Oct. 2021 – Become a Paid Personal Assistant


« All Events

Oct. 2021 – Become a Paid Personal Assistant

October 14 @ 10:00 AM 12:30 PM

Become a Personal Assistant

Access Living provides training for people interested in becoming a paid Personal Assistant for people with disabilities. These trainings are open to members of the public as well as the family members of people with disabilities. If you provide care for a loved one with a disability you may qualify for wages by becoming a registered PA!

About the Program:

  • Our program is for training only. We are not a personal assistant hiring agency.
  • PAs are hired directly by a person with disabilities, not by Access Living. This means you will be employed directly by the person you’re hired to support.
  • In many cases, the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS/IDRS) serves as the fiscal agent, which means that they will pay you. Access Living is not responsible for payment or regulation of payment.

Please bring the following items to your training session:

  1. Photo ID (Driver’s License or State ID)
  2. Social Security Card
  3. Resume and three professional references
  4. Certified Nursing Assistant Certificate (if applicable)

Learn more about Access Living PA trainings and database here.

Schedule Your Training:


Tim Granzow

PA Training Coordinator


(312) 640-2193

If you would like to be scheduled for a training, contact a Personal Assistant Training Coordinator.

**PLEASE NOTE: Location of each training is TBD based on any new or changed COVID-19 restrictions. PLEASE CONFIRM TRAINING LOCATION WITH THE PA TRAINING COORDINATOR AHEAD OF TIME.**