Registration options (with prior approval only)

We will proctor the exam in the Beaverton area. If you want us to proctor the exam, please choose "Online course & proctored exam." If you need to take the test through your local licensing office, please register for the "online course only (no exam)" option.

Meet the Instructors

Alyssa Elting McGuire, MA, MPA

Lead EQC Instructor

Alyssa Elting McGuire, MA, MPA

Alyssa has been teaching EQC as a guest instructor for several years, and now as lead instructor. Alyssa's passion is helping caregivers 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. Alyssa also worked as a program manager for the Alzheimer's Association Oregon & SW Washington Chapter, where she facilitated dementia training around the state. Alyssa holds graduate degrees in public administration and educational leadership (adult education), and has a gerontology-related certificate of completion.
Tracey Diani

EQC 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.


  • 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.

  • 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 urgent and small-group online classes outside our regularly-scheduled course. Please contact us at to request an urgent class.

  • 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.

  • I live outside the Portland Metro area, can I take this course completely online?

    Yes! We've designed the course to allow a fully online option for individuals outside the greater Portland Metro area (Columbia, Clackamas, Multnomah, Washington, & Yamhill Co.). You will need to schedule to take the EQC exam through your local licensing office within 90 days of completing this course. You will need to register for the online-only course option, as we will not proctor the exam outside the Portland Metro area.

  • 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.