Health Care Aide Challenge Program
The Health Care Aide (HCA) challenge is a process for uncertified caregivers with prior work experience who wish to meet provincial HCA certification requirements. Individuals may be eligible to challenge the HCA courses through a Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition Process (PLAR).
In order to obtain credit for the HCA certification, a high degree of self-paced, independent study is required. The challenge process can take up a year to complete depending on the learner. The process will include formal assessments of knowledge and skills.
HCA PLAR Steps:
- $60.00 application fee
- Learner must complete the Columbia College assessment test (HCA program related). Learners must meet the English Language Requirement.
Provide High School or other Post-Secondary training Transcripts
- Program Acceptance
- If the learner is deemed suitable for the HCA challenge, they will meet with the Program Coordinator and develop their individualized learning plan.
- Complete the HCA PLAR Self-Assessment Checklist
- Challenge the HCA courses through a series of assessments.
- Must be a minimum of 19 years old.
- Out of high school for 1 year.
- 18 years old with a Canadian grade 12 high school diploma.
All Students Must Have:
- Canadian Language Benchmark Level (CLBL) 7 (if English is your second language).
- Submitted a completed Columbia College application.
- Achieved an acceptable mark on the Columbia College assessment.
- Clear Police Information Check with Vulnerable Sector Search.
- Submitted all other program requirements.
- Current CPR Level HCP (Health Care Provider) Certificate
- Up-to-date Immunization
The cost of the HCA challenge is approximately $1, 700. This will include the learning materials and formal assessments. Learners who do not achieve successful results on the challenge assessments, will be required to cover any additional supportive related costs.
- Lectures 0
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 0
- Certificate No
- Assessments Self