Your Basic Training Deadline

Learn more about your required training

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If you were hired between August 17, 2019 to June 30, 2023, Washington state extended the deadline for caregiver training requirements because of COVID-19 impacts. New Basic Training deadlines have been provided to caregivers with outstanding requirements.

Visit the Continuing Education (CE) Deadlines page if you would like to review the changes to CE deadlines.

Basic Training Deadlines

The Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) set new deadlines for caregivers based on your hire date.

If you have questions about your deadline, please contact your employer. Agency Providers (APs) should contact their agency. Individual Providers (IPs) should contact Consumer Direct Care Network Washington (CDWA).

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Your hired or rehired date Must complete Basic Training by
8/17/2019 to 9/30/2020 1/31/2023
10/1/2020 to 4/30/2021 4/30/2023
5/1/2021 to 3/31/2022 7/31/2023
4/1/2022 to 9/30/2022 10/31/2023
10/1/2022 to 6/30/2023 11/30/2023
7/1/2023 or after 120 days from your hire date

All Basic Training deadlines set by DSHS have now passed.

If you have missed your deadline:

  • APs should call your employer to learn more about your next steps.
  • IPs can complete your training within 60 days of your missed deadline. Please contact CDWA if you have questions about your deadline.

Basic Training Requirements Based on Caregiver Type

Required Training

Caregiver Type

Basic Training 70

Standard Home Care Aides (HCAs) who work part or full time.

Basic Training 30

Parent Providers Non-DDA, Limited Service and Adult Child Providers.

Basic Training 9

Respite Providers.

Basic Training 7

Parent Providers DDA.

Learn more about completing your training: