The Private Vocational Schools Act, RCW 28C.10 and WAC 490-105. administered by the Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board requires each student enrolled in Home Care Aide (HCA) 75 Hour Training to complete an Enrollment Agreement. This law offers consumer protection for those who enroll in private career school programs offering credentials below the degree level.
This is an additional but mandatory piece of paperwork that our students must complete and will require access to a printer and the ability to return a signed form via mail, email or fax.
Students may begin their online course immediately (downloading workbooks, watching lectures, submitting assignments) but we cannot grade their work until this form is returned to us. Downloading and returning this form will be the first 'assignment' encountered in HCA courses and bundles.
LYNNWOOD - 9am to 5:30pm
Alderwood Best Western
19332 36th Ave W
Lynnwood, WA 98036
MOUNT VERNON - 9am to 5:30pm
Visting Angels Mount Vernon
1222 Riverside Drive
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
LACEY - 9am to 5:30pm
Best Western Plus Inn & Suites
8326 Quinault Drive SE
Lacey, WA 98516
RICHLAND - 9am to 5:30pm
Hampton Inn Richland
486 Bradley Blvd
Richland, WA 99352
SPOKANE - 9am to 5:30pm
Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton
16418 E. Indiana Ave
Spokane Valley, WA 99216
March 28th (FULL)
April 16th (FULL)
NOTE: You or your employer MUST have enrolled directly with Cornerstone in order to attend this Spokane location. If your course title reads 'HCA Complete for HCTC Students' then you MUST attend your lab at The Healthcare Training Center location, see their schedule below.
SPOKANE - 2 DAY LAB AT THIS LOCATION!
NOTE: If you or your employer enrolled w/ the Healthcare Training Center in Spokane you MUST attend your lab at this location. Your course title will read 'HCA Complete for HCTC Students Bundled' if you are an HCTC student. The online portion of training ONLY is provided to HCTC students by Cornerstone. You MUST attend your Skills Lab at the HCTC Location.
Health Care Training Center - 9am to 4pm BOTH DAYS
112 N University Rd #102
Spokane Valley, WA 99206
March 22nd & 23rd
April 18th & 19th
May 3rd & 4th
May 24th & 25th
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.
The full cost of our 75 Hour Course is $345. Please click the Course Catalog tab above for a breakdown of the costs and options as we do have a Pay-as-you-Go option.
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 ($127). These fees are non-refundable.
Note: HIV/Bloodborne Pathogen training IS included in the 75 hours of training.
2.) Cornerstone Healthcare Training: We are a licensed, private vocational school offering 75 hours of DSHS approved training.
YOU will need to mail, fax or email your 75 Hour Certificate to Completion to the Department of Health.
Mail: Home Care Aide Credentialing
P.O. Box 47877
Olympia, WA 98504-7877
Fax: (360) 236-2701
3.) 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.
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.
We graduate around 100 students a month from our 75 Hour course. Our curriculum is comprised of a combination of video lectures, Powerpoints, written assignments/papers, competency scenarios, quizzes and multiple choice exams. Our Skills Lab (the only in-person requirement) is an intensive class designed to prepare you for the State skills test. Our Instructor has gone through HCA testing herself and does an excellent job of alleviating student's anxiety over the testing process. You will 'graduate' our program with confidence!
Cornerstone Healthcare Training
PO Box 519
Friday Harbor WA 98250 US
(206) 673-2919 Tel/Text/Fax
Our main office is located in sunny Friday Harbor right up the street from the ferry landing.
We offer Skills Labs for Home Care Aide students (the only part of our 75 hour program that is NOT online) in the following cities: Lynnwood, Mount Vernon, Richland, Spokane and Lacey. We offer Dementia & Mental Health Specialty Training in Lynnwood, Wenatchee and Yakima.
Just wanted to let you know I passed both my written exam and skills test this morning...YEA!!!!! Thank you for your assistance throughout the course and for Robin's excellent skills lab. I was thoroughly prepared and ready for any subject matter or skill...Now I will proceed with the delegation course which is waiting for me so you haven't heard the last of me yet!
-Steve D. - HCA Student
Cornerstone exclusively trains the staff for many of the largest senior housing providers in Washington State totaling over 125 assisted living communities.
We also provide training for over 30 different home care agencies and we are a proud member of the Adult Family Home Council of Washington and work with Adult Family Home providers daily.
We can provide employers with rapid service, employee progress reports, invoicing and more.