REFRESHER PROGRAM INFORMATION
WHO & WHY:
BNATP instructors are required to complete the Train the Trainer (TTT) Online Refresher Program and the Approved Evaluator (AE) Skills Refresher Program every five years in accordance with Illinois Administrative Code 77, Section 395.160 (a)(5). Participants must be approved to teach theory, clinical and Alzheimer’s content and be an Approved Evaluator prior to registering for refresher courses.
Those BNATP instructors who have NOT completed the required refreshers are considered INACTIVE as of December 31 of the year due to refresh. If an instructor, due to refresh, does not complete the process during the YEAR they are due, that instructor will need to complete an initial Train the Trainer Program, including the Approved Evaluator Workshop, in its entirety.
NOTE: Any BNATP instruction provided by an INACTIVE instructor must be repeated by an ACTIVE BNATP instructor.
ARE YOU DUE TO REFRESH?
Determining when you are due to refresh is based on the YEAR not the MONTH & YEAR of either initial BNATP instructor approval or latest completion of TTT & AE Skills Refresher Programs. If you are unsure of your initial approval date or latest refresher date, contact IDPH at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Examples: Approval date of Jan. 24, 2014 — Due to refresh in 2019
Approval date of Aug. 14, 2015 — Due to refresh in 2020
Approval date of Mar. 18, 2016 – Due to refresh in 2021
Refresher scheduling is consistent year to year. Both the TTT Refresher Program and the AE Skills Refresher Program must be completed to remain as an ACTIVE BNATP instructor.
TTT Online Refresher: Spring Semester – Registration typically begins by late January.
AE Skill Refresher: Summer/Fall Semester – Registration typically begins by mid-June.
More information about course schedules for this year is presented below.
WHAT & WHERE:
The TTT Online Refresher Program is an IDPH approved, non-synchronous, work-at-your-own pace 2-week online course offered at community college locations statewide. This program is entirely online, therefore, location is not a factor. The instructor is available via email or phone to answer any questions.
The AE Skills Refresher Program is an IDPH approved, hands-on session. Participants are required to independently demonstrate competency in the performance of a select number of BNATP skills according to IDPH/CDC standards. Courses are offered at various locations statewide. Seating is limited, therefore, driving to a less conveniently located AE Skills Refresher may be a necessity.
2019 TTT ONLINE REFRESHER COURSE OFFERINGS;
Click on each link for information.
10/07/19 TRAIN THE TRAINER REFRESHER COURSE FOR CNA INSTRUCTORS
2019 AE SKILLS REFRESHER COURSE OFFERINGS;
The Participant Verification Statement(Click to access form) is to be signed and brought to the AE Skills Refresher.
Click on each link for course information/registration forms.
Note: Not all locations have separate Registration forms.
#1 – 08.23.19 – International Career Institute, Lincolnwood, IL
#2 – 09.13.19 – Heartland Community College, Normal, IL
#3 – 09.13.19 – Lincoln Trail College, Robinson, IL
#4 – 10.18.19 – Heartland Community College. Normal, IL
#5 – 11.01.19 – Illinois Valley Community College, Oglesby, IL
#6 – 11.05.19 – Joliet Junior College, Joliet, IL
#7 – 11.08.19 – Illinois Central College, Peoria, IL
#8 – 11.15.19 – Rend Lake College, Mt. Vernon, IL
FYI: The initial REFRESHER PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENTdated 02.2014 can be found at www.nurseaidetesting.com→ Coordinators & Instructors → Forms.