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.