Home Care Aide Training In Washington


Interested in becoming a Certified Home Care Aide or learning how to maintain your certification?

ALTCEW offers the Washington State approved 70-hour training course required for registration and testing for the Washington State Home Care Aide certification. As of January 7, 2012, Long-Term Care Workers, (those who work in state licensed Adult Family Homes, Boarding Home and Home Care Agencies) who are not otherwise exempt, must meet the following training and certification requirements:

  • basic training: 70 hours of instruction – previously called Fundamentals of Care Giving
  • safety and orientation: 5 hours of instruction
  • The complete ALTCEW Certification Course includes:
    • Core Competencies: knowledge and skills needed to provide personal care services effectively and safely
    • Population Specific Competencies: knowledge and skills related to topics unique to the care needs of the population you will serve

ALTCEW provides training, certification and continuing education to Home Care Aides throughout Washington State.

  • We offer small class sizes and one on one attention.
  • We only offer curriculum approved by DSHS, ADSA, and DOH.
  • Our instructors are experienced teachers with real on-the-job experience doing the work they are training you to do.
  • We are part of a public agency and committed to providing the highest quality service at the lowest cost.
  • Our staff will help you through every aspect of the application and certification process. we want to help you get to work.
  • We offer a complete training center in Spokane equipped with everything you would ever want to practice on!
  • We offer on-site training for private home care agencies throughout the state of Washington.

Fill out the information to the right and we will provide you with access to over 20 videos that answer all your questions about becoming and remaining a home care aide in Washington State. From the application process, training, State regulatory requirements, to continuing education options and overview of task and responsibility to interviews with agencies that hire home care aides. Whether your just thinking about entering the field or you’re a seasoned veteran these information videos will inform you about the Home Health Care Aide career in Washington State.