Nurse Aide Students

Congratulations on choosing a career as a certified nursing assistant (CNA) and welcome to the Illinois Nurse Assistant/Aide Testing Project website. Within this website you will be able to find Basic Nursing Assistant Training Programs which are active and available to assist you in gaining the knowledge, skills and abilities you need to obtain in order to become a CNA in the state of Illinois. Information about the 50+ test sites across the state that administer the competency exam is provided so that you may choose to take your competency exam at a place and time that is convenient for you. To help you along the way, a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) have been provided to get you started.

Once you have completed your training, you may choose to take a 10 question “sample test” which is designed to give you a glimpse into the type of multiple choice questions you will encounter on the exam. You may also check to see if you are scheduled for the current month’s testing by visiting the “Exam Schedule Status” link.

Please take some time to explore this website and if you have additional questions, you may email our office at wednat@siu.edu or phone at 877-262-9259.