This site is dedicated to the nursing assistant educators in the State of Illinois.

The functions of the organization shall be to:
  • Identify and analyze issues affecting the practice of CNAs.
  • Promote the quality of basic and continuing education programs for CNAs.
  • Monitor clinical practice issues affecting the direct and indirect patient care activities of CNAs and their impact on educational programming.
  • Provide a forum for the exploration and discussion of problems unique to CNA education.
  • Represent and serve as spokespersons for CNA education.
  • Study and evaluate trends and research in education, nursing, and healthcare.
  • Issue statements of position and recommendation to appropriate government bodies.

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Click the link below for your region to start or renew your CNAEA membership! 

For Northern Region: Enter your information directly at
For Central Region: Central Region Membership Application
For Southern Region: Southern Region Membership Application

Are you eligible for membership?

Membership is open to all IDPH-approved Certified Nursing Assistant Instructors, Program Coordinators, and other individual vested stakeholders. Please email the regional presidents if you have any questions about CNAEA and/or membership.