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West Virginia home health aides working in Medicare-certified facilities must meet national standards for training as required by federal legislation (42 CFR 484.36).

Under these rules, home health aides in West Virginia must complete a total of 75 hours training that meets the curriculum requirements, with at least

  • 16 hours of classroom instruction and
  • 16 hours of supervised practical training.

Home health aides in West Virginia must also pass a competency evaluation.

A nationally recognized home health aide certification consisting of the education, necessary skills in addition to the written examination is obtainable through the National Association for Home Care and Hospice. To learn more with regards to the NAHC home health aide certification process, call (202) 547- 7424.

Take into account the majority of training programs for home health aides in West Virginia occurs at the workplace. Determined by your employer, additional training as well as requirements could also be necessary and even desired prior to when you are hired.

Where to Attain Home Health Aide Training in West Virginia

Certain vocational educational facilities and community colleges provide home health aide accreditation courses. However most often you will find certified nursing assistant training.  Certified nursing assistants can work in west Virginia as homes health aides.  Check a local institution to find out more about courses or programs for home health aides and CNAs.
Tri-State Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences
1057 6th Ave
Huntington, West Virginia 25701-2307
(304) 522-1888 
www.tipswv.org

West Virginia Home Health Aide Training