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PDFWAC 388-112A-0120

What documentation is required for a long-term care worker to apply for the home care aide certification or recertification?

(1) Successful completion of seventy-hour long-term care worker basic training, the two hours of orientation, and the three hours of safety training (referred to collectively as the seventy-five hours of training) must be documented on a DSHS seventy-five hour training certificate by an approved training entity verifying that a total of seventy-five hours of approved training have occurred.
(2) An approved training entity issuing and signing a DSHS seventy-five hour training certificate must verify that the long-term care worker has the certificates required documenting two hours of DSHS-approved orientation, three hours of DSHS-approved safety training, and the seventy-hour long-term care worker basic training, as described in this chapter. When applying to the department of health for home care aide certification, the long-term care worker may only submit a seventy-five hour training certificate that has been issued by the department or the training partnership.
(3) For home care aide recertification, successful completion of twelve hours of DSHS approved continuing education training must be documented on a certificate(s) or transcript(s) issued by a department approved training entity.
(4) The long-term care worker, certified home care aide, and employer must retain any twelve hour training certificates or transcripts for as long as the long-term care worker is employed.
[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, ยง 388-112A-0120, filed 10/24/17, effective 11/24/17.]
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