Chapter 388-829 WAC

Last Update: 8/24/18

COMMUNITY RESIDENTIAL SERVICE BUSINESS TRAINING REQUIREMENTS

WAC Sections

SECTION I - PURPOSE AND DEFINITIONS
388-829-0001What is the purpose of this chapter?
388-829-0005Who do the training requirements in this chapter apply to?
388-829-0010What definitions apply to this chapter?
388-829-0015What training is required for individuals hired or contracted to work in DDA community residential settings as a direct support professional (DSP) or ISS staff on or after January 1, 2016?
388-829-0020What is the seventy-five hour certificate?
388-829-0025What documentation is required to show completion of the seventy-five hour training?
388-829-0030Does an individual's seventy-five hour training certificate transfer to another employer and how long is it valid?
388-829-0035Who is exempt from the DDA community residential seventy-five hour training requirement?
SECTION II - SEVENTY-FIVE HOUR CERTIFICATE
388-829-0040What are the training requirements for exempt individuals hired on or after January 1, 2016?
388-829-0045May training entities use their own orientation and safety content?
SECTION III - ORIENTATION AND SAFETY
388-829-0050What is basic training?
388-829-0055How are training entities and instructors for DDA community residential settings approved?
388-829-0060What are the qualifications for on-the-job training, including client-specific training?
388-829-0065What are the requirements for DDA community residential instructors to teach the DDA forty-hour residential training?
388-829-0075What is nurse delegation core training?
388-829-0076May nurse delegation core training and specialized diabetes training occur in the same year as basic training?
388-829-0080What is continuing education?
388-829-0085How many hours of continuing education must DDA community residential staff complete each year?
SECTION IV - BASIC TRAINING
388-829-0100May staff repeat courses for continuing education (CE)?
388-829-0105What information must a training entity include on continuing education (CE) certificates?
388-829-0125May DSHS deny or terminate a training contract or rescind its approval of an instructor or training entity?
388-829-0130May qualified instructors use CE curriculum with a DDA or ALTSA approval code?
DISPOSITION OF SECTIONS FORMERLY CODIFIED IN THIS TITLE
388-829-0070Who must take a particular agency's orientation? [Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.120, and chapter 74.39A RCW. WSR 15-20-045, § 388-829-0070, filed 9/29/15, effective 1/1/16.] Repealed by WSR 17-14-090, filed 6/30/17, effective 8/1/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 74.39A.074, 74.39A.341, 74.39A.351, and 18.88B.041.
388-829-0077Who must take agency orientation? [Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.120, and chapter 74.39A RCW. WSR 15-20-045, § 388-829-0077, filed 9/29/15, effective 1/1/16.] Repealed by WSR 17-14-090, filed 6/30/17, effective 8/1/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 74.39A.074, 74.39A.341, 74.39A.351, and 18.88B.041.
388-829-0115What documentation is required to show completion of the seventy-five hour training? [Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.120, and chapter 74.39A RCW. WSR 15-20-045, § 388-829-0115, filed 9/29/15, effective 1/1/16.] Repealed by WSR 17-14-090, filed 6/30/17, effective 8/1/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 74.39A.074, 74.39A.341, 74.39A.351, and 18.88B.041.
388-829-0120How long are the training certificates valid? [Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.120, and chapter 74.39A RCW. WSR 15-20-045, § 388-829-0120, filed 9/29/15, effective 1/1/16.] Repealed by WSR 17-14-090, filed 6/30/17, effective 8/1/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 74.39A.074, 74.39A.341, 74.39A.351, and 18.88B.041.
388-829-0140Who may instruct basic training for a CRSB and what documentation is required by the agency and the instructor? [Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.120, and chapter 74.39A RCW. WSR 15-20-045, § 388-829-0140, filed 9/29/15, effective 1/1/16.] Repealed by WSR 17-14-090, filed 6/30/17, effective 8/1/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 74.39A.074, 74.39A.341, 74.39A.351, and 18.88B.041.
388-829-0145Who may be certified as a home care aide? [Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.120, and chapter 74.39A RCW. WSR 15-20-045, § 388-829-0145, filed 9/29/15, effective 1/1/16.] Repealed by WSR 17-14-090, filed 6/30/17, effective 8/1/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 74.39A.074, 74.39A.341, 74.39A.351, and 18.88B.041.
388-829-0150What documentation is required for a LTCW to apply for the home care aide certification or recertification? [Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.120, and chapter 74.39A RCW. WSR 15-20-045, § 388-829-0150, filed 9/29/15, effective 1/1/16.] Repealed by WSR 17-14-090, filed 6/30/17, effective 8/1/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 74.39A.074, 74.39A.341, 74.39A.351, and 18.88B.041.
388-829-0160What is the population specific training component of basic training? [Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.120, and chapter 74.39A RCW. WSR 15-20-045, § 388-829-0160, filed 9/29/15, effective 1/1/16.] Repealed by WSR 17-14-090, filed 6/30/17, effective 8/1/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 74.39A.074, 74.39A.341, 74.39A.351, and 18.88B.041.
388-829-0200What is specialty training? [Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.120, and chapter 74.39A RCW. WSR 15-20-045, § 388-829-0200, filed 9/29/15, effective 1/1/16.] Repealed by WSR 17-14-090, filed 6/30/17, effective 8/1/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 74.39A.074, 74.39A.341, 74.39A.351, and 18.88B.041.
388-829-0205Who is required to take specialty training? [Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.120, and chapter 74.39A RCW. WSR 15-20-045, § 388-829-0205, filed 9/29/15, effective 1/1/16.] Repealed by WSR 17-14-090, filed 6/30/17, effective 8/1/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 74.39A.074, 74.39A.341, 74.39A.351, and 18.88B.041.
388-829-0210What is nurse delegation core training? [Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.120, and chapter 74.39A RCW. WSR 15-20-045, § 388-829-0210, filed 9/29/15, effective 1/1/16.] Repealed by WSR 17-14-090, filed 6/30/17, effective 8/1/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 74.39A.074, 74.39A.341, 74.39A.351, and 18.88B.041.
388-829-0220What is CE? [Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.120, and chapter 74.39A RCW. WSR 15-20-045, § 388-829-0220, filed 9/29/15, effective 1/1/16.] Repealed by WSR 17-14-090, filed 6/30/17, effective 8/1/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 74.39A.074, 74.39A.341, 74.39A.351, and 18.88B.041.
388-829-0225Who is required to complete CE training, and how many hours of CE are required each year? [Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.120, and chapter 74.39A RCW. WSR 15-20-045, § 388-829-0225, filed 9/29/15, effective 1/1/16.] Repealed by WSR 17-14-090, filed 6/30/17, effective 8/1/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 74.39A.074, 74.39A.341, 74.39A.351, and 18.88B.041.
388-829-0226Can a CRSB employee receive CE credit for training approved by another state agency? [Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.120, and chapter 74.39A RCW. WSR 15-20-045, § 388-829-0226, filed 9/29/15, effective 1/1/16.] Repealed by WSR 17-14-090, filed 6/30/17, effective 8/1/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 74.39A.074, 74.39A.341, 74.39A.351, and 18.88B.041.
