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 and Safety Training (5 hours)

Orientation to the care setting and information on safety practices

Population Specific Training (16 hours)

Training tailored to a specific group of clients and their unique care needs

Training tailored to a specific group of clients and their unique care needs

Core Basic Training (54 hours)

38 hours of online interactive core basic training, plus 16 hours of in-person skills practice and demonstration at an approved facility.

Covering basic skills and information needed to provide hands on personal care

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:

Other training that may be required of a LTC worker

Washington Care Academy Training is a licensed private vocational school and a contracted Community Instructor with the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services.

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  • A mental health diagnosis – Mental Health Specialty
  • A developmental disability – Developmental Disability Specialty
  • Required if NAC, NAR or Certified Home Care Aide will be performing a nurse delegated task.
  • Required if NAC, NAR or Certified Home Care Aide will be performing insulin injections
  • Required if NAC, NAR or Certified Home Care Aide will be performing insulin injections