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PDFWAC 388-829-0085

How many hours of continuing education must DDA community residential staff complete each year?

(1) A direct support professional must complete 12 hours of continuing education:
(a) Each calendar year, except in the calendar year they complete one-time basic training; or
(b) By their birth date each year if the direct support professional is also a:
(i) Registered nurse;
(ii) Licensed practical nurse;
(iii) Nurse technician;
(iv) Advanced registered nurse practitioner; or
(v) Home care aide certified.
(2) A direct support professional employed during the COVID-19 public health emergency must complete:
(a) Training according to WAC 388-829-0086; and
(b) Continuing education according to WAC 388-829-0087.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.39A.074 and 71A.12.030. WSR 22-14-062, § 388-829-0085, filed 6/29/22, effective 7/30/22. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 74.39A.074, 74.39A.341, 74.39A.351, and 18.88B.041. WSR 17-14-090, § 388-829-0085, filed 6/30/17, effective 8/1/17.]
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