Nurse Aid Testing

ATTENTION:

ILLINOIS VACCINE/COVID-19 TESTING REQUIREMENT – CHECK WITH THE TEST SITE BEFORE YOU PURCHASE A SEAT!

All healthcare workers, including nursing home employees, all pre-k-12 teachers and staff, as well as higher education personnel and students will now be required to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Employees in all of these settings and higher education students who are unable or unwilling to receive the vaccine will be required to get tested for COVID-19 at least once per week, and DPH and ISBE may require increased testing in certain situations.

Many community colleges/test sites are extending this requirement to visitors on campus. You may be required to provide proof of vaccination or negative Covid-19 test results to be admitted. Check with the test site location where you plan to take your exam PRIOR to purchasing a seat. Test Site Contact information may be found at the following link https://nurseaidetesting.com/inace-test-site-covid-19-protocols/ as well as some of the required Covid19 protocols at each site. Due to state governmental regulations and policy changes affecting educational institutions, this information is subject to change without prior notice.

Refunds or reschedule vouchers will not be provided to individuals who do not meet the Covid-19 safety requirements of the test site you choose to take your exam.

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, PLEASE EMAIL US AT inat@siu.edu.


COVID-19 information and updates from INACE


Welcome!

Thank you for visiting www.nurseaidetesting.com. This information is provided in partnership with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC), Illinois Nurse Assistant Competency Exam (INACE) project. Below you will find information about the requirements to become a CNA in the State of Illinois as well as documents needed to begin the process.

There are several avenues a potential CNA may have in order to be competency tested and added to the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), Health Care Worker Registry (HCWR). Most will attend an approved Basic Nursing Assistant Training Program. The processes for recent graduates, Fundamentals of Nursing students, students who need to re-test to recertify after a dormant period of 24 months, and out-of-state CNAs will be addressed by the SIUC Nurse Aide Testing Program. Military personnel and foreign-trained nurses should contact the Health Care Worker Registry directly at 1-844-789-3676.

Please follow the link below which describes the process that applies to your current situation.


An Illinois CNA must meet one of the following requirements:

Basic Nurse Assistant Training Program for CNAs
Fundamentals of Nursing Student
Military Personnel
Foreign-Trained Nurse
Out-of-State CNA ($25.00 Fee Required)
Recertification Process for Lapsed CNA
Additional IDPH Requirements for CNA Employment

Online Forms and Resource Material

Nursing Student Application (SIUC)
Military Personnel Application (IDPH)
Foreign LPN or RN Application (IDPH)
Out-of-State CNA Application (SIUC) ($25.00 Fee Required)
Recertification Process (SIUC)
Online Recertification Form (SIUC)
Listing of Approved Independent Evaluators by County (IDPH)
Instructions for Approved Evaluators (SIUC)
Manual Skills Evaluator Form (SIUC)