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The Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency (CAA) offers a free twelve-week online CompTIA A+ training. Graduates will earn a CompTIA A+ certification required to secure the most in-demand living wage jobs in the information technology (IT) industry.


Program Details:

  • Begins on Monday, July 20, 2020
  • Requires eligibility documents, ITIQ Assessment and interview
  • 80 course of online course work completed four days per week over 12 weeks
  • Assistance with resume, cover letter and preparing for the interview process


Enrollment Requirements:

  • Hamilton County Resident
  • 18 years and older
  • HS Diploma or GED
  • Computer and WIFI
  • Household income at or below 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Guideline

Household Size


Monthly Standard (200% of Federal Poverty Guidelines (FPG))

1 $2,127
2 $2,873
3 $3,620
4 $4,367
5 $5,113
6 $5,860
7 $6,607
8 $7,353
9 $8,100
10 $8,847
Each add’l person $747


Participants who complete the online training and earn a CompTIA A+ certification will meet the minimum education requirements for the tech jobs with the greatest demand in Hamilton County. Click the links to see current job descriptions and openings.



Any resident of Hamilton County, ages 18 and older with a high school diploma or GED and a monthly household income of 200% FDL can apply for this free IT training program.  For more information about the free CompTIA A+ training and certification program, contact Shawnte Hodge at, call 513-841-5629 or visit the CAA website .


Register for the free CompTIA A+ training and certification program today.  In just 12 weeks, an in-demand living wage career is waiting for you!

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Written by Crystal Kendrick

President of The Voice of Your Customer and founder of The Voice of Black Cincinnati.