DHS INDIVIDUAL PCA TRAINING

  • Go to Individual Personal Care Assistant Training
  • Minnesota statute requires all PCAs to take and pass the above certification test.
  • The online training and test is free.
  • You must register with DHS before taking the test.
  • When you pass the test, please print the certificate for your records.

 

ORIENTATION

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION

  • All PCAs are required to complete 8 hours of continuing education each year.
  • You must complete the following 4 courses EVERY YEAR
  1. Pro-Health Care Policies and Procedures
  2. Maltreatment of minors and vulnerable adults
  3. Home Care Bill of Rights
  4. Infection Control Techniques
  • In addition to the above courses offered by Pro-Health Care, PCAs can choose online courses by CareStar Learning.
  • You must get a username and password from the office to enroll.
  • Follow the instructions below to access CareStar online training:
    • Go to: http://carestar.learnupon.com
    • Click ‘Login’ on the top right of the page and enter your username and password
    • If the site asks you to update your profile, enter your first and last names
    • Click ‘Dashboard’ in top menu
    • Select a course you want to take and click ‘Start’
    • Use the arrow keys to read the course material
    • Click ‘Next Module’ on the top right to take the quiz