Understand training requirements for Texas

Caregiving roles in Texas

  • Home Care Attendants 
  • Personal Assistance Service Workers
  • Direct Care Workers
  • Administrators
  • Home Health Aides (HHAs)
  • Certified Nurse Aides (CNAs)

Number of hours to meet the requirement for initial onboarding training

  • Administrators – certification training
  • Home Health Aides (HHAs) – 120 hours
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNAs) – 120 hours
  • Home Care Attendants / Personal Assistance Service Workers / Direct Care Workers – at the discretion of the agency administrator

Number of hours to meet the requirement for annual training

  • Home Health Aides (HHAs) – 12 hours
  • Administrators – 12 hours
  • Home Care Attendants / Personal Assistance Service Workers / Direct Care Workers – at the discretion of the agency administrator
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNAs) – no annual training requirement

Caregivers can get the following training through CareAcademy

  • Home Care Attendant (HCAs) / Direct Care Workers (DCWs) Personal Assistance Service Workers need to complete training at the discretion of their agency employer which CareAcademy offers. 
  • Administrators need 12 hours of training annually which CareAcademy offers.
  • Home Health Aides (HHAs) need 120 hours of certification training and 12 hours annually thereafter. CareAcademy offers annual training for HHAs.
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNAs) need 120 hours of certification training and 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:
Primary Home Care
Home and Community Support Service Agencies
Important to know

Licensing authorities

Health and Human Services Commission

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