College of DuPage offers a Certified Nursing Assistant course that provides both classroom and clinical education. Following successfully completion of this course, you must pass a state registry exam in order to work as a CNA. Nursing assistants/aides working in licensed and or certified skilled nursing facilities, intermediate care facilities and home health agencies in the state of Illinois must be certified.
The Illinois Nurse Aide Testing Program at SIU/Carbondale is responsible for the competency exam as required by the Illinois Department of Public Health. Contact them for information about deadlines, fees, the exam, and how to register for a test. College of DuPage administers this 90-minute paper/pencil exam is administered several times throughout the year. Learn more by reviewing frequently asked questions.