Training Modules

  • Caregiver Job Responsibilities and Protocol
  • Senior Caregiver Job Description
  • Communication Skills
  • CARE PLAN and Care Plan Notes and Activities
  • Personal Care and Toileting
  • Adaptive Equipment for Transfers (Gait Belts and Lifts)
  • Basic Hygiene and Basic Infection Control
  • Maintaining a Clean, Safe and Healthy Environment
  • Basic Personal and Environmental Safety Precautions
  • Emergency Procedures, Including Basic First Aid and Client’s Emergency Preparedness Plan
  • Confidentiality of Client Personal, Financial and Health Information HIPAA
  • Understanding Abuse and Neglect
  • Bonus Section: Stroke Care

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Caregiver Training Requirements By State

Licensed senior home care agencies provide "private-duty" senior care services given by Companion Caregivers, Home Health Aides or Certified Nursing Aides.

Caregiver training requirements for each state are shown below. Purchase a 8-hour or 10-hour online Certified Caregiver Training course meeting the standards recommended by the Professional Association of Caregivers and all states except for Washington and New Jersey.

California is the newest state to require mandatory training of 5 hours prior to working with a client and 5 additional hours each year.

StateTraining HoursSpecial RequirementsHome Care LicensingNon-Medical TraningAdditional
Alabama8Buy TrainingNo licensing requirementsNo training hours required
Alaska8Buy TrainingNo licensing requirements (only business license required)Professional Association of Caregivers Recommends 8 hour Certification CourseCPR, First Aid Training, TB test are required.
Arizona8Buy TrainingLicensure for Home Care Agencies Requires Basic Caregiver Training. DCW Caregivers for Medicaid (ALTECS) Must Have 6 Hours of TrainingProfessional Association of Caregivers Recommends 8 hour Certification Course
Arkansas8Buy TrainingProfessional Association of Caregivers Recommends 8 hour Certification Course
California10Buy Training5 Hours Training Prior to Presence with a Client + 5 Hours Annual TrainingCaregiverlist Basic California Training Meets 10 Hour Requirement
Colorado8Buy TrainingPersonal Care8 Hours
Connecticut8Buy TrainingPersonal Care - Home care agencies not licensed under Dept. of Health but "registered" under Dept. of Consumer Protection, which requires background checks, basic training.Professional Association of Caregivers Recommends 8 hour Certification CourseBackground check required.
Delaware8Buy TrainingPersonal CareProfessional Association of Caregivers Recommends 8 hour Certification Course
District of ColumbiaBuy TrainingPersonal CareProfessional Association of Caregivers Recommends 8 hour Certification Course
Florida8Buy TrainingPersonal CareProfessional Association of Caregivers Recommends 8 hour Certification Course
Georgia8Buy TrainingCompanion/Homemaker, Personal CareProfessional Association of Caregivers Recommends 8 hour Certification Course
Hawaii8Buy TrainingProfessional Association of Caregivers Recommends 8 hour Certification Course
Idaho8Buy TrainingNo training required
Illinois8Buy TrainingHome Services8 hours
Indiana8Buy TrainingCompanion/Homemaker, Personal CareProfessional Association of Caregivers Recommends 8 hour Certification Course
Iowa8Buy TrainingNo license requiredProfessional Association of Caregivers Recommends 8 hour Certification CourseHome care agency provides training.
Kansas8Buy TrainingProfessional Association of Caregivers Recommends 8 hour Certification CourseHome care agency provides training.
Kentucky8Buy TrainingProfessional Association of Caregivers Recommends 8 hour Certification Course
Louisiana8Buy TrainingProfessional Association of Caregivers Recommends 8 hour Certification CourseHome care agency provides training. training details
Maine8Buy TrainingProfessional Association of Caregivers Recommends 8 hour Certification CourseHome care agency provides training.
Maryland8Buy TrainingPersonal CareProfessional Association of Caregivers Recommends 8 hour Certification Course
Massachusetts8Buy TrainingSpecial Business LicenseProfessional Association of Caregivers Recommends 8 hour Certification Course
Michigan8Buy TrainingNo licensing requiredProfessional Association of Caregivers Recommends 8 hour Certification Course
Minnesota8Buy TrainingSpecial Business License, Personal CareProfessional Association of Caregivers Recommends 8 hour Certification Course
Mississippi8Buy TrainingProfessional Association of Caregivers Recommends 8 hour Certification Course
Missouri8Buy TrainingProfessional Association of Caregivers Recommends 8 hour Certification Course
Montana8Buy TrainingProfessional Association of Caregivers Recommends 8 hour Certification Course
Nebraska8Buy TrainingPersonal CareProfessional Association of Caregivers Recommends 8 hour Certification Course16 of the 75 hours must be supervised training
Nevada8Buy TrainingCompanion/Homemaker, Personal CareProfessional Association of Caregivers Recommends 8 hour Certification Course Covering 16 SubjectsNo specified number of required training hours, but training in 16 subjects is required by the state.
New Hampshire8Buy TrainingCompanion/Homemaker, Personal CareProfessional Association of Caregivers Recommends 8 hour Certification CourseHome care agency provides training.
New Jersey76Companion/Homemaker, Personal Care76 hours
New Mexico8Buy TrainingProfessional Association of Caregivers Recommends 8 hour Certification Course
New York8Buy TrainingPersonal CareProfessional Association of Caregivers Recommends 8 hour Certification Course
North Carolina8Buy TrainingPersonal CareProfessional Association of Caregivers Recommends 8 hour Certification Course
North Dakota8Buy TrainingNo training required
Ohio8Buy TrainingNo training required
Oklahoma8Buy TrainingPersonal CareProfessional Association of Caregivers Recommends 8 hour Certification Course
Oregon8Buy TrainingPersonal CareProfessional Association of Caregivers Recommends 8 hour Certification Course
Pennsylvania8Buy TrainingPersonal CareProfessional Association of Caregivers Recommends 8 hour Certification CourseMust be completed within first 3 months of employment
Rhode Island8Buy TrainingPersonal CareProfessional Association of Caregivers Recommends 8 hour Certification Course20 hours in classroom; 5 hours practical
South Carolina8Buy TrainingEstablished - postponed drafting specifics until OctoberProfessional Association of Caregivers Recommends 8 hour Certification Course
South Dakota8Buy TrainingProfessional Association of Caregivers Recommends 8 hour Certification Course
Tennessee8Buy TrainingPersonal CareProfessional Association of Caregivers Recommends 8 hour Certification Course
Texas8Buy TrainingPersonal CareProfessional Association of Caregivers Recommends 8 hour Certification Course
Utah8Buy TrainingCompanion/Homemaker, Personal CareProfessional Association of Caregivers Recommends 8 hour Certification Course
Vermont8Buy TrainingProfessional Association of Caregivers Recommends 8 hour Certification CourseCaregivers must pass a state test as well as a background check and drug test.
Virginia8Buy TrainingPersonal CareProfessional Association of Caregivers Recommends 8 hour Certification Course
Washington7585 hours to become a CNACompanion/Homemaker, Personal Care75 hours before caregiver can be staffed by licensed agency.85 hours to become a CNA
West Virginia8Buy TrainingNo licensing requirementsProfessional Association of Caregivers Recommends 8 hour Certification Course
Wisconsin8Buy TrainingNo licensing requirements for personal careProfessional Association of Caregivers Recommends 8 hour Certification Course
Wyoming8Buy TrainingProfessional Association of Caregivers Recommends 8 hour Certification Course

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