Applying for Caring4Cal training courses is a straightforward process designed to support the growth and development of healthcare providers in home- and community-based settings in California. To get started, you can sign up for the program by visiting the registration portal at Participants can gain access to courses through the Caring4Cal course catalog. Each course page in the catalog includes a direct link that allows you to register with the training provider. Caring4Cal is a free program, with no costs involved for participants, further incentivizing healthcare providers and those interested in becoming eligible providers in home- or community-based settings to take advantage of these valuable resources.

To be eligible for Caring4Cal, you must reside in California. The program caters to a wide range of eligible job roles, including Home Health Aides (HHAs), Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs), Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs), Registered Nurses (RNs), and Community Health Workers (CHWs) working in home settings, among others, such as occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech therapists, respiratory therapists, and clinical social workers. Importantly, Caring4Cal is not limited to experienced professionals; individuals interested in entering the field of home- and community-based care can also participate in the program, access training courses, receive career coaching, and even apply for incentives. For those aspiring to secure financial incentives, proof of registration for a licensure/certification course or exam may be required.

Caring4Cal aligns with the California Department of Health Care Access and Information’s (HCAI) mission to ensure equitable access to healthcare for all Californians. By providing accessible training, coaching, and incentives, the program contributes to expanding and strengthening the HCBS workforce, thereby enhancing healthcare services for various communities, including those in rural areas, children with complex medical conditions, individuals with disabilities, and aging adults under the Medi-Cal program. It represents an exceptional opportunity for individuals interested in embarking on a career in home- and community-based care or those looking to enhance their existing qualifications and skills.