I think you may qualify for the exam without additional training as an equivalency-trained nurse assistant applicant. The Nurse Assistant and/or Home Health Aide Initial Application form states that if the applicant is presently enrolled in (or completed) a Registered Nurse, Licensed Vocational Nurse, or Licensed Psychiatric Technician program, or has received medical training in military services, or has received the above license(s) from a foreign country or U.S. state, the applicant may not have to take further training and may qualify to take the Competency Evaluation. You need to submit the following to ATCS:
- The completed Nurse Assistant and/or Home Health Aide Initial Application - if approved, the applicant will be sent information regarding the Competency Evaluation.
- An official, sealed transcript of training (students may substitute the transcript with a sealed letter on official school letterhead, listing equivalent training and the completion of at least the "Fundamentals of Nursing" course). The letter must include the completion date(s) of the training/courses and hours/units completed. If discharged from the military, a copy of the DD-214 can substitute for an official transcript. If seeking certification with the use of a foreign transcript, a copy of the foreign transcript may be acceptable.
- Proof of work (pay stub or W2) showing the applicant has provided nursing or nursing-related services in a facility to residents for compensation with in the last two years (not required for current nursing students or if the college degree was obtained within the last two years).
- A copy of the completed Request for Live Scan Services form.
You can contact the California Nurse Aide Registry at (916) 327-2445 or (916) 552-8811 for information about the forms or requirements.