Orientation Class

Information and Registration Process

WAC 246-335-320(1) requires anyone wanting to apply for an in-home services license to first complete a DOH-sponsored orientation class. The purpose of the class is to provide prospective applicants an overview of the state licensing process, explain the differences between home care, home health, and hospice service categories, and describe department expectations of licensees providing care to vulnerable people.

The orientation class is not required for current licensees adding a new service category, renewing a license, or change of ownership applications. Initial in-home services applications submitted without an orientation class certificate of completion will not be processed. Classes are online, about four hours, and free of charge.

Class starts promptly at 8:30 a.m. and ends around 12:30 p.m.

Class Schedule for 2024

  • July 10
  • August 14
  • September 11
  • October 9
  • November 6
  • December 4

Webinar class registration process

Register here for the orientation class.

Each webinar class is limited to 50 participants to allow adequate time for questions and answers. After you register, webinar login information will be emailed to you one week before your scheduled class.

Next steps

After completing your orientation class, a certificate of completion will be sent to your email within two business days. If you decide to apply for an in-home services license, you must submit your certificate of completion along with the in-home services licensing application in order for the application to be processed. The certificate of completion is valid for one year.

Please email the In-Home Services mailbox if you have any questions about the orientation class or registration process.