certification

State of Alaska (AK)

by admin on July 4, 2019

Requirements for CNA and HHA Certification Alaska demands that employers require minimum standards for HHAs as described below. A Home Health Aide can work in Alaska in private homes as well as long term institutions without being certified. However, the HHA must undergo training and competency tests as described below to become licensed and able […]

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State of Georgia (GA)

by admin on July 4, 2019

Requirements for CNA and HHA Certification It’s all about CNAs in Georgia, and the regulations seem to be less stringent than in other states. Further, Georgia seems to depend on accredited employers (Home Health Care agencies, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and other) for what the aide has to do. Example: it is stipulated that […]

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State of Maine (ME)

by admin on July 4, 2019

Requirements for CNA and HHA Certification Maine has the distinction of requiring more training hours than any other state to qualify to sit for the CNA exam. Further, you cannot be hired if you are not in good standing on Maine’s Nurse Aide Registry. You can obtain a temporary permit to work at a long […]

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State of Minnesota (MN)

by admin on July 4, 2019

Requirements for CNA and HHA Certification Non-licensed HHAs are permitted to work in private homes in MN. They typically get hired by non-medical home care agencies and are given these types of assignments. An HHA who gets licensed (i.e. who completes the state-accredited training course) may work in Medicare or Medicaid reimbursed skilled nursing environments […]

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State of New Mexico (NM)

by admin on July 4, 2019

Requirements for CNA and HHA Certification Like the State of Michigan and a few other states, New Mexico’s Human Services Department (HSD) has contracted the firm of Prometric to oversee its Nurse Aide Competency Evaluation Program (NACEP) testing and the nurse aide registry. Thus Prometric acts for the state and sets the exams that nursing […]

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Requirements for CNA and HHA Certification The roles of the Department of Health (DOH) and Dept. of Social and Health Services (DSHS) and Aging and Disability Services overlap in the State of Washington (WA). For practical purposes, and unless Medicare and Medicaid are involved, CNAs are regulated and licensed by the Department of Health. CNAs […]

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Requirements for CNA and HHA Certification   In Wyoming, the monitoring department for CNA licensing is the Wyoming State Board of Nursing (WSBN), while the Healthcare Licensing and Surveys (HLS) division regulates the Nurse Aide Registry. For a CNA to work in a long term care facility, she must be listed in good standing on […]

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Requirements for CNA and HHA Certification   It’s all about CNAs in Wisconsin, HHAs featuring nowhere in the certification programs. As in several other states, the HHA is an entry-level aide who can work privately with families or at non-medical home care agencies in the capacity of a homemaker or companion, i.e. with no hands-on […]

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Requirements for CNA and HHA Certification   In West Virginia, the Nurse Aide Registry is monitored by the Division of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The state-certified CNA certificate is the most basic of licensing certificates given. All nursing assistants must be certified in order to work. The HHA license is not evident in the […]

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Requirements for CNA and HHA Certification   Virginia is a CNA-oriented state. There doesn’t seem to be much specified for HHAs who can work as homemakers/companions if they have one year’s paid experience looking after a non-relative. It must therefore be assumed that HHAs can work in private homes at the discretion of the employer, […]

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