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Comprehensive Health Care Aide Challenge


Credential: Certificate

The Comprehensive Health Care Aide (CHCA) Challenge program is designed to train individuals for a rewarding career in the health care profession. If you are already employed as a health care aide and can successfully complete Assiniboine’s challenge process, you have the opportunity to obtain a CHCA program certificate.

Fast Facts

Credential Certificate

Credits 33

Optional Exit No

Co-op Work Placement No

Distance Delivery No

International Students No

Why should you take the CHCA Challenge?

Applicants to the CHCA Challenge program will get credit for the hours they have already worked in health care settings as a health care aide. If you have worked 300 hours in the previous 12 months, you are eligible to challenge the program’s practicum component.

You’ve worked in health care for a long time, and now is your chance to turn all that hard work into a formally-recognized certificate. The CHCA Challenge encourages you to work at your own pace so the course work can fit into your busy schedule. Once you register for a course, you have four months to complete it!

Upon completion of the CHCA Challenge program, continue to be an important part of the health care team. You will be valued for your commitment to continuous learning, and you may be able to find additional jobs in other areas of health care. 

A Comprehensive Health Care Aide certificate can open the door to jobs for you in hospitals, personal care homes, acute and extended care, doctors offices, private care facilities, mental health setting and home care. Once you graduate from CHCA Challenge, you will be eligible for a block credit transfer worth 15 credits towards Assiniboine’s Practical Nursing Program, if you choose to advance your career in health care even further.