South Carolina

Welcome Nurse Aide Test Takers in South Carolina!

Below you’ll find important information and links to help you with the next steps toward your Nurse Aide certification.


Announcement (Effective August 16th, 2021)

Candidates are required to wear a face mask and bring the signed liability waiver to testing. Candidates under the age of 18 will not be allowed to test without a parent/guardian signature on the liability waiver.

See "COVID-19 Testing" in the Resources section of this page for detailed COVID-19 testing requirements.

Steps to Register for the NNAAP® Nurse Aide Exam


Complete nurse aide training program

Student must complete the state-approved nurse aide training program.

If you did not complete a state-approved training and wish to register under a different eligibility route as listed in the Candidate Handbook, click here to create an online account and schedule an exam.


Review Candidate Handbook

Your Candidate Handbook is your handy guide to answer all the questions you have about submitting an application, scheduling, taking an exam, getting score results, and much more.


Create your account and register

Login to create an online account and register for an exam.

We highly recommend that you read the Step-by-step Candidate Guide with detailed instructions on how to register online for your exam BEFORE you begin the registration process.

If you have already activated your account, log in to schedule a test or change your testing appointment.


South Carolina NNAAP® Registration and Scheduling Services

Contact Credentia to:

  • Schedule, reschedule or cancel an examination

  • Request an excused absence

  • Ask questions about On-Line Registration

  • Obtain information regarding your Score Report

  • Obtain information regarding your examination

Contact Information:
(866) 751-5809
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. EST
Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST
Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. EST

South Carolina NNAAP® Registry

Contact South Carolina NNAAP® Registry to:

  • Obtain information about re-certification on the Registry

  • Obtain or complete a Reciprocity Application

  • Clarify information about the Registry

Contact Information:
(800) 475-8290
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST

South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

Contact Information:
(866) 751-5809
Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST
PO Box 8206
1801 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29202