Online/Distance Learning Nurse Assistant Training Program (NATP)
The California Department of Public Health is aware of the concerns of the
Online Nurse Assistant Training Program (NATP) applicants due to the
Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. We are working diligently to address these
concerns and we thank you for your patience at this time.
eLearning Review Unit
As a result of Assembly Bill 2850 (Chapter 769, Statutes of 2018), the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) established a distinct unit called the eLearning Review Unit (ELRU) to review the applications of skilled nursing facilities (SNF), intermediate care facilities (ICF), and educational institutions, which were interested in conducting a nurse assistant training program(NATP) online or in a distance learning format.
The eLearning Review Unit evaluates potential online NATP and alternative online NATP applicants and maintains ongoing regulatory oversight over approved online programs.
In order to become an approved online NATP, the applicant's program must meet all applicable requirements specified in Code of Federal Regulations, Section 483 Subpart D, the California Health and Safety Code Division 2, Chapter 2, Article 9, the California Code of Regulations, Title 22, Division 5, Chapter 2.5 and the requirements listed in the All Facilities Letter(AFL) 20-89.1
After approval by the eLearning Review Unit, the training program provider may conduct the minimum 60 hours of classroom training remotely, in an online or distance learning format and, the minimum 100 hours of clinical training in person and at an approved SNF or ICF.
For the application process, please select the entity type that applies to you
Skilled Nursing Facilities and Intermediate Care Facilities
Are you a skilled nursing facility or intermediate care facility? interested in becoming and online NATP provider? See online NATP application information for skilled nursing facilities and intermediate care facilities.
Are you a skilled nursing facility or intermediate care facility interested in becoming an Alternative online NATP? See Alternative Online NATP application information for skilled nursing facilities and intermediate care facilities.
Are you looking for online NATP or Alternative NATP Director of Staff Development application information or requirements? See Director of Staff Development application requirements.
Are you an educational institution interested in becoming and online NATP provider? See online NATP application information for educational institutions.
Are you looking for online NATP Instructor application information or requirements? See Instructor application requirements.
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