Home Health Aide Diploma
Penn Foster College

Program Details

Take the first steps towards a rewarding career of helping others with Penn Foster’s Home Health Aide career diploma program. Our Home Health Aide program can help you gain the knowledge and skills valuable for a number of different settings – whether it’s a private home, hospice agency, or within a community setting.

Our Home Health Aide program aligns to and exceeds the minimum Federal requirements for Home Health Aide training, and includes a required externship that allows students to gain valuable hands-on experience under the supervision of a trained professional.

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School Accreditation & Licensing

Penn Foster College is accredited by:

Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC)

The DEAC is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Penn Foster College is licensed by the Arizona State Board of Private Postsecondary Education.

Penn Foster College’s Veterinary Technician Associate Degree has full accreditation from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) through their Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA).

The Penn Foster College Medical Assistant Associate Degree Program is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).

The American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT) has evaluated and recommended college credit for many Penn Foster College courses. Credits earned in Penn Foster College programs may transfer to some, but not all, learning institutions. Students who plan to continue their education with another school after earning a degree from Penn Foster College should check with that school regarding credit transfer policies.

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

High School or Equivalent

Applicaton Requirements

Official High School Transcript/GED Score

Additional Info

  • Students are required to perform a 40-hour externship prior to completing this program. It is the student’s responsibility to ultimately find and secure the externship at a site in their area.

Restricted States

California, District of Columbia, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York