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Although a formal education is not necessary for this profession, Federal law suggests at least 75 hours of classroom and practical training, supervised by a registered nurse.

Individuals who want to become employed by a Medicare-certified home health agencies such as must first become a certified nursing assistant in order to work as a home health aide. In order to qualify in the state of Illinois as a certified nursing assistant, the applicant must meet the following requirements:

  • Students must be a minimum of 16 years of age
  • The individual must have Successfully passed the Illinois State Police background check
  • Enrollee must have at least completed the 8 years of grade school or provide proof of equivalent education;
  • Students must complete an approved Illinois CNA course or equivalent training;
  • Must pass an exam has paid the exam fee

The home health aide often works independently, however they are still required to work under the supervision of a nurse.  Even though you have completed your home health aide training, you may still be required by some home health agencies to complete an evaluation.  This shows the agency that you are competent in the skills that are needed to do the job
Moraine Valley Community College
9000 W. College Parkway
Palos Hills IL,   60465

City College of Chicago
1900 W. Van Buren St
Chicago,IL  60612
(312) 850-7000

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