Illinois CNA Facts
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Scroll down to find out more about CNA Training requirements, Testing processes, Renewal Procedures and Employment Options for your state!
Illinois requires 120hours of CNA training in a state approved program, including 80 hours of theory, and 40 hours of clinical experiences.
Summary: 120 hours training
All written tests are administered by Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (www.nurseaidetesting.com) and manual skills evaluations are performed by authorized evaluators. Qualifications for testing include:
- Have successfully completed an Illinois approved CNA training program.
CNAs in STATE NAME are required to renew their CNA certification every 2 years.
The cost to renew is free – $0.
The requirements for renewal are:
- You must provide nursing or nursing-related services for pay under the supervision of a licensed nurse.
- You must work at least one 8-hour shift within a 24-month period, performing nursing or nursing-related services for pay under the supervision of a licensed nurse.
Summary: Free renewal; 8 paid working hours required
The employment outlook for CNAs in Illinois is okay. As of 2018, there are 63, 400 people employed as CNAs and it is projected to grow by 0% at 2028 making it to 63,300 employees. It’s projected annual job openings between 2018 – 2028 is 7, 090.
Summary: 0% projected growth
The average pay rate for CNAs in Illinois is $35,182 as of September 26, 2022, but the range typically falls between $32,064 and $38,849.