Adult Family Home

The Administrator Training is a 54-hour non-credit in-class program that is held on the North Seattle College campus. All training materials are provided. Each student receives a certificate upon successful completion of the course, and this certificate has no expiration date. For those who are currently AFH resident managers, this course is strongly suggested, but not required by DSHS.

Examples of Topics Covered

- Instruction on the inspection processes required for licensing
- Aspects of what is needed to run a business: for example, readiness, feasibility, marketing and finance
- Laws and regulations relating to staffing, residents rights, assessments, medication administration, recreational activities, nutrition, building inspection and the initial inspection

Prerequisite: Show transcripts showing college-level English or take the English-only section of the CASAS test. For those planning to take the test, you can familiarize yourself with the format here. The test can be taking through the North Seattle College Testing Center with a $40 fee.

Note: Because the Testing Center is currently closed, students who need to show proof of English proficiency will need to take an online assessment. You can pay the $35 fee online and then you will be given access to the test. You will be sent the login information to start the test online and will have 2 hours to complete the test.

For more information, please e-mail afh.north@seattlecolleges.edu or call (206)-934-3619. Hours for support are Monday-Friday, 10am - 1pm.

Online training is temporarily being offered due to COVID-19. Click below to view the courses.