Classes begin Nov. 6 in Longview, Nov. 15 in Vancouver. Washington State implemented a new law increasing caregiver training from 28 to 75 hours. The former Fundamentals of Caregiving training has been replaced with the Home Care Aide (HCA) training with a new certification process.
This training is now mandatory for caregivers working with seniors and the developmentally disabled in adult family homes, retirement or assisted living facilities and home care. The 75-hour class includes 50 hours of online training and 25 hours of classroom training available through The Care Careers Academy in Clark and Cowlitz Counties. * 360-696-5920 in Vancouver, 360-636-1000 Longview or 1-800-608-2388.