The amount of hours needed for home health aide training in Maine is the highest across the U.S.
The Federal minimum training hours for home health aides is 75 hours of total training, including 16 hours of clinical training. However, in Maine, home health aides must successfully complete the 180-hour CNA Training Program.
According to the Maine Department of Health and Human Services, to become a home health aide in Maine, one must:
- Be at least 16 years old
- Have completed 9th grade (although a high school diploma or GED is preferred)
- Successfully complete the 180-hour CNA Training Program
- Be listed on the Maine Registry of Certified Nursing Assistants
- Receive home health aide orientation provided by the home health agency you work for
- Receive at least 12 hours of in-service training annually
Fortunately, home health aides are paid a higher than average salary once they’re trained. A home health aide in Maine, makes on average $23,780 a year. The national average is $22,450.
Where To Get Home Health Aide Training in Maine
Since you must complete the CNA Training program in Maine, compared to other states where home health aides can be trained on the job, home health aides must find a Maine CTE (Career and Technical Education).
There are 27 schools located throughout Maine you can attend. Here’s a complete list of home health aide training schools in Maine.