Course Descriptions & Price List



All of our available courses and prices are listed below for your convenience.  In order to purchase classes you will need to create an account within our online classroom.  Once logged in, select the 'Catalog' tab and look for the course(s) you wish to purchase.  Course(s) are available immediately upon completion of purchase.  Click HERE to be taken to the online classroom.
 
 HCA TRAINING – 75 HOUR CERTIFICATE PROGRAM


Bundled Options


*1A - (75 Hour Certificate) HCA Course Complete  $345
This package has bundled all the individual HCA modules into one course.  
(Orientation & Safety; 202A; 202B; 303; 304; 305; 306; 407; and 408)

Obtaining a 75 Hour Certificate allows you to take the State test to become licensed by the Washington State Department of Health as a Home Care Aide (HCA).
NOTE:  Specialty Training is NOT included in this bundle.  If your employer requires you to take Dementia, Mental Health or DDD Specialty Training you should select a different training bundle (Orientation & Safety and Core Basic) as you can use those certificates to fulfill the Population Specific (HCA 202A & HCA 202B) component of the 75 hours.



*1B - (75 Hour Certificate) HCA Complete Minus O&S   $325

This package has bundled all the individual HCA modules into one course except 5 hour Orientation & Safety Training.  
(HCA 202A; 202B; 303; 304; 305; 306; 407; and 408)

Everything you need in order to be issued a 75 Hour Certificate is included in this course except 5 hours of DSHS approved Orientation & Safety Training.  Many students take the O&S course through their employer.  You or your employer must email or fax us your O&S certificate.  We will not be able to release your 75 hour certificate until we have it on file.

Obtaining a 75 Hour Certificate allows you to take the State test to become licensed by the Washington State Department of Health as a Home Care Aide (HCA).  NOTE:  Specialty Training is NOT included in this bundle.  If your employer requires you to take Dementia, Mental Health or DD Specialty Training you should select a different training bundle (Core Basic) as you can use those certificates to fulfill the Population Specific (HCA 202A & HCA 202B) component of the 75 hours.



*1C - (75 Hour Certificate) HCA Complete with Dementia (ILT) and Mental Health (ILT) Specialty Training  $455


This package has bundled all the individual HCA modules into one course and includes the cost of our in-person Dementia and Mental Health Specialty Training. 

This bundle includes:  Orientation & Safety; 8 Hour Dementia Specialty; 6 hour Mental Health Specialty Training; 303; 304; 305; 306; 407; and 408
You can find the schedule under the Specialty Training tab. We *ONLY* teach these classes in LYNNWOOD, WENATCHEE and YAKIMA


Do NOT purchase this bundle if you cannot travel to one of these locations to complete your Specialty Training.
NOTE:  If you work in an Adult Family Home (AFH) or an Assisted Living Facility (ALF) with residents who have Dementia or Mental Health diagnoses then you will need Specialty Training which must be taught in-person and can be used as part of our 75 hour HCA training and substituted for our online (HCA 202A & HCA 202B) Population Specific Training. NOTE: You do NOT need specialty training if you work for a home health agency.


*3 Core Basic Bundle - 56 Hours  $275
This is for HCA students who ONLY need a Core Basic certificate.  It is only one of three components (5 hours Orientation & Safety, 14 hours Population Specific & 56 hours Core Basic) of the 75 hour training required to become licensed as an Home Care Aide.  If you choose this option you will also need to provide a) Dementia Specialty Training and Mental Health Specialty Training certificates OR DD Specialty Certificate  OR b) 14 hours of Population Specific Training certificates PLUS c) 5 hour Orientation & Safety Training certificate.


HCA Module by Module

 A1 – Orientation & Safety - DSHS Approved – 5 Hours $20.00
This course fulfills the DSHS requirement (effective January 1st, 2011) that requires all LTC workers in the State of Washington to take 2 hours of Orientation training and 3 hours of Safety training before employment with unsupervised access to clients commences. This course is the first of nine modules or courses needed to obtain your 75 Hour Training Certificate which you will need to become certified as a Home Care Aid (HCA) in the State of Washington.  This course is available combined or can be purchased separately for $10 each.

