At our on-site Training Center, we offer a variety of classes for our employees and anyone working in long-term care, including community members who are responsible for sick, injured, or disabled loved ones. All classes are taught by an instructor authorized to provide this specific level of education by the Department of Social and Health Services.
Regularly available classes include:
Home Care Aid Certification: Washington state requires all professional caregivers to undergo 75 hours of training to earn their certification in Home Care Aid. This class fulfills that requirement with instruction on Core Basic Training through Enhanced Fundamentals of Caregiving, Orientation, Safety, Population Specific Electives, and Continuing Education. For more information on Washington state requirements for certification, please visit the DSHS Providers page.
Enhanced Fundamentals of Caregiving: This 5-day, 40-hour course covers the skills needed to provide personal care, including creating and maintaining a safe and secure home environment.
Continued Education Population Specific Electives: Through a partnership with DSHS, we offer a variety of courses to allow a caregiver to tailor their training to a specific interest or expertise. Most classes are 2 to 6 hours per session.
Adult First Aid/CPR/AED: Taught by instructors certified by the American Heart Association*, this class focuses on First Aid and CPR protocols.
Residential Services Staff training: This 40-hour, 5-day course provides basic introductory training for those who provide instruction and support services in Supported Living Programs or Group Homes.
Unsure of your specific professional training needs? Visit the Washington Department of Social and Health Services website for more information.
Visit our Class Calendar for the latest schedule. Call our office at 360-377-7307 for enrollment information.
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* Use of the American Heart Association training materials does not represent sponsorship by the American Heart Association. Any fees charged related to the class, except for the portion directly related to the purchase of course materials, do no go to benefit the American Heart Association.