PCA Training

Royal Hearts Home Healthcare Now Offers: Personal Care Aide Certification

Personal Care Aide Course

The Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) allows personal care and private duty companies to provide and offer a Personal Care Aide (PCA) training course. The curriculum has been developed by DMAS to establish uniform training guidelines for personal care aides. A minimum of 40 hours of training is required. Only graduates of the PCA course are authorized to provide personal care aide to Medicaid recipients with a waiver.

 

The only agency to recognize this training is the DMAS Waiver Program. The training curriculum of the Personal Care Aide is designed to provide training that is practical for personal care nursing aides. Within this curriculum, all techniques, procedural tasks, and assigned duties must be demonstrated by the student.

 

Graduates of this PCA program are only authorized to provide personal care nursing aide services to Medicaid Waiver recipients. All students must understand that this program will not be recognized by the Virginia State Board of Nursing, nursing and medical facilities, or other state nursing boards, but only by DMAS Waiver programs.

Steps To Receive PCA Certification:

  • Complete registration

  • Pay training fee $250 ($200 for employees)

  • You will receive online training login credentials after payment received

  • Complete 20 hours of online learning

  • Complete 20 hours skills training

  • Complete final test with 70 or above

Register For PCA Certification

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PCA Training Fees

  • Non-employees: $250

  • Employees: $200 ($100 deposit required, optional balance paid via payroll deduction, please contact the office to setup)