Schedule Options: Daytime or Weekends

  • Daytime: 2 weeks, Monday – Friday, 7:00am – 4:00pm
  • Weekend: 4 weekends, Saturdays & Sundays, 7:00am – 5:30pm

    Payment Options:

    • Option 1: Pay course tuition of $499.00 in full at registration.
    • Option 2: Pay $200.00 at registration with the balance of tuition/fees financed via a Mountain America Credit Union Education Loan.
      • If qualified and approved, repayment during the course and for 6 months after conclusion is “interest only payments” with principal and interest payments starting thereafter for a period of up to 12 months per $1000 for a maximum of 10 years. Contact Student Services for additional information.

    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
    • TB Skin Test = $15.00
    • Fingerprinting = $5 (Free for AMTI students)
    • DPS Fingerprint Card = $67.00.
      • PLEASE NOTE: To “work” (not required to take the course) in Assisted Living, employment applicants must have current certification in *CPR/FA; have a current Negative TB Test; and, have or in process of receiving a finger print clearance card from DPS.

    *CPR & First Aid training is available at Heart Savers (conveniently located immediately next door to the AMTI school).

    Required to Register:

    • 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.

    Caregiver Course Requirements:

    • Complete 20 eLearning Hours and 42 classroom hours for a total of 62 hours.
    • Complete Requirements For the Arizona Food Handlers Card. (effective 10/1/13)
    • Complete and Submit the AZDPS fingerprint card application. (effective 10/1/13)
    • 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

    Caregiver Employment Opportunities:

    • Vocational opportunities exist to work as an Assisted Living Caregiver in assisted living homes, facilities, and home health care agencies.
    • To be employed in the Caregiver capacity, you must:
      • Be a Certified Assisted Living Caregiver
      • be 18 years old
        • PLEASE NOTE: 16 to 17 year olds can work as an Assistant Assisted Living Caregiver
      • Have current CPR & First Aid certification
      • Pass a Department of Public Safety Fingerprint Background check
      • Have a current negative TB test

By choosing the Assisted Living Caregiver program at Arizona Medical Training Institute, you’re choosing to be a part of one of the most successful caregiver programs in AZ. You’re off to a great start!

Assisted Living Caregiver Course Description

Course Structure:

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

First, Caregiver students will receive login credentials for the online eLearning materials. It is highly recommended that students complete the eLearning Pre-classroom chapters before attending the first day of classroom instruction. All instructions and log in credentials necessary to complete the eLearning portion of the course are delivered to the email address the student provides AMTI.

Next, Caregiver students will attend and complete 42 hours of classroom instruction. Classroom hours are a requirement fixed by the state board not AMTI. Therefore, in order to be eligible to sit for the state board exam, students must attend all 42 hours of classroom attendance.

Also, during the Caregiver course, students must pass all chapter exams with an 80% or higher. To help students study and prepare for the exams, AMTI provides Caregiver students with online study aids accessible via the eLearning class portal.

Finally, Caregiver students must pass the Assisted Living Caregiver course final exam with an 80% or higher. If the student cannot pass the course final exam, then the student will not be eligible to sit for the Arizona State NCIA Final 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!


Once a student of AMTI, you’ll be a part of a powerful network of dedicated healthcare professionals. AMTI continually boasts one of the highest first-time pass rates of the AZ NCIA final exam in all of Arizona at 90%. You’ll be attending a class lead by current industry professionals that continue to work in the healthcare field.

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