HHA State Requirements

For individuals looking to receive home health aide training, there are federal regulations that  require Medicare certified agencies to employ people who are trained and evaluated through programs provided by their state. These programs consist of at least 75 hours of training including, at least 16 hours of supervised practical or clinical training and 12 hours of continuing education per a 12 month period

Federal regulations also list the subject areas and skills to be taught, outline the qualifications for approved trainers and define the competency evaluation process. Below is a summary by state of the regulation requirements:

Florida

Minimum Training Hours
75

Minimum Clinical Hours
16

Citations for HHA Training Requirements
Florida Administrative Code, Rule Chapter 59A-8.0095

North Carolina

Minimum Training Hours
75

Minimum Clinical Hours
16

Citations for HHA Training Requirements
Division of Medical Assistance, Medicaid Clinical Coverage Policies and Provider Manuals, Clinical Coverage Policy No.: 3A (6.2)

Arizona

Minimum Training Hours
75

Minimum Clinical Hours
16

Citations for HHA Training Requirements
Arizona Revised Statutes, Title 36, Article 2, 36.2939 (B.2.a)

California

Minimum Training Hours
75

Minimum Clinical Hours
20

Citations for HHA Training Requirements
California Code of Regulations, Title 22, Division 5, Chapter 6, 74747

Virginia

Minimum Training Hours
75

Minimum Clinical Hours
16

Citations for HHA Training Requirements
Virginia Administrative Code, Title 12, Agency 30, Chapter 50, Section 160