4CNAs The Online Magazine
for Certified Nursing Assistants
The world may think you are only one person--But to one person, you may be their world.
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