Free CNA Practice Test

Try out a free practice test to see if you’re ready for the certification exam. Please scroll to the bottom to find the links to the test.

It is always free to practice for the skills portion of the CNA certification test.  This portion of the test is when you will demonstrate some of the tasks and duties you will complete as a CNA.  You can ask family and friends to serve as your model patients while you practice for your exam.

You can also get together with other members of your training course to study for the skills part of the test.  Take turns serving as the model patients for role playing and in order to perfect your CNA skills before the exam.  You can also use training videos to help you better prepare for the skills portion of the CNA examination.

Online Practice Tests:

Test One

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Test Two

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Downloadable Tests

CNATrainingHelp Practice Test One

CNATrainingHelp Practice Test Two

Prometric Sample CNA Test

Quick Tip. We also have Detailed CNA Skill Guides as well as a comprehensive Written Exam Study Guide to help you with your certification exam. Make sure you check them out.

In some cases, your instructor for your CNA course might have practice CNA tests.  These tests will sometimes be used before you complete your training course to help everyone prepare for the test.  Talk to your instructor to learn more about finding practice tests or about the specific materials you should study for the test.
Make your own practice tests Look over your past quizzes and tests for some of the most difficult questions or the questions that you missed.  Make a quiz with those questions to ensure that you are ready to handle even the hardest questions.  Search through your textbooks and study guides for more questions that might be found on the certification exam.  Compile your own list of sample questions to use as a practice test.

Get together members of your CNA training class to create sample tests.  Work together to make up tests that you can exchange and grade for one another.  This is a good hands on approach to studying for your certification exam that should go a long way in being helpful when test day arrives.

35 Responses to Free CNA Practice Test

  1. marie mathurin June 28, 2010 at 6:32 pm #

    i m gonna take the state board test in two weeks and i m shacking i don’t know what to do

    • Admin July 3, 2010 at 10:49 pm #

      Hi Marie, Don’t panic.
      Go through the study manual given to you by the training facility. Try and practice the skills with your collegues and you’ll do well. The test always seems harder but it really isn’t. Best of luck!

  2. Tammy November 4, 2010 at 1:09 pm #

    I am having the same issue.Looking for a practice test for cna,free.I have gone to many many sites and they dont show any tests,just where to go forthe classes of becoming a cna and how to order the test.I take my boards in few days and would like to practice.I have been cna 13 yrs,yet am havn to take again due to being in another state.I have took the course and then some.Please,can u help me find the free practice test..?

  3. Vicky January 4, 2011 at 11:29 am #

    Just looking for a practice test to see if I am ready for my state test.

  4. Susan August 26, 2011 at 9:47 pm #

    Your “free practice tests” do not work. They give error messages.

    • Admin August 27, 2011 at 8:08 am #

      Susan, Thanks for the heads up. We did a major systems upgrade last week that messed with some of our links. Its fixed now. Best of luck with your certification exam 🙂

  5. Angela October 11, 2011 at 10:09 pm #

    On your practice question #16 – On what side should the patient lie for an enema? Your answer sheet states the answer should be A, but the correct answer should be B in accordance with (Hartman’s) – Nursing Assistant Care pg 300 (Guidelines for giving enemas). Thank you

    • Admin October 11, 2011 at 10:14 pm #

      Thanks for the heads up Angela. Just verified it with “A Nursing Process Approach – Basics By Barbara R. Hegner, Barbara Acello, Esther Caldwell”
      The patient does indeed have to be on the left. We’ll correct this ASAP.

    • sauvelie saint jean September 18, 2013 at 11:06 pm #

      left side

    • Andrena March 29, 2014 at 7:13 pm #

      I just took a practice test for a written exam. I am currently in an LPN program and have finished almost half the program thus far. I am eligible to take to test to get my cna’s however I am worried about taking the test. The reason for my worry is in taking the test I came to a question that asked what the correct placement for an enema bag is. The correct answer is about 12 inches above the placement of the enema tube and never should it be hung on the iv pole because this causes the solution to flow in too fast and causes severe cramping, however the correct answer on the pre-test I took said to hang it on the iv pole. Is this just an error on the test or is this what cna’s are actually tought to do?

  6. Maria June 4, 2012 at 2:33 am #

    I took the CNACourse in California a few years ago but never took the state test. Is there a timeframe that you have to take the test by?

    • Admin June 4, 2012 at 9:11 am #

      Hi. You have two years from training completion to take the test.

      • Tiffany M. Montgomery May 16, 2013 at 9:49 pm #

        Correction: depending on the state. I’m about to take the test and they have informed my in writing and verbally that I only have one year from the date of completion (July 27, 2012) to take the test.

        • Admin May 17, 2013 at 8:58 am #

          Thanks Tiffany

    • leann January 30, 2013 at 2:50 am #

      you have 2 years to send in to get the state to approve you to test. then you have 2 years to test from the date you were approved by the state to test. im in tennessee so that may differ from state to state.

