CNA Registry Illinois

If the recent economic crises have affected, compelling you too seek employment opportunities while studying in school or just after your graduation, you must complete your  state and OBRA-87 approved CNA program, sit for the competency evaluation exam and earn CNA Certification for easy employments in the health care field. The award of the Certification will also automatically get you listed with the CNA Registry Illinois. The listing with the Registry also paves the way for the CNA License No., most essential for working eligibilities.

The importance of   CNA Registry Illinois and Its Requirements

The importance of   CNA Registry Illinois also referred as The Health Care Worker Registry can be best understood by the fact that the state nurse aide registry was created to protect the health and welfare of the IL citizens and to list CNAs who have successfully completed their OBRA-87 approved nurse aide program proving their competency level through CNA certification exam.

The registry is maintained by the Illinois Department of Public Health (DPH).

The CNAs must also complete various additional requirements to get registered in the Registry, such as – must not possess any records showing their criminal background, complete thorough background check, disciplinary records -abuse, neglect and misappropriation of resident’s property, mistreat of residents and exploiting them. It is also necessary that a CNA must be at least 16 years old, completed 8th grade of education and must be proficient in writing as well as understanding English.

If all the requirements for the listing are completed, CNAs can get registered with the CNA Registry Illinois within 3 months of their successful completion of NATCEP and CEP.

Information offered by CNA Registry Illinois:

  • Registry search options
  • Approved CNA training programs
  • Contact and identifying information on CNA
  • License status
  • Certification issue date
  • Certification status
  • Information on the abuse, neglect, mistreat and exploitation of the patient, mis use and theft of the resident’s property, and findings.


IL Nurse Aide Registry also offers various types of Forms in PDF essential for different CAN procedures and for Applications by the nurse aides from different spheres such as military, foreign nurse and others.

Illinois Department of Public Health
Health Care Worker Registry,
525 W. Jefferson St., Fourth Floor,
Springfield, IL 62761
Phone 217-785-5133
Fax 217-524-0137

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