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National COVID-Ready Caregiver Certification

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NextStep National COVID-Ready Caregiver Certification

The National COVID-Ready Caregiver Certification course, taught by expert instructors like Dr. Vin Gupta, can be completed online or with a mobile device and offers actionable information to prepare caregivers for the COVID-19 challenges of the coming months.

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National COVID-Ready Caregiver Certification

Fast Facts

CNAs, PCAs, housekeepers, other nursing home staff, and home caregivers were among the top seven at-risk health care roles in a recent study.

Expert instructors include Dr. Vin Gupta, a pulmonary and intensive care physician and medical contributor to NBC News.

More than 20,000 caregivers are providing safer care after taking the National COVID-Ready Caregiver Certification course.

10,000 more caregivers are signed up to take the course.



We have had no cases in our facility and we attribute that to the knowledge and training we received from the COVID-Ready Certification Course from NextStep.

— Larisa Y., House Manager, ALS Care Adult Foster Home

We found NextStep’s National COVID-Ready Caregiver Certification helpful. We have over 500 caregivers who serve vulnerable seniors in Broward County. They needed to be trained on COVID-19, and this training was a good option. It is very user friendly, and the content is very applicable.  

— Freddy Pardo, Chief Operating Officer, Jewish Family Home Care

Now more than ever, employees are integral to the care our nonprofit members provide. Easily accessible and reliable information in the fight against the coronavirus is crucial to ensuring the safety and well-being of staff and the older adults they serve. This program is a timely and welcome resource for caregivers, whether they work in nursing homes, in a client's personal residence or in another care setting.

— Katie Smith Sloan, President and CEO of LeadingAge

To stop the spread of COVID-19 and to keep seniors and families safe, it's critical that we educate the caregivers in our communities on protocols they can follow on the job to reduce the risk of contamination and infection. Winning the fight against COVID-19 means giving our caregivers the tools and training they need. We're proud to support these national organizations and the millions of workers they represent who are helping reduce community spread and protect our loved ones.

— Chris Hedrick, CEO of NextStep