Your next step is to attend an Information Session. Certification classes meet twice a week. CNA students have an additional week of clinical. Clinicals, dates, times, costs, supplies, books...all are discussed at the Info Sessions.
This is were you meet instructors, talk about costs, days, times, and clinicals. Employment and funding providers (such are Work Source) often attend as well.
Info Sessions are offered a couple times a month, take about an hour, and there is absolutely no obigation. You can apply to the program after the meeting or take the application home and submit the application when you are ready.
When you are ready to apply, you will need to submit a DSHS background check, the Care Plus application form, the application fee of $100, and bring in photo ID. Once your background check clears you will be scheduled for class.
The application fee is waived if you are enrolled in a voucher program (such as VA or Work Source). If you become elgible for a voucher program after your have may any payments, you will receive a full refund.
The application fee is fully refundable when requested with a minimum of 24 hours prior to start of class.
The DSHS background check process can take 2 weeks or more, so we encourage you to apply well in advance of the class.
We discuss funding resources at Info Sessions. If you haven't already, you may want to meet with Work Source or Kitsap Community Resources or your VA counsellor, early in the process.
About two weeks before class starts you will get an email confirming you are on track and giving you instructions. Bring your ID, payment, pen and paper. Dress comfortably and feel free to bring drinks and snacks.
No perfume, colognes or strong scents please. Chemical sensitivities are a growing problem. Employers are required to make “reasonable accommodations” for people “sensitive” to “environmental toxins”. — Breathing is necessary to live. Wearing fragrance is not. People become disabled from fragrances and other environmental toxins.