Health care aide programs in Alberta
To become certified as a health care aide in Alberta, you must complete a recognized health care aide program. You can apply for entry into a heath care aid program at any licensed post-secondary institution offering the 2010 provincial curriculum.
Contact these posted-secondary institutions directly for program information including course length, format, and tuition cost.
Public post-secondary educational institutions
- Bow Valley College
- Keyano College
- Lakeland College
- Lethbridge College
- Medicine Hat College
- NorQuest College
- Northern Lakes College
- Portage College
Private post-secondary educational institutions
- ABM College of Health and Technology
- Academy of Learning
- Alberta Business and Educational Services
- Alberta Caregiving Institute – Edmonton General Hospital (formerly Camrose Caregiving Institute)
- Cambrooks College
- CDI College
- CLI College of Business, Health and Technology
- Columbia College
- Excel Academy
- Evergreen College
- Health Care Aide Academy
- MTG Healthcare Academy
- Nightingale Academy
- Reeves College
- Robertson College
- Rosewood College
- Royal Health Care Aide Training Program (Lethbridge)
- Training Inc.
Do you already have a health care aide certificate?
If you completed a health care aide education program in the past, email Alberta Health Services at firstname.lastname@example.org, to determine if the program you completed is recognized by employers in Alberta.
What about training programs offered by employer organizations?
Employer organizations with a valid licensing agreement with Alberta Health can use the curriculum for in-service training of their employees at their place of employment. Training administered through an employer may be used towards competency acquisition and skills maintenance. Individuals seeking academic credit towards certification as a health care aide must register in a program offered at a post-secondary institution.
- Health care aide curriculum
- Health care aide competency profile November 2001
- Continuing care publications
For more information, call the Workforce Policy and Planning Branch of Alberta Health at 780-644-7123 in Edmonton. Call toll-free in Alberta 310-0000 then 780-644-7123.
Updated: May 20, 2014