Basic Training 9
Basic Training 9 is required training for respite caregivers.
All 9 hours of the training can be completed online. Learn how to enroll and complete your training below.
Your Training Deadline
Washington state extended the deadline for caregiver training requirements because of COVID-19 impacts. The Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) set a new deadline based on your hire date.
If you do not finish your required training by your deadline, you will no longer be able to continue working as a paid caregiver
|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|
How to Access Your Online Account
If you were hired between May 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022, you were sent an email with your username, password and instructions on how to enroll in the Caregiver Learning Center on My Benefits.
If you need help logging into My Benefits, go to the My Benefits and Caregiver Learning Center help page.
If you have questions, please contact the Member Resource Center (MRC) at 1-866-371-3200 (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Pacific time, Monday through Friday) or email@example.com.
You need to take 9 hours of online courses to complete your training. All courses are available after you enroll in the Caregiver Learning Center in My Benefits.
This course is currently offered in English, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Russian and Vietnamese.
If you need language support in a different language, please contact the Member Resource Center (MRC) at 1-866-371-3200 (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Pacific time, Monday through Friday) or firstname.lastname@example.org.