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State Examinations

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are constantly evaluating our options to administer the nursing home administrator state examination to best serve the public in the safest manner possible.  We have resumed posting examination dates, as well as registration deadlines in the table below. While we will strive to hold the examinations on the dates we have scheduled, these dates will be subject to change if it is the best interest of public safety. We will continue to have limited seating that is assigned on a first-come first-serve basis and in compliance with social distancing requirements.  Also, in order to provide as much advance notice as possible, applicants will receive a confirmation letter in the mail and a confirmation e‑mail from the exam coordinator.

2021 Dates and Locations

Examination DateFinal Filing DateLocation
February 22, 2021January 22, 2021

Department of Health Care Services

1500 Capitol Avenue

Sacramento, CA 95814

March 3, 2021February 3, 2021

Department of Health Care Services

1500 Capitol Avenue

Sacramento, CA 95814

​April 28, 2021

​​March 29, 2021

Department of Health Care Services

1500 Capitol Avenue

Sacramento, CA 95814

​​June 30, 2021
​​May 31, 2021

Department of Health Care Services

1500 Capitol Avenue

Sacramento, CA 95814

​​August 19, 2021July 19, 2021

​Department of Health Care Services

1500 Capitol Avenue

Sacramento, CA 95814

​October 20, 2021​September 20, 2021

​Department of Health Care Services

1500 Capitol Avenue

Sacramento, CA 95814

December 9, 2021
​November 9, 2021

Department of Health Care Services

1500 Capitol Avenue

Sacramento, CA 95814


2022 Dates and Locations

Examination DateFinal Filing DateLocation
February 23, 2022
January 24, 2022

Department of Health Care Services

1500 Capitol Avenue

Sacramento, CA 95814

April 18, 2022
March 18, 2022

Department of Health Care Services

1500 Capitol Avenue

Sacramento, CA 95814

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All applications must be postmarked by the final filing date.  Any applications postmarked after the final filing date will be automatically schedule for the next examination.       
 

Fee for the first exam attempt can be found at: Nursing Home Administrator Program Fees
Fee for subsequent exam attempts can be found at: Nursing Home Administrator Program Fees

Please submit any requests for special accommodation with your examination application. 

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