WIC Certifier Competency Training and Tools

All new certifiers must complete the Certifier Competency Training. Use the following materials to assure certifiers have the knowledge and skills to complete certifications and provide quality nutrition services to participants.

Certifier Training During COVID-19

When training new Certifiers and while staff are not taking anthropometric measurements and are not completing bloodwork, please use the following documents as your guide:

Competency Tools

Learning Center for Washington WIC Staff

We offer courses on a variety of topics in our Learning Center (LC) to support Certifier Competency Training. To create a LC account and see helpful tools visit our Learning Center page.

Coordinators must notify state WIC staff when a new certifier begins Certifier Competency Training. Complete and submit the Create LC User Account Form to WAWICtraining@doh.wa.gov to fulfill this requirement.

Please note: the LC courses are only available to Washington WIC staff.

Core WIC Training

We strongly encourage new certifiers to attend Core WIC Training in Olympia. This critical training provides certifiers an opportunity to grow their WIC knowledge and build skills for completing certifications. It's the best way to jump start the competency training and reduces training time in the clinic. You'll find the registration form, agenda, and other information on our Core WIC page.

Continuing Education

Certifiers are required to complete a minimum of 12 hours of nutrition-focused continuing education each year.

Please use the Training Opportunities table (PDF) to find this year's in-person and online trainings. Please note that we will update this table on a frequent basis, as new trainings become available. We will announce any updates through Q-WIC Notes.

You can find courses, tools, resources, and training materials on several topics on the Training Materials and Modules page and in our Learning Center (LC).

Coordinators must document continuing education training and may use the following sample training logs