Education & Training Program

Welcome to Empowering People’s Education and Training Program!
In-person classroom training and virtual training available

How to enroll

Available Classes 

Nurse Delegation Core Training

This 9 hour course is available for all caregivers who might assume the role of delegation of specific nursing tasks. A registered nurse may delegate these tasks but maintains the overall responsibility for care. This course is divided into three units, each describing separate aspects of nurse delegation. Upon completion of the course, the caregiver has a basic understanding of the complexity of delegated tasks. The caregiver must also have a state certificate for NAR, NAC, or HCA and meet independently with their nurse delegator before they are delegated. The course is taught from the state approved curriculum and Empowering People are state approved instructors for this course. A passing grade is required for certification to be issued.

NDCT class and test fee: $55

For self-study registration call 509-655-6245

All delegation classes are self-study – register online or call 509-655-6245 for more information

Nurse Delegation Special Focus on Diabetes

This 3 hour self-study course is available for all caregivers who might participate in the delegated task of administering insulin injections; it is preferred, but not mandatory, that the applicant has passed Nurse Delegation Core Training before undergoing Specialty training in Diabetes. The course uses the state approved curriculum. A passing grade is required for certification to be issued.

NDD class and test fee: $45

For self-study registration call 509-655-6245

All delegation classes are self-study – register online or call 509-655-6245 for more information

Dementia Specialty Training for Caregivers and Managers

An 8 hour course of instruction required by ADSA; DSHS, State of Washington. This course is for all Providers (Caregivers and Managers) who are enrolled in HCA training at Empowering People or who are working in a facility which has a Dementia resident(s) on site. It provides comprehensive training in the specialized care of the Dementia resident. The curriculum used is approved by ADSA; DSHS, State of Washington, and the Dementia written exam is administered after the course. A passing grade is required for certification to be issued.

Dementia class fee: $125

In-person classes available!
March 11th, 2024
April 2nd, 2024
May 14th, 2024

Virtual classes also available.

To register, click below
or call 509-655-6245 for more information

Mental Health Specialty Training for Caregivers and Managers

An 8 hour course of instruction required by ADSA; DSHS, State of Washington. This course is for all Providers (Caregivers and Managers) who are enrolled in HCA training at Empowering People or who are working in a facility which has Mental Health resident(s) in residence. It provides comprehensive training in the specialized care of the Mental Health resident. The curriculum used is approved by ADSA; DSHS, State of Washington, and the Mental Health written exam is administered after the course. A passing grade is required for certification to be issued.

Mental Health class fee: $125

 

In-person classes available!
March 12th, 2024
April 3rd, 2024
May 15th, 2024

Virtual classes also available.

To register, click below
or call 509-655-6245 for more information

Hands-on Skills Training

The 16-hour Skills course is designed to offer caregivers hands-on training in required caregiving skills. Caregivers receive comprehensive training and practice to help them be better prepared for their daily caregiving work and for the State of Washington’s HCA skills exam.

The Skills course may be taken as part of the HCA package or as a refresher class.

Skills class fee: $210

In-Person Classes

March 4 and 5, 2024 CLASS FULL
April 8 and 9, 2024 CLASS FULL
April 16 and 17, 2024
May 6 and 7, 2024
May 21 and 22, 2024

*please specify preferred dates in the Notes section on registration. Education Coordinator will contact you if a spot becomes available in a full class.

75 Hour Home Care Aide (HCA) Training

Home Care Aide (HCA) Training includes

  • 5 hours orientation & safety (online)
  • 38 hours HCA training (online)
  • 16 hours hands-on skills training
    (virtual option available if necessary)
  • Population specific training:
    • 8 hours dementia – virtual classes available
    • 8 hours mental health – virtual classes available

Cost includes a $75 non-refundable service fee.

75 Hour HCA class fee – Full Course: $550 
75 Hour HCA training packages must be paid for by the employer of the person taking the courses.

59 Hour HCA class fee – Partial: $420 
If you do not need dementia & mental health and have the 8 hour completion certificates for each course

16 Hour HCA class fee – Refresher: $210