Individual Providers

Signing Up for Long-Term Care Worker Training

All IPs are represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Healthcare 775 NW. All IPs are required to complete training through the Training Partnership. See the chart below for what training is required and when.

Sign up for training by calling the Member Resource Center toll free at 1-866-371-3200 or visit www.myseiubenefits.org.

If you do not meet any required training deadlines

Your payment to provide personal care is terminated if you do not meet training deadlines. To be reinstated (paid again as an IP), on your own and at your own expense, you must:

  • Complete all required training through a DSHS community instructor. Find a Community Instructor.
  • Become certified as a home care aide, if required (Option E from the Training Partnership Training Wizard).

IPs needing continuing education (CE) because they have missed their CE training deadline may also get CE hours by attending approved conferences.See a list of conferences approved for use as CE.

 

Home Care Aide (HCA) Certification

All LTC workers required to take 75 hours of basic training must become a certified home care aide within 150 days of their service begin date.

Understand the steps to home care aide certification.

 

Individual Provider Training Requirements

Training requirements are different for certain categories of Individual Providers. View the training requirements listed below for your category

Standard Provider, category 1: hired after 1/6/2012 with no credential

ORIENTATION AND SAFETY (5 hours)

BASIC TRAINING

HCA CREDENTIAL

INITIAL CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE)

ONGOING CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE)

Complete prior to providing care

Complete 70 hour Basic Training within 120 days of starting to provide care

Required, must obtain within 200 days of hire

Required Before your birthdate one year from your first HCA credential issuance date By your birthdate each year

 

Standard Provider, category 2: hired after 1/6/2012 with HCA credential

ORIENTATION AND SAFETY (5 hours)

BASIC TRAINING

HCA CREDENTIAL

INITIAL CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE)

ONGOING CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE)

Not required

Not required

Yes, you must maintain your credential

Before your birthdate following  your first HCA credential renewal date

By your birthdate each year

 

Exempt Provider category 1: Between 1/1/2011 and 1/6/2012 , worked in a long-term care setting and  completed basic training requirements at that time.

ORIENTATION AND SAFETY (5 hours)

BASIC TRAINING

HCA CREDENTIAL

INITIAL CONTINUING

EDUCATION (CE)

ONGOING CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE)

Not required

Not required

Not required

Before your birthdate when you are working or returning to work.

By your birthdate each year

 

Exempt Provider, category 2: Has an active Registered Nurse, Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, or Licensed Practical Nurse credential.

ORIENTATION AND SAFETY (5 hours)

BASIC TRAINING

HCA CREDENTIAL

INITIAL CONTINUING

EDUCATION (CE)

ONGOING CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE)

Not required

Not required

No, as long as RN or LPN credential is maintained in good standing

No, as long as RN or LPN credential is maintained in good standing

No, as long as RN or LPN credential is maintained in good standing

 

Exempt Provider, category 3: Has an active Nursing Assistant, Certified credential

ORIENTATION AND SAFETY (5 hours)

BASIC TRAINING

HCA CREDENTIAL

INITIAL CONTINUING

EDUCATION (CE)

ONGOING CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE)

Not required

Not required

No, as long as CNA credential is maintained in good standing

Before your birthdate in your first year of work

By your birthdate each year

 

Exempt Provider, category 4: Has a special education endorsement from the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

ORIENTATION AND SAFETY (5 hours)

BASIC TRAINING

HCA CREDENTIAL

INITIAL CONTINUING

EDUCATION (CE)

ONGOING CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE)

Not required

Not required

No, as long as special education endorsement is maintained in good standing

Before your birthdate in your first year of work

By your birthdate each year

 

* Parent Provider: Individual caring for his/her biological, step or adoptive child

ORIENTATION AND SAFETY (5 hours)

BASIC TRAINING

HCA CREDENTIAL

INITIAL CONTINUING

EDUCATION (CE)

ONGOING CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE)

Complete prior to providing care

Complete  Accelerated Basic Training (30 hours) within 120 days of starting to provide care

Not required

Not required, unless you voluntarily obtain your HCA credential

Not required, unless you voluntarily obtain your HCA credential

 

* Parent DD Provider: Individual caring for his/her developmentally disabled biological, step or adoptive child

ORIENTATION AND SAFETY (5 hours)

BASIC TRAINING

HCA CREDENTIAL

INITIAL CONTINUING

EDUCATION (CE)

ONGOING CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE)

Complete prior to providing care

Complete  Parent Provider class (7 hours-DDA only) within 120 days of starting to provide care

Not required

Not required, unless you voluntarily obtain your HCA credential

Not required, unless you voluntarily obtain your HCA credential

 

* Limited Service Provider: Provides 20 hours (or less) of care a month for one person

ORIENTATION AND SAFETY (5 hours)

BASIC TRAINING

HCA CREDENTIAL

INITIAL CONTINUING

EDUCATION (CE)

ONGOING CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE)

Complete prior to providing care

Complete  Accelerated Basic Training (30 hours) within 120 days of starting to provide care

Not required

Not required

Not required

 

* Adult Child Provider: Individual caring for his/her biological, step or adoptive parent

ORIENTATION AND SAFETY (5 hours)

BASIC TRAINING

HCA CREDENTIAL

INITIAL CONTINUING

EDUCATION (CE)

ONGOING CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE)

Complete prior to providing care

Complete  Accelerated Basic Training (30 hours) within 120 days of starting to provide care

***Not required

Before your  birthdate in the next calendar year after completing Accelerated Basic Training By your birthdate each year

     

** Respite Care Only Provider: Providing care for individual(s) on DDA respite care only, working 300 hours or less between 6/12/14—12/31/14; 1/1/15—12/31/15; 1/1/16—7/1/16

ORIENTATION AND SAFETY (5 hours)

BASIC TRAINING

HCA CREDENTIAL

INITIAL CONTINUING

EDUCATION (CE)

ONGOING CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE)

Complete prior to providing care

Complete  Accelerated Basic Training (30 hours) within 120 days of starting to provide care

***Not required

****Not required

Not required

 

* If you change the type or number of clients you provide services for, or increase the number of hours you work, it may change your Individual Provider category. This could increase your  training and certification requirements. 

** When a respite care Individual Provider works more than 300 hours in one of the time periods above they permanently revert to the Standard Individual Provider category unless they meet the conditions to be considered an exempt Individual Provider. 

*** If a respite care IP exceeds the 300 hour limit, they will have 30 days to renew an expired HCA credential or expired RN, LPN, NAC credential.

**** If a respite care IP exceeds the 300 hour limit and does meet the conditions as an Exempt IP in category 2, they must complete the CE requirement. If their  birthdate is 31 days or more from the date of exceeding the 300 hour limit, the IP must complete the CE requirement by their birth date in that year.   If the IPs birthdate is 30 days or less from the date of exceeding the 300 hour limit, they will be given an additional 30 days from their birthdate that year to complete 12 hours of CE. If their birthdate was prior to this change they complete CE by their birthdate the next calendar year.