In addition to this, at least one of the following must be met by a prospective HHA:
Completed successfully a program for general nursing which prepares for RN licensure
Complete nurse’s aide program that is approved by the VA Board of Nursing
Be certified as a nurse’s aide within the state of Virginia
Be enrolled in a program for nursing education for becoming a registered nursing or practical nursing and have satisfactorily completed the clinical training portion
They must have completed an evaluation program which meets 42 CRF 484.36 (b)
Individuals must have completed the proper training which utilizes the text “Personal Care Aide Training Curriculum”
Furthermore, to work for a home health agency that is Medicare-certified, federal regulations demand that individuals take at least 75 total hours of health care education or training.
It further states that at the very least 16 hours must be in practical or clinical applications and supervised. For each 12 month period of health care employment individuals must seek 12 more hours of continued training.
Below we list a few places in Virginia for HHA/PCA training: