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.
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.
This is your personal license/credential that will stay with you no matter where you are employed. Cornerstone does NOT manage this process.
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.
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.
Please note that you may take Day 1 Skills Lab and Day 2 Skills Lab back to back or you may break it up. Please schedule your Skills Lab sessions within the Docebo classroom.
Click HERE for your Skills Study Guide!
You will have an opportunity to practice each of these skills on your fellow caregivers and/or mannikins during your lab. Everyone must participate! This means be prepared to take your shoes off for foot care and have your teeth cleaned by someone else! Contact your Core Basic Instructor in advance of your lab dates with any questions.
LYNNWOOD - 9am to 5:30pm
Alderwood Best Western
19332 36th Ave W
Lynnwood, WA 98036
October 7th & 8th
October 28th & 29th
November 4th & 5th
November 14th & 15th
December 2nd & 3rd
December 4th & 5th
BELLINGHAM- 9am to 5:30pm
1063 W Bakerview Rd,
Bellingham, WA 98226
October 31st & November 1St
LACEY - 9am to 5:30pm
Best Western Plus Inn & Suites
8326 Quinault Drive SE
Lacey, WA 98516
October 16th & 17th
KENNEWICK - 8 A.M to 4 P.M
Legacy Homes & Tranquility Manor
404 North Conway Street
Kennewick WA, 99336
October 8th & 9th
November 5th & 6th
December 3rd & 4th
SPOKANE- 9 A.M-5:30 P.M
Hampton Inn & Suites
16418 E Indiana Ave
Spokane Valley, Wa 99216
October 21st & 22nd
October 23rd & 24th
November 18th & 19th
November 20th & 21st
December 9th & 10th
December 11th & 12th
PULLMAN - 9 A.M.-5:30 P.M.
The Coast Hilltop
928 NW Olsen
Pullman, Wa 99163
Cornerstone exclusively trains the staff for many of the largest senior housing providers (ALF's) in Washington State along with dozens of home care agencies with multiple branches across the State.
We are a proud member of the Adult Family Home Council of Washington and the Adult Family Home Nurse's Association and work with Adult Family Home providers daily.
We offer billing for employers/businesses with more than 25 employees.
Just wanted to let you know I passed both my written exam and skills test this morning...YEA!!!!! Thank you for your assistance throughout the course and for Robin's excellent skills lab. I was thoroughly prepared and ready for any subject matter or skill...Now I will proceed with the delegation course which is waiting for me so you haven't heard the last of me yet!
-Steve D. - HCA Student
Cornerstone Healthcare Training
PO Box 519
Friday Harbor WA 98250 US
(206) 673-2919 Tel/Fax
Our main office is located in sunny Friday Harbor right up the street from the ferry landing but you can attend most of our courses virtually from literally anywhere you have an internet connection!
We offer Skills Labs for Home Care Aide students (the only part of our 75 hour program that is NOT online) in the following cities: Spokane, Pullman, Kennewick, Lacey, Lynnwood and Bellingham.