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Licensing and Certification Program

The California Department of Public Health is aware of the concerns regarding the State's Nurse Assistant Training Programs, Home Health Aide Training Programs, and Hemodialysis Training Programs due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and we are working diligently to address these concerns.  We thank you for your patience during this time.

Please continue to check the All facilities letters website for updates.

All facilities letter regarding Suspension of Professional Certification Requirements for Certified Nurse Assistants (CNAs): AFL-20-35

Home Health Aide


The Professional Certification Branch (PCB), Aide and Technician Certification Section (ATCS) is primarily responsible for the certification of home health aides by ensuring applicants adhere to the California Health and Safety Code, Section 1725 – 1742. 


Verification of a Home Health Aide Certificate Link


How to Find a Training Program or Provider for a Home Health Aide


Home Health Aide Forms  


State and Federal Requirements

Contact Us:
Mailing Address:

Aide and Technician Certification Section
P.O. Box 997416, MS 3301
Sacramento, CA 95899-7416 

Phone Number: (916) 327-2445

Please note that the Interactive Voice Response Unit (IVRU) is an automated phone system. An option must be selected before the IVRU can proceed with a transfer to an agent. After the required information is entered you will be given the option to press “0” for an agent.

Fax Number: (916) 552-8785

​Please include your CNA/HHA/CHT number (if applicable).

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