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The Health Care Aide Academy is very excited to announce we are offering the PLAR (Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition) program. This is an opportunity for individuals who have related health care experience to become a certified Health Care Aide.

This program is designed for those:
-Individuals who have been working as a nursing attendant or a personal care worker, but are
not certified in Alberta.
– Individuals who have medical training in another country and have experience in geriatrics

This is a self study program with an instructor available for any assistance needed. We are conveniently located downtown Red Deer to write your unit exams. We have a well-equipped lab for practice and host one of the two practical exams.


– 1200 hours of work experience in the last 24 months
– Criminal record check
– Up to-date immunizations
– ESL level 7


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