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The steps to become a Home Health Aide in Illinois are more simple than you may think! We cover it below and more. From the crazy expected growth and demand for allied health workers across Illinois to the specific demand and growth for HHAs in the state of Illinois, we get in to the deep details. Cities in Illinois that will see most of the new openings for HHA jobs are Chicago, Springfield, Aurora, Rockford, Joliet, Naperville, Peoria, Elgin, Waukegan, Cicero, Champaign, Bloomington, Decatur, Arlington Heights, Evanston, Schaumburg and Bolingbrook.

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How to Become a HHA in Illinois

Our guide on home health aides covers all the job description details. But, if you want to see Illinois specific details, just keep on perusing the article and we will break it all down for you!

What’s the Process for Becoming a Home Health Aide in Illinois?

In the section below we take a more detailed look at the required steps for becoming a HHA in Illinois.

Step 1 – Complete your high school diploma or GED

The first step to enrollment in to HHA training in Illinois is to have your HS diploma or your GED equivalent.

Step 2: Sign-up for a state-accredited Home Health Aide program

If you are an Illinois employer of home health aides and personal care aides and you receive Medicare or Medicaid from their customers, you must only hire certified HHAs and PCAs in order to qualify for the government assistance.

Accredited Home Health Aide Classes in Illinois

Beck Area Career Center
8 week program for $800.00
6137 Beck RD, Red Bud, IL 62278

Career Training Center of Chicago
5 week program for $800.00
3525 N. Peterson, Chicago, IL 60659

City Colleges of Chicago, Malcolm X
1900 W. Van Buren St, Chicago, IL 60612

Chicago Community Learning Center
8 week program for $1,600.00
4753 N. Broadway, Suite 602, Chicago, IL 60640

Esther’s Home Health Services
6 week program for $800.00
Address; 14930 S. Cicero Ave, Suite 1B, Oak Forest, IL 60452

Five County Regional Adult Education Program
10 week program for $100.00
1102 West 10th Street, Metropolis, IL 62960

Healthcare Inservices Inc.
8 week program for $950.00
450 E 22nd Street , STE 161, Lombard, IL 60148

Hugs Inc.
6 week program for $700.00
19112 Burnham, Lansing, IL 60438

Moraine Valley Community College
10 week program for $1,000.00
Ad9dress: 000 College Drive, Palos Hills, IL 60465-0937

Northwestern Institute of Health and Technology
6 week program for $1,000.00
4641 N. ASHLAND AVE, Chicago , IL 60640

Prairie State College
8 week program for $2,000.00
202 South Halsted Street, Chicago Heights, IL 60411

Phalnax Family Services
1201 W. 115th Street, Chicago, IL 60643

South Suburban College
8 week program for $1,299.00
15800 S State St., South Holland, IL 60473

Solex College
8 week program for $1,000.00
350 E. Dundee Rd., Ste 200, Wheeling, IL 60090

Triton College
12 week program for $600.00
Addess: 2000 N. Fifth Avenue, River Grove, IL 60171

Truman College
10 week program for $1,260.00
1145 West Wilson Avenue
Chicago, IL 60640

Wilbur Wright College
10 week program for $600.00
4300 N Narragansett Ave, Chicago, IL 60634

Step 3: Graduate from your Home Health Aide class and any state-mandated hands-on training hrs

In the state of Illinois all home health aide candidates are required to train for 120 classroom hours and 40 clinical hours before being eligible to take the Illinois Home Health Aide certification test.

Step 4: Take and pass the Illinois HHA certification test

Passing the certification exam in Illinois for home care aides and personal care aides is the final step in the process for becoming a home health aide in Illinois.

Outlook for Home Health Aide pay in Illinois

There is also a great need for Home Health Aides in Illinois with predicting a 26% increase in brand-new jobs in Illinois through the year 2026. Directly below is a much deeper break down of HHA pay in Illinois by area in Illinois. If you live in and around Chicago, Springfield, Aurora, Rockford, Joliet, Naperville, Peoria, Elgin, Waukegan, Cicero, Champaign, Bloomington, Decatur, Arlington Heights, Evanston, Schaumburg and Bolingbrook you can expect to see much of the new job opportunities.

LocationPay TypeLowMedianHigh
United StatesHourly$8.65$10.87$14.72
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL MSAHourly$9.55$11.65$17.88
Peoria, IL MSAHourly$9.34$11.59$15.77
Rockford, IL MSAHourly$9.67$11.36$19.33
Champaign-Urbana, IL MSAHourly$9.91$11.28$14.47
West Central Illinois BOSHourly$9.34$11.18$14.61
Springfield, IL MSAHourly$9.80$10.96$12.34
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan DivisionHourly$9.65$10.94$13.67
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan DivisionHourly$9.26$10.87$13.97
Kankakee-Bradley, IL MSAHourly$9.73$10.84$11.97
St. Louis, MO-IL MSAHourly$9.16$10.83$13.16
East Central Illinois BOSHourly$9.05$10.70$15.46
Northwest Illinois BOSHourly$8.89$10.44$13.84
Decatur, IL MSAHourly$8.82$10.41$13.59
South Illinois BOSHourly$8.80$9.89$15.00
Cape Girardeau-Jackson, MO-IL MSAHourly$8.24$9.77$12.12

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