AGING AND LONG-TERM SUPPORT ADMINISTRATION
Training Classes & Requirements - Individual Providers
Signing Up for LTC Worker Training
All IPs are represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Healthcare 775 NW. All IPs are required to complete training through the Training Partnership. See the chart below for what training is required and when.
If you do not meet any required training deadlines
Your payment to provide personal care is terminated if you do not meet training deadlines. To be reinstated (paid again as an IP), on your own and at your own expense, you must:
- Complete all required training through a DSHS community instructor. Find a Community Instructor.
- Become certified as a home care aide, if required (Option E from the Training Partnership Training Wizard).
IPs needing continuing education (CE) because they have missed their CE training deadline may also get CE hours by attending approved conferences.See a list of conferences approved for use as CE.
Home Care Aide (HCA) Certification
All LTC workers required to take 75 hours of basic training must become a certified home care aide within 150 days of their service begin date.
Understand the steps to home care aide certification.
- Home Care Aide Certification Checklist and HCA Quick Link page
See a checklist outlining the steps to getting certified and quick links to all needed info and forms.
- Department of Health website
Info and forms needed to apply for certification
- Prometric website
Info and forms needed to apply for certification exam
- Download the Home Care Aide Candidate Booklet
IP Training Requirements
The following chart includes the training required for IPs.
|Type of IP||Orientation and Safety Training
|70 hour Training
Core Basic Training and Population Specific Training
|30 hours Basic Training||Parent Provider Class
12 hours after 7/1/2012
|Nurse Delegation Training for Nursing Assistants
|Nurse Delegation Special Focus on Diabetes
|Standard IP working for one or more clients.
IPs whose only client is their biological, step or adoptive, parent or child do not meet this category (see below).
IPs who have more than one client and one client meets family relationship above, meet this criteria.
|Before providing care||Within 120 days of service begin date on SSPS authorization.||N/A||Not required||Required every year after initial certification before birth date.||Before performing a nurse delegated task||
Before being delegated insulin injections
|IP providing care for only biological, step, or adoptive parent.||Before providing care||Not required||Within 120 days of service begin date on SSPS authorization||Not required||Required every year after the year that the 30 hour training was completed. Must be completed on or before their birth date.||Not required||
|IP/Parent proving care for only biological, step or adoptive adult son/daughter receiving services through DDD.||Before providing care||Not required||Not required||Within 120 days of service begin date||Not required||Not required||
|IP/Parent proving care for only biological, step or adoptive adult son/daughter NOT receiving services through DDD.||Before providing care||Not required||Within 120 days of hire.||Not required||Not required||Not required||
IPs who worked between 1/1/2011 - 1/6/2012 as a LTC worker either as an IP or in a private or Medicaid contracted Home Care Agency, AFH, or BH, and have completed the basic training required in that setting at their point of hire.
|N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||Required every year by their birth date. For 2012 if birth date is between 1/1 and 6/30 10 CE hours required by 6/30. If birth date is on or after 7/1/ then by birth date and 12 hours. (For 2012, can complete 10 hours on or before 6/30 even if birth date is after 6/30).
Every year after, 12 hours on or before birth day.
|Before performing a nurse delegated task.||
Before being delegated insulin injections.
|IP Limited Service Provider
IP who works for only one client who is not their biological, step or adoptive adult child or parent and is authorized for 20 hours or less per month.
Note: IPs whose hours go above 20 or start working for another client become a Standard IP (see above).
When this happens, the IP has 120 days to complete 70 hours of basic training and 150 days from service begin date of increase hours to complete certification.
|Before providing care||Not required||Within 120 days of service begin date on SSPS authorization||N/A||Not required until July 1, 2014. Will need to be completed on or before their birth date after July 1, 2014||Before performing a nurse delegated task||
Before being delegated insulin injections