A lapsed nursing assistant certification can't be renewed. You need to retake and pass the Mississippi nurse aide state exam in order to reactivate your status on the registry. It is important to pass both parts of the exam on the first try. If you fail either the skills or the written examination you must complete a new nursing assistant training course before you are allowed to retest. The Mississippi nurse aide exam is administered and scored by Pearson Vue. The results are reported to the Mississippi State Department of Health, Bureau of Health Facilities Licensure and Certification.