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Training Requirements for Personal Care Attendants: Results of a January 2012 Mini-Survey

Fact Sheet
February 1, 2012

This brief provides results from a mini-survey of 24 states about personal care attendant (PCA) training requirements. States were asked about CPR training, background checks, and other training-related issues.

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Key Takeaways

There is variation across states in CPR training requirements for Medicaid-funded PCAs.
There is variation across states for other requirements: education level, training, and first aid certification.
Half of the states had different requirements for agency-based and consumer-directed PCAs.

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