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Olympia & Vancouver

Home care aides support people who face challenges in performing the activities of daily living to live as independently and safe as possible.

The Home Care Aide (HCA) Training Program in Olympia, Renton and Vancouver was designed for individuals across desiring to work in private homes, Adult Family Homes, and Assisted Living Facilities. The DSHS approved 75-hour Home Care Aide Training Program consists of both online and classroom training.


The S&H Home Care Aide Training Program is a course that has 43 hours of on-demand online training, 16 hours of specialty training via zoom, and 16 hours of hands-on skills training in Olympia and Vancouver.


Students work independently with the online portion of the class, then come to the S&H Training Center in Olympia, Renton and Vancouver for the skills class. The Mental Health and Dementia classes are taken via zoom.

Home care aide training in Vancouver, WA

The classes are each offered once a month. More classes will be added if the need increases. Classes can be taken in most any order, but all online classes must be completed before you can take the hands on skills classes.

Upon successful completion of the Home Care Aide classes, students will receive a 75 hour Certificate of Completion for the Home Care Aide program. They are also eligible to apply to take the State Exam for home care aides to become state-certified through Prometric.

S&H Training Centers in Olympia and Vancouver are also testing sites for Prometric (we do not schedule the test, we just host the test). If you would like to take your HCA test at our Olympia location, contact Prometric and give them our testing site code: WAREGOLMP

If you want to test at our Vancouver location use testing site code: WAREG-SHTC

HCA Available in
Olympia, Renton 
& Vancouver
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We accept checks, cash, and credit cards


Included with Course:

  • Orientation & Safety training (online)

  • Core Basic (online)

  • Mental Health (via zoom)

  • Dementia (via zoom)

  • Skills (in-person Olympia or Vancouver)

* Dementia and Mental Health can be switched out for Diabetes or Traumatic Brain Injury classes.​

Cost of 75-hr HCA:

Registration Fee (non-refundable):        $50.00
Tuition:                                                      $420.00
Books and other printed materials:       $60.00
Online Training Access:                          $110.00
Total Cost:                                                $640.00

Optional Add-ons:

  • Nurse Delegation Core          $60

  • Nurse Delegation Diabetes   $60

Cost of HCA - Core Basic Only:             $440.00
   (no Dementia or Mental Health)

Cost of HCA - Skills Only:                       $290.00

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