Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions

Please visit our Online Proctoring FAQ page to learn more about Online Proctored Exams.

  • CNA offers a total of 19 different certification exams
  • The CNA Certification Examinations are a total of 4 hours in duration
  • The exam results will be emailed three weeks after the exam’s last day of administration

Note: All candidates writing via ProctorU are responsible for purchasing the correct reservation product (certification exam) for their respective specialty. Please ensure the exam listed in your account corresponds with the exam you have been approved to write and according to your nursing license. If you purchased and booked the incorrect exam, please contact Yardstick Assessment Strategies directly for assistance.

  • Water or other beverages in a clear, label free water bottle or container
  • You are not permitted to wear a watch.
  • Bathroom breaks are permitted, but you must notify the proctor prior to leaving the exam room and upon your return. The exam timer will not be paused and you will be required to re-pan the examination room upon your return.
  • You may take no more than a 5 minute bathroom break - if the bathroom break is longer than 5 minutes, the proctor will file an incident report.
  • You must present a valid (unexpired, original ID - no photocopies).
  • This must be government issued and have your first and last name, photo and signature. The first and last name that you used to register must match exactly the first and last name on the ID that you will present at the time of your test.
  • Acceptable forms of ID include: Driver's licence, passport, military ID card or provincial/territorial ID card.
  • The platform tutorial is available to all candidates to gain familiarity with the examination platform prior to their exam appointment. It can be accessed by logging into your account here and clicking on the 'Exams' tab.
  • The tutorial exam will not affect your examination results, responses or timing, and you can take this as many times as you choose.
  • NOTE: There is no content specific questions in this Tutorial.
  • PC or Mac are supported.
  • Tablets, iPad and mobile devices (cellphones) are not supported.
  • You are only allowed to have 1 monitor running during the exam.
  • Webcam: You must be able to move the camera around to provide a 360 degree pan
  • Microphone
  • Internet: A hardwired connection is preferred. If you choose to use wireless, we recommend a speed of at least 5Mbps
  • Google Chrome (recommended)

Please click here for a full list of system requirements.


Ensure your computer station is prepared 30 minutes prior to the scheduled connection time to reduce potential connection issues.

  • You will be required to install a program upon connection to a proctor.
  • Ensure to confirm you can install programs on the computer you intend to write the examination on. This is not available for download prior to examination day.
  • To test your computer's capability, please conduct a check on the terminal you will be using on exam day by using the 'Test it Out' function via your account.
  • If you have difficulties during the exam you can communicate with the proctor using the chat option.
  • In a case that you are unable to complete your exam, please contact Yardstick Assessment Strategies. You can find our contact information in the last section of this page.
  • Candidates must provide a minimum of 24 hours notice to cancel their appointment without any penalties. To request a refund for your ProctorU seat fee, please contact Yardstick Assessment Strategies directly.
  • Technical issues encountered during the exam, which are a result of the candidate requiring a rebooking of the exam, may result in additional exam fees payable by the candidate.


If you are having trouble confirming set up preparedness, please contact ProctorU directly.



Phone: 1-855-772-8678, Option 1
Text Support Prior to connection time: send a ticket for support
Text Support During connection time: Live Chat support available to candidates
Hours of Operation: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week


If you need support with booking the exam date, please contact Yardstick Assessment Strategies directly.

Yardstick Assessment Strategies

Phone: 1-888-900-0005, Option 1
Text Support:
Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 7:00pm Eastern