How to Become a Home Health Aide in North Dakota
Home health aides must apply with the state to be listed on the nurse aide registry and must renew their status annually. The application forms are available online:
1. Initial Home Health Aide Application
2. Home Health Aide Renewal Application
3. There is a $25 fee for both the initial application and renewal applications. For more information about the North Dakota Nurse Registry, visit the Frequent Asked Questions.
Required Training and Certification
While no formal training is required to work as a home health aide in North Dakota, HHAs employed by an agency must have completed a nurse aide training program and passed a competency evaluation.
- The training program must be at least 75 hours, with 16 hours of classroom training before any supervised practical training (which also requires a minimum of 16 hours).
- The Department of Health provides a list of approved Certified Nurse Aide Training Programs. You can access the list by clicking the link below
- Nurse Aide Registry - Home health aides must apply with the state to be listed on the nurse aide registry and must renew their status annually. The Nurse Aide Registry and application forms are available online and can be accessed by clicking the link below
- Frequently asked questions on the registry can be accessed here
- There is a $25 fee for both the initial application and renewal applications.
- The state of North Dakota lists all of the licensed agencies on the Department of Health site. You can access the list by clicking the list below
You can also perform a search on agencies by county here
- Approximately 1,270 people were employed as Home health aides in North Dakota in 2015.
Hourly Rate - Home health aides earned between $10.54/hour and $18.70/hour in 2015 (average rate was $14.50/hour)
Annual Salary - The annual salary ranged between $21,920 and $38,890 (average annual wage was $30,160)
Source - Bureau of Labor Statistics
- All home health agencies operating in North Dakota must obtain a license from the state Department of Health.
Practicing home health aides must be registered on the state’s Nurse Registry and renew their registration annually. Nurse aide training is regulated under the following rules, also enforced by the Department of Health: Nurse Aide Training, Competency Evaluation, and Registry Administrative Rules.