Skills Lab

Governor Inslee directed all schools within Washington State to cease in-person classes as of March 17, 2020 through at least May 31, 2020.  This includes all public and private institutions that provide any type of career and technical training as well as degree granting institutions.

Institutes of Higher Learning and Private Vocational Schools that have previously been permitted to provide online classes may continue doing so, and are unaffected by this order.  Additional information can be found at this webpage:


Washington Care Academy is 90% DSHS approved online training. New students can take majority of the 75 hour home care aide training online. Skills lab training will be postponed until April 24, 2020.

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75 Hour Home Care Aide Training

The following short presentation provided by Washington DSHS will help you understand:

  • New terms you need to know
  • What classes make up the 75 hours of training
  • Who must take and who is exempt from 75 hours of training and home care aide certification
  • Other training that may be required
  • Tools to understand the steps needed to complete training and home care aide certification