Frequently Asked Home Care Aide Questions

Our classes are fully accredited 75-hour program comprised of 63 classroom hours and 12 hours of skills.

How may skills will I need for the exam?

For the exam, students are given instructions to perform three skills on a client.

Who issues my HCA license?

The Department of Health approves and renews Home Care Aide licenses.

How long after I am hired do I need to apply for my HCA license?

You must apply for your HCA license within two weeks of your hire date.  You must submit the following items to the Department of Health, Home Care Aide Credentialing at P.O. Box 1099, Olympia, WA 98507.

  • Application fee $85 (check or money order made out to Department of Health)

Application packet