Rock Valley College

Healthcare - CNA Recertification

CNA Recertification Courses with CCE

For Current CNAs

(.5 Credit) If you have not been employed as a CNA for a continuous 24 months, then you may be eligible to recertify.

Eligibility to Recertify:

PRIOR to registering for class these steps MUST be followed: (This is a Southern Illinois University website and the class is through Rock Valley College.)

  1. Complete the online form
  2. AFTER completing online form call (877) 262-9259 and provide name and Social Security number.
    • Upon completion of a search of the Registry by SIU to verify your eligibility to recertify, you will receive an email from SIU containing a letter, a performance skills book, the manual skills form and instructional page on how to use the online registration program.
  3. Register for recertification class with Rock Valley College Continuing Education Office
    • REGISTER ONLINE ONLY! Course code: NRS 031
    • Email a copy of your recertification letter from SIU to Yvonne Busker at - If Yvonne does not have a copy of your letter, prior to class, you will be dropped from the class.

IDPH requires participants to have a valid finger print criminal background check prior to taking this class, referred to as a FEE APP. For verification of FEE APP, please call, (815) 921-3905, Continuing Education Manager.

You may NOT register to test until after completing the recertification class (additional fee of $75). Test information will be provided in class. Online and virtual testing options available.


  • Negative COVID-19 test within five (5) of class (CVS N. 2nd St. in Machesney Park. Register online – Answer yes to: 
        -Do you work in health care?
        -Do you work in a special setting where the risk of COVID-19 transmission may be high? (This includes long-term care facilities; homeless shelters; assisted-living facilities and group homes
  • Flu shot required for classes in October through March
  • Face mask required
  • Face shield required for clinical (provided if needed)

1st Class: Classroom/Theory
2nd Class: Off-site clinical for multi-skills evaluation. Must attend both!

Current Term (Spring 2021)

Sec. Date/Location Avail.
Recertification for CNA's
4/14/21 - 4/14/21
Wed 3:00pm-7:00pm HSC 2206
Recertification for CNA's
5/26/21 - 5/27/21
Wed 3:00pm-7:00pm HSC 2206
All Available
Thur 3:00pm-7:00pm HOSP 100

Disclaimer: Course availability is updated often but not in real-time. Availability indicated on this page does not guarantee you a seat in the class. View live availability data when registering in Online Services.