Skills Lab Schedule

LYNNWOOD - 9am to 5:30pm

Alderwood Best Western
Snohomish Room
19332 36th Ave W
Lynnwood, WA  98036

February 4th & 5th
February 6th & 7th
February 25th & 26th
March 11th & 12th
March 13th & 14th
March 21st & 22nd


BELLINGHAM- 9am to 5:30pm
LaQuinta Inn
1063 W Bakerview Rd,
Bellingham, WA 98226

February 19th & 20th
March 18th & 19th


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

February 27th & 28th
March 25th & 26th


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

February  12th & 13th
February 26th & 27th
March 12th &13th
March 27th & 28th
April 9th & 10th
April 23th & 24th


SPOKANE- 9 A.M-5:30 P.M
Hampton Inn & Suites
16418 E Indiana Ave
Spokane Valley, Wa 99216

February  11 &12th
February 13th & 14th
March 4th & 5th
March 6th & 7th


SPOKANE 2 Day Lab  - - Healthcare Training Center Students Only! 
If you are not an HCTC student you must choose from the other skills labs listed above.

Your course title will read 'HCA Complete for HCTC Students Bundled' if you are an HCTC student. 

These lab dates and location are only available for HCTC Students and HCTC students must attend their lab at this location.

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

Healthcare Training Center Students Only!

November 1st & 2nd
December 18th & 19th

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.