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OHCC Enhanced and Exceptional Certification Training

Enhanced-Worker-Certification flier imageThe 2013-2015 Collective Bargaining Agreement between the Oregon Home Care Commission (OHCC) and SEIU provided two new worker classifications with increased service payment rates. The two new worker classifications are Enhanced homecare and personal support workers and Exceptional personal support worker​.

  • Earn the Enhanced Certification with your peers; share life experiences while learning new techniques and skills
  • SB1534 (mandatory training) requirements are met once you have your Enhanced CertificationPay differential is $1.00 above base - rate of pay for consumer/employers who are pre-approved for the enhanced services

The Enhanced Certification is a pre-requisite for the Exceptional Certification

Enhanced Certification brochure (PDF)

Enhanced Certification Prerequisites

One of the two is required to begin Enhanced Certification training:

Please also note: 
  • CIIS PSWs - Exempt from prerequisites if supporting a person in transition; stipend eligible
  • DD PSWs - Enhanced Certification is a prerequisite for an Exceptional Certification

Cohort Model

  • Earn your certification with your peers; share life experiences while learning new techniques and skills
  • Collaborate and connect in multiple sessions for a total of 25 hours
  • Instructors with expertise training on health promotion; social interactions; activities of daily living; medical treatments; complex behaviors; and person-centered services

Continuing Education Information

Enhanced Certification valid for 24 months; may start renewing certification on the twelfth month. 

Scheduled webinars and on-demand training
price (2)
Free for eligible workers
Additional Information: Enhanced and Exceptional Certifications will only be available for those individuals who have met the prerequisites highlighted below.
Questions about certification? Email us.

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