Caregiver Certification California Requirements for 10 Hours of Annual Training for Senior Caregivers

California caregivers must now show they have obtained an initial 5 hours of training before working with a senior client and then 5 hours of training each year. The 5 + 5 hours can be obtained in the Caregiverlist Basic Caregiver Training course through Caregiver Training University. 

California caregiver classes for the training may be digital and the requirements in the law were first outlined in the Assembly Bill 1217 which is why AB1217 is what the training requirements are commonly called.

California home care aides must now, as of January 1, 2016, show they are skilled and trained as follows below.

5 Hours of Training Prior to Providing Caregiving for a Senior which must be:

1) 2 hours of Orientation Training

2) 3 hours of Safety Training including basic safety precautions, emergency procedures and infectioncontrol

3) 5 hours of annual training relating to core competencies such as a clients' rights and safety, how to provide for activities of daily living, how to report, prevent and detect abuse and neglect, assisting with personal hygiene and how to safely transport.

Caregiver Training University provides senior caregivers with training meeting these requirements for just $59. Or, caregivers may join the Professional Association of Caregivers and through this membership receive the training along with a t-shirt and lapel pin to show they have passed the training exam and are certified.

Senior care companies may subscribe to the Caregiverlist Caregiver Training portal to efficiently hire all of their staff at an effective monthly subscription rate, or, purchase packages of caregiver training in bundles. All of your caregivers on staff can be uploaded and enrolled in the training to make the process seamless.  The training portal allows you to easily track and monitor enrollment date, test score, last log-in and provide renewal training each year.  

California senior home care agencies also may hire caregivers who are already certified as passing the caregiver training and view the caregiver's certificates in the Caregiver Certified Training Registry.



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