Three steps to becoming a certified Home Care Aide.
- Complete the Home Care Aide certification application process (Department of Health).
- Complete 75 hours of training at www.washingtoncareacademy.com
- Apply and take a written and skills exam (Prometric).
What is included in the 75 hours of training?
Orientation to the care setting and information on safety practices
Training tailored to a specific group of clients and their unique care needs
Home Care Aide Fee Schedule Not included in the course price: For more information https://www.doh.wa.gov/LicensesPermitsandCertificates/ProfessionsNewReneworUpdate/HomeCareAide/Fees
Department of Health Fee’s:
|Prometric Examination Fee paid Directly to the Department of Health:||$137|
Other training that may be required of a LTC worker
Specialty Training – required in AFHs and ALFs if any client/resident living in the home or facility has:
- Dementia – Dementia Specialty
- A mental health diagnosis – Mental Health Specialty
- A developmental disability – Developmental Disability Specialty
Nurse Delegation Core Training:
- Required if NAC, NAR or Certified Home Care Aide will be performing a nurse delegated task.
Nurse Delegation : Special Focus on Diabetes:
- Required if NAC, NAR or Certified Home Care Aide will be performing insulin injections
Continuing Education (CE)
- 12 hours of Continuing Education each year by their birthdate.