We think the process of becoming a licensed home care aide in the State of Washington can get a little confusing, so we created this interactive guide.

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hca application resources

WA Department of Health HCA Application Form – Download the Washington State HCA Application. If you find it confusing, check out our HCA Licensing Guide.

WA Department of Health HCA Page – Review the most up-to-date HCA information on the WA Department of Health website.

WA Department of Health FAQ's – requently asked questions, answered by the DOH 

WA Department of Health Provider Lookup Tool – this is where you can check your HCA license status.  


hca state examination resources

 HCA Skills Checklist (Prometric) – this is a PDF that explains what skills are evaluated on the test and how your examiners evaluate it.

Skills Demonstration Videos – Cornerstone YouTube Channel – these are videos that demonstrate how to perform the skills you will be tested on.

Prometric Candidate ID Bulletin – this is where you’ll find detailed information about the test.

Prometric Test Center Locations – check the locations where you can take the test.

Prometric Exam Prep Materials – these are the preparation materials Prometric suggests. 

If you have questions about your application or general HCA credentialing questions, please contact the Department of Health Home Care Aide Call Center at 1(360) 236-4700.