Home Health Aide
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.


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.

  • Have a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent

School Accreditation Statement

Penn Foster College Accreditation and Licenses

  • Penn Foster College is nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) and licensed by the Arizona State Board for Private Postseconday Education.

Geographic Restrictions

This program is not authorized for residents of: NJ, NY, DC, CA, MS.