Does my job count towards renewing my CNA certification?

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asked in Work by Lorene Walper
Will my DSP job count as work to hold my CNA license? I would like to know if this work can be documented as CNA work. I have had my CPR card, first aid card, also hold a CPI card and have had background checks done yearly at this job. I do all the 21 skill performance on a daily basis. I got my license in April of 2006 and I have been at this job preforming the 21 skills since 2004.  My pay is 13.50 hour. What do I need to document for this job so that it can count towards my CNA?

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answered by Abby Langlois

It seems to me that your work qualifies for renewal but you should verify this by contacting the Illinois Health Care Worker Registry by e-mail at or by calling the registry’s help desk at 217-785-5133.

In Illinois, a CNA will lose their status of certification if he or she goes for a continuous period of 24 consecutive months after his or her last competency evaluation during none of which the individual provided nursing or nursing-related services for monetary compensation. If the CNA continuously works providing nursing-related services for money, the individual continues to retain the CNA certification no matter how many years the individual works.