AFH Administrator Training


This course is required training for those who wish to become licensed as Adult Family Home (AFH) providers in Washington State. Some of the topics covered:

  • Introduction to the concepts and principles of management that are essential in the formation and running of an AFH business.
  • Roles and responsibilities of a licensed provider, the licensing process, business operations of the home, staff management, resident care issues and resident rights.
  • Includes video and instruction of the inspection processes required for licensing.
AFH Administrator Class Information
Format: Classroom lecture, computer lab and guest speakers
Days: Thursday & Friday
for 3 consecutive wks
Times: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Certificate:

Yes, upon successful completion of program. No expiration date

Washington State Prerequisite: Students must have English and Math proficiency. Recommended level for English is 6th grade (ABE 3) and for Math it’s a 4th grade level (ABE 2). An assessment test must be taken prior to the start of class.

For questions about Adult Family Home requirements or approval process you will need to contact DSHS directly.

Helpful Links:

Getting Started Opening an Adult Home
Application and Licensing Information
DSHS website

AFH Orientation


This one-day course  will provide an overview of the information needed for a prospective AFH licensee.

  • Requirements to meet so they can provide services and care to residents in a licensed home setting. 
  • Overview of the process each prospective provider will need to follow before applying for their AFH license.
  • A short amount of time is allotted for questions and answers.
AFH Orientation Class Information
Format: Classroom lecture
Times: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm*
Certificate: Yes, expires after 1 year

Classes are held in the downtown Broadway location at ECD.

* Students will not be admitted into the class 30 minutes after instruction begins. 

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