Home Health Aides are not licensed or certified by the Agency for Health Care Administration or any other Florida state agency or federal agency.
Home Health Aide Fact Sheet – The fact sheet was prepared as a summary for use by individuals seeking employment with home health agencies.
Home health agency requirements for home health aides and CNAs:
State and federal regulations regarding home health aides include state tags H240 through H256 and federal tags G202 through G232, G301, and G302.
Home health aide training or testing:
|State licensed home health agencies 59A-8.0095(5), FAC||Medicare and Medicaid home health agencies 42 CFR 484.36|
Training at least 40 hours
Training at least 75 hours
|Competency test using AHCA home health aide test for state licensed only home health agencies.||Competency evaluation including observation with patient following 42 CFR 484.36(b). The AHCA test does not meet this federal regulation.|
Note: See the state rule 59A-8.0095(5) and federal regulation 42 CFR 484.36(b) for the specific requirements that must be met.
Home Health Competency Test – The test is provided upon request to licensed home health agencies. Email your request with the name, address and license number of your home health agency to HQAHOMEHEALTH@ahca.myflorida.com.