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Southern Technical Institute -Orlando3940 North Dean Road Orlando, FL 32817
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Become a Home Health Aide Quickly!
Southern Technical Institute provides the necessary training and skill set to prepare students for employment as a Home Health Aide. The HHA Express course will provide you with the knowledge of how to maintain bodily and emotional comfort, and to assist the client toward independent living in a safe environment. Home Health Aides go to a resident's home, or work in a residential facility, to deliver health care to the elderly, ill, or disabled. A home health aide typically works with residents who need more extensive physical and/or medical care than a typical family can provide. HHAs help their clients with everyday activities like getting out of bed, bathing, dressing, exercising and grooming.
HHA Express 40 Hour Certificate training only $249
Includes rental of HHA Textbook and all classroom supplies.
- No state exam necessary for HHA 40 Hour Certificate. Your certificate is issued within 3 business days completing your course.
- Register with $50 and your Balance of $199 will be due on the first day of class.
HHA Certificate Course Tuition & Payment Plan Options:
STI offers the Home Health Aide CEU certificate course for only $249.00. The tuition includes your book rental (returned at end of the course), hands-on training, and all class material necessary to complete the course. You can register with a $50.00 non-refundable deposit. Your balance of $199.00 is due on your first day of class. You must return your HHA book and have your balance paid in full before you can receive your certificate.
What kind of Certificate will you receive once you complete this course?
There is no State exam required to work as a Home Health Aide in the State of Florida. Once you successfully complete the HHA training course, you will receive a 50-hour certificate. If you are currently licensed as a Florida Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA), you will receive a 75-Hour certificate with proof of your CNA certification.
HHA 50 Certificate Course
If you have no previous medical training and do not have a CNA certification, this course provides a 50 Hour certificate. There is no State License exam required to work as a Home Health Aide in the State of Florida. If you are currently licensed as a Florida Certified Nursing Assistant, you will receive a 75 Hour certification with proof of your Florida Certified Nurse Assistant certification.
75 Hour Home Health Aide Certificate for CNA?s
Are you currently a licensed Florida Certified Nurse Assistant looking to expand your healthcare training and job opportunities? Enjoy the rewards of assisting the elderly live independently at home through flexible work schedules working as a Home Health Aide. To work for a Medicare or Medicaid licensed home health agency, a home health aide must complete at least 75 hours of healthcare training and/or successfully complete a competency evaluation given by the home health agency or nurse registry. Successful completion of this course satisfies the federal law requirement that home health aides employed by agencies accepting Medicare and Medicaid complete at least 75 hours of study (42 C.F.R.§484.36(a)(1)). If you have any questions, or need additional assistance in registering for classes, please don?t hesitate to contact us. We also welcome for you to stop by our campus for a tour of the facility anytime.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between HHA and CNA
There is a difference HHA and CNA scope of work and certification requirements. A certified nurse assistant (CNA) is licensed and regulated through Florida Board of Nursing. In order to obtain a Florida Certified Nurse Assistant license, you must successfully pass the Florida CNA State Exam administered through Prometric. A CNA completes a healthcare training program and works under the direct supervision of a professional nurse. Home Health Aides (HHA) are not licensed by the State, however they are required to obtain more training initially to receive the Home Health Aide certification. The Home Health Aide works independently and is supervised through the Home Health Agency governed by AHCA. Southern Technical Institute encourages individuals to obtain both certifications to meet the difference between HHA and CNA employment opportunities. However, it is not necessary to have both to successfully work as an HHA or a CNA.
What kind of license do I need for work as a HHA in Florida?
To work as a Home Health Aide in Florida, you will need a 40 hour HHA certificate, 75-hour Home Health Aide certification (certificate), or a diploma in Home Health Aide through an approved post-secondary school. The State of Florida does not offer an annual license for Home Health Aides; however, the Florida Agency of Healthcare Administration (AHCA) governs the guidelines and requirements for Florida HHA?s.
What is the difference between a 40 Hour HHA Certificate and a 75 Hour HHA Certificate?
In Florida, to work for a Medicare or Medicaid home health agency, a home health aide must possess a home health aide certification showing successful completion of at least 75 hours of healthcare training through a qualified home health aide program and successfully complete a competency evaluation approved by AHCA. For HHA?s looking to work in a licensed-only agency, the home health aide can complete at least 40 hours of healthcare training. It?s important to do your research because some home health agencies require additional healthcare training above the minimum Home Health Aid training requirements. In Florida, to work as a home health aide at a nurse registry, the HHA must provide a Home Health Aid certificate of successful completion of at least 40 hours of HHA training by the following:
- a private career education school licensed by the Florida Department of Education; or
- a home health agency, if the home health aide was formerly employed by that home health agency; or
- a public vocational technical school.
Southern Technical Institute is recognized by Home Health Agencies to meet the healthcare training guidelines and AHCA requirements for Home Health Aides. Southern Technical Institute is licensed by Florida Commission for Independent Education and also an approved provider for Florida Department of Elder Affairs offering Alzheimer?s certification and Med Tech training specific for Home Health Aides. A home health agency may have its own additional requirements beyond the minimum for home health aides.
All students are required to wear medical scrubs (any color, any style) to all classes, plus socks and rubber sole/slip-resistant shoes (any color). Please bring your photo ID, a pen, highlighter, and notebook to class with you.
If you have questions about the HHA course or would like additional information, call Southern Technical Institute Orlando (407) 636-7193 for assistance through Student Services.
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