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The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) is a multiple-choice assessment of basic academic knowledge in reading, mathematics, science, English, and language usage. The objectives assessed on the TEAS exam are those which nurse educators deemed most appropriate and relevant to measure entry level skills and abilities of nursing program applicants. View more information about ATI TEAS® testing.

The Illinois Nurse Aide Competency Exam is 90 minutes in length with 85 questions. This exam was created by Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. 

To register for INACE exam, please visit www.nurseaidetesting.com.

Photo ID is required: Please bring a current government issued photo ID, such as driver’s license, state issued ID or passport.  Plan to arrive 20 minutes before your exam with your photo ID.

Test Preparation

View the Illinois Nurse Aide Competency Exam (CNA) practice test online.

Accommodations

If you have a documented disability or an IEP, you can receive accommodations. If you need accommodations, please visit www.nurseaidetesting.com/testing-accommodations.

Contact

If you have questions regarding the Illinois Nurse Aide Competency Exam (CNA) please contact SIU-C via phone at 

877-262-9259 or email inat@siu.edu

FAQ

View a list of frequently asked questions about the Illinois Nurse Aide Competency Exam (CNA).

State of Illinois certification guidelines for teacher aides/assistants

Title I-funded teacher assistants are required to have one of the following:

  • An associate’s (two-year) degree, or
  • Two years of college completed (60 credit hours), or
  • Demonstrated knowledge, through a formal state or local academic assessment, of reading/language arts, writing and mathematics.
  • High school diploma or GED and the following scores on the ACT Workkeys 
    • Applied Mathematics/Applied Math with a score of 4 or higher. 
    • Workplace Documents with a score of 4 or higher.

By law, any assessment used to certify teacher assistants must be valid, reliable, and documented.

WorkKeys® Proficiency Certificate for teacher assistants

The WorkKeys is a two-hour computer-based exam over two content areas: Work Place Documents and Applied Mathematics.

Test Preparation

ACT WorkKeys test preparation

Costs

$50, check or cash

Format

Testing is done in person by appointment only. Please contact the LLCC Testing Center to schedule.

Assessment to measure foundational skills required for success in the workplace and helps measure the workplace skills that can affect job performance.  

  1. Applied Math: 55 minutes 34 questions
  2. Graphic Literacy: 55 minutes 38 questions
  3. Workplace Documents: 55 minutes 35 questions

Cost

$70, check or cash

Format

Testing is done in person by appointment only. Please contact the LLCC Testing Center to schedule.

Test Prep

View the National Career Readiness Certificate test preperation guide.

Understanding your score report

ACT® WorkKeys® National Career Readiness Certificate® (ACT® WorkKeys® NCRC®) assessments (Applied Math, Workplace Documents, Graphic Literacy) have both Level and Scale Scores. These types of scores indicate an ability to perform more complex skills as the scores increase.

  • Level Scores are often used in hiring and advancements decisions. They are based on ACT WorkKeys job profiles which are a snapshot of the skills needed for a particular job.
  • Scale Scores are used by educators to track growth in skills over time. They aren’t used for hiring or advancement decisions.

View the score report guide online.

The LLCC Testing Center offers a variety of Pearson VUE exams including, but not limited to:

  • Evaluation Systems
  • CompTIA
  • Microsoft
  • TSA 
  • Cisco
  • CDA

Visit Pearson VUE to schedule your exam.

The LLCC Testing Center partners with Meazure Learning to deliver certification exams for various testing programs. 

All registration and payments are handled through Meazure Learning. 

For information about all the exams and how to register, visit Meazure Learning.

Plan to arrive 15 minutes early for check in. Please follow the instructions sent to you by Meazure Learning. 

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