Adult Family Home Administrator Program

The AFH Administrator Training (Orientation and AFH 54-hour class) are mandatory classes required by DSHS for providers who wish to apply for a license to open an Adult Family Home and must be successfully taken prior to applying for a license. (See Washington Administrative Code [WAC] 388-76-10060).

AFH program

AFH Administration Training 

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.

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

Online training is not available for this class.

Upcoming Training Dates*

Fall 2019 -

#7008- Mondays through Thursdays, 5:30pm to 9:30pm, September 16 through October 7, 2019

#7001- Saturdays and Sundays, 9:00am to 4:30pm, October 5 through October 27, 2019 Note: this class is full and has a waitlist.

#7151- Saturdays and Sundays, 9:00am to 4:30pm, November 9 through December 8, 2019 (skips 11/30 and 12/1) 

*Dates and times may be subject to change

Our Instructors

All of our instructors are current AFH providers and active members of the Adult Family Home Council (AFHC).

Please do not contact OCE&E Educational Services for information about this class.

Orientation Class

Continuing Education offers a one-day orientation class that is strongly advised before deciding to enroll in the Adult Family Home Administration Class. You will find information about the orientation class here. Both classes are required for licensing.