388-829-0230When must a LTCW complete CE? [Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.120, and chapter 74.39A RCW. WSR 15-20-045, § 388-829-0230, filed 9/29/15, effective 1/1/16.] Repealed by WSR 17-14-090, filed 6/30/17, effective 8/1/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 74.39A.074, 74.39A.341, 74.39A.351, and 18.88B.041.
388-829-0235What topics may be covered in CE? [Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.120, and chapter 74.39A RCW. WSR 15-20-045, § 388-829-0235, filed 9/29/15, effective 1/1/16.] Repealed by WSR 17-14-090, filed 6/30/17, effective 8/1/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 74.39A.074, 74.39A.341, 74.39A.351, and 18.88B.041.
388-829-0240Can specialty training be used to meet CE requirements? [Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.120, and chapter 74.39A RCW. WSR 15-20-045, § 388-829-0240, filed 9/29/15, effective 1/1/16.] Repealed by WSR 17-14-090, filed 6/30/17, effective 8/1/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 74.39A.074, 74.39A.341, 74.39A.351, and 18.88B.041.
388-829-0245What are the documentation requirements for CE? [Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.120, and chapter 74.39A RCW. WSR 15-20-045, § 388-829-0245, filed 9/29/15, effective 1/1/16.] Repealed by WSR 17-14-090, filed 6/30/17, effective 8/1/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 74.39A.074, 74.39A.341, 74.39A.351, and 18.88B.041.
388-829-0246What information must be on certificates for CE? [Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.120, and chapter 74.39A RCW. WSR 15-20-045, § 388-829-0246, filed 9/29/15, effective 1/1/16.] Repealed by WSR 17-14-090, filed 6/30/17, effective 8/1/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 74.39A.074, 74.39A.341, 74.39A.351, and 18.88B.041.
388-829-0250What is cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training? When is CPR training required? [Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.120, and chapter 74.39A RCW. WSR 15-20-045, § 388-829-0250, filed 9/29/15, effective 1/1/16.] Repealed by WSR 17-14-090, filed 6/30/17, effective 8/1/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 74.39A.074, 74.39A.341, 74.39A.351, and 18.88B.041.
388-829-0300Which trainings require department approval of the curriculum and instructor? [Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.120, and chapter 74.39A RCW. WSR 15-20-045, § 388-829-0300, filed 9/29/15, effective 1/1/16.] Repealed by WSR 17-14-090, filed 6/30/17, effective 8/1/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 74.39A.074, 74.39A.341, 74.39A.351, and 18.88B.041.
388-829-0305What must be submitted to DDA for CE curriculum approval? [Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.120, and chapter 74.39A RCW. WSR 15-20-045, § 388-829-0305, filed 9/29/15, effective 1/1/16.] Repealed by WSR 17-14-090, filed 6/30/17, effective 8/1/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 74.39A.074, 74.39A.341, 74.39A.351, and 18.88B.041.
388-829-0310What is the curriculum approval process for CE? [Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.120, and chapter 74.39A RCW. WSR 15-20-045, § 388-829-0310, filed 9/29/15, effective 1/1/16.] Repealed by WSR 17-14-090, filed 6/30/17, effective 8/1/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 74.39A.074, 74.39A.341, 74.39A.351, and 18.88B.041.
388-829-0350What are the training entity's responsibilities? [Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.120, and chapter 74.39A RCW. WSR 15-20-045, § 388-829-0350, filed 9/29/15, effective 1/1/16.] Repealed by WSR 17-14-090, filed 6/30/17, effective 8/1/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 74.39A.074, 74.39A.341, 74.39A.351, and 18.88B.041.
388-829-0360Must training entities and their instructors be approved by DSHS? [Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.120, and chapter 74.39A RCW. WSR 15-20-045, § 388-829-0360, filed 9/29/15, effective 1/1/16.] Repealed by WSR 17-14-090, filed 6/30/17, effective 8/1/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 74.39A.074, 74.39A.341, 74.39A.351, and 18.88B.041.
388-829-0365Can DSHS deny or terminate a contract or rescind approval of an instructor or training entity? [Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.120, and chapter 74.39A RCW. WSR 15-20-045, § 388-829-0365, filed 9/29/15, effective 1/1/16.] Repealed by WSR 17-14-090, filed 6/30/17, effective 8/1/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 74.39A.074, 74.39A.341, 74.39A.351, and 18.88B.041.
388-829-0370What is a guest speaker, and what are the minimum qualifications to be a guest speaker? [Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.120, and chapter 74.39A RCW. WSR 15-20-045, § 388-829-0370, filed 9/29/15, effective 1/1/16.] Repealed by WSR 17-14-090, filed 6/30/17, effective 8/1/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 74.39A.074, 74.39A.341, 74.39A.351, and 18.88B.041.
388-829-0380What are the minimum qualifications for an instructor for basic, and population specific training? [Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.120, and chapter 74.39A RCW. WSR 15-20-045, § 388-829-0380, filed 9/29/15, effective 1/1/16.] Repealed by WSR 17-14-090, filed 6/30/17, effective 8/1/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 74.39A.074, 74.39A.341, 74.39A.351, and 18.88B.041.
388-829-0385What are the minimum qualifications for an instructor for agency orientation, LTCW orientation, safety, and CE? [Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.120, and chapter 74.39A RCW. WSR 15-20-045, § 388-829-0385, filed 9/29/15, effective 1/1/16.] Repealed by WSR 17-14-090, filed 6/30/17, effective 8/1/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 74.39A.074, 74.39A.341, 74.39A.351, and 18.88B.041.
388-829-0390What are the minimum qualifications for instructors for LTCW mental health specialty training? [Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.120, and chapter 74.39A RCW. WSR 15-20-045, § 388-829-0390, filed 9/29/15, effective 1/1/16.] Repealed by WSR 17-14-090, filed 6/30/17, effective 8/1/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 74.39A.074, 74.39A.341, 74.39A.351, and 18.88B.041.
388-829-0395What are the minimum qualifications for instructors for LTCW dementia specialty? [Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.120, and chapter 74.39A RCW. WSR 15-20-045, § 388-829-0395, filed 9/29/15, effective 1/1/16.] Repealed by WSR 17-14-090, filed 6/30/17, effective 8/1/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 74.39A.074, 74.39A.341, 74.39A.351, and 18.88B.041.
388-829-0400What are the minimum qualifications for instructors for LTCW developmental disabilities specialty? [Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.120, and chapter 74.39A RCW. WSR 15-20-045, § 388-829-0400, filed 9/29/15, effective 1/1/16.] Repealed by WSR 17-14-090, filed 6/30/17, effective 8/1/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 74.39A.074, 74.39A.341, 74.39A.351, and 18.88B.041.
388-829-0420What physical resources are required for classroom training and testing? [Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.120, and chapter 74.39A RCW. WSR 15-20-045, § 388-829-0420, filed 9/29/15, effective 1/1/16.] Repealed by WSR 17-14-090, filed 6/30/17, effective 8/1/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 74.39A.074, 74.39A.341, 74.39A.351, and 18.88B.041.
388-829-0425What standard training practices must be maintained for classroom training and testing? [Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.120, and chapter 74.39A RCW. WSR 15-20-045, § 388-829-0425, filed 9/29/15, effective 1/1/16.] Repealed by WSR 17-14-090, filed 6/30/17, effective 8/1/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 74.39A.074, 74.39A.341, 74.39A.351, and 18.88B.041.


