CDPH - Certified Nursing Assistant Training Programs
The Professional Certification Branch (PCB), Aide and Technician Certification Section (ATCS) is primarily responsible for the certification of nurse assistants by ensuring applicants adhere to the California Health and Safety Code, Section 1337-1338.5.
To find Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Training Programs in your area, visit CDPH/Certified-Training-Programs.
For more information on the CDPH Licensing and Certification Program, click here.
American Health Care Association Workforce Tools
Employing a stable and well-trained workforce is a fundamental part of sustaining and improving quality care in long term and post-acute centers nationwide. As the aging population creates an increased demand for services, and the impetus to improve quality intensifies, the profession faces a shortage of caregivers. High employment opportunities and reimbursement cuts that impact competitive wages contribute to this trend. This issue is projected to worsen - the U.S. Census Bureau estimates the number of Americans aged 65 and over will nearly double to 88 million between now and 2050.
The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) provide members guidance and resources to address the caregiver shortage and other workforce challenges.
For more information, visit AHCA-Workforce-Tools
For Workforce Recruitment Tools, click here.
To visit the AHCA Long Term Care Career Center, click here.
Health Workforce Initiative (HWI)
The Health Workforce Initiative (HWI) is a program of the Workforce and Economic Development division of the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office.
HWI fosters communication and collaboration between the health care industry and education systems. By identifying and highlighting health care workforce needs, HWI helps California Community Colleges to respond effectively to changing workforce needs.
To learn more about HWI, visit CA-HWI.org
California Department of Public Health CNA Renewal Checklist