 A2 – HCA 202A Population Specific (A Review of Alternative Therapies) – 12 Hours $25.00
This is the second class in the HCA course.  This course is one of two courses required for HCA students to receive their “Population Specific” Certificate. You may substitute a Dementia or DD Specialty certificate in place of our HCA 202A.  

 A3 – HCA 202B Population Specific (Care of the Dying Client) – 4 Hours $25.00
This is the third class in the HCA Course.  This course is one of two courses required for HCA students to receive their “Population Specific” Certificate. You may substitute a Mental Health or DD Specialty certificate in place of our HCA 202B. 

 A4 – HCA 303 – The Client and the Caregiver for HCA Students - $25.00
This is the fourth class in the HCA Course. Completion of this course contributes toward your 56 hour Core Basic certificate.  This course focuses on the role of the client and the caregiver in community based care settings.

 A5 – HCA 304 – Infection Control and Mobility for HCA Students - $25.00
This is the fifth class in the HCA course. Completion of this course contributes toward your 56 hour Core Basic Certificate.  This course focuses on Infection Control and working with a client's mobility.

 A6 – HCA 305 – Communication, Skin Care, and Elimination for HCA Students - $25.00

This is the sixth course in the HCA course. Completion of this course contributes toward your 56 hour Core Basic Certificate.  This course focuses on Communication, Skin & Body Care, and Elimination.

 A7 – HCA 306 – Nutrition and Meal Prep for HCA Students - $25.00
This is the seventh class in the HCA Course. Completion of this course contributes toward your 56 hour Core Basic Certificate. The course focuses on Nutrition and Meal Preparation.

 A8 – HCA 407 – Assistance vs. Administration; Diseases and Practice Exam - $25.00

This is the eighth class in the HCA course.  Completion of this course contributes toward your 56 hour Core Basic Certificate.  The course focuses on Diseases, Cultural Sensitivity, and Self Care.

 A9 – HCA 408 – In-Person Classroom Skills Lab - $150.00
This is your ninth and final class in the HCA training program. You will be asked to pre-register for your Skills Lab in the 303 module.  The Skills Lab is a practice day for the State test.  You will work with a Cornerstone Instructor and fellow students to practice the 15 skills on the HCA Checklist.  If time allows, a ‘mock’ Skills Exam will be held at the end of the lab day.  You may attend a Skills Lab at any point throughout your training but it recommended you take it closer to completion so that what you learn remains fresh for the State Skills Test. ​The Skills Lab is always posted on the Dashboard of the online classroom.  We hold labs in the following locations:  Lynnwood, Mount Vernon, Lacey, Richland and Spokane.


 HCA Skills Videos:  Videos of all the Skills are available on Cornerstone’s YouTube channel.  We encourage you to view them prior to your lab date so that you know what to expect and are ready to practice!  They are also great for review prior to testing.  See your online ‘Dashboard’ for specific access information.

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.


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


B00 - CE 12 HRS Bundle Option #1 - $125.00
This CE bundle contains five classes and contains 12 CE hours of credit. If you have taken any of these classes with us previously DO NOT register for this as you cannot count the same class twice for CE credits. The classes in this bundle are:
Isn't Dementia the Same Thing as Alzheimer's?
Recognizing Depression in Your Older Client
Assisting a Client Living with Chronic Pain
First Things First - Taking Care of Yourself
The Difference Between a Right and Left-Sided Stroke
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.  

 B001 - CE 12 HRS - Bundle Option #2 - $125.00
This bundle contains six classes and contains 12 CE hours of credit. If you have taken any of these classes with us previously DO NOT register for this as you cannot count the same class twice for CE credits. The classes in this bundle are:
TBI - Surviving & Thriving - 5 hrs
Substance Abuse and Addiction in the Older Client - 2 hours
Customer Service Skills  - 1 hour
How to be a Great Team Member - 1 hour
Self Care and the Caregiver - 1.5 hours
Grief and Loss - 1.5 hours
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.

 

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 or IL3 – Instructor Led WA DSHS Mental Health Specialty Training  6 Hours CE $75, $85 MGR

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 6 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.  Notify the office in advance if you are requesting Manager’s testing and certificate.

 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