Dementia & Mental Health Specialty Training

Dementia & Mental Health Specialty Training can only be taught in a live classroom, NOT online.  This training can be used to fulfill the 'Population Specific' requirement of the 75 hours of training required to become licensed as a Home Care Aide (HCA) in Washington State.

NOTE:  If you plan to take your HCA training with Cornerstone and wish to use Specialty Training to fulfill the Population Specific component you should purchase the following courses:

$20 - Orientation & Safety Training

$85 - Dementia Specialty Training

$75 - Mental Health Specialty Training

$275 - Core Basic Bundle

There is an ONLINE Population Specific option (HCA 202A and HCA 202B) which costs $50.00.  The online option fulfills the Population Specific requirement and is sufficient to obtain a 75 hour certificate enabling the caregiver to test to become licensed as an HCA.  It does NOT generate a Specialty certificate.  If you work in an assisted living community or an adult family home you will most likely require this training.  Click HERE for WAC 388-122-0165.


​We *ONLY* teach Specialty Training in Lynnwood, Wenatchee and Yakima on a rotating basis.  We occasionally hold classes in Anacortes and/or Friday Harbor.  If we do not serve your region click HERE for a link to look up local trainers by zip code.  HCA Students:  We can accept certificates from other trainers to be credited to your Population Specific hours. You do not have to take the training through us.

Pre-payment is Required in order to reserve a seat unless you are an employer with an established billing account. Cancellations given with more than 24 hours notice will be entitled to a full refund of fee(s) paid less a $15 processing fee. Cancellations given with less than 24 hours notice or 'no shows' will be entitled to a refund of fee(s) paid less a $35 fee.

Manager's or Caregiver's?  We teach Manager level curriculum to ALL students.  Students can elect to take either a Caregiver or a Manager test.  Please let us know in ADVANCE if you are requesting a Manager's test for Mental Health. 

We are currently teaching the NEW Dementia curriculum for DSHS and at this time their curriculum only encompasses one test and one certificate that functions as either a Caregiver or a Manager certificate.  Therefore anyone taking our Dementia course will essentially receive a certificate that can function as a Manager certificate.  This will remain in effect until DSHS releases a Dementia Manager exam for the new curriculum.  There is a separate Mental Health Specialty Manager's exam.  The Manager test is quite advanced and requires answers in the form of essay questions.  Please be aware that if you elect to take the Manager's test for Mental Health ($10 extra) and do not pass you will not have another opportunity to retest until we visit your location again which at minimum would be a month's time.  Please plan accordingly.


You can purchase these courses by clicking the 'Buy Now' button above and using PayPal.  Please note you do not need to have a PayPal account, you will have the option to pay by credit/debit without creating a PayPal account.  Alternatively, you may also purchase these courses through our LMS (learning management system) within your online account (DigitalChalk).

You will receive a confirmation email from the main office with 24-48 hours of purchase confirming your purchase and your date and location selection.  We will provide you with the class location and time as well as send you an email reminder one week prior to the class date.  Dementia classes are always 9am to 5:30pm, Mental Health is always 9am to 3:30pm.  

Last Minute Registrations:  If you are hoping to attend a Specialty class that is happening within the next 24 hours please text the on-call Instructor at 206-673-2919. He/she can let you know if there is space availability and provide you with the class address, etc.  

DEMENTIA:  9am to 5:30pm
Lynnwood - October 21st (SAT)( FULL), November 18th (SAT)
Wenatchee - August 15th (TUES), November 6th (MON)
Yakima - October 9th (MON)

MENTAL HEALTH:  9am to 3:30pm
Lynnwood -  October 22nd (SUN)(FULL), November 19th (SUN)
Wenatchee - August 16th (WED), November 7th (TUES)
Yakima - October 10th (TUES)

Specialty Training

Dementia Specialty Training
Date/Location Preferred
Mental Health Specialty Training
Date/Location Preferred