Required for future licensees/co-licensees and administrators
Must show proof of EQC Essentials course and exam completion
Part 2 is approximately 15 additional hours
Must pass an additional proctored exam with 80%
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What is Ensuring Quality Care (EQC)?
Starting April 2021, Ensuring Quality Care (EQC) will be a two-part training required by the State of Oregon for all prospective adult foster home licensees, administrators, resident managers, floating resident managers, and shift caregivers looking to open or work in a home licensed through Aging & People with Disabilities (APD). Prospective licensees, resident managers, and shift caregivers are required to complete the course, in full, and pass the EQC exam for parts 1 and 2.
When does the course start?
The date is not yet scheduled. We will inform individuals who add their name to the list when registration opens.
I have an urgent need for EQC, can you help me?
We want to help you become or stay in compliance, so we are able to offer an urgent, online EQC option outside our regularly-scheduled course. Please contact us at EQC.Class@gmail.com regarding urgent requests.
Is your course recognized by all counties in the state of Oregon?
Yes, Ensuring Quality Care is taught by State-certified instructors, and completion of the course and exam is recognized by all counties in Oregon. Multnomah County has additional requirements, so contact Multnomah County licensing at 503-988-3000 for more information.
Do I need to take the required Adult Foster Home Orientation before I take EQC?
We strongly encourage you to take the required Adult Foster Home Orientation prior to taking EQC. Orientation is offered through your local licensing office. You will take the orientation through the county in which you will be opening your home or becoming a resident manager. Some local licensing offices have different expectations regarding orientation and EQC, so please contact your local licensing office to get clarification on their requirements.
Can I take just the EQC exam?
Both the course and exam are required for licensing. You can only take the EQC exam if you have successfully completed an EQC course within the past 90 days of the exam date.
What if I don't pass the EQC exam?
Fortunately, our students have a very high pass rate. In our last three classes, 90% of the students who took the exam with us passed, and our median student score is 91%. We work with you throughout the course to review the material and answer questions to make sure you know the content well. If you do not pass the exam on the first attempt, you have up to 90 days to re-take the exam. If you do not pass a second time, you will be required to re-take the course.