Occupation:Certified Nursing Assistant
Agency:Department of Public Health
Job Description:A person who assists with the personal or nursing care of an individual.
Statute:Home Health Agency Licensing Act 210 ILCS 55; Illinois Home Health Agency Code, 77 Ill. Adm. Code 245, Nursing Home Care Act, 210 ILCS 45; Ill Adm. Code 395
Type of Regulation:Registration
Number Regulated:270,000
Education/Experience:Completion of eight (8) years of grade school or proof of equivalent knowledge; and,Successful completion of approved basic nursing assistant training program or equivalent training.
Exam:Manual Skills Competency Examination (MSCE),Written Competency Examination (WCE)
Exam Type:Written/performance (hands-on)
Administered:a. MCSE: after successful completion of program,b. WCE: through Illinois community colleges statewide on a monthly basis
Exam Fee:a. MCSE: no fee,b. WCE: $60.00 (subject to change)
Passing Criteria:Standardized
Repeats:Three (3) repeats
Continuing Education:No requirement
Citizenship:No requirement
Other:Illinois State Police criminal background check with no disqualifying convictions unless a waiver is granted and no administrative findings of abuse, neglect or misappropriation of resident property.
Note:Licensure requirements, licensure fees, examination fees and exam administration are subject to change.
Application Fee:
License Fee:
Renewal Fee:
Reinstatement Fee:Indefinite so long as aide does not have a continuous period of 24 consecutive months that he/she does not work for pay providing nursing related services.
License Period:Yes, under the following condition: Must meet federal standards. Documentation of current registration from another state indicating the federal requirements (42 CFR 483.151-483.156 October 1, 1997) have been met and there are no documented findings of ab