Training Requirements and Classes

This section is about DSHS required training for adult family homes, assisted living facilities, home care agencies and individual providers.

Beginning February 15, 2017  if you are approved to teach the Dementia Specialty training, you may submit a request to add  the new Dementia, Level 1 course after completion of the required training. If you are applying to be a Community Instructor for  the first time, you can only request the new Specialty Dementia Level 1 course. For full details,  visit the specialty training project website at https://www.dshs.wa.gov/altsa/training/specialty-training-improvement-and-expansion-project.

Summary of Training Requirements for:

Home Care Aide Training, Certification & Testing

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Teach Classes, Get Curricula Approved, Update Training

Forms to apply to teach for the first time, get curriculum approved, and/or update an existing training program for home care aide training, Continuing Education (CE), Nurse Delegation and Specialty classes.

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DSHS Training Materials

Training Rules – WACs