Information for Adult Family Home Providers


Background checks during and after licensure:

Effective January 1, 2024, the Department provided Orientation class will no longer be required. AFH license applicants applying through December 31, 2023 must complete the orientation class. For more information see  WSR 23-19-016. An informational slideshow detailing the initial inspection process will be available here after January 1, 2024.

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AFH Information

Yes, they will have to be Home Care Aide certified unless they meet one of the following exemptions:

  • RNs, LPNs, and certified nursing assistants (NA- C/CNA) or persons in an approved CNA training program;
  • Medicare certified home health aides;
  • Person with special education training and an endorsement granted by the Superintendent of Public Instruction; or
  • Employed as a LTC worker sometime between 1/1/2011 and 1/6/2012 AND who completed the training requirements in effect at the time.  Must have proof of that employment meeting the requirements of DOH WAC 246-980-070.  Long-Term Care Employment Verification form (DOH 675-006)