All of our available courses and prices are listed below for your convenience.  You cannot register directly for courses from this page.  You will need to create an account and/or login to the appropriate online classroom to purchase your course(s).


Please be advised that as of August 22nd, 2018 we are utilizing two separate online classrooms

The Core Basic portion (58 hours) is only offered via our Virtual Classroom (live online classes). 


Self-Paying Students or Employers with less than 25 employees wishing to register for courses:


1) You will need to register and individually pay for your Core Basic modules in the:   



2) All other courses, including Orientation & Safety and online Population Specific training will continue to be offered in DigitalChalk, which is the LMS platform we have been utilizing since 2010.




Employers:  If you have an established billing account with Cornerstone you should be using the Employers tab on our website to request registration.  The office will process your registration request, email login access to your employee and send you an invoice.
 

 HCA TRAINING – 75 HOUR CERTIFICATE PROGRAM


All unlicensed caregivers in the State of Washington are required to complete 75 hours of DSHS approved training.  Once a caregiver has obtained their 75 hour certificate of completion they can take the State test to become licensed and registered as a Home Care Aide (HCA).  


Cornerstone's 75 hour training course for Home Care Aide's is split into 3 training components. 

You must complete all 3 in order to obtain a 75 hour certificate from Cornerstone!


1)  5 hour Orientation & Safety (ORSA) Training - DSHS Approved - $20.00
You may take this course online through Cornerstone by purchasing A1 through our DigitalChalk catalog, it is $20.00.  We will also accept a 5 hour ORSA certificate from any other DSHS approved trainer and will apply this towards your 75 hours of training.


2)  12 hours (minimum) Population Specific Training - DSHS Approved 

The DSHS requires that Population Specific Training be a component of the 75 hour curriculum.  You have three options when it comes to fulfilling this requirement, please read them carefully.  


Option A for Population Specific:  12 hours of Online Population Specific Training - $25.00
This course can be completed online and results in a Population Specific certificate only! 
You may take this course online through Cornerstone by purchasing A2 HCA 202A Population Specific (A Review of Alternative Therapies) - 12 Hours for $25.00 through our
DigitalChalk catalog.


OR


Option B for Population Specific:  Dementia, Mental Health or Developmental Disabilities Specialty Training - DSHS Approved 

Specialty Training is NOT a required component of the 75 hour training.  However, if you will be providing care to residents or clients with any of these diagnoses then you will be required to earn a Specialty certificate for that population.  Generally speaking if you work in an assisted living community or an adult family home you need to take Specialty Training.  If you work for a home care agency, it is generally NOT required. 

Click HERE to read more about this requirement. 


Specialty Training is only taught in a live classroom, it is NOT offered online per the DSHS.  If you choose take Specialty Training to fulfill the Population Specific requirement of the 75 hour curriculum you may do the following:


*Attend a Dementia (8 hours) and/or Mental Health Specialty (8 hours) course with Cornerstone.  We teach in Lynnwood and Wenatchee, the cost is $85 per class and you can see the schedule by clicking HERE.

*Attend a Dementia and/or Mental Health Specialty course with any DSHS approved Instructor and fax or email the certificates to Cornerstone.

*Attend a 16 hour DD Specialty Training course offered by DDA only, click HERE for their schedule. Fax or email your certificate to Cornerstone.


Note: 9 hour Nurse Delegation and 3 hour Nurse Delegation Focus on Diabetes can also be used to fulfill the Population Specific requirement.  You can take this through Cornerstone or fax us your certificates.


3) 58 hours Core Basic Training - DSHS Approved

Note:  The online standard for Core Basic Training was recently updated by DSHS which resulted in their discontinuance of all currently offered online Core Basic programs.  Cornerstone is actively working with DSHS to develop a new self-paced online Core Basic that will meet the new standard.  In the meantime we are offering a live virtual classroom option for Core Basic.  This means you will take 42 hours of live, online instruction that must be scheduled, most live classes are 3 hours. You will also need to attend a 2 day, 16 hour Skills Lab where you will practice hands-on care-giving skills with an Instructor and fellow classmates.  Skills Labs are held in Bellingham, Lynnwood, Lacey, Richland and Spokane.  The full cost of the 58 hour Core Basic Training is $405.00.  


