Required Training To Be A Home Health Aide
In order to be a certified home health aide (HHA), home health aides must complete a training program – usually offered by community colleges, private schools or employees offering jobs in the field such as home health agencies.
Some online HHA training courses may be the right fit for the trainee as well.
Home health aides must complete 16 hours of training before working with patients (also referred to as clients). Agencies who receive Medicaid or Medicare (most agencies!) require 75 hours of training in order to receive home health aide licensure. This is the minimum Federal requirement and many states require additional training.
Because HHA certification requirements vary by state, home health aides may need to satisfy additional requirements if they move out of state.
HHA Training Requirements and Resources!
The U.S. Department of Labor has a fantastic listing of job and labor resources by state; worth a look – expand your knowledge!
Map Source: Individual requirements as published by states.