388-829-0001
What is the purpose of this chapter?

The purpose of this chapter is to describe the:
(1) Training requirements that apply to the developmental disabilities administration's (DDA's) community residential providers beginning on January 1, 2016;
(2) Approval process and other requirements for instructors; and
(3) Approval process and other requirements for curricula.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 74.39A.074, 74.39A.341, 74.39A.351, and 18.88B.041. WSR 17-14-090, § 388-829-0001, filed 6/30/17, effective 8/1/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.120, and chapter 74.39A RCW. WSR 15-20-045, § 388-829-0001, filed 9/29/15, effective 1/1/16.]



388-829-0005
Who do the training requirements in this chapter apply to?

(1) The training requirements in this chapter apply to:
(a) Community residential service businesses under RCW 74.39A.009;
(b) Alternative living providers under chapter 388-829A WAC;
(c) Community crisis stabilization services providers under chapter 388-833 WAC; and
(d) Companion home providers under chapter 388-829C WAC.
(2) Under this chapter, the term "service provider" includes:
(a) Supported living service providers;
(b) State-operated living alternatives;
(c) DDA group homes;
(d) Licensed staffed residential homes;
(e) Alternative living providers;
(f) Community crisis stabilization services for children; and
(g) Companion home providers.
(3) A DDA group home licensed as an adult family home or assisted living facility must meet the training requirements in this chapter and the home care aide certification requirements under chapter 388-112A WAC.
(4) All other service providers listed in subsection (2) of this section must meet the training requirements in this chapter but are exempt from home care aide certification through the department of health.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030 and RCW 74.39A.009. WSR 18-18-020, § 388-829-0005, filed 8/24/18, effective 9/24/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 74.39A.074, 74.39A.341, 74.39A.351, and 18.88B.041. WSR 17-14-090, § 388-829-0005, filed 6/30/17, effective 8/1/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.120, and chapter 74.39A RCW. WSR 15-20-045, § 388-829-0005, filed 9/29/15, effective 1/1/16.]



388-829-0010
What definitions apply to this chapter?

The following definitions apply to this chapter:
"Agency orientation" is training provided to introduce a new employee to the agency.
"ALTSA" refers to the aging and long-term support administration.
"Approved training" is training submitted to and approved by DSHS as evidenced by a curriculum number.
"Basic training" is seventy hours of required training that includes forty hours of DDA residential services curriculum and thirty hours of additional topics outlined in this chapter.
"Client-specific training" prepares the LTCW to provide individual support services to the client served by the community residential service business (CRSB).
"Community residential service business" or "CRSB" has the same meaning as defined in RCW 74.39A.009.
"Competency" or "core competency" means the integrated knowledge, skills, or behavior expected of a LTCW after completing the training in a required topic area. Learning objectives are associated with each competency.
"DDA" refers to the developmental disabilities administration.
"DDA community residential setting" within the scope of this chapter refers to any setting where supported living, DDA group home, group training home, licensed staffed residential, companion home, or alternative living services occur.
"DSHS-approved trainer" means an individual approved by DSHS to sign the seventy-five hour certificate.
"Direct support professional" or "DSP" means any person who supports an individual with a developmental disability to implement the individual's individual support plan/person-centered service plan (ISP/PCSP). This includes staff who provide instruction and support services (ISS).
"DOH" refers to the department of health.
"DSHS" or "department" refers to the department of social and health services.
"Habilitation" means services defined to assist participants in acquiring, retaining, and improving the self-help, socialization, and adaptive skills necessary to reside successfully in home and community-based settings.
"Home care aide-certified" or "HCA-C" means a person who has been certified by the department of health as a home care aide.
"Letter of exemption" means a letter that exempts DDA community residential staff from the seventy-five hours of training as required under chapter 74.39A RCW for staff hired prior to January 1, 2016.
"Long-term care worker"or "LTCW" has the same meaning as defined in RCW 74.39A.009.
"Peer coach" means a person who has been trained in twelve hours of coaching skills and who works with new employees to coach them on working with individuals and their support needs.
"Population-specific" refers to topics applicable to the unique needs of the population served.
"Training entity" means a DSHS-contracted organization or independent entity that provides training using DSHS-approved curriculum.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 74.39A.074, 74.39A.341, 74.39A.351, and 18.88B.041. WSR 17-14-090, § 388-829-0010, filed 6/30/17, effective 8/1/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.120, and chapter 74.39A RCW. WSR 15-20-045, § 388-829-0010, filed 9/29/15, effective 1/1/16.]



388-829-0015
What training is required for individuals hired or contracted to work in DDA community residential settings as a direct support professional (DSP) or ISS staff on or after January 1, 2016?

Required training for individuals hired or contracted to work in DDA community residential settings as a direct support professional or ISS staff on or after January 1, 2016 consists of seventy-five hours of training as follows:
(1) Five hours of orientation and safety training as described in WAC 388-829-0045 prior to providing client care or support; and
(2) Seventy hours of basic training as described in WAC 388-829-0050 must be completed within one hundred twenty days of date of hire.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 74.39A.074, 74.39A.341, 74.39A.351, and 18.88B.041. WSR 17-14-090, § 388-829-0015, filed 6/30/17, effective 8/1/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.120, and chapter 74.39A RCW. WSR 15-20-045, § 388-829-0015, filed 9/29/15, effective 1/1/16.]



