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Home Health Aide Certification and Certificate Programs

Home Health Aide Certification and Certificate Programs

 Each state has its own requirements for home health aide certification. Some states only require that the employing agency be certified, while others require home health aides to pass a certification exam following completion of an educational program. Besides a skills assessment examination, certification may also require a state administered criminal background check. Some states maintain a registry database of certified home health aides that can be accessed by the public


Home Health Aide Training Requirements in MA

Massachusetts does not require a State issued certification, nor is there a State exam required to be eligible to work as a Home Health Aide.  Instead the State recommends national certification through the National Association for Home Care and Hospice. The NAHC requires a 75 hour training course and a competency test before you are eligible to apply for their certification.