Dear Nurse Beth,
I need to know if I need a certification to train HHA? I am a RN, CLNC,CNA instructor, CPR Instructor.
Dear Wants to Train Home Health Assistants,
I'm assuming HHA means Home Health Assistant. You do not need a certification to informally train assistants.
You do need state agency approval if you are considering setting up a program to initially train and certify individuals earning their home health assistant (HHA) or certified nursing assistant (CNA) certificate.
There is an application process and specific criteria, such as providing a certain number clinical hours in a qualifying facility, covering all required curriculum, etc.
If you plan to provide continuing education (CEs) you need to be an
approved CE provider through the state CNA/HHA overseeing agency. For example, in CA, the CA Department of Health certifies nursing assistants and grants CE provider status to persons and facilities.
Hope this helps,
Author, "Your Last Nursing Class: How to Land Your First Nursing Job"...and your next!