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training requirements for West Virginia

Regulatory Bodies

West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources
West Virginia Health Care Authority
West Virginia Home Health Agency Licensing and Certification Board

Federal: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which is a federal agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

  • Personal Care Assistant (PCA)
  • Home Health Aide (HHA)
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

State Specific Training Requirements

  • HHA annual education must include at least 12 hours of training related to topics such as infection control, client rights, confidentiality, emergency procedures, and communication skills. The specific topics covered may vary based on the agency’s policies and procedures.
  • CNAs are required to complete 12 hours of continuing education that must include at least two hours of training related to preventing infections, three hours of training related to caring for patients with dementia, and seven hours of training on other topics relevant to the CNA’s job responsibilities.
  • It is important to note that the specific designations and requirements for home and health care workers in West Virginia may vary depending on the type of services being provided, the setting in which those services are provided, and other factors. Some home and health care agencies may require additional training or certifications beyond the minimum state requirements, depending on the specific services they provide and the needs of their clients.
  • Therefore, it’s important for home and health care providers and agencies to check with their employer or a West Virginia-approved training program to determine any additional training requirements that may apply to their job.

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