Hands-On CPR/First Aid Training Waived

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Hands-On CPR/First Aid Training Waived

Dear DCYF Licensed Programs and Partners,

In the midst of COVID-19 and in an effort to minimize the spread of the virus, the Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) Licensing Division Leadership made the decision to waive the hands-on component for providers or caregivers who are needing to complete or become re-certified in First Aid/CPR training.

Both child care and foster care licensing regulations are based on federal requirements and we communicated a divisional decision to them during this pandemic event. Licensing Division staff should follow their Emergency Waiver protocol in each of their programs.

All providers and caregivers needing this training will be allowed to complete an online course. Any online course that providers take during this interim must be nationally certified, such as the American Red Cross, American Heart Association or American Safety and Health Institute: 

There will be follow up with providers and caregivers to complete the hands-on component when it is safe to do so.

Foster Care Regulations to be Waived

  • WAC 110-148-1320
  • WAC 110-148-1375
  • WAC 110-148-1455

Child Care and School Age Regulations to be Waived

  • WAC 110-300-0106(12)
  • WAC 110-305-1825

Thank you for your patience during this difficult time and your diligence in ensuring the health and safety of those around you.

If you have questions, please contact your local licensing office.