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Temporary Feeding Assistant


This course is free and was designed to meet the critical staff shortages occurring as a result of COVID-19. You will need to register and create an account using your name and e-mail. Once you have created your account, you may complete the course on your own time, stopping as needed, and then rejoining the class wherever you left off. 

This one-hour online training is intended to allow you to work as a Temporary Feeding Assistant, a temporary position to address the current state of emergency in skilled nursing facilities and assisted living communities. 

Completion of this training is intended to prepare you to assist residents with meals and dining.

Once you have completed the course, you must take and pass the exam. You will then receive a certificate of completion that you can print and show to your hiring facility. For information and suggestions on how to find a skilled nursing facility or assisted living community in need of a Temporary Feeding Assistant, search for nursing homes in your area. See if their website offers directions on how to contact them and let them know you’ve taken and passed the AHCA/NCAL Temporary Nurse Aide training course. Each facility/company will have its own application process.

Please consult your state affiliate for additional information about your state’s requirements. 

To begin the training, click the Contents tab above, read and agree to the Program Acknowledgement in order to move on to Part 1.

If you need assistance, please email

DISCLAIMER: AHCA/NCAL has created this course to assist providers to recruit and train temporary staff during the national emergency caused by the coronavirus pandemic.  Federal and/or state requirements may need to be waived to permit individuals under this training program in your location.  Employers should check with their state survey agencies and their state occupational licensing agencies, where applicable, to ensure individuals trained under this program are permitted to assist with care in your location. 


Program Acknowledgement
Agree to terms to continue.
Agree to terms to continue.
Training Video: 1 hr
Recorded 03/22/2020
Recorded 03/22/2020
Final Assessment
Final Assessment
24 Questions  |  3 attempts  |  20/24 points to pass
24 Questions  |  3 attempts  |  20/24 points to pass
Identify the State Where You Live
1 Question
1 Question To assist with connecting you to a hiring facility, please indicate your State.
Certificate of Completion & Next Steps
Certificate of Completion
No credits available  |  Certificate available
No credits available  |  Certificate available
Next Steps
Congratulations on completing the course. This section will describe how you can begin to work as a Temporary Feeding Assistant.