75 Hours Basic Home Care Aide Training
(Initiative 1163)

75 hours of basic training is required for all new caregivers. After completing, students need to pass their State exam (written & skills testing) to achieve their Home Care Aide Certified (HCA-C) credential. Students may choose to do all hours on-location, or a hybrid of online & on-location training. The 75 hours involves 3 types of training which can be taken in any order:

5 Hours of Orientation & Safety Training
  • Offered online only 
  • Covers basic knowledge & safety practices
  • Caregivers must complete this course before working with a client
30 Hours of Population Specific Training
  • Topics Include: Dementia, Mental Health, Stroke, TBI, Heart Disease, etc.
  • Can be taken completely online
  • Can also be taken on-site
40 Hours of Core Basic Training
  • 5 day on-site training offered once a month at each location
  • Includes Instructor lecture, group-work, and hands-on skills practice in our innovative skills lab
  • The certification testing process is gone over in this course