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Title: Personal Care Assistant (PCA) Training -Individual
Alternate Title:
Description: Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS)
Subject: Health Care
Health Professionals
Creation Date: 10/15/2010 2:49:00 PM
Modification Date: 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM
Agency Name: Human Services (DHS), Minnesota Department of
Agency URL:
Agency Description: The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) offers programs for health care, child support, food support, general assistance, nursing home care, seniors, people who are deaf, people who have developmental disabilities, foster care, child protection and adult and children's mental health services.
Agency Phone: 651-431-2000
Agency Fax: Agency URL:
Agency Address:

St. Paul
Audience: Application URL:
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Minnesota Health Care Programs (MHCP) requires all individual personal care assistance providers (PCAs) to take the DHS Individual Personal Care Assistance (PCA) training and pass a one-time online test. Individual PCAs may take the training and test as often as needed.

This training is intended for:

  • People wanting to provide PCA services for a person eligible for MHCP 
  • PCAs currently employed and affiliated with an MHCP-enrolled agency

Statutes: 256b.0659


Individualized Personal Care Assistance Training

Period of Issuance:

The certificate is valid indefinitely. 

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PCAs affiliated with a PCA provider agency contact their PCA provider agency with questions. If the provider agency is unable to answer the question, the agency may contact the MHCP Provider Call Center at 651-431-2700 or 800-366-5411.

PCAs not yet affiliated with a PCA provider agency may email their questions to or call 651-431-4300 or 866-867-7655.

Individualized Personal Care Assistance Training

Online Services 

Minnesota Department of Human Services


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