I. Job Outlook:
II. Job Requirements/Prerequisites:
III. Education/Training Resources:
IV. Getting A Job:
Intellectual - basic
Intellectual - specialized
Skill Maintenance Requirement
Moderate. In order to keep your certificate current, you must spend 48 hours in training every two years. This can take the form of one 3-unit class, or free training that is often provided at healthcare facilities for its employees.
While a High School diploma is typically not necessary, a Home Health Aide (HHA) Certificate is. And one must typically earn a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Certificate prior to the HHA Certificate. Red Cross delivers the final exams for these certificates on many campuses.
To obtain a complete list of training providers for Home Health Aides in California, refer to the State Training Inventory (STI) website:
The above website will provide a list of the relevant training providers along with their addresses and telephone numbers.
The next section in this career guide ("Bay Area Education/Training Resources") provides detailed information on some of these training programs.
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