Wash. Admin. Code § 246-980-115 - Renew or reinstate an expired certification

(1) To renew a home care aide certification the practitioner must:
(a) Renew the certification every year by the home care aide's birthday as provided in chapter 246-12 WAC, Part 2;
(b) Submit a completed application as provided by the department; and
(c) Provide verification of twelve hours of continuing education as required by RCW 74.39A.341 and WAC 246-980-110 with the renewal application.
(2) To reinstate an expired certification:
(a) If the certification has been expired for less than three years, the practitioner must submit proof of twelve continuing education hours as required by RCW 74.39A.341 and WAC 246-980-110 for each year it has been expired, and meet the requirements of chapter 246-12 WAC, Part 2.
(b) If the certification has been expired for three years or more, the practitioner must successfully repeat the training and examination requirements in WAC 246-980-040 and meet the requirements of chapter 246-12 WAC, Part 2.
(c) A practitioner previously exempt from certification by WAC 246-980-025(2) who voluntarily chooses to be certified is not required to complete training to reinstate a certification expired over three years so long as they continue to be exempt under WAC 246-980-025(2) at the time of reap-plying.

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Wash. Admin. Code § 246-980-115
Adopted by WSR 18-20-072, Filed 9/28/2018, effective 10/29/2018

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