Training Requirements and Classes

What’s New – Virtual Office Hours for Home Care Aide Community and Facility Instructors

Virtual Office Hours - Virtual office hours will work as an open forum - like a live video conference.  Facility and Community Instructors who have questions about their training programs are encouraged to call-in or connect remotely to ask training unit Program Managers questions in real time.

Training Unit Program Managers will host virtual office hours starting Tuesday, April 19, 2022, for Facility Instructors and starting Thursday, April 21, 2022, for Community Instructors.

Facility Instructors virtual office hours: 

2:00pm – 3:00pm every Tuesday

Microsoft Teams meeting

Join on your computer or mobile app

Click here to join the meeting

Or call in (audio only)

+1 564-999-2000,,29801380# United States, Olympia

Phone Conference ID: 298 013 80#

Community Instructors virtual office hours:

2:00pm – 3:00pm every Thursday

Microsoft Teams meeting

Join on your computer or mobile app

Click here to join the meeting

Or call in (audio only)

+1 564-999-2000,,466449898# United States, Olympia

Phone Conference ID: 466 449 898#


Please join virtual office hours if you have any training related questions.  Here are some examples of topics we can discuss -   

  • trainer or instructor approval
  • questions about your facility training program
  • on-the-job training, 75-hour certification program (facility only)
  • information or clarification about a training class
  • what forms to fill out to apply to be a trainer
  • instructor qualifications to train specific classes
  • any additional training questions

CareLearn Washington for long-term care facility professionals

CareLearn Washington provides access to professional online training, including DSHS approved continuing education, for long-term care professionals in adult family homes, assisted living facilities, and enhanced services facilities.

Visit CareLearn Washington for more information.

Long-Term Care Worker Training Updates

Summary of Training Requirements

Home Care Aide Training, Certification and Testing

Teach Classes, Get Curricula Approved and Update Training

Approved Training, Classes, and Conferences

DSHS Training Materials

Training Rules – Washington Administrative Codes