Caregiver State Certification Exam Prep Course

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

Industry certification, Employment, Measurable skills gain

Method of Delivery

Hybrid or blended

When offered

Daytime Hours

Instructional Program (CIP)

Health Aide. 512601


A. Objective: This course, NRA 104, is open to students seeking to enter the healthcare field as a Certified Caregiver. Completion of this course will allow the Learner to sit for the Headmaster Nursing Assistant Exam & allow eligibility to become certified in the State of Arizona as a Caregiver to work for long-term care or assisted living facilities.
Competencies: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
• assist patients with activities of daily living, including at mealtime, & walking and toileting
• check vital signs
• communicate effectively with patients, their families & health care teams
• report unusual occurrences or incidents to the nurse in charge
• maintain a safe patient environment
• assist patients with medication setups & administration
• care for a patient’s home & budget
B. Total cost: In-state 1,822.19; Out-of-state: 2,959.06
C. List of books and price (included in tuition): Hartman’s Nursing Assistant Care: Long-Term Care and Home Care – 3rd Edition: Textbook = 52.00; Workbook = 16.88; Follett Fees = 26.12 = Total 95.00
D. List of supplies required and price (included in tuition): Stethoscope 25.00; Blood Pressure Cuff approx 20.00; Gait Belt 10.00 = Total 55.00
E. WIOA contact: Sharon Macias;; 520-724-7653

F. Website link:
G. Additional information:
Background check required: DPS Fingerprint Clearance Card (45.00-90.00)
Food Handler’s Certification required: 7.95
Other requirements needed: Proof of vaccines: MMR (2) = $163.84; Varicella (2) = $260.38; Hepatitis B Series (3); = $153.93; Tdap (less than 10 yrs) = $47.83; Flu Vaccine (seasonal) = $15.00; TB Skin Test = $20; • Physical Exam ($79-FastMed) BLS/CPR certificate $50. Potential total: 789.98
(Check with your insurance to see if these vaccinations are covered.
State Testing Fee: Headmaster Testing Services for the State of Arizona: 65.00
For More Information or to Register: please contact Program Coordinator, 520-206-5222 or a Program Advisor, 520-206-6920 or 520-206-6637
Prerequisites: • Accuplacer test results: reading, arithmetic and WritePlacer;
• AZ DPS fingerprint clearance card: Level 1;
• Proof of health insurance;
• Proof of American Heart Association First Aid/Basic Life Support (BLS) certification;
• Proof of Arizona Food Handler certification;
• Physical exam report;
• Immunization record;
• Proof of negative drug screen (Pima staff will provide paperwork for drug screening)
Training weeks: 5 weeks or less
H. Refund policy:
I. Credentials:
Industry-recognized: Yes
Stackable: Yes
Portable: Yes
Accredited Curriculum: Yes
J. Credential Attainment Rate: This is a new program. In 6-12 months, we will document how many people participated in the program, how many people completed the program, and how many people earned certifications.


Program Length (Weeks)




Entrance Requirements



Pima Community College

WIOA Approved Program


Curriculum Competency Based


Training Location(s)

Desert Vista Campus

Local WIB

6 - Pima County Workforce Investment Board

Name of Credential

Certified Caregiver

Type of financial aid offered or have access to

HPOG, Arizona@Work (WIOA funding), TANF, NACTEP

Refund Policy

Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?

Yes - AZ ST Board of Examiners of Nursing Care Instituti

Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?


Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?


Cost Items

Books (Estimated)


Testing/Exam Fees


In-State/District Tuition


Other Fees

$887.93 CPR, food handler cert, vaccines, fingerprint clea

Out-of-State/District Tuition


Supplies/Materials/Hand Tools (not included in tuition)


Total In-State Program Cost


Total Out-of-State Program Cost


Demand Occupation(s)

31-1122.00Personal Care Aides
$12.00 per hour
Required Certification: Certified Caregiver
39-1013.00First-Line Supervisors of Gambling Services Workers
$12.00 per hour
Required Certification: Certifed Caregiver

Provider Status



Various PCC Campus Locations, Tucson, Arizona 85709

Phone Number

(520) 206-4737

Web Address

Last Updated

Nov 22, 2022


Sep 14, 2020


Oct 29, 2022