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Free Home Health Aide Training in North Carolina

North Carolina Free Home Health Aide training will teach students to provide health care related services to the sick, disabled, mentally and physically challenged individuals of any age who can benefit from such service.

What services can an in-home aide provide in North Carolina?
In-home aide duties may include the following:

  • help with prescribed exercises which the client and in-home aides have been taught by a health care practitioner licensed pursuant to G.S. 90; Home Care Quality Committee March 2013 Page 8
  • provide or assist with personal care (i.e., bathing, care of mouth, skin and hair); assist with ambulation;
  • assist client with self-administration of medications which are ordered by a physician or other person authorized by state law to prescribe;
  • perform incidental household services which are essential to the client's care at home; and
  • record and report changes in the client's condition, family situation or needs to an appropriate health care practitioner.

Free HHA Training in North Carolina

Oconaluftee Job Corps
Civilian Conservation Center
502 Oconaluftee Job Corps Road
Cherokee, NC 28719
(828) 497-5411

Students in are trained in the following subject areas:

  • Caring for patients and helping with such daily activities as bathing and dressing
  • Performing basic nursing responsibilities, including taking and recording vital signs and turning and positioning patients
  • Controlling infections
  • Understanding and following safety and emergency procedures
  • Understanding how to care for patients with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease


Before entering the program, students must:

  • Comply with state requirements that may involve a criminal background check and completion of a training program meeting federal content requirements.
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Register with the state regulatory authority.

Students who complete a program in the Healthcare training program can earn nationally recognized credentials from the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) and a state-issued credential/license.