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
Eight Hour Training available for NEW Home Service Workers in Illinois
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
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.
It's easy, just follow the steps below.
Get your username and password from your supervisor or education coordinator.
- Download the Student Guide below or click here to go to the "Getting Started" webpage.
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.