Training Requirements for Adult Family Homes

Important Announcements

 

Type of Training

AFH Provider or Resident Manager

AFH LTC Worker

Is DSHS Required to Approve Curriculum?

First Aid and CPR

388-76-10146

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 388-76-10146

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 AFH serves one or more clients with special needs, the provider (including entity representatives as defined under chapter 388 - 76) 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 AFH 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

Providers or employees who hold individual food handler permits prior to June 30, 2005, are required to maintain continuing education of .5 hours per year in order to maintain food handling and safety training. Providers or employees who hold individual food handler permits prior to June 30, 2005 are not required to renew the permit provided the continuing education requirement as stated above is met.

A food handler permit is not required for people who began working after June 30, 2005, and successfully completed basic training, provided they received        information or training regarding safe food handling practices from the employer prior to providing food handling or service for clients. Documentation that the information or training was provided to the individual must be kept on file by the provider.

 

AFH Administrator Training

WAC 388-112-0270

All applicants submitting an application for an AFH license and a provider or entity representative planning to open a second AFH must also complete this training.

N/A

YES

 

This course is taught by Community Colleges only
 

AFH Orientation Class

Perspective Provider

WAC 388-76-10060

Class must be completed within one year of submitting an application to open an AFH.

Class is not required for the Resident Manager.

N/A

Instructed by DSHS staff