PCA Training by State

Personal Care Aide Training Requirements for States

Personal care aides (PCAs) provide essential supports and services that enable older adults and individuals with disabilities to reside safely in their homes. The aide is known by may job titles, including personal assistant, direct care worker, direct support care and in-home care providers. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, these workers constitute the fasting-growing occupation in the nation. 

A portion of the personal care workers serves consumers in state Medicaid programs, community-Based Services and waiver programs. However there are no federal training standards for PCA’s who work under publicly funded programs. Training standards for PCA’s , where they exist at all, vary state to state and by program. Participant-Directed Services and PCA are available in most states and are separate from the Medicaid services.

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Below is a list of states that our training programs would be recognized for your convenience. Once you have taken the Caregiver/PCA program you would be eligible to apply in the following states. You may apply if marked yes in the column. There are 45 states that honor our certification program.

State

Participant Directed Services

Personal Care Aide

Medicaid & waiver programs

1.Alabama

Yes

Yes

Yes

2.Alaska

Yes

Yes

n/a

3.Arizona

Yes

Yes

n/a

4.Arkansas

Yes

Yes

n/a

5.California

Yes

Yes

Yes

6.Colorado

Yes

Yes

Yes

7.Connecticut

Yes

Yes

Yes

8.Delaware

Yes

Yes

Yes

9.Florida

No

yes

No

10. Georgia

Yes

Yes

Yes

11. Hawaii

Yes

No

No

12. Idaho

Yes

Yes

n/a

13. Illinois

Yes

n/a

n/a

14. Indiana

Yes

Yes

Yes

15. Iowa

Yes

Yes

Yes

16. Kansas

Yes

Yes

Yes

17. Kentucky

Yes

Yes

Yes

18. Louisiana

Yes

Yes

Yes

19. Maine

Yes

Yes

n/a

20. Maryland No No No
21. Massachusetts

Yes

Yes

yes

22. Michigan

Yes

Yes

n/a

23. Minnesota

yes

Yes

no
24. Mississippi

Yes

n/a

n/a

25. Missouri

Yes

Yes

Yes

26. Montana

n/a

n/a

n/a

27. Nebraska

No

No

No

28. Nevada

Yes

Yes

Yes

29. New Hampshire

Yes

Yes

yes

30. New Jersey

Yes

Yes

n/a

31. New Mexico

Yes

Yes

Yes

32. New York

Yes

No

No

33. North Carolina

Yes

Yes

Yes

34. North Dakota

Yes

No

No

35. Ohio

Yes

Yes

Yes

36. Oklahoma

Yes

Yes

Yes

37. Oregon

Yes

Yes

Yes

38. Pennsylvania

Yes

Some

n/a

39. Rhode Island

Yes

Yes

Yes

40. South Carolina

Yes

No

No

41. South Dakota

Yes

Yes

n/a

42. Tennessee

Yes

Yes

n/a

43. Texas

Yes

Yes

Yes

44. Utah

Yes

Yes

n/a

45. Vermont

Yes

No

n/a

46. Virginia

Yes

No

n/a

47. Washington

No

No

No

48. West Virginia

Yes

No

No

49. Wisconsin

Yes

Yes

n/a

50. Wyoming

Yes

Yes

n/a