Understand training requirements for New York

Agency license types in this state

  • Licensed Home Care Agencies
  • Certified Home Health Agencies
  • Hospice

Caregiving roles in New York?

  • PCAs
  • HHAs

Number of hours to meet the requirement for onboarding training

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

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.

What do you need to know about caregiver training requirements?

Caregiver training requirements are determined by the care setting in which they work.
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.
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

Which classes meet the requirements?

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.

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.

CNA CE

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

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