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 an 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 webinar-based, about four hours, and free of charge.

Class starts promptly at 8:30 a.m. and goes until 12:30 p.m.

Class Schedule for 2022-2023

  • July 12, 2023
  • August 9, 2023
  • September 13, 2023
  • October 11, 2023
  • November 8, 2023
  • December 6, 2023

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 a few days 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 do not have an email account, the certificate of completion will be mailed to the address you provided. 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.