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2020 State Examinations

Dates and Locations 

Due to the current COVID-19 emergency, the California Department of Public Health is temporarily changing our process for posting and scheduling nursing home administrator state examination testing dates. During the COVID-19 emergency, we are asking interested applicants to submit an examination application (CDPH 503, CDPH 520, or CDPH 524, as applicable) with the "requested date" section blank. Once we receive a sufficient number of applications, an examination will be scheduled and applicants will be notified of the date and time of their examination via mail and e-mail. If an applicant is unable to attend the session we schedule for them, we will work with them to reschedule to the next available examination. All examination sessions will be conducted in accordance with social distancing and group gathering guidelines and may result in limited exam-session spaces. All seats for examinations will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Examination DateFinal Filing DateTimeLocation
February 19, 2020
January 17, 2020

Registration: 9:00 A.M.

Exam: 9:30-11:30 A.M.

 

Department of Health Care Services
1500 Capitol Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95814

April 13, 2020
(POSTPONED)

 

March 13, 2020

Registration: 9:00 A.M.

Exam: 9:30-11:30 A.M.

Department of Health Care Services
1500 Capitol Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95814

June 24, 2020
(POSTPONED)

May 22, 2020

Registration: 9:00 A.M.

Exam: 9:30-11:30 A.M.

 

Division of the State Architect (Pinnacle Building)

10920 Via Frontera, Suite 300

San Diego, CA 92127

August 17, 2020

 

July 17, 2020

Registration: 9:00 A.M.
Exam: 9:30 - 11:30 A.M.

Department of Health Care Services
1500 Capitol Ave
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.
The first sixty applicants will be scheduled at the above time. If necessary, additional applicants may be scheduled from 1:00 P.M. to 3:30 P.M. Please refer to your examination registration confirmation letter for your exam time.

 

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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