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CNA/HHA Program Summary

Summary about the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and Home Health Aide (HHA) program and the roles of the California Department of Education.


Certified Nurse Assistants (CNAs) and Home Health Aides (HHAs) provide long term care to the elderly and disabled in skilled nursing facilities and home settings as outlined by the California Code of Regulations, Chapter 2.5, Article 1, Title 22 and the Code of Federal Regulations, Chapter IV.

Students Served

Any secondary or postsecondary level student has access to CNA/HHA training programs offered through their respective Regional Occupational Centers and Programs, or Adult School, Community college, or facility-based State approval training program. For a listing of these programs please go to the California Department of Public Health External link opens in new window or tab. webpage.


Students successfully completing the CNA/HHA program qualify to take the State Certification Exam to become a CNA or HHA. Approximately 94 percent of the students completing these training programs passed the certification exam.

Contact Information

The CNA/HHA Program is administered by:

California Department of Education
Career and College Transition Division
Career Technical Education Leadership Office
1430 N Street, Suite 4202
Sacramento, CA 95814

Questions:   Career Technical Education Leadership Office | 916-322-5050
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, March 08, 2023
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