388-829-0020
What is the seventy-five hour certificate?

The seventy-five hour certificate is a combination of orientation, safety, and basic training that when completed adds up to seventy-five hours. The certificate covers:
(1) Five hours of orientation and safety training as described in WAC 388-829-0045; and
(2) Seventy hours of basic training as described in WAC 388-829-0050, which includes:
(a) Forty hours of DDA-developed residential services curriculum; and
(b) Thirty hours of additional training as described in WAC 388-829-0050.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 74.39A.074, 74.39A.341, 74.39A.351, and 18.88B.041. WSR 17-14-090, § 388-829-0020, filed 6/30/17, effective 8/1/17.]



388-829-0025
What documentation is required to show completion of the seventy-five hour training?

The documentation required to show completion of the seventy-five hour training is a DSHS seventy-five hour training certificate signed by a DSHS-approved trainer.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 74.39A.074, 74.39A.341, 74.39A.351, and 18.88B.041. WSR 17-14-090, § 388-829-0025, filed 6/30/17, effective 8/1/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.120, and chapter 74.39A RCW. WSR 15-20-045, § 388-829-0025, filed 9/29/15, effective 1/1/16.]



388-829-0030
Does an individual's seventy-five hour training certificate transfer to another employer and how long is it valid?

(1) A seventy-five hour training certificate remains valid if the certificate holder changes employers and meets continuing education requirements.
(2) For the purpose of becoming a home care aide-certified (HCA-C) through the department of health, the DDA seventy-five hour training certificate is invalid after two years.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 74.39A.074, 74.39A.341, 74.39A.351, and 18.88B.041. WSR 17-14-090, § 388-829-0030, filed 6/30/17, effective 8/1/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.120, and chapter 74.39A RCW. WSR 15-20-045, § 388-829-0030, filed 9/29/15, effective 1/1/16.]



388-829-0035
Who is exempt from the DDA community residential seventy-five hour training requirement?

Beginning January 1, 2016, the following individuals are exempt from the DDA community residential seventy-five hour training requirement:
(1) DDA community residential staff who have:
(a) Been continuously employed since December 31, 2015;
(b) Completed training requirements that were in place when he or she was hired;
(c) Completed the training requirements by February 29, 2016; and
(d) Proof that twelve hours of continuing education were completed during the previous year;
(2) Under RCW 18.88B.041, an individual with special education training and an endorsement granted by the superintendent of public instruction; and
(3) Registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, nurse technicians, advanced registered nurse practitioners as defined in chapter 18.79 RCW, and nursing assistants-certified (CAN) as defined in chapter 18.88A RCW.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 74.39A.074, 74.39A.341, 74.39A.351, and 18.88B.041. WSR 17-14-090, § 388-829-0035, filed 6/30/17, effective 8/1/17.]



388-829-0040
What are the training requirements for exempt individuals hired on or after January 1, 2016?

Exempt individuals hired on or after January 1, 2016, must meet the following the training requirements:
(1) Staff hired with a seventy-five hour certificate or letter of exemption must take:
(a) Agency orientation; and
(b) Client-specific training.
(2) The hiring or contracting entity must verify that staff hired with an HCA-C from areas outside of DDA have completed the training required in subsection (1) of this section and:
(a) DDA-developed specialty training; or
(b) Forty hours of DDA residential services curriculum.
(3) All community residential staff must maintain current CPR and first aid training certificates. This training must be completed in person and within sixty days of hire.
(4) All community residential staff must complete twelve hours of continuing education per year.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 74.39A.074, 74.39A.341, 74.39A.351, and 18.88B.041. WSR 17-14-090, § 388-829-0040, filed 6/30/17, effective 8/1/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.120, and chapter 74.39A RCW. WSR 15-20-045, § 388-829-0040, filed 9/29/15, effective 1/1/16.]



388-829-0045
May training entities use their own orientation and safety content?

