top of page

Become HCA Licensed in WA

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.


To access the FREE HCA licensing Guide, register below.

In this Guide, you will learn:

  • What steps you need to take to become an HCA.

  • How to start your application process.

  • Where to find all the forms you need to download.

  • How to pick the best learning plan for yourself.

  • What deadlines you need to meet if you're already employed as a caregiver.

The next step on your journey is to explore Cornerstone HCA Learning Plans and pick the ones that work the best for you.

Useful Links



WA Department of Health HCA Application Form – Download the Washington State HCA Application.


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 – frequently asked questions, answered by the DOH 


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



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


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) 236-2700. 

bottom of page