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Home Health Aide Training in NYC - Free New York City HHA Classes

Updated on February 16, 2011

Free Home Health Aide Training in NYC

HHA certification gives you nursing assistant job security.
HHA certification gives you nursing assistant job security.

HHA Classes and Free Training in New York City - Basic Requirements

Once you decide to start a career as a nurse's aide assisting the homebound, you need to make sure you meet the basic requirements for any HHA course. The basic requirements include:

  1. Able to work legally in the United States
  2. Age 18 or older (some programs allow 16 year olds - check the specific program)
  3. No felony convictions
  4. Able to pass a drug test
  5. Able to read, write, and speak on a 6th-grade level of higher
  6. Able to lift 40-50 pounds as needed for patient care

You do not need to speak perfect English, and many home health care agencies in NYC want people who speak Spanish, Creole, Chinese, Vietnamese, French, Russian, and other languages, to provide homecare to patients who also speak these languages.

If you meet these basic requirements, then read on to learn how to enroll in free HHA certification courses in New York City.

HHA Certification in NYC - How to Enroll for Free Training

There are four ways to find free HHA classes and save yourself hundreds, or even thousands of dollars in tuition.

  1. Home Health Care Agencies. Nurse aides and caregivers are in high demand, so the first option is to contact home health care agencies to ask if they offer free training for HHA jobs. All home health aide agencies that offer services to patients on Medicare or Medicaid must have certified nurse aides. Many agencies offer the HHA training for free - but only if you then work for them for six months or a year.
  2. FedCap. The second way to enroll in free home health aide training in NYC is through FedCap. FedCap charges a one-time, $40 book fee for nursing assistant students in its HHA training program. That's it. This program offers free HHA certification classes and is constantly seeking new students. Call 646-405-6832 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to ask how to enroll.
  3. Guthery Institute. The third way to get free nursing assistant training as an HHA is through the Guthery Institute of Training. Like FedCap, the Guthery institute offers a free education to become a caregiver for the homebound, and Guthery offers courses in both English and Spanish.
  4. Best Choice Home Health Care. The fourth way is through Best Choice Home Health Care, Inc., which offers certified home health aide training for free, just like FedCap and Guthery. Call 718-944-2255 for classes in the Bronx, and 718-362-1440 for free HHA training in Brooklyn.

Books to Help Study for Home Health Aide Certification

Caregiver Jobs for HHAs

Each of these four methods for finding and enrolling in free home health aide training in New York City will help you to find a job after you become a certified home health aide. All successful nursing assistant students read as much as they can about the classes, look constantly online and in newspapers for new job fairs, promotions and information about free education opportunities. Leave no stone unturned - read everything you can find on free nurse aide training to get the education - and the job - you deserve.

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