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Frequently Asked Questions

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Do I Have To Take An Admissions Exam?



In order to Enroll into our CNA School, students must take an Admission Basic Skills Test.  

You must score at an 8th Grade Level For Basic English and Math.

- Test is a Paper Based Exam.

- Results are given within 24-48 Hours

- 35 Items on Language

- 40 Items on Reading

You can schedule your exam any time with ICI!

What Do I Need To Bring To Apply or Enroll into your Program?

Just bring your Driver’s License or State ID and your Social Security Card.

We will need that to start your file.

List of Items To Bring (Not all necessary on first day):

- High School Diploma or GED

- CPR Certification Card (if you have one)

- Physical |  Immunization Documents 

How Much Is The Cost Of The Program?

We will be able to determine your total program cost when you come in for program advisement.  Some of the costs associated with the program may be waived due to completion of requirements or fees from other institutions.  Click Image For Our Tuition Schedule.

NOTE: You will save up on your total amount due if you already have some of the books, materials, equipment and uniforms.

Do You Offer Payment Plans For Tuition?

Yes.  ICI offers a payment plan for those who cannot pay their full balance all at once.  

Is Financial Aid Available?

Financial aid does not apply to short courses like the CNA program.

We are currently approved to receive WIOA grants.

You may contact us if you need more information WIOA Grants.

ICI offers students payment plans for those who can not pay their tuition balance in full.

Are Your Courses Accredited?



  • IL Board of Higher Education | | (School and all programs)

  • IL Department of Public Health | | (the CNA program)

  • American Heart Association (CPR)  |

  • IL Physical Therapy Association (Rehab Aide) |

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Who is eligible to register and take the CNA (Nurse Aide) State Exam?

Any individual who has already completed an approved CNA (Nurse aide) training program and has met all additional requirements of the Health Care Worker Registry may be allowed to take the CNA (Nurse Aide) competency exam.


Those individuals placed on the Health Care Worker Registry based on reciprocity from another state are not required to take the Illinois written competency test. 

For More information, please click image for Link.

What is the CNA (Nurse Aide) State Exam like?

The Certified Nursing Assistant CNA State Exam (Nurse Aide) is delivered through a Computer or Paper Based Exam.

Take a Sample State Exam Here:

How Do I Get Started?

Thank you for considering ICI as your school of choice!  

In order to get started, please give us a Call at 847-929-6129 to schedule an Advisement.

We are happy to talk to you about gaining the Certified Nursing Assistant Certification here in Illinois.  

Once you meet with one of our advisors, you will complete our Application Form and Admission Documents.

Click the IMAGE to Get Started Today!

Do You Offer Job Placement?

We do not have a FORMAL job placement process. Since there is a huge need for health care workers, from our experience, our graduates did not have a hard time finding work.


We do have employers who occasionally come in the classrooms during the final weeks of the class to recruit graduates and some who post job openings on our bulletin boards.  Many skilled facilities always ask to hire our graduates, and if you or a friend are looking for a CNA Position, we can always refer you to them.

How Many Students Are In A CNA Class?

Our CNA Class Sizes Range From Small Classes (10 and Under) to Bigger Class Sizes (30 and Under).  


We give everyone the same attention towards our delivery of education.  Come take a Tour or Shadow A CNA Class for the Day.  


Give Us a Call at 847-929-6129 or Click Image to Contact Us For An Appointment.

What Kind of Health Care Tests Do I Need To Take Before I Start Class?

Here are the Health Care Related Tests that you Need To Take Before Starting the CNA Class:

1. Physical Examination

(Within One Year..prior to end date of Program)

2. Antibody Titers (MMR, Varicella, HepB) If no immunization Records.

3. TB Test (PPD/Mantoux Skin Test) If positive, we will need Quantiferon Blood Test 

Please Let Us Know If you need help in arranging for these Tests to be done.

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