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OHCC Professional Development Certification Training

 PDC flyer imageThe Oregon Home Care Commission recognizes homecare workers and personal support workers who are lifelong learners and want to continue developing their skills through the Professional Develo​pment Certification program​.​​

  • Gain knowledge and stay current on skills that you can apply immediately to your work.
  • SB1534 (mandatory training) requirements are met once you have your PDC.
  • Best of all, the courses are free, you may qualify for a stipend and you will get a pay differential too!
  • A PDC meets the pre-requisite requirements for the Enhanced Certification and the Community Health Worker Certification.​

How to Earn your Professional Development Certification

You'll earn your PDC by completing several hours (credits) of training in several categories.

Certification Benefits

  • Skill development
  • Pay differential of 50 cents per hour for 2 years
  • Fulfills mandatory training requirements
  • Enhanced and THW Certification prerequisite

Certification Requirements

To earn the PDC, you must complete a certain number of training hours in three categories: core, health, and elective. 

View PDC Training Requirements

Learn more in your online training account dashboard and register for your choice of training. Hint: After logging in, click "register for a course."

Upcoming Professional Development Certification Training

  • Below, you'll find a listing of upcoming instructor-led PDC training sessions (online/webinar or in-person).
  • The online platform also includes convenient on-demand training!

Using our new system (since Aug. 2022) for the first time? Check out instructions here.

Returning visitor? Access your online training account here

Feel free to browse upcoming training below. When you're ready to register, log in to the OHCC PACE system here


Scheduled webinars, in-person events and on-demand training
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