Home Health Aide Certification Programs


Find home health aide and personal care aide certification training classes at accredited local medical trade schools and online technical colleges. Use the program search application to find a local school or online health aide program near you.

How to Become a Home Health Aide

  • Get your high school diploma or GED.
  • Your educational requirements will depend on your employer. Medicaid and Medicare funded organizations will have you complete formal training. Many private companies will give you training right on the job.
  • If your employer wants you to have a certificate, many community colleges and trade schools offer these programs. They last about one semester.
  • Consider getting your certification from the National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC). Seventy-five hours of training and passing a written exam are the requirements.[ref]

Colleges with Health Aide Courses

Salary Info: “The median annual wage for home health aides was $23,210 in May 2017… The lowest 10 percent earned less than $18,450, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $31,260.”

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