This Health Care Aide (HCA) Challenge program is a certification process for uncertified health care workers who have previous related work experience in Canada as well as for foreign-trained nurses and other healthcare professionals with similar experience.
The condensed Health Care Aide Challenge program for experienced Health Care Professionals and foreign-trained nurses is offered both in-class on online in a self-paced format and is available during the day, on weekends and in the evenings.
*Length of Program varies by location
To be eligible to enroll in the challenge health care aide courses offered in Winnipeg and online you must:
* You will be required to provide Robertson College with a copy of your degree. Not all foreign nursing programs are accepted.
The Health Care Aide (HCA) Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) process is for those who are currently employed as Health Care Aides, Personal Support Workers, Nursing Attendants, Internationally-Trained Nurses and out-of-province trained HCA's who do not have a Government of Alberta recognized certificate but have the knowledge and skills required to meet the Health Care Aide certificate standards in Alberta.
Self-assessment and Analysis
Creation of an Individual Study Plan
Challenge of the HCA Course Written Exam
Self Study or Robertson College Campus Based Workshops
Assessment of Knowledge and Skills