Basic Training 70

Basic Training 70 prepares you with the information and skills you need to successfully pass the certification exam and become a Home Care Aide (HCA). Basic Training can take up to 5 weeks to complete. Enroll as soon as possible to make sure you complete your training by your deadline.

If you can attend classes in Seattle or Richland, you can choose to take the updated version of Basic Training 70 (version 4.0). Learn more. 

Your path to a successful career in home care:

  1. Take Orientation & Safety.
    • Before you can begin your training or working as a paid caregiver, you will need to complete Orientation & Safety. Learn more.
  2. Submit your HCA application as soon as possible.
    • You need to submit your application to receive a testing date.
  3. Enroll and complete your training.

After completing your training and successfully passing your HCA exam, you will get a $0.25 per hour raise.

Learn more about your steps to get certified. 

Individual Providers (IPs) can enroll in training online in the Caregiver Learning Center on My Benefits. Agency Providers (APs) should contact their employer to enroll.

You will be sent an email with your My Benefits your username, password and enrollment instructions. Learn more about using My Benefits to enroll and complete your training.

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

Basic Training 70 is a 70 hour training that includes 20 modules. Learn more:

  • It takes place over a total of 14 days.
  • Is a combination of in-person and webinar classes that run 3.5 to 7 hours each day.
    • The 3.5-hour class days will have a 15-minute break.
    • The 7-hour class days will have a lunch break and a 15-minute break for each module.
  • You will get paid for the time you spend in class.

See an example of the current course structure and schedule.

This course is currently offered in Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Khmer, Korean, Russian, Somali, Spanish 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

If you have any questions or need help, please contact the Member Resource Center (MRC).

  • Phone: 1-866-371-3200, Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
  • Email:
  • If your first language is not English, representatives at the MRC can speak with you in your language.