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PDFWAC 110-148-1375

What training am I required to have before I become licensed?

(1) Before you are licensed for the first time, preservice training will be required for, at a minimum, the primary caregiver in your home.
(2) All members of the household over the age of 18 who provide care must have and maintain the following training:
(a) First aid;
(b) Age appropriate cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR); and
(c) Bloodborne pathogens and infection control standards consistent with educational materials published by the department of health.
(3) The department-approved first aid and CPR training must be accredited with nationally recognized standards. It also must include an in-person exercise demonstrating that you are capable of performing CPR.
(4) You must keep records in your home showing completed current first-aid and age appropriate CPR training for all care providers.
(5) Training for CPR is not required if you have a statement from a physician that the training is not advised for medical reasons. In that case, another person with current CPR training must be on the premises when children are present.
(6) Applicants with current and active medical licenses or certificates; nurses, physicians and EMS personnel, may submit their licenses or certificates to satisfy the first aid, CPR, and bloodborne pathogens requirement.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.15.030. WSR 22-11-091, § 110-148-1375, filed 5/18/22, effective 6/18/22. WSR 18-14-078, recodified as § 110-148-1375, filed 6/29/18, effective 7/1/18. Statutory Authority: Chapters 13.34 and 74.13 RCW, RCW 74.15.030(2), 74.15.311(2), 74.13.032, 13.04.011, 74.13.020, 13.34.030, 74.13.031, 13.34.145, 74.15.311, 74.15.030, and 2013 c 105. WSR 15-01-069, § 388-148-1375, filed 12/11/14, effective 1/11/15.]
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