HHA / CNA Inservice Requirements

STATE MANDATED COURSES
HOME HEALTH AIDES / NURSING ASSISTANTS

HHAs employed by home health agencies accepting Medicare and Medicaid are required to complete 12 hours of in-service training during each 12-month period (42 C.F.R. ยง484.36(b)(2)(iii)). Home health aides and CNAs assisting with self-administered medication must receive a minimum of 2 hours of training prior to assuming this responsibility (400.488, F.S., 59A-8.0095(5)(d)(15), F.A.C.).

Nursing Assistants

Florida law requires CNAs to complete a minimum of 12 hours of in-service training each calendar year (64B9-15.011, F.A.C.). Every two years, in-service training hours must include:

  • HIV/AIDS, Infection Control
  • Domestic Violence
  • Medical Record Documentation and Legal Aspects Appropriate to Nursing Assistants
  • Resident Rights
  • Communication with Cognitively Impaired Clients
  • CPR Skills
  • Medical Error Prevention and Safety

Home health aides and CNAs assisting with self-administered medication must receive a minimum of 2 hours of training prior to assuming this responsibility (400.488, F.S., 59A-8.0095(5)(d)(15), F.A.C.).