Information for the License:

Home Health Aide Certification

Licensing Agency:

Agency or Department Name:  Department of Public Health
Board or Council Name:  Licensing and Certification
Division Name: Aide and Technician Certification Section
Telephone:  (916) 327-2445
Agency Web Address:

License Description:
     (Always confirm this information with the licensing agency.)

Fees: $0 fee for initial and renewal certification.

Examination Frequency:  N/A

Exam Locations: N/A

Experience Requirement: Completion of an approved CDPH Home Health Aide training program consisting of a minimum of 75 hours. Applicants must maintain criminal record clearance in order to be certified.

Average Time to Process Application: 4 weeks.

Renewal Period: every 2 years.

Special License Requirements: N/A

Authority: California Health and Safety Code, Section 1725-1742.  California Code of Regulation, Title 22, Division 5, Chapter 2.5, Article 5.  Title 42, Code of Federal Regulations, 484.36.