Home Caregiver Certification


We are putting C.A.R.E. into Caregiving with Community Affordable and Relevant Education and addressing the need for more qualified direct care health workers.  We currently offer free courses in a variety of formats to help individuals become certified direct care workers. This 7-hr course is available at no cost to employees of local businesses and to individuals who are providing direct non-medical care to loved ones at home. Course completion also includes multiple incentives to attain your certification and two free optional training courses. Register at powayadultschool.com or contact Michele Blanchard at mblanchard@powayusd.com or call (858) 668-4024 for more information.

Topics include Incentives (for qualified individuals)
  • General illness and aging information
  • Voucher for State Registration application fee
  • Personal care skills
  • Free LiveScan Fingerprinting
  • Home Safety & Emergency Preparedness
  • Transportation vouchers
  • Meal planning and preparation
  • Scrub clothing vouchers
  • Patient handling and use of assistive device   
  • Two additional free online classes
    • Helping Elderly Parents
    • Certificate End of Life
  • Universal precautions
  • Caregiver self-care and back safety

Registration information:
Select below one of the following three options:
Session A:  2-part course on Monday (Online) and Thursday (Online), 8:30 AM - 12 PM
Session B:  2-part course on Monday (Online) and Thursday (Online), 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Session C:  All-day course on Saturday (Poway Adult School), 8:30 AM - 4 PM

The Poway Unified School District (PUSD) is an equal opportunity employer/program and is committed to an active Nondiscrimination Program. PUSD prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, nationality, immigration status, ethnicity, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. For more information, please contact: Title IX/Equity Compliance Officer, James Jimenez, Associate Superintendent of Personnel Support Services, Poway Unified School District, 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128, 1-858-521-2800, extension 2761, jjimenez@powayusd.com. For students, you may contact Title IX Coordinator/ 504 Coordinator, Jamie Dayhoff, Director of Attendance and Discipline, Poway Unified School District, 1-858-521-2840, jdayhoff@powayusd.com

Poway Unified School District, 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128-3406