(1) Training entities must not develop their own curriculum for the five hour orientation and safety course.
(2) DDA community residential five-hour orientation and safety training is developed by DSHS.
(3) For children's staffed residential settings refer to chapters 388-826 and 388-145 WAC.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 74.39A.074, 74.39A.341, 74.39A.351, and 18.88B.041. WSR 17-14-090, § 388-829-0045, filed 6/30/17, effective 8/1/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.120, and chapter 74.39A RCW. WSR 15-20-045, § 388-829-0045, filed 9/29/15, effective 1/1/16.]



388-829-0050
What is basic training?

Basic training is seventy hours of required training that must include:
(1) Forty hours of DDA residential services curriculum, which includes:
(a) Blood-borne pathogen requirements under WAC 296-823-12005; and
(b) DDA specialty training requirements; and
(2) Thirty hours of additional topics related to:
(a) Population-specific training;
(b) Capable caregiver training under chapter 388-112 WAC related to mental health or dementia;
(c) CPR and first aid training and certification as described in WAC 388-829-0040; or
(d) On-the-job training hours, including client-specific training, when the instructor is a trained peer coach as described in WAC 388-829-0060.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 74.39A.074, 74.39A.341, 74.39A.351, and 18.88B.041. WSR 17-14-090, § 388-829-0050, filed 6/30/17, effective 8/1/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.120, and chapter 74.39A RCW. WSR 15-20-045, § 388-829-0050, filed 9/29/15, effective 1/1/16.]



388-829-0055
How are training entities and instructors for DDA community residential settings approved?

The training entities and instructors for DDA community residential settings are approved as follows:
(1) Supported living and group home providers are approved as training entities through a contract exhibit.
(2) Supported living and group home providers must ensure their employed or contracted instructors meet the instructor criteria described in this chapter and in:
(a) Chapter 388-112 WAC for DDA community residential instructors to teach the DDA forty-hour residential training; and
(b) RCW 74.39A.112 for five-hour orientation and safety training and thirty hours of client-specific training.
(3) Other training entities must be approved by DDA or ALTSA and entities must ensure their instructors meet the criteria described in chapter 388-112 WAC.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 74.39A.074, 74.39A.341, 74.39A.351, and 18.88B.041. WSR 17-14-090, § 388-829-0055, filed 6/30/17, effective 8/1/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.120, and chapter 74.39A RCW. WSR 15-20-045, § 388-829-0055, filed 9/29/15, effective 1/1/16.]



388-829-0060
What are the qualifications for on-the-job training, including client-specific training?

Instructors who provide on-the-job training, including client-specific training, must:
(1) Meet the instructor qualifications for basic training described in chapter 388-112 WAC; and
(2) Complete at least twelve hours of department approved peer coaching.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 74.39A.074, 74.39A.341, 74.39A.351, and 18.88B.041. WSR 17-14-090, § 388-829-0060, filed 6/30/17, effective 8/1/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.120, and chapter 74.39A RCW. WSR 15-20-045, § 388-829-0060, filed 9/29/15, effective 1/1/16.]



388-829-0065
What are the requirements for DDA community residential instructors to teach the DDA forty-hour residential training?

DDA community residential instructors who want to instruct staff on the DDA forty-hour residential training curriculum must:
(1) Meet the instructor qualifications described in chapter 388-112 WAC;
(2) Complete the train the trainer course using DDA-developed curriculum;
(3) Be approved as an instructor and receive an instructor code through DDA; and
(4) Use the forty-hour DDA residential services curriculum to teach the course.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 74.39A.074, 74.39A.341, 74.39A.351, and 18.88B.041. WSR 17-14-090, § 388-829-0065, filed 6/30/17, effective 8/1/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.120, and chapter 74.39A RCW. WSR 15-20-045, § 388-829-0065, filed 9/29/15, effective 1/1/16.]



388-829-0075
What is nurse delegation core training?

