State/National Testing

Phlebotomy AND EKG Technicians: Please note, Walk-in participants are no longer accepted. All applications must be submitted 4 weeks prior to the exam date. No exceptions!
– Please be aware that there are yearly requirements for the newly certified, in keeping their certification current.
– You can take your National Phlebotomy Exam upon graduating from our program to obtain your license at Medical Skills Training Center. Your Phlebotomy license will be accepted anywhere in North America.
– To receive the $90.00 examination fee application, payment must be received at the NC office no later than 30 days prior to the testing date.
– Applications received less than 30 days from the testing date will require a fee of $115.00 with no exceptions
– Retakes are $60.00 if pre-registered 30 days in advance of the exam date
– Specialty exams such as PCT and Medical Assistant will have fees starting at $165.00.

To register to take your national Exams please click on link below
American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians, Inc

CNA(Certified Nursing Assistant):

– CNA(Certified Nursing Assistant) are required to submit their signed, notorized applications along with money order of $114.00 to “CCRI”, and $35.00 to “General Treasurer of RI.”

– CNA(Certified Nursing Assistant) will receive their Temporary CNA license within weeks(via email, can be found on Rhode Island Department of Health website page) of mailing in applications.CNA(Certified Nursing Assistant) can obtain a job as a CNA or Home Health Aide at this time while waiting for a schedule State testing date to be mailed to them. All Temporary CNA licenses are good for up to 120 days from time of approval.

– CNA(Certified Nursing Assistant) are given three chances to pass both written and skills part of their exams at CCRI. You may reschedule 3X ONLY! To retake. If a students fails 3X in either or both, that student must retake his or her CNA training program/class all over again.

– CNA(Certified Nursing Assistant) are allowed to transfer their state license to any state within North America to work. Your state license must be renewed depending and may vary on state to state regulations

For more info, please click on link below

Home Health Aide:

– HHA(Home Health Aide) Are not required to take a State Exam. But are required to complete training similar to a CNA(less hours) and must complete a clinical rotation of 20 hours. HHA(Home Health Aide) are not allowed to work as a CNA(Certified Nursing Assistant) in the State of RI. Their scope of practice differs. HHA(Home Health Aide) without a CNA license can work in the state of Massachusetts, Connecticut, NYC, New Jersey, but just not RI.

Medical Skills Training Center
681 Suite 11, Park Ave, Cranston RI 02910
Phone: 401.272.4500