Nursing Student Application To Become An Illinois Certified Nurse Aide (Cna) Page 2


State of Illinois
Illinois Department of Public Health
Nursing Student Application to Become an Illinois Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)
I hereby authorize the Illinois Department of Public Health, Department’s designee that trains or tests health care workers, a
staffing agency, or the health care employer to request a fingerprint-based criminal history records check submitted as a fee
applicant inquiry requested by the Department. I further authorize the Illinois State Police (ISP) to release information relative to
the existence or nonexistence of any criminal record which it might have concerning me to the requestor solely to determine my
suitability for employment or continued employment. I further authorize any agency that maintains records relating to me,
including but not limited to the Federal Bureau of Investigation or a local unit of government, to provide same on request to the
ISP or the Department. I certify that the ISP and any agency, including the Department, their employees or officers who furnish
this information shall be held harmless from any and all liability which may be incurred as a result of releasing such information. I
further acknowledge that a health care employer shall not be liable for the failure to hire or retain an applicant or employee who
has been convicted of committing or attempting to commit one or more of the offenses stated in the Health Care Worker
Background Check Act (225 ILCS 46/25).
Have you ever been convicted of a criminal offense, other than a minor traffic violation?
If “yes,” provide the circumstance surrounding each offense (what happened, how many years have passed since the offense, the
individuals involved, your age at the time of the offense, and any other circumstances surrounding the offense) as well as the
state in which you were convicted. If you have been convicted in another state, you must provide information concerning those
convictions or attach the complete results of a criminal history records check from that state. If you have a federal conviction,
you must provide information concerning that conviction or attach the complete results of a criminal history records check from
the Federal Bureau of Investigation. If more space is needed, please attach additional pages. Do not include convictions that
have been expunged, sealed or was a juvenile adjudication.
I certify that the above is true and correct and give my consent for my name to appear on the Department’s Health Care Worker Registry with the
results of my criminal history records check.
As the parent or guardian of the above named individual, who is younger than the age of 17, I give my consent for this named individual to have
a criminal history records check.
Mail this completed form to Illinois Department of Public Health, Health Care Worker Registry, 525 W. Jefferson
St., Fourth Floor, Springfield, IL 62761. The Department will send you a Livescan Request Form by return mail.
You will use the Livescan Request Form to have your fingerprints collected from one of the contracted livescan
If you meet Illinois’ CNA requirements, an application for the written competency test will be mailed to you at the above address
and you will be placed on the Health Care Worker Registry, which is the state’s registry for CNAs. You may view the registry at
Otherwise, you will be sent written notification stating that you do not meet the
requirements. Illinois does not issue any credentials or certificates to CNAs. Incomplete applications will be returned to
the address provided.
Health Care Worker Registry, 525 W. Jefferson St., Fourth Floor, Springfield, IL 62761 • Phone 217-785-5133


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