PCA & HHA Training recruitment Program

Create Your
Own Caregivers

  • Recruit top candidates, tapping into individuals that have completed
    75 hours of training (save time & money!)
  • Create a new community benefit, extending a full home health aide training program
  • Build a stronger workforce with a turnkey solution
  • Powered by
    Lynn Peoples
    PhD, RN, Co-Founder Former Chief Nursing Officer
(312) 566-8520

An integrated solution to recruit, train, and meet requirements to create your own PCAs & HHAs*.

Check to see if this program meets requirements in your state Check requirements

How It Works


Add the HHA & PCA Training Package to your myCNAjobs account for a low monthly fee.


Search candidates that have already started training, receive a 50% off community discount code to invite people to take the training on their own time, and receive access to the employer training center. Receive a turnkey solution to attract, retain, and certify PCAs & HHAs*.


Students take the training on their own time on, receive weekly coaching sessions, and you receive access to their training files and the required tools to complete the certification process, allowing them to work as a PCA or HHA for your agency*.

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email templates, and printable posters.

By partnering with us, receive private access
to top candidates investing in their future.

Everyone wins. Candidates receive low-cost training that they’re invested in - they pay $79 or $39.50 with your
discount code and you get access to top candidates learning on their own time that are more likely to be retained.

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The 75-Hour Online Curriculum

Professional Caregiver & HHA Program

Home Health Care

  • Legal and ethical responsibilities specific to home health aides
  • How to recognize and report signs of substance abuse
  • How to support and promote residents' rights
  • How to organize patient-care assignments
Professional Caregiver & HHA Program

Communication & Terminology

  • The definition of communication
  • How diversity may affect communication
  • Body language
  • How to manage angry and/or inappropriate communication and behavior
Professional Caregiver & HHA Program

Infection Control

  • Infection control and why it's important
  • The chain of infection/mode of transmission
  • How to prevent the spread of infection & PPE
  • The importance of hand hygiene
Professional Caregiver & HHA Program

Home Care Safety & Handling Emergencies

  • Typical safety hazards found in the home
  • General rules of safety
  • Equipment and heater safety
  • What to do in case of various types of fire in the home
Professional Caregiver & HHA Program

Client-Centered Holistic Care

  • The meaning of providing Holistic Care
  • How to approach clients and provide care that respects sexuality rights, cultural diversity, and religious differences
  • The role of the HHA in teaching the client and family
Professional Caregiver & HHA Program

Immune & Lymph, Endocrine, & Integumentary Systems

  • The normal functioning of each body system
  • Conditions that are caused by an abnormal body system
  • Common disorders/diseases of each body system
Professional Caregiver & HHA Program

Urinary, Reproductive, & Gastrointestinal Systems

  • The purposes of the GU, Reproductive, and GI Systems
  • The organs and structures of these systems and the roles of each
  • Common conditions, diagnoses, and surgeries
  • Observations, documentation, and reporting
Professional Caregiver & HHA Program

Musculoskeletal & Nervous Systems

  • The purpose of the Musculoskeletal & Nervous Systems and how they function
  • Organs and structures of the Musculoskeletal and Nervous Systems and the role of each
  • Common conditions, diagnoses, and surgeries
Professional Caregiver & HHA Program

Circulatory System

  • The purpose of the Cardiovascular System and how it functions
  • Organs and structures of the Cardiovascular System and the role of each
  • Appropriate observations, documentation, and reporting related to the Cardiovascular System
Professional Caregiver & HHA Program

Respiratory System

  • The purpose of the Respiratory System and how it functions
  • Organs and structures of the Respiratory System and the role of each
  • Common conditions, diagnoses, and surgeries related to the Respiratory System and the appropriate care
Professional Caregiver & HHA Program

Mental Health & Mental Illness

  • The characteristics of mental health
  • The causes of mental illness
  • How to communicate with clients who have a mental illness
  • Delirium and dementia and the role of the HHA in caring for these clients
Professional Caregiver & HHA Program

Human Development & Aging

  • Stages in human development
  • The common issues found in each stage of development
  • The reaction to stress in various developmental stages
  • How to handle difficult behavior at each developmental stage
Professional Caregiver & HHA Program

