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Licensing and Certification Program

Attention certificate holders!  If you are an eligible HHA seeking employment, we encourage you to register with CalJOBS which will provide you with the latest job openings, allow you to post a résumé online, find career guidance, search for training and education programs, find information on local employers, etc.

The California Department of Public Health is aware of the concerns regarding the State's Nurse Assistant Training Programs, Home Health Aide Training Programs, and Hemodialysis Training Programs due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and we are working diligently to address these concerns.  We thank you for your patience during this time.

For information about temporary waivers and suspensions, during the COVID-19 state of emergency, please visit our COVID-19 page.

Please continue to check the All facilities letters website for updates.

Home Health Aide

The Healthcare Workforce Branch (HWB), Healthcare Professional Certification and Training Section (HPCTS) is primarily responsible for the certification of home health aides by ensuring applicants adhere to the California Health and Safety Code, Section 1725 – 1742. 

Verification of a Home Health Aide Certificate Link

How to Find a Training Program or Provider for a Home Health Aide

Home Health Aide Forms  

State and Federal Requirements

Contact Us:

Mailing Address:

Healthcare Professional Certification and Training Section (HPCTS)
P.O. Box 997416, MS 3301
Sacramento, CA 95899-7416 

Phone Number: (916) 327-2445

Please note that the Interactive Voice Response Unit (IVRU) is an automated phone system. An option must be selected before the IVRU can proceed with a transfer to an agent. After the required information is entered you will be given the option to press “0” for an agent.

Fax Number: (916) 552-8785


​Please include your CNA/HHA/CHT number (if applicable).

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