  7. TANYA July 26, 2012 at 4:12 pm #


  8. John September 13, 2012 at 6:29 pm #

    hi maam.. im kinda confused.. how do we identify the patient and when? just like this one knock on the door, state your name and profession, explain the procedure, close the curtains, wash hands, identify the patient through the wrist band so on and so forth is it correct? isnt it right to wash hands before patient contact?

    thank you 🙂

  9. Dtk September 20, 2012 at 6:47 pm #

    Hi ,
    I am anxious to join CNA classes but I have heard from different folks saying that classes are hard but good.

    What can I do to push myself into this yet I am much interested?

    Thank you.

  10. Brenda November 24, 2012 at 12:37 am #

    Thanks for this website its helps me practice for my Stae Exam this coming Dec.07,2012. Did anybody from North Carolina CNA had done their State Exam. Please tell me if written exam are hard. I do really need to pass this State Exam. Any advice to be successful for State Exam. Thanks

  11. julian December 3, 2012 at 3:36 pm #

    are the cna practices test the same as for florida

  12. Josefina December 4, 2012 at 2:05 am #

    Hi i really need help to pass my state exam i took few time i failed .i took this exam is seem easy to do but i failed. i study very hard ready the note book and i do some practice test i failed again. i am confused and i don’t know what to please anybody can help me to pass this exam. i am live in Boston Mass. thanks Josefina

  13. Brenda December 5, 2012 at 3:51 am #

    Josefina I’m just wondering what type of questions then ! I live in North Carolina. So far as what I’ve heard written exam was easy but lots of people failed on Skills. I have State exam this coming December 7,2012. I’m ready for it. Hope everything great by God helps. Don’t loose hope. Keep taking the written exam. Until you pass.

  14. brenda December 9, 2012 at 4:24 am #

    Thanks for this wonderful site I passed my Written and Skills Exam last Friday. Has been great reviews for me. Helps to how understand the the questions. GOD BLESS.

  15. Tysa December 11, 2012 at 4:33 pm #

    Hi I was wonder I’m Stna certified in ohio ,I had worked through state for home care for years but had injury been off 3months .when does my certifation expire(since I haven’t worked for three months) I’m I still certified to work Thank you

  16. Troy December 30, 2012 at 3:36 pm #

    I took my CNA training in 1994 and worked as a CNA for years. I am looking at getting back the field. Can I just study the online resources and test out for new certification?

  17. pat vence January 19, 2013 at 3:11 am #

    hello my name is pat i beeen taking this test sence 2006 i can never pass it i took this test first three time i fail it and i went back to re training then i took twice already i fail it again please email some study guide to see if i pass is my last try so i don t have to go trainiig again.

  18. Monique February 26, 2013 at 9:00 am #

    On the practice test, out of the 50 questionnaires what is considered to be a passing score??

  19. Samantha April 12, 2013 at 7:33 pm #

    Just wondering for those who have taken the test, are the questions quite similar to the practice ones? Did these practice test help prepare you?

  20. Cindy May 20, 2013 at 2:35 pm #

    taking test one I’ve found 2 potentially incorrect answers, for Michigan testers:
    #15, we’ve been told to politely go along with the residents thoughts about their delusions, not disagree. ie: when a resident asks when there husband is due home from work- you don’t tell them that they died 20 years ago, just say that it should be within an hour or something, the resident will become distraught and mourn the loss of their husband over and over again if that is part of her daily routing- wondering when her husband is due home.
    #26, siderails should be down unless it is part of their care from a doctor order. it is considered restraint if kept up, and can cause entanglement.

    Other than that the test was good practice!

    • Admin May 20, 2013 at 3:58 pm #

      Thank you for the corrections Cindy. Our CNA expert will look through them and make the necessary changes.

  21. laQuieta July 26, 2013 at 4:39 am #

    Im getting prepaird to take the exam on the 10th of this month im so nervious well actually im worried about the writtin part im so nervious about the writtin pt. OMG but if its anything like these practice test im going to be okay im living in tennessee so if theirs any one can help please help me feel better cause every time i think about that day i have a panic attack lol idk why i guess cause i paid them in cash out my pocket an i dont want to look bad

  22. Hope Dietz February 16, 2014 at 10:53 pm #

    The patient tells you that she needs you to spoonfeed her, even though
    she uses her arms and hands normally. You should
    a. spoonfeed her.
    b. tell her that she needs to do as much as she can for herself.
    c. put the tray in front of her and leave the room.
    d. take away the tray

    You have C as the correct answer. I feel B should be the correct answer.

  23. Hope Dietz February 16, 2014 at 10:56 pm #

    15. A resident is standing in the hallway holding a bag, and asks the nurses’
    aide when the train is due. The aide should tell her:

    a. that she is being ridiculous.
    b. where she is, in a matter-of-fact tone of voice
    c. to go back to her room.
    d. that it should be here any time now

    You have b as the correct answer. I thought we are supposed to go along with residents with delusions.
    Wouldn’t d be the correct answer? Just checking. Thanks !

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