Course Descriptions & Fees


All of our available courses and prices are listed below for your convenience. Please read them carefully as you have many options.

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).


  Students wishing to enroll in HCA classes, Dementia, Mental Health, Adult Education, Nurse Delegation and/or Nurse Delegation Focus on Diabetes:



  

Students wishing to enroll in Continuing Education (CE), HIV/Bloodborne Pathogens or 30 Hr IP Course:



Employers:  Please see the  Employers tab on our website for employee enrollment options.


 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. 

You may take all 3 components through Cornerstone or we can accept DSHS approved certificates that you may have obtained elsewhere.


1)  5 hour Orientation & Safety (ORSA) Training - DSHS Approved - $20
You may take this self-paced E-Learning course online through the Docebo classroom , it is $20.  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 - see below

The DSHS requires that Population Specific Training be a component of the 75 hour curriculum. 

You have two options when it comes to fulfilling this requirement through our program, please read them carefully. 

Note:  We will also accept Population Specific certificates from any DSHS approved to be applied towards your 75 hours of training, this includes the 16 hour DDA course.  


Specialty Training is not a required component of the 75 hour training but if you work in assisted living or an adult family home you are going to be required to have a Specialty certificate if you provide care to residents or clients with any diagnosis of Dementia or Mental Health, therefore Option A is going to be a good option for you.  You can click HERE to read more about this requirement. 

Those working for home care agencies would be better served to choose Option B.


Option A for Population Specific:  $236

8 hours Dementia Specialty Training in the Virtual Classroom - $118
8 hours Mental Health Specialty Training in the Virtual Classroom - $118
Note:  Price includes third-party online exam proctoring fee and mailing both workbooks to your physical location in advance of the session.


Both Specialty courses are DSHS approved to to be taught taught via Adobe Connect in our virtual classroom (Docebo)

In order to participate you must have a solid internet connection, a webcam and a microphone

Attendance on a laptop or desktop is recommended but the course can be accessed from all mobile devices. 

Note:  If you prefer to take these courses in person, you can click HERE to search for local trainers by zip code that may be teaching in your area.  Cornerstone is only offering the virtual classroom option at this time for Specialty Training.


OR

Option B for Population Specific: $125

Nurse Delegation 9 hours, online & self-paced, E-Learning- $70

​Nurse Delegation 3 hours, online & self-paced, E-Learning - $55

Note:  Price includes third-party online exam proctoring fee.



3) 58 hours Core Basic Training - DSHS Approved, Virtual Classroom & E-Learning Mix - $408

Note:  The online standard for Core Basic Training was recently updated by DSHS which resulted in Cornerstone actively working with DSHS to develop new self-paced online Core Basic modules that exceeds the new standard.  As self-paced modules are approved by DSHS we are swapping them out in our system.  This means the training currently consists of a mix of E-Learning self-paced online classes as well as live, online instruction in our Virtual Classroom where you must schedule a session, each CB session is up to 3 hours in length.


Part of Core Basic Training includes the requirement 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, Pullman and Spokane.  The full cost of the 58 hour Core Basic Training is $408. You may attend Day 1 and Day 2 Skills Lab consecutively or split them up and attend at any time during your training period. You can view the lab schedule HERE.


Core Basic Module by Module
Modules CB101 - CB114 are the individual modules that make up the Core Basic Training.  You have the option within the course catalog to purchase individual modules to help spread out the cost of the training or purchase what you need in a bundle called a "Learning Plan".


CB101:  Course Introduction and The Client - $15.00 *E-Learning, self-paced
CB102:  Person Centered Care - $15.00 *E-Learning, self-paced
CB103:  Communication - $15.00 *E-Learning, self-paced

CB104:  Client's Rights - $15.00 *E-Learning, self-paced
CB105:  Caregiver Responsibilities - $15.00 *E-Learning, self-paced

CB106:  Infection Control & Disease Handling - $15.00 *E-Learning, self-paced
CB107:  Infectious Diseases - $15.00 *E-Learning, self-paced
CB108:  Mobility & Skin Care:  $15.00 *E-Learning, self-paced
CB109:  Body Care & Self-Directed Care:  $15.00 *E-Learning, self-paced
CB110:  Nutrition - $15.00 *E-Learning, self-paced
CB111:  The Process of Elimination - $15.00 *Virtual classroom
CB112:  Medications:  $15.00 *Virtual classroom
CB113:  Self-Care and Grief & Loss:  $15.00 *Virtual classroom
CB114:  Review and Final Exam:  $15.00 *Virtual classroom
CB201:  Skills Lab Day 1 (9am to 5:30pm):  $99 *In-Person Instructor Led Training
CB202:  Skills Lab Day 2 (9am to 5:30pm):  $99 *In-Person Instructor Led Training


HCA Learning Plan Options


When you register and view the Course Catalog you will find the following combinations of Learning Plans for HCA.  You can always purchase the courses/modules you need individually one-at-a-time but we have them broken out into the most common combinations.


Learning Plan #1:  

5 hours Orientation & Safety + 8 hours Dementia Specialty + 8 hours Mental Health Specialty + 58 hours Core Basic Training = $664


Learning Plan #2: 

5 hours Orientation & Safety + 9 hours Nurse Delegation + 3 hours ND Diabetes + 58 hours Core Basic Training = $553


Learning Plan #3:

8 hours Dementia Specialty + 8 hours Mental Health Specialty + 58 hours Core Basic Training = $644


Learning Plan #4: 

9 hours Nurse Delegation + 3 hours ND Diabetes + 58 hours Core Basic Training = $533


Learning Plan #5: 

5 hours Orientation & Safety + 58 hours Core Basic Training = $428


Learning Plan #6:

58 hours Core Basic Training = $408



Remember! You will also need to apply to the Washington State Department of Health for an HCA license, the cost of which is $85.  You will also pay a fee for the State test (Prometric) 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

You will retain this license/credential regardless of where you work.  Once your first birthday after licensing has passed you will need to take 12 hours of Continuing Education each year due by your birthday as part of your annual license renewal requirements. 

Do not let all your hard work go to waste, be sure to renew your license each year! 


CONTINUING EDUCATION CLASSES 

CE classes are online, self-paced E-Learning and can be found in our DigitalChalk CE classroom!

 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

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.)

HIV and Bloodborne Pathogen Training $20 *Self-paced, E-Learning
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.

Nurse Delegation - DSHS 9 CE Hours $70  *Self-paced, E-Learning
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 requires third-party online exam proctoring, the fee for this is included in the course fee.

Nurse Delegation - Focus on Diabetes - DSHS 3 CE Hours $55 *Self-paced, E-Learning
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 requires third-party online exam proctoring, the fee for this is included in the course fee


 IP1 - Basic Care for Individual Providers $95 *Self paced, E-Learning
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


Level 1 Dementia Specialty Training 8 hours (Virtual Classroom) - $118

Level 1 Mental Health Specialty Training 8 hours (Virtual Classroom) - $118

Click HERE for more information and the schedule for Specialty Training!