Understand training requirements for Arizona

Caregiving roles in Arizona

  • Direct Care Workers (DCW)
  • Home Health Aides (HHAs)
  • Certified Nurse Aides (CNAs)

Number of hours to meet the requirement for initial onboarding training

  • Direct Care Workers (DCW) – approved training in specific topics
  • Home Health Aides (HHAs) – 75 hours
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNAs) – 120 hours

Number of hours to meet the requirement for annual training

  • Direct Care Workers (DCW) – 6 hours
  • Home Health Aides (HHAs) – 12 hours
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNAs) – no annual training requirement specific topics

Caregivers can get the following training through CareAcademy

  • Direct Care Workers (DCWs) need to take approved training in specific topics with an approved instructor and 6 hours of training annually. CareAcademy offers curriculum for the initial training to be used by approved training programs and offers annual training.
  • Home Health Aides (HHAs) need 75 hours and 12 hours of training annually which CareAcademy can offer.
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNAs) are not required to take annual training. CareAcademy recommends CNAs take 12 hours annually for best practices which CareAcademy offers.

What do you need to know about caregiver training requirements?

Caregiver training requirements are determined by the care setting in which they work. Care settings in Texas are required to be licensed. The different Agency license types in Texas include:
Home Care Agencies

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