training requirements for Wyoming
Wyoming Department of Health
Wyoming Board of Nursing
Wyoming Board of Medicine
Wyoming Office of Healthcare Licensing and Surveys
Wyoming Department of Family Services
Federal: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which is a federal agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
- Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
- Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
- Home Health Aide (HHA)
- Personal Care Aide (PCA)
- Direct Support Professional (DSP)
State Specific Training Requirements
- Annual HHA training addresses topics related to patient care, personal hygiene, nutrition, infection control, and other relevant topics.
- Annual CNA training addresses residents’ rights, infection control, safety and emergency procedures, and other relevant topics.
- In Wyoming, the initial and annual training hours required for Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) depend on the setting in which they work. For DSPs working in Developmental Disabilities (DD) group homes, the initial training must include 80 hours of classroom and on-the-job training. The annual training must include 24 hours of continuing education. For DSPs working in Supported Living Facilities (SLFs), the initial training must include 40 hours of classroom and on-the-job training. The annual training must include 16 hours of continuing education. For DSPs working in Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS), the initial training must include 16 hours of classroom and on-the-job training. The annual training must include 12 hours of continuing education.
- It is important to note that the specific designations and requirements for home and health care workers in Wyoming 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 Wyoming-approved training program to determine any additional training requirements that may apply to their job.