Assisted Living Caregiver

When you decide to join the Assisted Living Caregiver program at Lifework, you are becoming a valued member of one of the most renowned caregiver programs in Arizona. Congratulations on taking this amazing first step towards a rewarding journey!


Course Costs:

  • PDF Manual
  • Technology fee
  • Administrative fee

Total Course Cost: 


Required to Register for Class:
  • Students must be at least 18 years old to become a Caregiver.
  • The ability to read, write, and communicate effectively in English.
    PLEASE NOTE: If you are a currently Arizona Certified Nursing Assistant and want the Assisted Living Caregiver training, you are eligible for the Caregiver Bridge program.

This is a 62 hour course:
(42 hours in class & 20 hours online)

 Class in Mesa 

1 week

Monday - Friday
7:00AM to 4:00PM


2 weekends

Saturday and Sunday
7:00am - 5:30pm

Consists of instruction, discussion and chapter tests to test comprehension of course materials.




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Why Lifework?

Lifework is the leader in short-term healthcare training in Arizona. Alumni from Lifework can be found in practically every hospital, lab, and healthcare facility around the state and country. With decades of experience, wonderful instructors and friendly staff, Lifework is the right choice for you.


Assisted Living Caregiver Program Description

Course Structure:

Assisted Living Caregiver students will complete a minimum of 62 hours of course attendance as mandated by the state board.

Caregiver students will receive login credentials for the distance learning materials. The distance learning chapters can be completed before, after or during the classroom phase. All instructions and log in credentials necessary to complete the distance learning portion of the course are delivered to the email address the student provides during registration. 

Next, Caregiver students will attend and complete 42 hours of classroom instruction. During the Caregiver course, students must pass all chapter exams with an 80% or higher. To help students study and prepare for the exams, Caregiver students are provided with online study aids accessible via the eLearning class portal.

Caregiver students must pass the Assisted Living Caregiver course final exam with an 80% or higher. Upon passing students are eligible to sit for the Arizona State Board NCIA Exam.

Caregiver Curriculum:

As a student, you will learn required skills and materials associated with assisted living care, including:

  • Legal and ethical issues
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Service plans
  • Infection control
  • Nutrition and food preparation
  • Fire, safety, and emergency procedures
  • Home environment and maintenance
  • Basic caregiver skills
  • Mental health and social services
  • Care of the cognitively impaired resident
  • Basic restorative services
  • Medication management.

Caregiver instruction will be delivered by hands-on practice, class discussion, videos, and eLearning materials. Come prepared to learn and participate!

Caregiver Course Requirements:

  • Complete 20 eLearning Hours and 42 classroom hours for a total of 62 hours.
  • Complete Requirements for an Arizona Food Handlers Card and submit copy to Lifework.
  • Pass all class exams and the course final exam with an 80% or higher.
  • Pass the Arizona State Final Exam through D&S Diversified Technology
Possible Additional Costs:
  • Maricopa County Food Handler’s Card – approximately $14.00 (may vary). This is required to take the Arizona Written Final Exam.
  • Arizona State Written Final Exam through D&S Diversified Technology = $65.00
    (PLEASE NOTE: To work in Assisted Living, employment applicants must have current certification in CPR/FA; have a current Negative TB Test; and, have a fingerprint clearance card from DPS. These are not requirements to take this course, but if you plan on working as a caregiver immediately after completion it is best to start these processes right away.)
  • CPR & First Aid training is available at HeartSavers (conveniently offered in multiple Arizona locations).


Lifework is proud to offer our proprietary CPR and First Aid certification courses. We are also a national partner and Licensed Training Provider with the American Red Cross (ARC), and operate several American Heart Association (AHA) and Health and Safety Institute (HSI) Training Centers. All resuscitation courses follow the guidelines published by the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR).

We offer several professional training programs, including EMT, CNA, Caregiver, and phlebotomy, all of which are approved by the relevant state agencies. Currently, only the paramedic program is included under the ABHES grant of accreditation.

Lifework’s paramedic program is accredited by CAAHEP under the recommendation of CoAEMSP  and institutionally accredited in Peoria, Arizona, by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).