Core Basic Module by Module
Modules CB101 - CB114 will be held in the ElectaLive Virtual Classroom, students will be responsible for monitoring our virtual classroom schedule and attending live classes.  

Each live class will equate to about 3 hours that the student must be in attendance via webcam.

CB101:  Course Introduction and The Client - $15.00
CB102:  Person Centered Care - $15.00
CB103:  Communication - $15.00

CB104:  Client's Rights - $15.00
CB105:  Caregiver Responsibilities - $15.00

CB106:  Infection Control & Disease Handling - $15.00
CB107:  Infectious Diseases - $15.00
CB108:  Mobility & Skin Care:  $15.00
CB109:  Body Care & Self-Directed Care:  $15.00
CB110:  Nutrition - $15.00
CB111:  The Process of Elimination - $15.00
CB112:  Medications:  $15.00
CB113:  Self-Care and Grief & Loss:  $15.00
CB114:  Review and Final Exam:  $15.00
CB201:  Skills Lab Day 1 (9am to 5:30pm):  $97.50
CB202:  Skills Lab Day 2 (9am to 5:30pm):  $97.50


Note:  Skills Labs are held in Bellingham, Lynnwood, Lacey, Richland and Spokane.  You can view the schedule HERE.  It is preferred that you attend your Skills Lab days back to back but it is not required if you wish to split them up.

Outside Certificates:  Cornerstone may accept outside certificates from DSHS approved trainers to be applied to our 75 hour course.  Please fax or email any certificates you wish to be credited towards your 75 hours of training to the main office.  Our HCA staff will review and let you know how and if they may be credited against the 75 hours of training.  Please allow 24-72 hours for a response from Cornerstone staff as outside certificates are reviewed on a case by case basis and often require research.


Total Cost Projections for HCA Training:


If you choose to take all 3 HCA Training components with Cornerstone the cost is as follows:


HCA Training with online Population Specific:

5 hours Orientation & Safety:  $20
12 hours Online Population Specific:  $25
58 hours Core Basic Training:  $405

Total Cost:  $450


HCA Training with Specialty Training (Dementia & Mental Health Specialty taken with Cornerstone):
5 hours Orientation & Safety:  $20

8 hours Dementia Specialty:  $85

8 hours Mental Health Specialty:  $85

58 hours Core Basic Training:  $405

Total Cost:  $595


Remember! You will also need to apply to the Washington State Department of Health for an HCA license, the cost of which is $85.00.  You will also pay a fee for the State test which is $137.  Both fees will be paid directly to the DOH.  Cornerstone does not manage the licensing or testing process.  The HCA is a professional credential and the application and testing process must be managed by the individual applying for the license.


CONTINUING EDUCATION CLASSES


 B1 - Falls and Fall Prevention   DSHS Approved 1 CE Hour $15.00

This course is a basic class on falls and fall prevention.

B2 - Assisting a Client w/ Chronic Pain DSHS Approved 2 CE Hours $25.00

This course will teach caregivers how to support clients who have chronic pain

B3 - Establishing Trust through Communication   DSHS Approved 2 CE Hrs $25.00

This course is about developing good communication skills for working with long-term clients and/or elderly. 

B4 - Recognizing Depression in Your Older Client   DSHS Approved 2 CE Hrs $25.00


This course will show you how to recognize depression in your client and how to address it.  You will receive 2 CE Hours upon completion of this course

B5 - Back to the Basics of Nutrition   DSHS Approved 3 CE Hrs $35.00


This is a 3 hour continuing education course focused on nutrition and meal planning

B6 - Isn't Dementia the Same Thing as Alzheimer's?  DSHS Approved 3 CE Hrs $35.00


This course is a brief overview of 11 different types of Dementia. It is not designed to provide in-depth knowledge of each type. It is designed to create an awareness that different types exist.

