John Wood Community College will offer a two-week non-credit recertification course for Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) at its Quincy Campus starting Monday, Sept. 24. The course will include both four classroom days and one clinical in which a manual skills test will be completed.

The CNA recertification program is for students that have previously been deemed competent as a CNA but have a period of 24 consecutive months that the individual has not provided nursing or nursing-related services for pay and has lost approved certification. To meet the Illinois Department of Public Health requirements, students must pass both a manual skills test and the written competency test. Once the course has been successfully completed and the manual skills test successfully passed, the student is placed on the Nurse Aide State Registry, and can sit for the written competency exam.

Students needing recertification must complete the JWCC non-credit class registration form. The approximate total of tuition and fees for the program is $300, which does not include preparation costs including update of any health requirements or criminal background checks.

For more information contact the JWCC Health Sciences Department at 217-641-4551 or email