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Continuing Care Assistant (CCA)

Continuing Care Assistants provide direct care, supporting individuals who require ongoing care due to aging, illness, or disability. CCAs tend to work in Long-Term Care Facilities, for a Home Care agency, or other community-based care organizations.

Steps to becoming a Continuing Care Assistant (CCA) in Nova Scotia.

Step 1
Complete the CCA program

To become an CCA in Nova Scotia, after high school complete your CCA certificate. Continuing Care Assistant programs typically take a minimum of 30 weeks to complete. There are various CCA programs available in Nova Scotia:

Explore recognized CCA programs here.

Step 2
Arrange CCA certification through RPL

If you already have significant experience providing care—either in Nova Scotia, or in another province or country—you may also be able to get CCA certification through the Recognized Prior Learning (RPL) Program. The RPL Program helps you get credit for significant care-related on-the-job training, formal education, and life experiences that you already have.

Step 3
Pass the CCA Certification Exam

Once you complete all requirements of the CCA program, or complete the RPL program to have your CCA experience recognized, you are eligible to become an exam candidate. To become an exam candidate your educator will submit the required exam documents (CCA competency assessment tools) to the CCA program a minimum of 4 weeks prior to the exam sitting.

Click here for more information about the CCA Certification Exam.

Step 4
Register as a CCA in Nova Scotia

Upon completion and passing of the CCA exam, you must apply and be added to the Continuing Care Assistant Registry in order to begin working in Nova Scotia.

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Fri, Apr 26
@ 10:00 AM to
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On Friday, April 26, Nova Scotia Health will be hosting its first provincial career fair taking place in 11 communities across the province. From 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., representatives...

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Nova Scotia Health: People's Services
72 Park St
New Glasgow, NS
Fri, Apr 26
@ 10:00 AM to
7:00 PM

On Friday, April 26, Nova Scotia Health will be hosting its first provincial career fair taking place in 11 communities across the province. From 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., representatives...

Groups
15 groups including Administration/Clerical
!
Partner event posting
This is a third-party calendar event. The Office of Healthcare Professionals Recruitment has not verified the event details, and they may have changed since this event was posted. For more information contact the event organizer directly.
Nova Scotia Health: People's Services
23566 Highway 7
Sheet Harbour, NS
Fri, Apr 26
@ 10:00 AM to
7:00 PM

On Friday, April 26, Nova Scotia Health will be hosting its first provincial career fair taking place in 11 communities across the province. From 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., representatives...

Groups
15 groups including Administration/Clerical
!
Partner event posting
This is a third-party calendar event. The Office of Healthcare Professionals Recruitment has not verified the event details, and they may have changed since this event was posted. For more information contact the event organizer directly.
Nova Scotia Health: People's Services
36 Arthur St.
Truro, NS