Basic Training 70

Becoming a Certified Home Care Aide (HCA)

Basic Training 70 prepares you with the information and skills you need to successfully pass the certification exam and become a Home Care Aide.

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Your Path to a Successful Career in Home Care

Create Your My Benefits Account

One of your first steps toward accessing your benefits is to create a My Benefits account.

You will need a log in to begin your training.

Visit the My Benefits and Caregiver Learning Center Help page for detailed instructions on how to create your new login.

How to Enroll

You will get an email with information about enrolling in Basic Training and fulfilling your training requirement.

Take Orientation & Safety Training Online

Taking Orientation & Safety training is required for everyone before they begin working.

Turn in Home Care Aide (HCA) application

You need to turn in your HCA application right away. Without it, you will not receive a testing date and may experience delays in working as a paid caregiver.

What to Expect From Basic Training Courses

Basic Training teaches you caregiving best practices and hands-on skills practice to pass your Home Care Aide exam.

Through the training, you will have access to:

  • An instructor with direct care experience who is passionate about supporting you in your professional growth.
  • A learning environment with hands-on training, engaging videos and activities to improve your writing and problem-solving talents.
  • An informative student guide to use in class and keep as a future resource.
  • A community of other caregivers and an opportunity to support each other as you begin your career.

Eligibility for Basic Training

Basic Training 70 is available to newly hired Home Care Aides who have that training requirement (click here to see the training requirements chart).

Thanks to a new collective bargaining agreement with the State of Washington, all Individual Providers have the option to enroll in Orientation & Safety and Basic Training 70. This includes providers who may have been previously exempt from taking Basic Training. Upon completion of Orientation & Safety and Basic Training and successfully passing the State Department of Health Exam, Home Care Aides who elect to take this training will receive a raise upon certification. To see the full details in the contract, please click here. If you have additional questions about this program please contact the Member Resource Center toll-free at 1 (866) 371-3200 or email