Program Information

Capital Area Career Center

Adult Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Class

Date for the next Adult CNA Program: January 09, 2024

  • Our program is approved through the Illinois Department of Public Health.
  • Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • The class fee is $1,100.00 payable at the time of registration online. This fee covers tuition, textbooks, and CPR certification. 
  • Students must provide a High School diploma or GED.
  • COVID vaccination is required for the clinical site. You must be fully vaccinated (2 weeks after the last vaccine) prior to clinical. No exceptions.
  • Influenza vaccination is required.

Before the first day of class

  • Bring  original Social Security card to Capital Area Career Center prior to the first day of class.
  • Go to IDenti-Check, Inc. at 525 E Washington Street, Springfield. Call for an appointment at 217-753-4311 and ask about parking.
    • Obtain a criminal background check. This is a fingerprint-based criminal history record check. The cost is $30.00, which is paid by you.  This is a 2-step process.  Complete the Health Care Worker Background Check form and return it to Angie Thompson.  She will then give you a Livescan form in order to have the check performed.  Identi-check’s office hours are 8-4:30. Be sure to take your photo ID. This is mandatory for you to work as a CNA.*  
    • Obtain a 10-panel drug screen. The cost is $36.00, which is paid by you. You must submit the authorization form to Identi-check for results to be sent to the school.
  • Get a 2-step TB skin test done.  You may go to the Illinois Department of Public Health TB Clinic at 2833 South Grand Ave, Springfield. The cost is $30, which is paid by you. You may get the test done at your doctor’s office. Email results to
  • Obtain your immunization records:  Hepatitis B (series of 3), MMR, Varicella, & TDAP
  • Purchase your uniform consisting of a royal blue scrub shirt and pants as well as white leather or vinyl tennis shoes. These are required to be worn for every class.
  • Attendance is required at all classroom and clinical times.
  • For successful completion: 77% in classroom, 77% on final exam, CPR certification, pass the 21 mandated skills, and pass the clinical rotation.
  • Successful completion of this class qualifies the student to take the Illinois State CNA Competency examination.
  • CNA state exam fee of $85.00 will be paid by you at the completion of the class.
  • No refunds will be given once the class has started.
  • Questions: Please call Angie @ 217-585-1215 (ext. 201).


Capital Area Career Center

2201 Toronto Road

Springfield IL 62712

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Fall 2023 Schedule

All Theory is held at CACC’s campus from

5:00 p.m.-9:15 p.m.

Clinical Rotations will be at St. John’s Hospital from

5:00 p.m.- 9:15 p.m.


Theory Schedule

Clinical Schedule

Tuesday, Sept 5

Clinical Begins Wednesday, Oct 25

Wednesday, Sept 6

Thursday, Oct 26

Thursday, Sept 7

Tuesday, Oct 31

Tuesday, Sept 12

Wednesday, Nov 1

Wednesday, Sept 13

Thursday, Nov 2

Thursday, Sept 14

Tuesday, Nov 7

Tuesday, Sept 19

Wednesday, Nov 8

Wednesday, Sept 20 

Thursday, Nov 9

Thursday, Sept 21

Tuesday, Nov 14

Tuesday, Sept 26

Wednesday, Nov 15       

Wednesday, Sept 27       Mid-Term

Thursday, Nov 16        Last Day of Clinical

Thursday, Sept 28

Tuesday, Oct 3

Wednesday, Oct 4


Thursday, Oct 5             

Tuesday, Oct 10

Wednesday, Oct 11

Thursday, Oct 12

Tuesday, Oct 17

Wednesday, Oct 18     

Thursday, Oct 19              FINAL EXAM      

Tuesday, Oct 24              Make up day



Spring 2024 Schedule – Starts March 05, 2024 

All Theory is held at CACC’s campus from

5:00 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.

Clinical rotations will be held off campus at (TBD) from

5:00 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.



Tuesday, March 5 Wednesday, March 6 Thursday, March 7
Tuesday, March 12 Wednesday, March 13 Thursday, March 14
Tuesday, March 19 Wednesday, March 20 Thursday, March 21

Tuesday, March 26

No Class

Wednesday, March 27

No Class

Thursday, March 28

No Class

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Wednesday, April 3


Thursday, April 4
Tuesday, April 9  Wednesday, April 10 Thursday, April 11
Tuesday, April 16 Wednesday, April 17 Thursday, April 18
Tuesday, April 23 Wednesday, April 24

Thursday, April 25

Final Exam

Tuesday, April 30

Makeup day


Wednesday, May 1

Clinical begins

Thursday, May 2
Tuesday, May 7 Wednesday, May 8 Thursday, May 9
Tuesday, May 14 Wednesday, May 15 Thursday, May 16
Tuesday, May 21

Wednesday, May 22

Last day of clinical

Thursday, May 23