Illinois Nurse Aide Competency Exam

Illinois Nurse Aide Competency Exam (C.N.A. Exam)

Once students have successfully completed NUR 100 Basic Nurse Assistant Training, they are eligible to take the Illinois Nurse Aide Competency Exam to become certified on the Illinois State Nurse Aide Registry. The test consists 85 multiple choice questions and has a 90 minute time limit. The questions are based on the Illinois state approved test plan. Content topics include:

  • Communicating Information
  • Performing Basic Nursing Skills
  • Performing Personal Care Skills
  • Performing Basic Restorative Skills
  • Providing Mental Health and Social Service Needs
  • Providing Residents' Rights

 

Format

Kishwaukee College now offers both paper/pencil and online versions of the exam. The registration process and test dates differ depending on which format you choose.

Paper/Pencil Version

Registration

  • Once your instructor has submitted proof of your eligibility for the exam, you may register online at www.nurseaidetesting.com (click on Exam Registration).
  • Please spell your name exactly as it appears on your government-issued photo ID.
  • Registration for the paper/pencil version must be completed by the registration deadline, at least 30 days prior to the exam date.
  • The exam cost is $65.00. Payment is made at time of registration.

Dates

2017 CNA Test Site Schedule (paper exam)

Test Date
Test Time
Room Number
Registration Deadline
Thurs 6/22/2017
11:00 a.m.
A1245
5/20/2017
Thurs 7/20/2017
11:00 a.m.
A1245
6/24/2017
Thurs 8/17/2017
11:00 a.m.
A1245
7/22/2017
Fri 11/10/2017
9:00 a.m.
A1300 Testing Services
10/14/2017
 

Day of Exam

  • Bring government-issued photo ID.
  • You must know your social security number for the exam.
Online Version

Registration

  • Once your instructor has submitted proof of your eligibility for the exam, you may create an account and register online at www.nurseaidetesting.com (click on Exam Registration).
  • Please spell your name exactly as it appears on your government-issued photo ID.
  • The exam cost is $65.00. Payment is made at time of registration.
  • Registration for the online version must be completed at least 48 hours prior to the exam date.
  • Please remember your user ID and password. You will need that information on test day. 

Dates

Fall Online CNA Test Schedule

Test Date
Test Time
Room Number
Registration Deadline
8/31/17
11:00 a.m.
A1300
48 Hours Prior to Test
9/7/17
1:30 p.m.
A1300
48 Hours Prior to Test
9/18/17
1:00 p.m.
A1300
48 Hours Prior to Test
9/21/17
1:30 p.m.
A1300
48 Hours Prior to Test
9/25/17
1:00 p.m.
A1300
48 Hours Prior to Test
9/28/17
1:30 p.m.
A1300
48 Hours Prior to Test
10/2/17
1:00 p.m.
A1300
48 Hours Prior to Test
10/5/17
1:30 p.m.
A1300
48 Hours Prior to Test
10/16/17
1:00 p.m.
A1300
48 Hours Prior to Test
10/19/17
1:30 p.m.
A1300
48 Hours Prior to Test
10/23/17 1:00 p.m. A1300 48 Hours Prior to Test
10/26/17 1:30 p.m. A1300 48 Hours Prior to Test
10/30/17 1:00 p.m. A1300 48 Hours Prior to Test
11/2/17 1:30 p.m. A1300 48 Hours Prior ro Test
11/13/17 1:00 p.m. A1300 48 Hours Prior to Testing
11/16/17 1:30 p.m. A1300 48 Hours Prior to Testing
11/20/17 1:00 p.m. A1300 48 Hours Prior to Testing
11/27/17 1:00 p.m. A1300 48 Hours Prior to Testing
11/30/17 1:30 p.m. A1300 48 Hours Prior to Testing
12/18/17 1:00 p.m. A1300 48 Hours Prior to Testing
12/21/17 1:30 p.m. A1300 48 Hours Prior to Testing
 

Day of Exam

Testing occurs in Testing & Tutoring Services (Room A-1300). Directions to Testing & Tutoring Services A1300

  • Bring a government issued photo ID.
  • Bring your user ID and password. You will not be able to test without your user ID and password.

Accommodations

If you have a learning or physical disability that would prevent you from taking the exam under standard conditions, you may request testing accommodation(s). Your instructor or program coordinator will need to contact the SIU Nurse Aide Testing Program in writing. Requests for accommodations must be made to SIU Nurse Aide Testing Program at least 30 days prior to testing.

*Note: The accommodation of a reader is not available for the online version of the exam.