What Training Do I Need?

Welcome to a community of tens of thousands of caregivers who are making a big difference for so many! Prepare for your career by learning which training you must complete to begin working as a caregiver. Your training that will help you give high-quality care to your client or loved one.

Learn about your unique training requirements by your provider type.

Provider Type
and Safety
Basic Training
Continuing Education
Complete prior to providing care.
Complete by your training deadline.
12 hours required annually.
Standard Home Care Aide (HCA)

Caregivers who take care of clients, part- or full-time.

See the steps to become HCA
Basic Training 70
Adult Child Provider

Caregivers who take care of a parent when related by marriage or domestic partnership.

Also includes spouses or domestic partners who service a spouse/partner through the Veterans Affairs homecare program.
Basic Training 30
Limited Service Provider

Caregivers who work fewer than 20 hours a month.

Basic Training 30
Family Provider

Caregivers caring only for a child, sibling, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, cousin, grandchild or grandparent, including relations by marriage or domestic partnership. Includes caregivers formerly called Parent Individual Providers (Non-DDA).

Basic Training 30
Respite Provider

Caregivers who take care of another caregiver’s clients or family members for a short period of time (less than 300 hours per year).

Basic Training 9
Parent Individual Provider (DDA)

Parents who take care of their child with a developmental disability.

Basic Training 7
If you have have a Nursing Assistant-Certified credential (NAC), the chart below applies.*
Providers with a NAC or Special Education Endorsement (OSPI)
Providers with an initial NAC or Special Education Endorsements (OSPI)

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Caregiver Learning Center System Maintenance

June 6 (Thursday) – June 10 (Monday)

You can log in, enroll and take your training in the Caregiver Learning Center during this time. 

If you complete training during the System Maintenance, it will be sent to your employer after June 10. 

Please contact your employer if you have questions about your training requirement, deadline or payment.