Required for future licensees/co-licensees and administrators for homes licensed through the Aging & People with Disabilities (APD) program.
EQC Essentials is approximately 35 hours
Must pass EQC essentials exam to take AFH Administration
AFH Administration is approximately 18 additional hours
Must pass the AFH Administration exam with 80%
Students can have access to course materials and the online classroom for a limited time even after the course ends
Ensuring Quality Care (EQC)
This is the complete EQC course option ONLY (Essentials plus Administration). Registration is not yet open. Complete the interest form below to be screened for a spot in the course.
Approved for all Oregon Counties
August-September EQC Course
Complete EQC Course: Essentials plus AFH Administration Cohort - limited to 25 students
Please note, this this is the complete course only (Essentials PLUS Administration). There is no Essentials only option for this offering. The complete EQC course will run August 7th - Sept. 12th.
Interested in the Course?
Join the Aug/Sept interest list. This is the complete course only and will be limited to 25 students. Get on the list early. We will reach out in June with additional details. Email email@example.com with questions.
Self-Assessment: Is an intensive, online course right for me?
This course is flexible but very condensed and intensive course that requires a significant time commitment. We want students to be successful in our course, so please review the self-assessment questions below before registering for this course to make sure this online course is a good fit for you. Can you answer "yes" to all the questions below?
Computer skills & Online Learning Experience: I have strong computer skills and experience with online learning.
Technology: I have access to adequate technology for a fully online class, including high-speed internet, a laptop, desktop, or tablet, and a webcam (note: cell phones cannot be used for this course)
Time Commitment: I am able to devote up to 2 hours per day to complete this course. I am not working more than 40 hours/wk.
Time management: I have very good time-management skills and can prioritize this course, create a schedule for myself, and stay focused to complete the course on time.
If you answered "no" to any of the questions above, this course is probably not a good fit for you. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for other options.
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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 full course (EQC Essentials plus AFH Administration) and pass State exams for both parts of the course.
When does the course start?
EQC Essentials starts January 6th, 2023 and ends on January 23rd. AFH Administration starts February 3rd, 2023 and ends on February 20th.
I have an urgent need for EQC, can you help me?
We want to help you become or stay in compliance, so we offer both the EQC Essentials and the full course as an urgent/self-paced 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 2022, 99% of the students who took the exam with us passed, and our median student score is 95%. 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. This is very rare in our course.