Personal Care Aide (PCA) Training
Personal Care Aide Training is an excellent training opportunity for individuals interested in pursuing a career in the rewarding field of healthcare. Students who complete the training will receive a Certificate from the New York State Department of Health.
PCAs are likely to work in client’s homes, assisted living facilities, or other facilities. They provide essential services typically for older adults and individuals with disabilities. They will assist clients to complete activities of daily living, such as exercise, walking, bathing, and grooming. They may also be expected to do some light housekeeping, run errands, and meal preparation.
The course consists of intensive hours of daily training for over a month of the training period. Training requirements for PCAs are conducted following relevant state administrative codes, including departmental regulations plus licensing laws both for businesses and individuals.
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The course consists of an intensive training program lasting several weeks. There will be a combination of evening and day classes online during the week and clinical training at a local healthcare facility. Upon successful completion of the training program, students will be scheduled for the NYS Licensing Exam for PCA. Attendance is mandatory to complete the training and take the NYS Exam.
We also examine PCA training requirements in terms of uniformity. We measure uniformity by considering the standards relating to four training elements: specified training hours, specified skills/competencies, endorsed curriculum, and a required exam or competency evaluation.
What are the requirements for PCA Certification?
- Completion of interviews and practical portions of the program
- Proper Identification
- No criminal record or record of misdemeanors
- NYC Licensing exam passing grade
- Passing weighted average grade
- Undertook all written and practical exams
What is expected of participants during PCA training?
- The program consists of more than 4 weeks of training and will be a combination of classroom and clinical instruction. Attendance is mandatory. Completion of the training means eligibility to take the NYS Licensing Certification Exam that will be given at the program’s end.
- Students are expected to arrive and clock-in on time as well as be mentally and physically prepared to participate in all the training activities.
- Outside class time, the students are expected to study for the tests throughout the training and the NYS Licensing Exam.
- Students are encouraged to ask questions and clarifications or otherwise ask for help in understanding the materials and procedures.