Bridge Program Overview
If you are currently a CNA interested in working as a HHA, then this class is for you! Complete training to become a HHA in just 4 days! Must be licensed by a state Board of Nursing.
- Small class size
- Only 4 days to complete class
- Experienced, professional instructors
- Hands-on training (In preceptor’s home)
- Job placement assistance available
- Classes available every month
For those who have already completed the Bridge program, please click the link below to fill out the Course Evaluation Survey:
Frequently Asked Questions
How Do I Apply for the Bridge Program?
In order to apply for the Bridge Program at VMT Education Center, you must first fill out your application online by clicking Enroll Today at the bottom of this page, or you can click here. You must then come in and bring with you a Government Issued ID, Social Security Card, Proof of CNA or GNA Licensure, and a minimum deposit of half of the cost of the program ($150).
VMT Education Center does not accept cash we only accept these forms of payment:
- Money Order
- Credit/Debit Card
- Cashier’s Check
What is the Cost of the Bridge Program?
The full cost of the program is $300.
The DC Board Exam (written only) is Not Included in Your Tuition: $40
Do We Spend All 4 Days in a Classroom?
No. You spend two days in the classroom and the second two days you will be offsite with a preceptor at a home location. You can select your second two days with your teacher based on your availability.
Can I Work as a Home Health Aide With Just My CNA License?
No. DC law requires that you have separate licenses to practice as a CNA or a Home Health Aide, respectively.
When I Finish Your Program, Can I Start Working as an HHA Right Away?
Not so fast. Once you complete our program, you must then submit your application to the DC Board of Nursing and take only the written portion of the board exam. Once you pass, only then will you be licensed to practice as a Home Health Aide in the District of Columbia.
Can I Take the Bridge Course with a Maryland CNA Certification?
No. In order to qualify to take the Bridge Program, you must either have a DC CNA License or a Maryland Geriatric Nursing Assistant (GNA) License. Maryland CNA certifications are not recognized by the DC Board of Nursing.
Where Should I Mail My Board Exam Application?
You should mail it to the American Red Cross located at the address below. It takes 4-6 weeks for processing, so feel free to call them directly to check on the status of your application.
American Red Cross
1804 North Sixth Street
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17102
Do I Have to Wear a Uniform to Class?
No. You are not required to wear a uniform to class for the Bridge Program but we highly recommend wearing your personal medical scrubs.
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