Education & Training Program

Virtual and online classes now available! 

Welcome to Empowering People’s Education and Training Program!

 

Facility managers – enrolling is easy via gosignmeup.com.

  1. Create
    • Facility Accounts on gosignmeup.com manage your entire teams’ registrations. If you have not created a Facility Account, this is your first step. Create Account
  2. Login
    • Once you have a Facility Account, log into your account to browse our training programs, and find your preferred class dates and times. Login
  3. Add
    • Add each of your caregivers to your facility account so that you can register them for the courses. Add Caregivers
  4. Select
    • Browse and select the training class(es) for your caregivers. Browse
  5. Enroll
    • Enroll by securely paying for your classes in advance using the secure services of GoSignMeUp.

      For questions or to make other payment arrangements, please call 509-655-6245

2021 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: $45

For self-study registration call 509-655-6245

All delegation classes are self-study – register with your care facility on GoSignMeUp 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.

Nurse Delegation Diabetes class and test fee: $30

For self-study registration call 509-655-6245

All delegation classes are self-study – register with your care facility on GoSignMeUp 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: $110

Virtual classes available – All delegation classes are self-study. For class and testing information call 509-655-6245.

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: $110

Virtual classes available – register with your care facility on GoSignMeUp 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: $190

Virtual classes available – register with your care facility on GoSignMeUp or call 509-655-6245 for more information

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 skills training – virtual classes available
  • Population specific training:
    • 8 hours dementia – virtual classes available
    • 8 hours mental health – virtual classes available

Cost $500 ($400 if you do not need dementia & mental health and have the 8 hour completion certificates for each course) cost includes a $75 non-refundable service fee. 75 Hour HCA training packages must be paid for by the employer of the person taking the courses.

16 hour Skills refresher class can be taken for $190