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PDFWAC 388-112A-0050

What are the training and certification requirements for volunteers and long-term care workers in adult family homes, adult family home providers, and adult family home applicants?

(1) The following chart provides a summary of the training and certification requirements for volunteers and long-term care workers in adult family homes and adult family home providers:
Who
Status
Facility Orientation
Safety/orientation training
Seventy-hour long-term care worker basic training
Specialty training
Continuing education (CE)
Certification as a home care aide (HCA)
(a) Adult family home resident manager, or long-term care worker in adult family home.
(i) An ARNP, RN, LPN, NA-C, NA-C student or other professionals listed in WAC 388-112A-0090.
Required per WAC 388-112A-0200(1).
Not required.
Not required.
Required per WAC 388-112A-0400.
Not required of ARNPs, RNs, or LPNs in chapter 388-112A WAC.
Required twelve hours per WAC 388-112A-0610 for NA-Cs, and other professionals listed in WAC 388-112A-0090, such as an individual with special education training with an endorsement granted by the superintendent of public instruction under RCW 28A.300.010.
Not required.
 
(ii) A long-term care worker employed on January 6, 2012 or was previously employed sometime between January 1, 2011 and January 6, 2012 and has completed the basic training requirements in effect on the date of his or her hire. WAC 388-112A-0090.
Required per WAC 388-112A-0200(1).
Not required.
Not required.
Required per WAC 388-112A-0400.
Required twelve hours per WAC 388-112A-0610.
Not required.
 
(iii) Employed in an adult family home and does not meet the criteria in subsection (1)(a) or (b) of this section. Meets definition of long-term care worker in WAC 388-112A-0010.
Not required.
Required. Five hours per WAC 388-112A-0200(2) and 388-112A-0220.
Required. Seventy-hours per WAC 388-112A-0300 and 388-112A-0340.
Required per WAC 388-112-0400.
Required. Twelve hours per WAC 388-112A-0610.
Required per WAC 388-112A-0105 within two hundred days of the date of hire as provided in WAC 246-980-050 (unless the department of health issues a provisional certification under WAC 246-980-065).
(b) Adult family home provider.
A person who has an adult family home license and does not meet the criteria in subsection (1)(a)(i), (ii), or (iii) of this section. This requirement applies to an entity representative of a licensed entity. WAC 388-76-1000.
Not required.
Completed prior to licensing.
Completed prior to licensing.
Completed prior to licensing.
Required. Twelve hours per WAC 388-112A-0610.
Completed prior to licensing.
(c) Volunteer staff in adult family home.
An unpaid person.
Required per WAC 388-112A-0200(1).
Not required.
Not required.
Not required.
Not required.
Not required.
(2) The following chart provides a summary of the training and certification requirements for adult family home applicants prior to licensure and adult family home resident managers prior to assuming the duties of the position:
Who
Status
Orientation and safety training
Seventy-hour long-term care worker basic training
Specialty training
Continuing education (CE)
Certification as a home care aide (HCA)
(a) Adult family home applicant.
(i) An RN, LPN, ARNP, NA-C, NA-C student and other professionals as listed in WAC 388-112A-0090.
Not required.
Not required.
Required per WAC 388-112A-0400.
Not required of ARNPs, RNs, or LPNs in chapter 388-112A WAC.
Required twelve hours per WAC 388-112A-0610 for NA-Cs, and other professionals listed in WAC 388-112A-0090, such as an individual with special education training with an endorsement granted by the superintendent of public instruction under RCW 28A.300.010. The CE is not required during application process.
Not required.
 
(ii) A long-term care worker employed on January 6, 2012 or was previously employed sometime between January 1, 2011 and January 6, 2012 and has completed the basic training requirements in effect on the date of his or her hire, WAC 388-112A-0090.
Not required.
Not required.
Required per WAC 388-112A-0400.
Required twelve hours per WAC 388-112A-0610. The CE is not required during application process.
Not required.
 
(iii) Seeking a license to operate an adult family home and is not exempt under subsection (2)(a)(i) or (ii) of this section. WAC 388-112A-0030.
Required. Five hours per WAC 388-112A-0220.
Required. Seventy-hours per WAC 388-112A-0300 and 388-112A-0340.
Required per WAC 388-112A-0400.
Required twelve hours per WAC 388-112A-0610. The CE is not required during application process.
Required per WAC 388-112A-0105.
(b) Adult family home resident manager.
Employed or designated by the provider to manage an adult family home and is not exempt under subsection (2)(a)(i) or (ii) of this section. WAC 388-112A-0030.
Required. Five hours per WAC 388-112A-0220.
Required. Seventy-hours per WAC 388-112A-0300 and 388-112A-0340.
Required per WAC 388-112A-0400.
Required. Twelve hours per WAC 388-112A-0610.
Required per WAC 388-112A-0105.
(3) The remainder of this chapter describes the training and certification requirements in more detail.
(4) The following training requirements are not listed in the charts in subsections (1) and (2) of this section but are required under this chapter:
(a) First aid and CPR under WAC 388-112A-0720;
(b) Nurse delegation under WAC 388-112A-0500 and 388-112A-0560; and
(c) Adult family home (AFH) administrator training under WAC 388-112A-0810.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.39A.009, 74.39A.070, 74.39A.074, 74.39A.351, 74.39A.341, 18.20.270, 18.88B.021, 18.88B.035, 70.128.230, 71A.12.030. WSR 17-22-036, § 388-112A-0050, filed 10/24/17, effective 11/24/17.]
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