HHS In-Service Training
The Quality Monitoring Program (QMP) provides in-house Person-centered Thinking Training to nursing facilities on request. Your facility can schedule the training by emailing QMP@hhsc.state.tx.us.
Computer-based In-Service Training
These courses are designed to offer a computer-based training (CBT) to satisfy the 24 hour in-service education requirement, which is part of the Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) renewal process (TAC; Title 40; Part 1; Chapter 94; Rule §94.9). "Effective September 1, 2013, a nurse aide renewing a certification must complete at least 24 hours of in-service education every two years that includes training in geriatrics and the care of residents with a dementia disorder, including Alzheimer’s disease."
CNAs may complete these courses in order to renew a listing of active status on the Nurse Aide Registry (NAR).
- These courses are only one of many approved course options (requirements can be fulfilled through a nursing facility or an approved Nurse Aide Training and Competency Evaluation Program).
- Each course satisfies 2 hours toward the 2 year requirement of 24 hours.
- CNAs get 2 hours of credit for each course, as long as they score a minimum of 70% and have a copy of the learning certificate.
- This is a new series of approved courses.
To document successful course completion, participants must print a copy of the course certificate available at the end of the training and keep the certificate for documentation purposes.
Your computer must have the following:
- The course requires a recent version of the Windows Operating System.
- In order to access the course, your internet browser must be set to allow pop-ups.
- Browser: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox or Safari. (We suggest you not use Internet Explorer, if possible.)
- Printer: the ability to print hard copies of your learning certificate.
- Modules 5 and 6 contain video links. QuickTime must be installed for video playback to function.
To take a training, click on a link below:
- Module 1: Texas Long-term Care Overview
- Module 2: Texas Long-term Care Settings
- Module 3: Quality of Resident Care
- Module 4: Culture Change and Resident Rights
- Module 5: Dementia Disorders
- Module 6: Resident Care for Dementia-related Conditions
- For questions regarding rules, please contact the nurse aide registry at 512-438-2050.
- For technical problems with the CBT, email Cynthia.Edwards@hhsc.state.tx.us. Please be sure that all pop-blockers are turned off before taking any of the courses.