Assisted Living Facilities Training Requirements

Important Announcements

Type of Training

ALF Administrator or Designee

ALF LTC Worker

Is DSHS Required to Approve Curriculum?

First Aid and CPR 388-78A-2450

Before providing care to clients

Within 30 days of employment if directly supervised by person with valid card or before providing care if not directly supervised by a fully qualified caregiver who has a valid first - aid and CPR card or certificate.

NO

Orientation 2 hours

WAC 388-112-0015

Prior to providing care to clients unless exempt from training.

Prior to providing care to clients unless exempt from training.

YES

Safety Training 3 hours

WAC 388-112-0018

Prior to providing care to clients unless exempt from training.

Prior to providing care to clients unless exempt from training.

YES

Orientation to the Facility

WAC 388-78A-2450

N/A

The adult family home must ensure that all staff receives the orientation and training necessary to perform their job duties.

NO

Basic Training 70 hours

388-112-0075

Provider - prior to licensure of the home unless exempt from training.

 

*Exemption:

WAC 388-112-0076

WAC 246-980-070

Within 120 days of Hire unless exempt from basic training.

 

*Exemption:

WAC 388-112-0076

WAC 246-980-070

YES

Specialty Training

WAC 388-112-0165

If ALF serves one or more clients with special needs, the provider and resident manager must complete manager specialty training and demonstrate competency by passing the DSHS test.

If a client develops special needs while living in a home without a specialty designation, the provider, entity representative, and resident manager have 120 days to complete manager specialty training and demonstrate competency.

If an ALF serves one or more clients with special needs, all LTC workers must receive training regarding the specialty needs of individual clients in the home. (Time frame/90 days)

DSHS approved curriculum must be used and LTC workers must take and pass the DSHS test.

YES

Instructors must be DSHS contracted community instructors to provide manager specialty training

Nurse Delegation Core and Special Focus on Diabetes

WAC 388-112-0195

Must be a Nursing Assistant Registered, Nursing Assistant Certified, or a Certified Home Care Aide and complete ND core training before accepting a delegated task.

Must be a Nursing Assistant Registered, Nursing Assistant Certified, or a Certified Home Care Aide and complete ND core training before accepting a delegated task.

Must use DSHS curriculum. Instructors must be DSHS contracted community instructors.

Continuing Education (CE)

WAC 388-112-0205

12 hours per year beginning 7/1/2012. CE must be completed by birthdate. Learn more about who has to take CE and when.

12 hours per year beginning 7/1/2012 by birthdate. Learn more about who has to take CE and when.

YES

Food Handling and Safety

WAC 246-217-015

See LTC Worker Training Requirements

Assisted Living Facility long-term care workers working as a “food service worker” (defined in WAC 246-217-010) must maintain a current food worker card. Long-term care workers handling a resident’s food must take appropriate training (as provided in WAC 246-217-015). The long-term care worker may satisfy the food handling duties’ training requirement by maintaining a current food worker card.  More information may be found at: https://www.dshs.wa.gov/altsa/training/food-safety-and-food-worker-card-renewal-ce.

 

ALF Administrator Training

WAC 388-112-0270

WAC 388-78A-2521, 2530, 2540, & 2550

See WAC 388-78A-2521, 2530, 2540, & 2550

See WAC 388-112-0270

YES