Nurse delegation core training is described in chapter 388-112 WAC.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 74.39A.074, 74.39A.341, 74.39A.351, and 18.88B.041. WSR 17-14-090, § 388-829-0075, filed 6/30/17, effective 8/1/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.120, and chapter 74.39A RCW. WSR 15-20-045, § 388-829-0075, filed 9/29/15, effective 1/1/16.]



388-829-0076
May nurse delegation core training and specialized diabetes training occur in the same year as basic training?

(1) Nurse delegation core training may occur in the same year as basic training and counts as nine hours of continuing education.
(2) Specialized diabetes training may occur in the same year as basic training and counts as three hours of continuing education.
(3) If nurse delegation core training or specialized diabetes training occurs in the same year as basic training, the provider maximum hours for each training may be applied towards the continuing education requirement for the following year.
(4) Nurse delegation core and specialized diabetes trainings do not apply towards basic training.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 74.39A.074, 74.39A.341, 74.39A.351, and 18.88B.041. WSR 17-14-090, § 388-829-0076, filed 6/30/17, effective 8/1/17.]



388-829-0080
What is continuing education?

Continuing education (CE) is annual training designed to increase a service provider's knowledge and skills on topics relevant to the care, support, and instruction needs of the individuals he or she support.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 74.39A.074, 74.39A.341, 74.39A.351, and 18.88B.041. WSR 17-14-090, § 388-829-0080, filed 6/30/17, effective 8/1/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.120, and chapter 74.39A RCW. WSR 15-20-045, § 388-829-0080, filed 9/29/15, effective 1/1/16.]



388-829-0085
How many hours of continuing education must DDA community residential staff complete each year?

(1) Effective January 1, 2016, service providers must complete twelve hours of continuing education (CE) each year, except in the calendar year they complete the one-time basic training requirement.
(2) Service providers who are not credentialed through the department of health (DOH) must complete their CE by the end of the calendar year.
(3) Service providers must complete DOH-required CE (such as home care aide certification) by their birth date each year.
[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.]



388-829-0100
May staff repeat courses for continuing education (CE)?

A service provider must not repeat continuing education (CE) courses except under the following conditions:
(1) The course content changed significantly; or
(2) The service provider has documented evidence justifying the need for retraining.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 74.39A.074, 74.39A.341, 74.39A.351, and 18.88B.041. WSR 17-14-090, § 388-829-0100, filed 6/30/17, effective 8/1/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.120, and chapter 74.39A RCW. WSR 15-20-045, § 388-829-0100, filed 9/29/15, effective 1/1/16.]



388-829-0105
What information must a training entity include on continuing education (CE) certificates?

Continuing education certificates must contain the following information:
(1) Name of the student;
(2) Title of the training;
(3) Number of hours of the training;
(4) Assigned curriculum approval code;
(5) Instructor's printed name and signature;
(6) Typed or printed name of the training entity giving the training;
(7) Entity program code; and
(8) Date(s) of training.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 74.39A.074, 74.39A.341, 74.39A.351, and 18.88B.041. WSR 17-14-090, § 388-829-0105, filed 6/30/17, effective 8/1/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.120, and chapter 74.39A RCW. WSR 15-20-045, § 388-829-0105, filed 9/29/15, effective 1/1/16.]



388-829-0125
May DSHS deny or terminate a training contract or rescind its approval of an instructor or training entity?

(1) DSHS may deny or terminate a training contract.
(2) DSHS may rescind approval of an instructor or training entity.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 74.39A.074, 74.39A.341, 74.39A.351, and 18.88B.041. WSR 17-14-090, § 388-829-0125, filed 6/30/17, effective 8/1/17.]



388-829-0130
May qualified instructors use CE curriculum with a DDA or ALTSA approval code?

Qualified instructors may use continuing education (CE) curriculum with a DDA or ALTSA approval code with permission from the curriculum owner.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 74.39A.074, 74.39A.341, 74.39A.351, and 18.88B.041. WSR 17-14-090, § 388-829-0130, filed 6/30/17, effective 8/1/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.120, and chapter 74.39A RCW. WSR 15-20-045, § 388-829-0130, filed 9/29/15, effective 1/1/16.]