B7 - The Difference between a Rt & Lft Sided Stroke   DSHS Approved 3 CE Hrs $35.00

This is a CE course for 3 CE hours.  After completing the course, you will be able to say what a stroke is and state two major causes. You will know how a stroke affects the brain and be able to list some helpful tips for left-brain injuries and for right-brain injuries. You will also learn about other complications that result from brain injuries and ways to assist with care. 

B8 – First Things First – Taking Care of Yourself  DSHS Approved 2 CE Hours $25.00


In this class you will learn about the healthy life balance of taking care of yourself first.

B9 – Medication Assistance Training -  DSHS Approved 5 CE Hours $55.00

This course covers 1)Self-Directed Care for the IP; 2)Delegation; 3)Medications; and 4)Medications & Dementia. It discusses the proper procedure for assisting and administering meds. It teaches proper documentation and what things should be observed and reported

B10 – Getting Enough ZZZs – The Importance of Sleep – DSHS Approved 1 CE Hour $15.00

This course discusses the importance health benefits of sleep and the science of sleep.  It also discusses senior sleep patterns.  Upon successful completion, you will receive a certificate for 1 CE hour of DSHS approved continuing education.

B11 – The Process of Elimination  - DSHS Approved 2 CE Hours $25.00

This course is worth 2 hours of CE credit with the WA State DSHS.  The course covers the process of the elimination of waste products from the human body.  It will teach you 1) How to promote good bowel and bladder functioning for a client; 2) Problems with bowel and bladder functioning, the causes, signs, what can help, and what to report; and 3) Assisting with toileting, including: a) common toileting assistive equipment; b) incontinence products; and c) peri-care, colostomy, and catheter care.

B12 – Client’s Rights  - DSHS Approved 2 CE Hours  $25.00

This course reviews the legal rights of clients residing in community-based care, the role of the mandatory reporter, types of abuse, and restraints.

B13 – Traumatic Brain Injury – DSHS Approved 5 Hours $55.00
This course for formal and informal caregivers of those that have suffered a brain injury.

B14 – Substance Abuse & Addiction in the Older Client – DSHS Approved 2 Hours  $25.00
This 2 HR DSHS approved CE course is designed to introduce Long Term Care Workers (LTCW) to the misuse of alcohol and substances by the senior population.

B15 – Grief & Loss – DSHS Approved 1.5 Hour - $20.00

This course on Grief and Loss is a copy of one module of the HCA training curriculum.  It has been approved by the DSHS for 1.5 hours of CE credit for Long Term Care Workers (LTCW).  Please ignore the references to HCA training and certification.

B16 – Customer Service Skills – DSHS Approved 1 Hour - $15.00
This course is approved for 1 hour CE by DSHS for Long Term Care Workers (LTCW).  It provides an excellent, yet simple, approach to training key staff in the basic commandments of excellence in customer service.

B17 – How to be a Great Team Member – DSHS Approved 1 Hour - $15.00

This 1 CE HR DSHS approved course teaches individuals how to be effective team members.

B18 – Self-Care and the Caregiver – DSHS Approved 1.5 Hour - $20.00
This 1.5 CE Hour course is approved by DSHS for Long Term Care Workers (LTCW) and focuses on helping caregivers recognize the need for self care and how to identify warning signs of burnout. 


B19 - Care of the Dying Client - DSHS Approved 4 Hour - $45.00
This 4 CE Hour course is approved by DSHS for Long Term Care Workers (LTCW) and covers care for the dying client.  The information is focused on residential care settings including adult family homes, assisted living facilities, residential care facilities and  private homes.


B20 - A Review of Alternative Therapies - Part 1 (Naturopathy, Aromatherapy, Massage Therapy) - $35.00
This 3 hour DSHS approved CE course explores the common alternative therapies to Western Medicine


B21 - A Review of Alternative Therapies - Part II (Herbalism, Meditation, Ayurveda) - $35.00

This 3 hour DSHS approved CE course explores the common alternative therapies to Western Medicine


B22  - A Review of Alternative Therapies - Part III (Homeopathy, TCM, Acupuncture) - $35.00

This 3 hour DSHS approved CE course explores the common alternative therapies to Western Medicine


B23 - A Review of Alternative Therapies - Part IV (Reflexology, Chiropractic, Reiki) - $35.00
This 3 hour DSHS approved CE course explores the common alternative therapies to Western Medicine

 

B002 - CE 12 Hrs - Bundle Option #3 - $125.00

This 12-hour course explores the 12 most common alternative therapies to Western Medicine.  Each therapy is an individual module within this course.  If you have taken any of our Alternative Therapies CE classes previously DO NOT register for this as you cannot count the same class twice for CE credits. Each module contains lecture, video and a short quiz.  There are four short assignments within the course.  

