If you are a first time foster parent 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.
Foster Parent Initial Licensing: CPR/First Aid/Bloodborne Pathogens Certification is intended for Washington State caregivers who need CPR and Blood Borne Pathogens certification to finalize their initial foster care license only. If you have been certified previously and need to be recertified in CPR, that course will be available when we are able to provide classroom trainings again.
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