What Training Do I Need?

You are the most valuable solution to the challenges facing home health care. Empowering you with comprehensive training and working with all Home Care Aides, we can raise the professionalism of Washington state’s home care workforce.

As a source of support for your Consumer, you are the most trusted member of a Consumer’s care team. By successfully completing the training and certification process, you can be an even greater advocate for your Consumer, launch your career, and earn more money.

 

My Training Standards

Training standards vary for different workers. Use this guide to help you decide which courses are right for you.

Orientation 2 Hours

Completed prior to providing care

Safety Training 3 Hours

Completed prior to providing care

Basic Training 30 Hours

Not Required

Basic Training 70 Hours

Within 120 days of starting to provide care

Parent Provider (DDD Only) Class 7 Hours

Not Required

HCA Credential Required

Yes

Initial Continuing Education

If your first renewal period is less than a full year from the date of certification, no CE will be due for the first renewal period.

Note: If you are credentialed on your birthday then your CE is due on your first birthday following your Current NAC Credential issuance date.

Ongoing Continuing Education

By your birthday

Orientation 2 Hours

Not Applicable

Safety Training 3 hours

Not Applicable

Accelerated Basic training 30 Hours

Not Applicable

Basic Training 70 Hours

Not Applicable

Parent Provider (DDD Only) Class 7 Hours

Not Applicable

HCA Credential Required

Yes

Initial Continuing Education

By your birthday following your last HCA credential renewal date

Ongoing Continuing Education

By your birthday

Orientation 2 Hours

Not Applicable

Safety Training 3 Hours

Not Applicable

Accelerated Basic Training 30 Hours

Not Applicable

Basic Training 70 Hours

Not Applicable

Parent Provider (DDD Only) Class 7 Hours

Not Applicable

HCA Credential Required

No

Initial Continuing Education

By your birthday in next calendar year after completing Basic Training

Ongoing Continuing Education

By your birthday

Orientation 2 hours

Completed prior to providing care

Safety Training 3 hours

Completed prior to providing care

Accelerated Basic Training 30 hours

Within 120 days of starting to provide care

Basic Training 70 hours

Not Required

Parent Provider (DDD Only) Class 7 Hours

Not Required

HCA Credential Required

No

Initial Continuing Education

Not required, unless you voluntarily obtain your HCA credential

Ongoing Continuing Education

Not required unless you voluntarily obtain your HCA credential

Orientation 2 hours

Completed prior to providing care

Safety Training 3 hours

Completed prior to providing care

Accelerated Basic training 30 hours

Not Applicable

Basic Training 70 hours

Not Applicable

Parent Provider (DDD Only) Class 7 hours

Within 120 days of starting to provide care

HCA Credential Required

No

Initial Continuing Education

Not required, unless you voluntarily obtain your HCA credential

Ongoing Continuing Education

Not required unless you voluntarily obtain your HCA credential

Orientation 2 hours

Completed prior to providing care

Safety Training 3 hours

Completed prior to providing care

Accelerated Basic training 30 hours

Within 120 days of starting to provide care

Basic Training 70 hours

Not Required

Parent Provider (DDD Only) Class 7 hours

Not Required

HCA Credential Required

No

Initial Continuing Education

Not required, unless you voluntarily obtain your HCA credential

Ongoing Continuing Education

Not required unless you voluntarily obtain your HCA credential

Orientation 2 hours

Completed prior to providing care

Safety Training 3 hours

Completed prior to providing care

Accelerated Basic training 30 hours

Within 120 days of starting to provide care

Basic Training 70 hours

Not Required

Parent Provider (DDD Only) Class 7 Hours

Not Required

HCA Credential Required

No

Initial Continuing Education

By your birthday in next calendar year after completing Accelerated Basic Training

Ongoing Continuing Education

By your birthday

Orientation 2 hours

Completed prior to providing care

Safety Training 3 hours

Completed prior to providing care

Accelerated Basic training 30 Hours

Within 120 days of starting to provide care

Basic Training 70 Hours

Not Required

Parent Provider (DDD Only) Class 7 hours

Not Required

HCA Credential Required

No

Initial Continuing Education

Not required

Ongoing Continuing Education

Not Required

Orientation 2 hours

Not Applicable

Safety Training 3 hours

Not Applicable

Accelerated Basic training 30 hours

Not Required

Basic Training 70 hours

Not Required

Parent Provider (DDD Only) Class 7 hours

Not Required

HCA Credential Required

No

Initial Continuing Education

If CE is required then your CE is due by your first birthday after you start working as an HCA IP or AP.

Ongoing Continuing Education

By your birthday

Orientation 2 hours

Not Applicable

Safety Training 3 hours

Not Applicable

Accelerated Basic Training 30 hours

Not Required

Basic Training 70 hours

Not Required

Parent Provider (DDD Only) Class 7 Hours

Not Required

HCA Credential Required

No

Initial Continuing Education

If CE is required, then your CE is due by your second birthday following your NAC Credential issuance date.

NOTE: If you are credentialed on your birthday then your CE is due on your first birthday following your Current NAC Credential issuance date.

Ongoing Continuing Education

By your birthday