Personal Care

  • Bed Baths
  • Procedures for safety in the bathroom
  • How to assist with and/or administer oral hygiene
  • Assisting clients with toileting
Professional Caregiver & HHA Program

Skin Care, Ambulation, & Range of Motion

  • Appropriate measures to prevent skin breakdown
  • Signs of skin breakdown
  • Turning, transferring, and positioning clients safely
  • Assistive devices
Professional Caregiver & HHA Program

Nutrition, Medication, Oxygen, & Pain

  • Nutrients and food groups
  • Regional, cultural, and religious food preferences
  • Special diets and what is allowed in each
  • Methods of maintaining fluid balance including forcing and restricting fluids
Professional Caregiver & HHA Program

Care Procedures

  • Applying anti-embolic hose and sequential compression devices
  • Assisting client with moist and dry heat applications
  • Assisting with ostomy care
Professional Caregiver & HHA Program

Special Client Care

  • Assisting with rehabilitative activities
  • The purposes of restorative programs
  • What hospice is and when it can be used
  • The principles of care for the dying client
Professional Caregiver & HHA Program

Home Management Skills

  • Following an established work plan
  • Maintaining a clean and safe home environment
  • Disinfectants
  • How to modify housekeeping tasks
Professional Caregiver & HHA Program

Caring For Self

  • Behaviors for self-care
  • Healthy habits and hazards to health
  • Ways to reduce stress
  • Ways to manage money
Professional Caregiver & HHA Program

My Healthcare Career

  • How to begin your healthcare career
  • The components of a resume
  • How to prepare for an interview
  • How to progress down a professional career path

Program Compliance

  • Employer Compliance
  • State competency
    exam & guide
  • Competency
  • Certification

* Based on research of state statutes as of 04/02/2021, agencies in the following states can use the Trumont Competency Exam to issue an agency certificate of home heath aide competency in Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Virginia, West Virginia, and Texas. If you're not in one of these states, you can use the program to help train individuals to work as a Personal Care Aide (PCA). It is the responsibility of the individual agency to verify this method is acceptable in your state.

Does this program meet requirements in my state?

The TruMont Personal Care Aide & Home Health Aide program exceeds the minimum federal standard for home health aide training: 59 hours of classroom instruction. The program consists of 20 modules with 23 simulation videos, 75 hours of online training, and online assessments. The online training can always be used to work as a caregiver companion and will help your employees learn.

In some states, you can award learners a Home Health Aide Certificate to work for your agency by completing a competency exam and skills checklist assessment, also provided by TruMont as part of this training packet. As the employer, you are responsible for certifying your staff. TruMont does not certify home health aides but provides this program as a training vehicle.

Please note that state training requirements vary for Home Health Aides, with some states requiring more than the Federal standard including requirements beyond those offered in this program. There are also some states that require Home Health Aides to be a Certified Nursing Aides for employment in that state. For the most up to date HHA training requirements in your state, go here:

As of June 1, 2021, The TruMont program meets requirements in the following states below. However, please note the link above will house the latest information. It is the responsibility of the employer to verify that this method is acceptable in your state and to work for their agency as an HHA. Most caregivers that take this training can work as a Personal Care Aide, however only some caregivers will receive a certificate to work as a Home Health Aide, awarded by your employer.

State training requirements vary for Personal Care Aides, some states have no requirements, most have no requirements for aides working in private duty/ private pay situations. Learn more about PCA training requirements in your state here:

All employees can work as a caregiver companion and will receive an online certificate of completion. You must complete the competency exam, administer the skills checklist, and award the certificate of completion. Each of these tools is available to you as a template as part of purchasing this training.

Please review and understand the requirements in your state prior to enrolling students in this program.

Professional licensing / certification information

Licensing and/or certification requirements for jobs in this field are not the same in every state and may include educational, testing, and/or experiential requirements beyond those offered in the TruMont Program. Prospective students should contact the state professional licensing board or similar regulatory body in the state(s) where they plan to work to determine their requirements before enrolling in this Program. Click here for licensing information: