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Residents of Maine who are looking in to becoming home health aides in Maine will be very pleased to know that one of the best allied health careers in Maine in terms of overall demand and growth are home health aides. If you live in cities in Maine such as, Portland, Lewiston, Bangor, South Portland, Auburn and Biddeford, you should see new jobs for HHAs, personal care aides and home care aides. We get more in to the details about the pathways to getting your HHA certification in Maine below and more!

Finding Home Health Aide Courses in Maine

 

How to Become a Home Health Aide in Maine

The HHA’s actual responsibilities primarily focus on basic patient care and we get in to those details at the link here. If you want to now more about becoming a home care aide in Maine, just keep on reading!

What’s the Process for Becoming a Home Health Aide in Maine?

Below we take an in-depth glance at the necessary steps for becoming a Home Health Aide in Maine.

Step 1 – Earn your high school diploma or GED

To get your first step out of the way and fulfilled, make sure you have graduated high school or have your GED.

Step 2: Sign-up for a Maine-approved Home Health Aide program

Below is the complete list of approved home care aide classes in the state of Maine. All aspiring home health aides must complete accredited courses in home health to be eligible for certification.

Accredited Home Health Aides Programs in Maine

Biddeford Adult Education
PO Box 624 W Street
Biddeford, ME 04005
5 week program for $1,031.00
HHA Program Requirements:
Diploma/G.E.D.
Tuberculosis Skin Test
Reading Comprehension Exam
Math Competency Exam
(217) 282-3883

Central Maine Community College
1250 Turner Street
Auburn, ME 04210
16 week program for $1,000.00
HHA Program Requirements:
Diploma/G.E.D.
Tuberculosis Skin Test
Reading Comprehension Exam
English Competency Exam
(207) 755-5280

Central Lincoln County Adult Education
767 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543
10 week program for $125.00
HHA Program Requirements:
Diploma/G.E.D.
Tuberculosis Skin Test
Reading Comprehension Exam
Math Competency Exam
(207) 563-4540

Crooked River Adult Ed
1437 Poland Springs Road
Tusco, ME
5 week program for $1,000.00
HHA Program Requirements:
Diploma/G.E.D.
Tuberculosis Skin Test
Physical Exam
Reading Comprehension Exam
(207) 629-4297

Eastern Aroostoock Adult and Community Education
75 Bennett Drive
Caribou, ME 04736
6 week program for $750.00
HHA Program Requirements:
Diploma/G.E.D.
Tuberculosis Skin Test
Physical Exam
Reading Comprehension Exam
(207) 493-4272

Ellswood Adult Education
248 State Street
Suite 15
Ellswood, ME 04605
9 week program for $1,400.00
HHA Program Requirements:
Diploma/G.E.D.
Tuberculosis Skin Test
Physical Exam
Reading Comprehension Exam
(207) 664-7110

Gorham Adult Education
106 Weeks Road
Gorham, ME 04038
16 week program for $950.00
(207) 839-5235

Maine College of Health
70 Middle Street
Lewiston, ME 04240
10 week program for $500.00
HHA Program Requirements:
Diploma/G.E.D.
Criminal Background Check
Tuberculosis Skin Test
Reading Comprehension Exam
Math Competency Exam
(207) 795-2840

United Technology Center
200 Hogan Rd
Bangor, ME 04401
15 week program for $1,100.00
HHA Program Requirements:
Diploma/G.E.D.
Tuberculosis Skin Test
Reading Comprehension Exam
Math Competency Exam
(207) 947-6474

Region 9 Adult Education
377 River Road
Mexico, ME 04257
20 week program for $1,000.00
HHA Program Requirements:
Diploma/G.E.D.
Tuberculosis Skin Test
Physical Exam
Fingerprints
Reading Comprehension Exam
Minimum Age of 18
(207) 364-2012

Franklin County Basic Education
129 Seamon Road
Suite A
Farmington, ME 044938
18 week program for $1,300.00
HHA Program Requirements:
Diploma/G.E.D.
Tuberculosis Skin Test
Physical Exam
Fingerprints
English Competency Exam
(207) 778-3460

Portland Adult Education
14 Locust Street
Portland, ME 04101
12 week program for $750.00
HHA Program Requirements:
Diploma/G.E.D.
Tuberculosis Skin Test
Physical Exam
Fingerprints
English Competency Exam
Minimum Age of 18
(207) 874-8155

Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Coorperative
50 Mayo Street
Dover Foxcraft, ME 04426
16 week program for $1,100.00
HHA Program Requirements:
Diploma/G.E.D.
Tuberculosis Skin Test
Physical Exam
Fingerprints
Reading Comprehension Exam
Minimum Age of 18
(207) 564-6525

Mid Coast School of Technology Adult Education
1 South Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841
9 week program for $1,025.00
HHA Program Requirements:
Diploma/G.E.D.
Tuberculosis Skin Test
Physical Exam
Fingerprints
Reading Comprehension Exam
Minimum Age of 18
(207) 596-7752

Merrymeeting Adult Education
35 Republic Avenue
Topsham, ME 04086
16 week program for $945.00
HHA Program Requirements:
Diploma/G.E.D.
Tuberculosis Skin Test
Physical Exam
Fingerprints
Reading Comprehension Exam
(207) 729-7323

Massabesic Center for Adult Learning
84 West Road
Waterboro, ME 04087
12 week program for $1,039.00
HHA Program Requirements:
Diploma/G.E.D.
Tuberculosis Skin Test
Physical Exam
Reading Comprehension Exam
Minimum Age of 18
(207) 247-2022

Lewiston Adult Education
156 East Ave
Lewiston, ME 04240
15 week program for $900.00
HHA Program Requirements:
Diploma/G.E.D.
Tuberculosis Skin Test
Physical Exam
Fingerprints
English Competency Exam
Minimum Age of 18
(207) 795-5941

Step 3: Finish your Home Health Aide course and any state-mandated hands-on training hours

Once you have passed your accredited HHA training in Maine, the state of Maine requires that one train for 180 classroom hours and 70 clinical hours before being qualified for taking the Maine Home Health Aide certification exam.

Step 4: Pass the Maine HHA certification test

The assessment is given in two segments, a written and a clinical portion and if you want more details about the exam for HHA certification in Maine see our great resource at the link here.

Outlook for Home Health Aide salary in Maine

Right now there is also a great nationwide demand for HHAs and in Maine with BLS.gov projecting a 14% growth in new jobs in the state of Maine through the year 2026. The following is a much deeper description of HHA pay in Maine by county and area in Maine. Portland, Lewiston, Bangor, South Portland, Auburn and Biddeford are the most likely cities for new HHA employment.

LocationPay TypeLowMedianHigh
United StatesHourly$8.65$10.87$14.72
Yearly$17,990 $22,600 $30,610
MaineHourly$9.61$11.44$14.71
Yearly$19,990 $23,790 $30,600
Portsmouth, NH-ME Metropolitan NECTAHourly$10.34$12.53$17.08
Yearly$21,500 $26,060 $35,530
Southwest Maine BOSHourly$9.13$11.88$14.87
Yearly$18,980 $24,700 $30,920
Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME Metropolitan NECTAHourly$9.94$11.26$14.14
Yearly$20,670 $23,420 $29,420
Bangor, ME Metropolitan NECTAHourly$9.81$11.16$14.74
Yearly$20,400 $23,210 $30,670
Northeast Maine BOSHourly$8.50$10.95$15.08
Yearly$17,680 $22,770 $31,360

Recommended HHA Training in Maine