IHHC Online Academy

The IHHC Online Academy is a free benefit to all employees with your paid membership to IHHC that offers over 100 online training courses in the following categories:

Specialized Trainings Available

  1. Eight Hour Training available for NEW Home Service Workers in Illinois
  2. Annual Review Training for Home Service Workers in Illinois

Additional Courses Available in the Follow Categories:

  • Home Health Aide/Nursing Assistant Training Curriculum
  • Paraprofessional Health Continuing Education
  • Professional Health Continuing Education
  • Medical Coding - Human Diseases
  • Medical Coding
  • Reducing Re-Hospitalization of Older Adults
  • Therapy Continuing Education
  • Personal Care Worker Training Curriculum
  • End of Life Care (Hospice) Paraprofessional and Volunteer
  • End of Life Care (Hospice) Professional

For a full listing, please click here. (IL-Library at a Glance 2015 document)

For technical support, please call RCTC at 1-877-396-6261.

Home Services Workers:

Get your eight hours of training online!

The 11 courses in the Eight-Hour Training for New Home Services Workers in Illinois provide eight hours of total online training. This helps meet the requirements for Section 245.71 Qualifications and Requirements for Home Services Workers, available here. However, hands-on demonstrations from a qualified individual may be necessary before home services workers provide certain services for clients, including tasks such as, personal care, transferring, adaptive equipment use, emergency procedures and other tasks required by the supervisor. Staffing and staff responsibilities definitions for home services workers are available here under section c).

Home Health Aides, Nursing Assistants, Health and Hospice Paraprofessionals, Personal Care Workers and Hospice Volunteers:

Choose the courses that apply to you, complete the quizzes and print your certificate.

RNs and LPNs:

IHHC Online Academy Professional course content meets the requirements for contact hours for the state of Illinois through Rochester Community and Technical College in Rochester, Minnesota. The professional courses are approved by the Wisconsin Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Getting Started

It's easy, just follow the steps below.

  1. Get your username and password from your supervisor or education coordinator.
  2. Download the Student Guide below or click here to go to the "Getting Started" webpage.
  3. Login below.
  4. Click on Eight-Hour Training for New Home Services Workers in Illinois for Home Services Workers, or click on the Course of your choice for Home Health Aides, Nursing Assistants, Health and Hospice Paraprofessionals, Personal Care Workers, Hospice Volunteers and Professionals.

Each course includes a quiz that must be passed by 70%, but can be taken as many times as necessary. After completion of each quiz, you can print a certificate to keep for your records. Also, you do not have to take an entire course at one time. You can save your work! Then, you can continue where you left off anytime you want. The computer will keep track of each course you've completed.

Student Guide
(Adobe PDF File)

Education Coordinators

Please review the Student Guide and view the short demo as you will be instructing your employees on how to enroll in courses, complete quizzes and print out certificates.  Download the Library At A Glance below to view the course list. If you need logins for your employees, email your employee(s)' names to Jeannine Harlow. Your usernames and passwords will be sent back to you as soon as possible. Please allow 48 hours for processing.

If an employee is no longer employed with your organization, please email Jeannine Harlow in order to terminate the username and password. This is necessary because usernames and passwords are unique to each individual and organization and cannot be transferred or recycled.

If you have other questions, please contact Jeannine Harlow via email or phone at 217-753-4422.