Skills Lab Schedule

LYNNWOOD - 9am to 5:30pm
Alderwood Best Western
Snohomish Room
19332 36th Ave W
Lynnwood, WA  98036
August 27th & 28th
September 10th & 11th
September 12th & 13th
October 1st & 2nd
October 3rd & 4th
October 23rd & 24th
November 5th & 6th
November 7th & 8th
November 27th & 28th
December 10th &11th
December 12th & 13th
December 17th & 18th

BELLINGHAM9am to 5:30pm

LaQuinta Inn

1063 W Bakerview Rd,

Bellingham, WA 98226 

September 17th & 18th (FULL)
October 9th & 10th
November 13th & 14th
December 4th & 5th

LACEY - 9am to 5:30pm
Best Western Plus Inn & Suites
8326 Quinault Drive SE
Lacey, WA  98516

September 24th & 25th
October 29th & 30th
November 19th & 20th

KENNEWICK - 8 A.M to 4 P.M
Legacy Homes & Tranquility Manor
404 North Conway Street
Kennewick WA, 99336 

August 28th & 29th
September 11th & 12th
September 25th & 26th
October 9th & 10th
October 23rd & 24th
November 13th & 14th
November 27th & 28th
December 11th & 12th

SPOKANE- 8:30 A.M to 5:00 P.M
Aging and Long Term Care of Eastern Washington

(Street Parking Only)
1235 N  Post St
Spokane, Wa 99201
August 30 & 31st 
September 24th & 25th
October 29th & 30th

November 17th & December 1st

December 19th & 20th

Health Care Training Center - 9am to 4pm BOTH DAYS
112 N University Rd #102
Spokane Valley, WA 99206

August 14th & 15th

October 2nd & 3rd

Dates Coming Soon!

Home Care Aide (HCA) Licensing Information

A newly hired non-credentialed LTC worker must complete 75 hours of training within 120 days of hire and become certified as a Home Care Aide with 200 days of hire.  

Mandatory Steps to Becoming Licensed as a Home Care Aide

1.) WA Dept of Health:  

Within 14 days of hire, you should submit a Home Care Aide Certification Packet to the DOH.  The DOH will be registering you for your State exam with Prometric as part of this application process. The application fee is ($85) and the exam fee is ($137). These fees are non-refundable and are paid directly to the Department of Health, not Cornerstone.

Note:  HIV/Bloodborne Pathogen training IS included in the 75 hours of training.

2.)  Complete 75- Hours of HCA Training with Cornerstone Healthcare Training.  We are a licensed, private vocational school offering 75 hours of DSHS approved training.  You will attend 42 hours of live instruction in our virtual classroom (ElectaLive) and 16 hours of in-person Skills Training.

 3.)Once you have completed your 75-hours of HCA training- YOU will need to mail, fax or email your 75 Hour Certificate to Completion to the Department of Health.

Washinton State Department of Health

Mail:  Home Care Aide Credentialing
P.O. Box 47877
Olympia,  WA  98504-7877

Fax:  (360) 236-2701


4.)  Prometric:  When your 75 hours of training is complete (the part you do w/ Cornerstone) and the DOH has received your 75 Hour Certificate, Prometric will email you an Admission to Test (ATT) letter. This letter will provide important information about the time, date and location of the exam.   Prometric is the company the Department of Health contracts with to administer the certification exam (written and skills). You MUST have an email address for this process.

Note:  Cornerstone does NOT submit/manage your application or exam scheduling, etc.  This is the student's responsibility and the licensing/exam fees are NOT included in our program costs.

Detailed information about the HCA exam can be found on the Prometric website and we encourage all students to read the Candidate ID Bulletin so that you know what to expect.  

Questions about your application or general HCA credentialing questions should be directed to the Department of Health Home Care Aide Call Center at (360) 236-4700 between 8am and 5pm Monday through Friday.