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

Yes, upon successful completion of program. No expiration date

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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