Note:  class substitutions are not available in this bundle and the student will receive ONE certificate for 12 credits.  This course can NOT be broke out into individual courses or certificates.


COURSES (MISC.)

 C1 - HIV and Bloodborne Pathogen Training $20.00
This training meets the requirements for DSHS required 4 hour HIV and Bloodborne Pathogen training.  NOTE:  If you are a Home Care Aid student working on your 75 hour certificate, you do NOT need to take this course.  The curriculum for this class is included in your 75 hours.  This class is not approved for CE credits.

 C2 - Nurse Delegation - DSHS 9 CE Hours $55.00
This is the 9 Hour WA DSHS certification course for basic Nurse Delegation. 
You must be either an NAC or an HCA in order to be delegated.  (Exception:  Caregivers who have either a Revised Fundamentals of Care certificate or a Core Basic certificate along with an active NAR can be delegated).  This course is online but requires grading at each step before you can proceed to the next lesson in the course.  Urgent grading is available but whenever possible please allow 1-2 days to complete this course.  Do not expect to complete the entire course in one sitting.

C3 - Nurse Delegation - Focus on Diabetes - DSHS 3 CE Hours $40.00
This is the 3 Hour WA DSHS certification course for Nurse Delegation Focus on Diabetes.  Prerequisite:  You must have a 9 hour basic Nurse Delegation certificate.  You must be either an NAC or an HCA in order to be delegated.  (Exception:  Caregivers who have either a Revised Fundamentals of Care certificate or a Core Basic certificate along with an active NAR can be delegated).  This course is online but requires grading at each step before you can proceed to the next lesson in the course.  Urgent grading is available but whenever possible please allow 1-2 days to complete this course.  Do not expect to complete the entire course in one sitting.

 IL1 – Instructor Led WA DSHS Dementia Specialty Training, Level 1 Capable Caregiver

8 Hours CE  $85.00


THIS IS NOT AN ONLINE CLASS.  This class MUST be attended IN PERSON per DSHS. Classes are held on a rotating basis in Lynnwood, Wenatchee and Yakima.  Register for this class if you need Dementia Specialty Training for Caregivers or Managers.  After registration, you will be contacted by the office to confirm your session selection.  There may be additional class locations offered based on demand.  Check the Dashboard for the current schedule.  This class can be substituted for HCA 202A for HCA students.

Note:  We are teaching the new Level 1, Capable Caregiver DSHS Dementia Specialty Training curriculum.  At this time students taking our Dementia Specialty Training will receive a certificate that is valid for Caregiver’s or Manager’s.  

IL2 – Instructor Led WA DSHS Mental Health Specialty Training, Level 1 Capable Caregiver
8 Hours CE  $85.00


THIS IS NOT AN ONLINE CLASS.  This class MUST be attended IN PERSON per DSHS. Classes are held on a rotating basis in Lynnwood, Wenatchee and Yakima.  This is a 8 hour course that meets the DSHS requirements for Caregiver or Manager Mental Health Specialty Training. After registration, you will be contacted by the office to confirm your session selection.  There may be additional class locations offered based on demand.  Check the Dashboard for the current schedule.  This class can be substituted for HCA 202B for HCA students.  


Note:  We are teaching the new Level 1, Capable Caregiver DSHS Mental Health Specialty Training curriculum.  At this time students taking our Mental Health Specialty Training will receive a certificate that is valid for Caregiver's or Manager's.

 IP1 - Basic Care for Individual Providers $95.00
This course is specifically for Individual Providers caring for immediate family members who work through the "COPES" program and have been told they are "out of compliance" by their case manager and have had their "contracts terminated." - 30 Hours

 


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