Unless a worker is exempt from training as described in WAC 388-71-0839 or WAC 388-112A-0090, employees hired during the COVID-19 emergency must complete basic training, and required specialty training, as follows. Please encourage all employees who need training/certification to begin the process as soon as possible.
|Worker hired or rehired during the time frame of:||Must complete basic training no later than:|
|8/17/2019 to 9/30/2020||4/30/2022|
|10/1/2020 to 4/30/2021||6/30/2022|
|5/1/2021 to 3/31/2022||8/31/2022|
|After 3/31/2022||Standard training requirement|
For workers who are required to be certified as home care aides, certification must be obtained as follows:
|Worker hired or rehired during the time frame of:||Must be certified as a home care aide no later than:|
|8/17/2019 to 9/30/2020||7/19/2022|
|10/1/2020 to 4/30/2021||9/18/2022|
|5/1/2021 to 3/31/2022||11/19/2022|
|After 3/31/2022||Based on hire date|
(*A long-term care worker is considered “rehired” if they held previous employment as a long-term care worker and did not have an active home care aide credential when hired during the time frames outlined above.)
If a long-term care worker is limited-English proficient, the worker may request an additional sixty days to obtain certification.