NOTE: THIS COURSE IS NO LONGER VALID. PLEASE GO TO THIS COURSE TO CONTINUE YOUR CPR/FIRST AID/BLOOD BORNE PATHOGENS TRAINING. IF YOU HAVE NOT STARTED BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS YET, TO TO THIS NEW COURSE PAGE INSTEAD.
If you are a first time foster parent or a new respite provider, you are required to complete a CPR/First Aid and Blood Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP) class. This class is a blended online course with three parts – two online eLearnings and a skill based in person class. The BBP online course covers what you need to know as a caregiver when in contact with blood and other potentially infectious materials. The CPR/First Aid online course provides the knowledge needed when dealing with the range of problems that can arise from minor everyday instances such as cuts and headaches to the more serious emergencies such as allergic reactions, heart attacks and strokes. Once both eLearnings are completed, the final part is the skill evaluation with an instructor where you will get to apply and practice the techniques you have learned. A certificate will be issued once all three parts are successfully completed and will be valid for two years. The BBP class only needs to be completed once for the initial license.
PLEASE NOTE: Each participant MUST REGISTER SEPARATELY in order to receive their certification. If a couple or group plans to complete the training together, each member must still register and go through the online course individually. You must be logged in and on the course page to see the registration button.
This Foster Parent Initial Licensing: CPR/First Aid/Bloodborne Pathogens Certification consists of the following 3 classes:
- ProBloodBorne: Healthcare Bloodborne Pathogens (eLearning) - 1 hour
Bloodborne Pathogens Training is an OSHA mandated training program for any person who may be reasonably anticipated to face contact with blood and other potentially infectious materials as the result of performing their duties as a caregiver. ProBloodborne is for individuals who must comply with OSHA standard 29 CFR 1910.1030. This course is aimed specifically at those in the healthcare industry and applies to Caregivers in WA state who are seeking to be a licensed Foster Parent for the first time. The BBP certification only needs to be completed once for the Foster Parent licensing process.
- ProFirstAid: CPR + First Aid for All Ages (eLearning) - 4.5 hours
ProFirstAid is a blended training where students complete an online course for CPR, First Aid, and AED usage and then later schedule a skill evaluation with an instructor. Once the instructor has confirmed a passing score, the student will receive their electronic CPR Certification card via email with an option to request a physical copy mailed to them within 7-10 business days. CPR certification is valid for 2 years.
- ProFirstAid: CPR Skills Evaluation - 1 hour
Note: Due to limitations for classroom trainings related to COVID-19 public health considerations, the CPR skills evaluation is currently on hold per DCYF. Those seeking their first foster care license may complete the BBP and CPR eLearnings and submit their certificates for licensure. Once the CPR skills assessment is opened back up, you will be required to return here to complete the skills assessment to be certified in CPR.
Foster Parent Initial Licensing: CPR/First Aid/Bloodborne Pathogens Certification follows the latest American Heart Association and ECC/ILCOR guidelines and is nationally accredited.
The eLearnings are available in English or Spanish.
This course is specific for foster parents who are obtaining their initial foster parent license and first time CPR certification and new respite providers. If you need to obtain a recertification for an expired certification please register for the CPR/First Aid Recertification course.
By checking this box I affirm I am seeking to be licensed as a caregiver for the first time in WA state.
- Go to this course page, if you are not already on it.
- Read the following statement to determine if you are allowed to take this course. Then click the checkbox following it. If you do not see the checkbox, click the link in #1 above.
I attest that I am pursuing caregiver licensing with the Washington state Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF), or am currently licensed as a DCYF caregiver, a respite provider, or am a family member of a foster family in the state of Washington.
- After agreeing with the above statement, click the Start Course button that is above in the description section of the course page. If you do not see the Start Course button, click the link in #1.