What’s the difference between CertifiedCare’s certification programs and aQuires training program.

What is the difference between CertifiedCare’s programs for professional caregivers and aQuires training?  I just want to make sure that if I pay all this money that I can actually do something with it and that having the certification will put potential clients and their family’s at ease about my services. Any insight would be appreciated. Thank you.

Gayle Marretta,  Certified Senior Advisor (CSA)


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Hello Gayle,

Excellent question! I would be more than happy to list the difference between CertifiedCare’s certification programs and aQuires training program.

 CertifiedCare is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Distance learning Schools, Colleges and Institutes (aQuires is not).

  1. CertifiedCare provides fully comprehensive certification programs for one price (aQuire provides individual courses for low prices that will add up over time to equal or exceed  CertifiedCare’s fully comprehensive and standardized programs).
  2. You earn 4 credentials upon completion of the CertifiedCare Professional PCA program (you don’t earn a single credential through aQuire):
    1. Elder Caregiver
    2. Certified Personal Care Aide
    3. Certified Alzheimer’s & Dementia Caregiver
    4. Certified Special Needs Caregiver

CertifiedCare can set you apart from the competition and give you the advanced skills needed to thrive in the growing field of caregiving.

Personal Care Aide Certification is a registered trademark of CertifiedCare. Only CertifiedCare can legally offer ‘Personal Care Aide Certification.’

You can apply for an independent Medicaid/Medicare payor number once you complete the CertifiedCare Complete Certification program (plus clinical testing by a registered nurse and application to the Center of Medicaid/Medicare services).

If you are a private duty caregiver, then you can hold yourself out as a CertifiedCare Personal Care Aide in four different categories and have your own self employed business. You also have the option to work for home health agencies, home care agencies, long term care facilities, etc.

I hope I successfully answered your question and remember “CertifiedCaregivers are better care givers”.


Rachel Hannah


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