Nurse Aide III Refresher

This course is designed as a refresher for individuals whoseNurse standing at sink Nurse Aide I listing has expired within the previous two years.

Educational Pathway:
Nurse Aide I > Nurse Aide II > RN-ADN > RN-BSN > AAS, Physical Therapy Assistant at CCC&TI > MSN

  1.  Course Content  
  2.  Earnings  
  3.  Costs  
  4.  Admission Requirements  
  5.  FAQ's  
Course Content

Allows out of state individuals the opportunity for initial listing in North Carolina. Basic Nurse Aide I knowledge of personal care and nursing assistant skills are reviewed and students are allowed to practice in a lab setting during this course. The North Carolina Nurse Aide I Candidate Handbook is provided as the basis for this comprehensive review. Upon successful completion, the student will be better prepared to apply for and successfully pass the two-part written and skills examination required by North Carolina for relisting.
Estimated Hourly Earnings

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics website (, current state hourly wage range is $10.64 - $10.88.

Employment Opportunities:

  • Nursing Homes                                                                        
  • Assisted Living Centers
  • Retirement homes
  • Doctor’s offices
  • Hospitals
  • Home Care Agencies
  • Hospice

  • Department of Labor Standard Occupational Code (SOC): 31-1014
Registration fee $126.00
Admission Requirements
  • Proof of completion of a minimum 75-hour state approved Nurse Aide I course
  • Proof of expired Nurse Aide I listing within the past two years
  • Documented proof of any name change since initial/previous listing
Additional Requirements:
  • Social Security card – name must match government issued photo ID
  • Government issued photo ID – name must match Social Security card
Re-Listing as a Nurse Aide I in North Carolina
  • Students must submit an application fee of $101 to NACES Plus Foundation to schedule a test date with local regional testing site.
  • Students must successfully pass the state-administered two-part written and skills competency examination before being re-listed with Division of Health Service Regulation.
My Nurse Aide I certification expired over 2 years ago, how can I get it back?

  • You have the following options:
    • you can “challenge” the state competency exam through Pearson Vue; or
    • you can retake the Nurse Aide I course
What website can I go to for more information about competency testing?
What phone number should I call to verify registry listings?