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WAC 388-71-0973

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-five hours of training must be documented on a DSHS seventy-five hour training certificate by an approved training entity that has provided or verified that a total of seventy-five hours of training has 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 or transcript required documenting two hours of DSHS-approved orientation, three hours of DSHS-approved safety training, and seventy hours of DSHS-approved basic training, as described in this chapter. Only a DSHS or training partnership seventy-five hour training certificate or transcript can be submitted by a long-term care worker applying to the department of health for a home care aide certification.
(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 their employer must retain the original seventy-five hour training certificate or transcript and any twelve-hour continuing education training certificates as long as the worker is employed and up to three years after termination of employment. Training entities must keep a copy of these certificates on file for six years.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.520. WSR 13-02-023, ยง 388-71-0973, filed 12/20/12, effective 1/20/13.]
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