COVID-related testing information:

Testing candidates: Most Pearson Professional Centers (PPCs) are open for exam delivery. We also continue to deliver exams to any third-party test centers (PVTC and PVTC Selects) with the ability to operate, though some may be operating at limited or changed capacity based on their own discretion or in response to government mandates.

Visit our COVID-19 information page (Opens in new window) for the latest information regarding exam requirements, health and safety practices, and any country-specific policies. For information on rescheduling, refunds, and more, please review our FAQs.

Alert:

This website is scheduled to undergo routine maintenance on Saturday, 23 October 5:00 p.m. CDT - Sunday, 24 October 3:00 a.m. CDT. During this time, you may not be able to schedule, reschedule or cancel test appointments. We apologize for this inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

ALERT! CANDIDATES REQUIRED TO BRING AND WEAR A FACE MASK AND BRING THE SIGNED LIABILITY WAIVER TO TESTING. CANDIDATES UNDER THE AGE OF 18 WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO TEST WITHOUT A PARENT/GUARDIAN SIGNATURE ON THE LIABILITY WAIVER.

See "Test Taker Services" for specific requirements.

As of May 5, 2021, the SCDHHS has issued an exam authorization extension to December 31, 2021. All exam authorization extensions have been issued, so, for any exam authorization that has, or will, expire on January 1, 2021- December 30, 2021, will now have an expiration date of December 31, 2021.

Announcement

Effective July 1, 2020 new exam fees. Please refer to the Candidate Handbook for more information.

Effective August 26, 2019 score reports will be provided online and will no longer be handed out at the test center. To access your score report, please log into your PCM account.

Score reports are generally available within 24 hours after a testing event is completed for the day. Click here for printable instructions.

Steps to enroll on the SC Nurse Aide Registry

The following are the steps in the process of enrollment onto the South Carolina Nurse Aides Registry. Steps that require action by you are indicated by a symbol.

1

Complete training program

Student must complete the state approved training program. Read the following documents.

2

Submit training program completion form & select provider

You will create a student account in PCM then submit a form to indicate your training program completion and select the training provider.

Your provider will approve the form.

3

Email received

You will receive an e-mail indicating you are eligible to schedule your exam(s) when the provider approves your form. This will include a link to login and schedule your exam(s).

4

Schedule your test

Use the link in your activation email to start this process. (Referenced in step 3, above.)

We recommend you read the Instructions for Completing Application & Exam Scheduling (PDF) before you begin this process. If you have already activated your account, log in to schedule a test or change your testing appointment.

After your test

Information you may need after taking your test.

More information

Click on the sections below for more information.

Last updated 2021-03-13