Continuing Education

Grow Your Professional Skills

Our Continuing Education (CE) courses offer caregivers the opportunity to expand your professional skills and further explore topics most relevant to your clients’ needs. We offer in-person, instructor-led classes across the state and also offer CE courses online.

Because of our commitment to offering necessary classes needed to provide the best care to your clients and grow your professional skills, courses are completely paid for by the SEIU 775 Benefits Group as part of the benefits package you receive.

Register for courses by logging in to the Portal, under “Manage Your Training & Benefits” at left. For more details on how to register, click here. Note: If you’re an agency provider, register with your employer!

What to Expect from CE Courses

Compensation

Your time is valuable so spending time improving your skills must be beneficial. You will be compensated for each new CE course you complete.

Growth

CE courses build on knowledge gained in Basic Training, providing more specialized skills for situations you may face in supporting your clients.

Flexibility

We offer courses that you can take in-person and online, letting you learn at your own pace and whenever it is convenient for you.

Interaction

Instructor-led courses with an interactive hands-on environment between instructors and other caregivers allow you to practice newly learned skills.

Variety

Online courses offer meaningful, diverse subjects, from overviews to in-depth explorations on specific topics.

Multiple Languages

We offer CE courses in Arabic, Cantonese, Korean, Lao, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog and Vietnamese. Online courses are available for you to take 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The basics for getting your account set up, email set up, and user login information.

Answers to some of the most common questions about Online Continuing Education.

If you do not know your Operating System or Internet browser or version, go to Support Details.

  1. You can access eLearning with a PC using one of the following Operating Systems: Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7; courses are now Mac compatible.
  2. Please open this Portal in either Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox web browsers rather than Internet Explorer since it is no longer supported by the Portal.
  3. You will need to have Flash plug-in version 7.0 or newer installed for your web browser. It is free and available at Download Adobe Flash Player. If you are using someone else’s computer, the preferences may be set so that the administrator needs to grant permission to install Flash Player. Ask for assistance from the owner of the computer. You can go to Adobe Flash Player Test to learn whether you need to update to a new version of Flash.
  4. You will need a computer with either a speaker or headphones.
  5. Turn off the pop-up blocker for your web browser. This is typically found in the “Tools” menu of your browser.

Courses You May Be Interested In

Culture, Communication & Bias

The relationship you build with your client is essential to your well-being and effectiveness on the job. In this course, you will learn how to maintain and improve your relationship by establishing an understanding of and respect for your client’s cultural identity.

Planning & Preparing for Mindful Meals

Preparing meals on a daily basis can be a challenge for even the most confident home cook. Join us to learn a variety of effective techniques for preparing quick and inexpensive meals that appeal to your client’s preferences.

Improving Time Management Skills

Who couldn’t use more time in their day? This course is about learning to use time management skills to maximize your time, including the time you spend with clients.

HCA Best Practices in Infection Control and Bloodborne Pathogens

Keeping your client and yourself safe during support of activities of daily living just makes good sense. Join us to refresh on applying infection control best practices to keep yourself and the client safe from microorganisms, including bloodborne pathogens.

HCA Best Practices in Confidentiality, Client Rights and Body Mechanics

Respecting your client’s privacy at all times and places is a key component of being a caregiver. Likewise, being safe during physical activities while supporting a client is important for your own wellbeing. Refresh yourself on how to apply HIPAA and the Patient Bill of Rights to protect client confidentiality and when to report abuse, neglect and exploitation. Protect yourself from overexertion injuries by practicing proper body mechanics.

Practical Approaches for Caring for Clients with Depression

Being a caregiver may mean you have come face-to-face with people suffering from depression. Learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms of depression and how to use resources to support clients with depression.

Practical Approaches for Caring for Clients with Anxiety

Anxiety has touched most people at some time or another in their lives. Join us to learn about the four most common types of anxiety. We will explore best practices on how to minimize client anxiety and communicate with a client about his or her anxiety and triggers.

Opioids and Pain Management

This course will provide learners with an understanding of opioid medications for pain management, the risks associated with opioid use, and signs of abuse. Learn how to support clients in minimizing these risks while also managing pain.

Client Use of Marijuana in Home Care

Discover the possible uses of medical marijuana and the positive and negative effects associated with its use. Learn how to respond to negative effects of marijuana use and how to support a client who legally uses medical marijuana.

Understanding Basic Medical Terminology

This course is designed to improve an HCA’s ability to understand and communicate medical terminology. Examine common word parts used in medical terminology and practice translating medical terminology into plain language using realistic scenarios.

Students with Disabilities

Students with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation so they can take full advantage of the Training Partnership’s programs and activities. Learn more about our reasonable accommodation policy.

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Training Standards

Training standards vary for different workers. We have a guide to help you decide which courses are right for you.

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