Fee Schedule 2022



All healthcare workers, including nursing home employees, all pre-k-12 teachers and staff, as well as higher education personnel and students will now be required to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Employees in all of these settings and higher education students who are unable or unwilling to receive the vaccine will be required to get tested for COVID-19 at least once per week, and DPH and ISBE may require increased testing in certain situations.

Many community colleges/test sites are extending this requirement to visitors on campus. You may be required to provide proof of vaccination or current negative Covid-19 test results to be admitted. Check with the test site location where you plan to take your exam PRIOR to purchasing a seat. Test Site Contact information may be found at the following link https://nurseaidetesting.com/inace-test-site-covid-19-prococols/ as well as some of the required Covid-19 protocols at each site. Due to state governmental regulations and policy changes affecting educational institutions, this information is subject to change without prior notice.

Refunds or reschedule vouchers will not be provided to individuals who do not meet the Covid-19 safety requirements of the test site that you purchase a seat to take your exam.

Fee Schedule


All purchases are final. If a candidate fraudulently disputes a credit card charge in an attempt to receive a refund from the purchase of an exam seat (First time, No show/reschedule, Fail/retake) his/her INACE account will be DEACTIVATED and no exams may be purchased until the disputed fee has been returned by money order. Additionally, payment for any future exam seats must be paid by money order and a voucher number will be sent to the candidate by email.

Initial Exam Fee
(12 Month Period)
Failed Exam Retake
(within 12 months of program completion)
No show Exam Reschedule
(within 12 months of program completion)
Translated Exam Fee in addition to fee schedule listed above$125

Recertifications or qualifying exam with IDPH approval is the same fee schedule as above. Exam must be successfully completed within 12 months of the BNAT program completion date.


Other than English Exams

Other than English exams are available ONLY to persons working in facilities in which 51% or more of the residents primarily speak the language that is being requested for translation. The fee for a translated exam is $200 ($75 + $125 translation fee). The fee for a translated Failed Exam Retake is $200. The fee for a translated No Show Exam Reschedule is $170.

The request for a translated test must be accompanied by an official letter (on letterhead) from the facility administrator which will: (1) verify the employment of the candidate and (2) verify the primary language of the resident population which must be 51% or greater. Testing in languages other than English is offered on a limited basis. Currently, Arabic, Greek and Spanish translated exams are available. Based on approval by the Illinois Nurse Assistant / Aide Competency Evaluation project, any other requested translation may require three to six months to develop.