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Home Health Aide
Home health aides receive certification from the California Department of Public Health.

California Home Health Aide Requirements:
  • Must have prior certification as a CNA
  • Fingerprint cards and background checks are required prior to completion of the training program
  • Tuberculosis skin test can be administered by a public health nurse

Nursing assistants are required to have a minimum of 120 hours of training split between classroom and clinical skills. Home health aides are required to have prior certification as a CNA and complete an additional 40 hours of training.

California Home Health Aide Training