Caregiver Certification

How do you become certified as a senior caregiver?

Certification is not required for companion senior home care in most states.  However, by becoming certified, you will increase your prospects of being hired as the certification demonstrates you have completed training and  and possess certain skills by passing a certification exam.

Every state provides training programs and exams for certification as a Certified Nursing Aide.  Some states also provide additional certification as home health aides and personal care aides.

Learn about the certification process and take a sample or practice C.N.A. exam to sharpen your skills and explore nursing aide certification programs in your area on Caregiverlist.



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  • David Wisotzki

    12/30/2009 4:02:32 PM | Reply

    Thanks for letting people know about caregiver certification. I think it's a useful degree which shows your patients you have a higher skill level in taking care of them. I am currently enrolled in such a program and look forward to my new skills.  
    David Wisotzki @

  • Emily Bogarin

    5/22/2010 2:09:16 AM | Reply

    I would like more information on caregiving certification. I worked in a facility for 6months and loved it but I feel i need a higher education and knowledge in this field. I worked with alzhiemers and dementia residents. It was very fulfilling.


    6/16/2010 12:23:19 AM | Reply


  • Joyce F Harris

    12/13/2010 8:36:55 PM | Reply

    I need to get a license as a care giver for the elderly.  I have been caring for the elderly for several years.  I would like to be licensed.

  • betty blakeney

    6/8/2011 2:42:39 AM | Reply

    Hi. I have been working as caregiver for the past 2.5 yrs many times i've inquired to my employer about getting certified but they seem to blow me off and say they will let me know.Iam tired of waiting and want to get on with my carrear. If the is any help you can offer i will and do appreciate it. Thank so much may you be blessed.

  • Elvia Hernandez

    7/26/2011 5:50:42 PM | Reply

    Please help me to get the caregiver Certification9

  • christina mack

    10/20/2011 3:39:11 PM | Reply

    I was certified about 12 years ago but I have lost my paperwork. How can I get a replacement certificate?

  • fely

    11/8/2011 2:57:06 AM | Reply

    Hi,Please help me to get the caregiver Certification.
    I really want to work in elderly but i need the caregiver certificate please help me .Thank you

  • Emma

    2/2/2012 5:17:10 PM | Reply

    To get right to the point. I want to be a caregiver. I am middle aged but have a drug felony in my past. I see a fingerprint/background check is a necessary prerequisite to be hired.
    Do I have a chance to be a caregiver or will my past diqualify me.

  • lizzette

    2/16/2012 1:04:48 AM | Reply

    hi i been taking care of my grandfather for several years now and i would like to know where can i get my certificate so i can get paid to take care of him.

  • c jordan

    7/30/2013 8:06:47 AM | Reply

    i also have been taking care of my aunt for five years and need help with certification and other programs that could be a great help to my aunt and I could you please help me too.


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