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
- Miller Motte
- Blue Cliff College
- Daymar College
- Florida Career College
- Ultimate Medical Academy
- Ayers Career College
- Southern Technical College
- Delta Technical College
- Dawn Career Institute
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.”