How to Register (prior approval needed)

This course is only available on an urgent basis and prior-authorization is needed. Please email us at EQC.Class@gmail.com for more information. Exam is currently offered online only and virtually-proctored through Zoom. Course fee is $439 with group exam proctoring or $509 with individually-proctored exam request.

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Shilo M. (Oct. 2020)

Best Fast Track EQC Class

Shilo M. (Oct. 2020)

I really appreciate all the help you have given me...from start to finish in regards to taking the online EQC class. You were there 100% and met all my needs as required by the state in order to obtain my certification. Thank you!

Meet the Instructors

Alyssa Elting McGuire, MA, MPA

Lead Instructor

Alyssa Elting McGuire, MA, MPA

Alyssa's passion is helping adult care home staff connect their learning to "real world" experiences. Alyssa is a former lead adult foster home licensor for Washington and Columbia Counties. She spent eight years working in adult foster homes in both a regulatory and protective services capacity with the State of Oregon. Alyssa also worked as a program manager for the Alzheimer's Association Oregon & SW Washington Chapter, where she facilitated dementia training around the state. In 2018 she founded Oregon Care Home Consulting & Training and currently works as an independent consultant and training specialist. Alyssa holds a graduate degree in public administration & management from the University of Nebraska, and a graduate degree in educational leadership (adult education & training) from Portland State. Additionally, she has a gerontology-focused certificate of completion from the Univ. of Southern California. She is also a State-certified Ensuring Quality Care (EQC) instructor.
Tracey Diani

Instructor

Tracey Diani

Tracey has been teaching EQC for the past several years. Her passion is empowering students and providing information for students to be successful. For eight years, Tracey provided services as a Medicaid case manager and an adult foster home licensor. Tracey also previously worked as a caregiver for over five years providing one-on-one care to individuals living in different care settings, including adult foster homes. She has a passion for helping people and has first-hand knowledge of what it means to be a compassionate caregiver.

FAQ

  • What is Ensuring Quality Care (EQC)?

    Ensuring Quality Care (EQC) is a 40-hour training required by the State of Oregon for all prospective adult foster home licensees, 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, which is proctored in person.

  • When does the course start?

    This urgent course is the same as our standard course; however, it is available on an as-needed basis. You will have access to start the course as soon as you register. You must receive a direct link to register from the instructors.

  • 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.

  • How do I take the exam?

    Both successful completion of the EQC course and the exam are required. Currently, the exam is offered fully online. We will provide additional information to students who are in our course.

  • What if I don't pass the EQC exam?

    Fortunately, our students have a very high pass rate. Over our past three classes, 90% of students passed, and the median score was 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.