The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) requires that all Long-term Care Workers (LTCs) acquire the Home Care Aide (HCA) Certificate by undergoing a 75-hour basic training course. LTC workers are those who work in residential care settings such as assisted living facilities (ALF), adult family homes (AFH), and home-care agencies. They include caregivers and individual providers (IPs).
The HCA Training Certificate must be completed 120 days after hire. You must submit proof of completion with your HCA Application to take the WA State HCA Certification Examination
To comply with Washington DSHS requirements, HCA license holders must undergo 12 hours of Continuing Education before their birthday. At Brilliant Concepts, we offer exciting caregiving topics that incorporate emerging issues in healthcare.
Enhance your skills to enable you to support your clients and enable them to live quality lives.
All Continuing Education courses are approved by the Washington State DSHS.
At Brilliant Concepts, we provide CPR/First Aid and AED training under the Health and Safety Institute (HSI). This course is designed to provide students with hands-on training to provide life-saving techniques to promote longer and more lasting lives.
Our Certifications are issued upon completion of the course and CPR and First Aid certifications are valid for two years.
The Finishing School at Brilliant Concepts is designed for the sole purpose of teaching caregivers’ social graces and cultural rituals. The foremost and primary focus of the 4-hour class is etiquette and cultural appropriateness.
The caregiver will learn the principles of etiquette – being honest, trustworthy, and having the ability to put other people at ease. They will also learn the importance of exhibiting kindness and courtesy when working with others, the art of self-introduction, how to make a lasting first impression and what body language says about them.
Other lessons they will learn include place settings at the table and how to treat their client’s belongings with respect.