What Training Do I Need?

Welcome to a community of tens of thousands of caregivers who are making a big difference for so many!

Prepare for your career by learning which training you must complete to begin working as a caregiver.

Your training that will help you give high-quality care to your client or loved one.

Required Training By Provider Type

Use this section to learn about your unique training requirements by your provider type.

Orientation 2 Hours

Must be completed prior to providing care.

Safety Training 3 Hours

Must be completed prior to providing care.

Basic Training 70 Hours

Must be completed 120 days from the date you start providing care.

HCA Credential Required

Yes, must complete it 200 days from the date you are hired.

Initial Continuing Education

If your first renewal period is less than a full year from the date of certification, no CE will be due for the first renewal period.

Note: If you are credentialed on your birthday then your CE is due on your first birthday following your Current NAC Credential issuance date.

Ongoing Continuing Education

By your due date, which is usually your birthday.

Orientation 2 hours

Must be completed prior to providing care.

Safety Training 3 hours

Must be completed prior to providing care.

Basic Training 30 hours

Must be completed 120 days from the date you start providing care.

HCA Credential Required

No

Initial Continuing Education

By your birthday in next calendar year after completing Accelerated Basic Training.

Ongoing Continuing Education

By your birthday.

Orientation 2 hours

Must be completed prior to providing care.

Safety Training 3 hours

Must be completed prior to providing care.

Basic training 30 hours

Must be completed 120 days from the date you start providing care.

HCA Credential Required

No

Initial Continuing Education

Not required, unless you voluntarily obtain your HCA credential.

Ongoing Continuing Education

Not required unless you voluntarily obtain your HCA credential.

Orientation 2 hours

Must be completed prior to providing care.

Safety Training 3 hours

Must be completed prior to providing care.

Basic Training 30 hours

Must be completed 120 days from the date you start providing care.

HCA Credential Required

No

Initial Continuing Education

Not required, unless you voluntarily obtain your HCA credential.

Ongoing Continuing Education

Not required unless you voluntarily obtain your HCA credential.

Orientation 2 hours

Must be completed prior to providing care.

Safety Training 3 hours

Must be completed prior to providing care.

Basic training 7 hours

Must be completed 120 days from the date you start providing care.

HCA Credential Required

No

Initial Continuing Education

Not required unless you voluntarily obtain your HCA credential.

Ongoing Continuing Education

Not required unless you voluntarily obtain your HCA credential.

Orientation 2 hours

Must be completed prior to providing care.

Safety Training 3 hours

Must be completed prior to providing care.

Basic Training 9 Hours

Must be completed 120 days from the date you start providing care.

HCA Credential Required

No

Initial Continuing Education

Not required.

Ongoing Continuing Education

Not required.

Orientation 2 hours

Not required.

Safety Training 3 hours

Not required.

Basic Training

Not required.

HCA Credential Required

No

Initial Continuing Education

If CE is required, then your CE is due by your first birthday after you start working as an HCA IP or AP.

Ongoing Continuing Education

By your birthday.

Orientation 2 hours

Not required.

Safety Training 3 hours

Not required.

Basic Training

Not required.

HCA Credential Required

No

Initial Continuing Education

If CE is required, then your CE is due by your second birthday following your NAC Credential issuance date.

NOTE: If you are credentialed on your birthday then your CE is due on your first birthday following your Current NAC Credential issuance date.

Ongoing Continuing Education

By your birthday.

*If you are currently certified as an LPN or RN, CE is not required for your role as an Individual Provider or Agency Provider. You must maintain your LPN or RN credential and be in good standing with the state of Washington. Providers working in long-term care with a higher credential must maintain their credential or receive HCA certification before their credential expires to remain in compliance.