, Home Health Aides, and Hospice Aides including
Appendix A, Regional Office Listing and
DHS 12, Caregiver Background Checks.  
Other Agencies Involved:
The Wisconsin Nurse Aide Registry is managed by Pearson VUE.  
Contact Information
Nurse Aide Registry and Competency Testing Services, managed by Pearson VUE
Home Page:
E-mail :
Hours of Operation:
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday (EST)  
Mail Address:
PO Box 13785, Philadelphia, PA 19101-3785  
Street Address:
Agency Web Site:
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For additional assistance with business-related license, permit and registration information, visit the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center at or phone them at 608-263-7680.