Certified Nursing Assistant


Non-discrimination Clause

The Beck School of Practical Nursing and Career Center of Southern Illinois provides equal employment opportunities for all persons and equal educational opportunities for all students, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender expression, age, ancestry, sexual orientation, military status, physical or mental handicap or disability, or other characteristic protected by law, in any of its activities or operations.  These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of students, volunteers and vendors, and provision of services.  We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, students, volunteers, subcontractors, and vendors. 


Step 1
Step 2
  • After completing the application you must call Cretia and schedule an orientation session. You will need to bring the following items:
    • $75 Deposit
    • Driver's License
    • Social Security Card
Print the following forms and bring them to your CNA orientation as their significance will be discussed.

2018 CNA Class and Clinical Schedules

2018  CNA Class Schedules
July 3-August 16
October 16-Dec. 6
ADULT CNA Class Information

The Beck Certified Nurse Aide class is approximately every 9 - 10 weeks.   Class Days will vary from class to class, Please see class Schedules to for more specific information.  

 BUDGET SUMMARY 2015 - 2016:   Subject to change based on IDPH requirements.

         Tuition:  $725.00
    Textbooks:    $75.00
SUPPLIES : Estimated cost - Not supplied by CCSI 

   Uniforms  (Solid Grey)                           $50.00
   Shoes       (solid Color, close toe & heal)  $55.00
  Watch       (With a second hand)                  $30.00


                 Finger Printing     $35.00
                State Exam Fee     $65.00

The Beck CNA program is open to all students who meet admission requirements and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

Upon completion of the program students are eligible to sit the Certified Nurses Assistant Exam to obtain CNA Licensure in the State of Illinois.   The decision to write the exam rests solely with the Illinois Department of Public Health.  Successful completion of the program does not guarantee eligibility to sit the CNA exam.  We will register and confirm your eligibility to take the Nurse Aide Competency Exam. The student is required to schedule and pay for the examination.

CNA Exam Payment and Registration Instructions

Online Examination Instructions

State of Illinois CNA Requirements


See Scholarship information on the STUDENT SERVICES page.

EPIC Program Information links

This program is designed to provide individuals who are receiving SNAP benefits with training assistance. 

FCRCs may contact the EPIC Project Manager:

Deidre Wesley deidre.wesley@illinois.gov

For questions regarding the EPIC pilot.  Policy specific questions should continue to be sent to:


ST. CLAIR COUNTY         277-6790

RANDOLPH COUNTY      826-4709

CLINTON COUNTY          594-4520

MONROE COUNTY             939-3332

WASHINGTON CO.           327-4191

   Illinois Worknet Info.