Professional Senior Caregiver Training Requirements

Caregiverlist State-By-State Senior Caregiver Training Guide

Professional senior care in the home has grown exponentially in the last decade as seniors are living longer and prefer to remain in their home. More states are passing guidelines for standard caregiver training to maintain quality care and safeguards for seniors. Caregiverlist provides a 8-hour online training certification meeting the requirements for 35 states.

Caregiverlist’s Caregiver Training Guide for Senior Caregivers provides the requirements for training for professional caregivers in each state. The Department of Health in each state regulates the training and audits companies for compliance. As of September, 2012, no professional caregiver training is required by law in 32 states although most senior care companies still require a minimum of 8 to 10 hours of training before staffing a new caregiver.

States requiring caregiver training: 18

Illinois, New York and Virginia require 10 hours or less of caregiver training

States requiring 40 hours or more for caregiver training: 12 states

States requiring the most training: Delaware, Nebraska, New Jersey, Oklahoma, and Washington all require at least 75 hours of training.

Special requirements: Caregivers in Washington state may become a C.N.A by completing only 10 more training hours than it would take to become a Certified Caregiver (85 hours to be a CNA, 75 hours of training to be a professional caregiver). Nevada does not have a specified number of required caregiver training hours, but instead requires training in 16 subjects to become a certified caregiver.

You may become a companion caregiver with only personal care experience and apply for a companion caregiver or C.N.A. job near you in Caregiverlist’s Caregiver Career Center.

Review Caregiver Training Requirements in Your State Below

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