Training & Credentials
Credentialed care providers have both met DSHS training requirements for providing in-home care services and been issued a credential by the Washington State Department of Health (DOH). Credentials include HCA, NAC/CNA, OSPI, LPN, RN and ARNP.
Respite Providers have completed at least 9 hours of training and can provide up to 300 hours of respite care yearly. To care for clients beyond these limits, they will need to compete standard training and credentialing.
|Limited Service Providers||
Limited Service Providers have completed at least 30 hours of training and can provide 20 hours of care per month for a single client. To care for clients beyond these limits, they will need to compete standard training and credentialing.
Some providers are exempt from recent training and credential requirements due to their employment history. Exempt providers completed basic training that was required at their time of hire prior to Jan 7, 2012.
|Parent and Adult Child Providers||
These care providers are exempt from standard training and credential requirements due to a familial relationship with their current client. They take an alternate training and do not require a credential unless they start caring for a new, non-related client.
Unlike other care providers on Carina, Parent Providers and Adult Child Providers also have the opportunity to post jobs on behalf of their client using special features within their Carina accounts.
|Providers in Training||
Some providers on Carina have completed at least 5 hours of Orientation & Safety training but are still in the process of completing Basic Training and/or credential requirements. These providers are approved to start providing care but must complete all 75 hours of state-approved training within 120 days of starting work.