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 388-112A-0200

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 388-112A-0220

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

70-Hour Long-Term Care Worker Basic Training

388-112A-0080

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

 

*Exemption:

WAC 388-112A-0090

WAC 246-980-070

Within 120 days of Hire unless exempt from the 70-hour Long-Term Care Worker Basic Training requirement.

 

*Exemption:

WAC 388-112A-0090

WAC 246-980-070

YES

Specialty Training

WACs 388-112A-0490 and 388-112A-0495

If ALF serves one or more clients with special needs, the provider and resident manager must complete 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 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

Nurse Delegation Core and Special Focus on Diabetes

WAC 388-112A-0550

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 388-112A-0610

12 hours per year of CE must be completed by birthdate. Learn more about who has to take CE and when.

12 hours per year 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 388-112A-0810

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

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

See WAC 388-112A-0810

YES