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PDFWAC 388-112A-0060

What are the training and certification requirements for volunteers and long-term care workers in assisted living facilities and assisted living facility administrators?

(1) The following chart provides a summary of the training and certification requirements for volunteers and long-term care workers in assisted living facilities and assisted living administrators or administrator designees:
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) Long-term care worker in assisted living facility.
(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 assisted living facility and does not meet the criteria in subsection (1)(a) or (b) of this section. Meets the 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 388-112A-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) Assisted living facility administrator or administrator designee.
A qualified assisted living facility administrator or administrator designee who does not meet the criteria in subsection (1)(a)(i), (ii), or (iii) of this section.
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 388-112A-0400.
Required. Twelve hours per WAC 388-112A-0610.
Required per WAC 388-112A-0105.
(c) Volunteer staff in assisted living facility.
An unpaid person.
Required per WAC 388-112A-0200(1).
Not required.
Not required.
Not required.
Not required.
Not required.
(2) The remainder of this chapter describes the training and certification requirements in more detail.
(3) The following training requirements are not listed in the charts in subsection (1) 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;
(c) Assisted living facility (ALF) administrator training under WAC 388-78A-2521.
[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-0060, filed 10/24/17, effective 11/24/17.]
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