Welcome to the Home Health Aide Training Program

The HHA Training Program is a guided course for your organization to train and certify new Home Health Aides as efficiently as possible. Completion of this program meets both CMS and PASSPORT requirements for Home Health Aide Training and Education.

Program Outline

Onboarding:  The employing agency must complete the HHA Program onboarding form (below). Only one completed form is required per agency and will be applied to subsequent students entering the program.

Step 1:  Complete the prerequisite 44.1 hours of online RCTC coursework. HHA students may not participate in the 16 hours of live instruction until they have completed all of the designated RCTC courses and passed the quizzes at the end of each course. Students are advised to either register for the HHA Live Training Session after coursework completion or select a date that allows for enough time to complete it.

RCTC online courses are available to OCHCH members at no extra cost! In addition to satisfying the prerequisites for HHA Training, this online training platform can be used for orientation and continuing education for team members, nurses, therapists, administrative, and leadership consistently and conveniently, 24/7, and can be started, stopped and resumed anytime. Starting a class is as simple as clicking on a course title. The HHA Onboarding Form below includes an option to request onboarding with RCTC or to refresh your course tokens if you are already in the system. If you have already onboarded, and only need to enroll in RCTC or replenish your course tokens, visit our Contact Us form and select the RCTC option.

Step 2:  Register for an upcoming class on the HHA Live Session Calendar.

Courses are offered on a rotating bi-weekly schedule, alternating between weekday and weekend opportunities. Upcoming dates:

  • Weekdays:  July 2-3, August 6-7, September 10-11
  • Weekends:  June 29-30, July 20-21, Aug 31-Sep 1, September 21-22

Step 3:  Complete the live, two-day, online HHA Live Training Session. Classes are held from 8 am to 5 pm on either Tuesday/Wednesday and Saturday/Sunday sessions, totally 16 hours of live instruction. Students must attend both days for the full 8 hours without distraction or interruption and must be on camera for the duration of the course. If a student cannot attend both days fully, back to back, they need to schedule for another class.

Step 4:  Pass the written competency exam proctored by participating agency’s designated RN Trainer. Exam materials will be provided to participating agencies by OCHCH. It is the agency’s responsibility to proctor the exam following completion of the HHA class.

Step 5: Complete 16 hours of practical training supervised by the agency’s designated RN trainer, and return the demonstration of skills checklist to OCHCH.

Claudia Jo Crawford RN, BSN

HHA Live Training Instructor

Claudia Crawford has been OCHCH’s HHA Live Training Instructor since the program was launched in 2022. Claudia started her career as a home health aide, also working as a state tested nursing assistant in a skilled nursing facility. Claudia earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Bowling Green State University. She has over 30 years of nursing experience providing direct patient care and in nursing administration. She worked at Medical College of Ohio hospital as a staff nurse in oncology and as a hospital shift nursing administrator. She then went on to work for Hospice of Northwest Ohio providing direct patient care in both an inpatient setting and in homecare. She has spent the last 22 years in supervision of a branch of a homecare, hospice, and private duty regional agency overseeing all aspects of daily operations including providing and managing patient care, staff development, referral and insurance management, and community outreach. Claudia works as a consultant to assist agencies with clinical compliance to regulations and best practices in patient care.

Program Cost

Tuition per student is due at the time of registration for the 16-Hour HHA Live Training session.

• OCHCH Members with an HHA Training Pass:  $0
• OCHCH Members:  $199
• Non-Members:  $399

Members with an HHA Training Pass can register an unlimited number of trainees for the HHA Training Program at no additional cost. Contact us to purchase a Pass or inquire further.

Conditions of Participation:  Home Health Aide Services, Rule 484.80
ODA provider certification:  Personal Care, Rule 173-39-02.11

Get Started with the HHA Training Program

Employers:  Complete the form below to get started with the HHA Program. An OCHCH representative will be in touch once your application has been reviewed. If your agency has already filled this form out and want to schedule training sessions, please visit the training calendar directly. If you only need to enroll in RCTC or replenish your course tokens, visit our Contact Us form and select the RCTC option.

Employees:  We appreciate your interest in the HHA Program. Please share this page with your agency to begin the process.