Understand Training Requirements for New York

  • Agency license types in this state

    Licensed Home Care Agencies, Certified Home Health Agencies, Hospice

  • What are we calling caregivers in this state?

    PCAs, HHAs

  • Number of hours to meet the requirement for onboarding training

    PCAs: 40 hours
    HHAs: 75 hours
    CNA: 4 hours every three years

Summary of requirements 

  • PCAs: PCAs must complete a topic-specific 40-hour training program approved by the DOH
  • HHAs: HHAs must complete a 75-hour training program with 16 hours of hands-on skills training through an approved Home Health Aide Training Program approved by the NY Department of Health or the NY State Education Department.

The training curriculum provided by the state includes:

  • Home Care Core Curriculum – 40 hours (all classroom)
  • Health-Related Task Curriculum – 35 hours (19 hours classroom plus 16 hours of supervised practical training). At a minimum, fifty percent (50%) of each trainee’s supervised practical training must be provided in a patient care setting. See page 4 of the Guide for further information.

Topics that must be covered are addressed in the Training Program Application:

  • New York now allows already approved agencies to submit for approval to offer live, virtual training with digital enhancements for HHA and PCA training programs.

Important to know

Licensing Authorities

  • PCA: New York Department of Health
  • HHA: New York Department of Health or the New York State Education Department

What classes meet the requirement?

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PCA

  • PCA initial: CareAcademy does offer curriculum enhancements. Although the standardized state curriculum must be offered without modification, NY has recently allowed enhancement for virtual and distance learning as a result of the pandemic.
  • PCA CE: CareAcademy has an entire class library with dozens of class options from which to choose! Please review the CareAcademy full class list for a complete set of options to customize your caregiver’s annual training to address competencies and client-specific conditions.
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HHA

  • HHA initial: CareAcademy does offer curriculum enhancements. Although the standardized state curriculum must be offered without modification, NY has recently allowed enhancement for virtual and distance learning as a result of the pandemic.
  • HHA CE: CareAcademy has an entire class library with dozens of class options from which to choose! Please review the CareAcademy full class list for a complete set of options to customize your caregiver’s annual training to address competencies and client-specific conditions.
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CNA CE

  • CareAcademy offers Wild Iris ANCC accredited nurse CE to help meet the triennial training requirements for nurses in New York.

Approvals

CareAcademy supports

CareAcademy has supported VNSNY in attaining HHATP approval and offers dozens of digital enhancements to help already approved agency training programs submit for and meet virtual training requirements.

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