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Continuing Care Assistant Program

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General inquiries about the CCA Registry please contact 1-866-265-9900 or by email at: CCARegistry@healthassociation.ns.ca

General inquiries about the Continuing Care Assistant (CCA) Program please contact 1-866-265-9900 or by email at: CCAProgam@healthassociation.ns.ca

General inquiries about the CCA Recognizing Prior Learning (RPL) Program please contact 1-866-265-9900 or by email at: CCARPL@healthassociation.ns.ca

Continuing Care Assistant Program

Continuing Care Assistants (CCAs) provide vital services to people who need support in their daily activities. As a CCA, clients depend on you to support direct care, safety, well-being, and enrich quality of life by providing personal care and other activities to help clients live healthy. You also help clients participate in meaningful activities, including social interactions and recreation.

To become a Certified CCA, you will complete your education with a recognized CCA educator or the Recognizing Prior Learning Program. Once you graduate, you are required to pass the certification exam prior to receiving provincial certification from the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness (DHW). CCA Certification is the education requirement to work in DHW funded nursing homes and home support agencies and most hospital settings in the role of Care Team Assistant.

Enroll in a recognized CCA education program

The CCA Program is available through CCA approved education institutions. Most programs offer full-time study delivered over a minimum of 30 weeks; however, other options may be available.

CCA Program is provided by:
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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Program

Do you have robust, current experience providing care?

You may be eligible to pursue CCA Certification through the Recognizing Prior Learning (RPL) Program.

RPL Program helps you get credit for the on-the-job training, formal education, and life experiences you already have. Through the process you prove that you have the required knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) required for CCA Certification. For more information regarding the CCA RPL Program contact ccarpl@healthassociation.ns.ca